Course credits are calculated in correspondence to an hour of weekly teaching throughout the semester. The duration of each course and seminar is normally 24 hours of instruction (2 credits), and 12 hours (1 credit).
Since the Holy See has joined the Bologna Process, the Congregation for Catholic Education has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) along with the traditional credit system. 1 ECTS credit equals 25 hours of student work: 8 hours dedicated to lessons, 15 hours dedicated to study, and 2 hours to exam preparation.
The Licentiate of Eastern Canon Law takes place over three years. Students will study the ordinary canon law of the Eastern Catholic Church and deepen their understanding, as far as possible, of the particular law of individual churches.
Students will successfully attend major and minor courses, which are compulsory, with an additional 10 credits (15 ECTS) of electives. To gain a broad education, students can choose courses in other faculties with the prior consent of the Dean.
A seminar is prescribed and offered by the faculty in the 2nd and 3rd year. In order to make the learning experience of each seminar more profitable, no more than ten students will be enrolled in each seminar.
To attain the required credits for electives, two 12 hour courses (1 credit / 1.5 ECTS) are equivalent to one normal course. It is also necessary to achieve 9 ECTS in form of participation in academic events (Symposia, Conferences, etc.), which are organized by the Institute (any absence of concurrent courses must be authorized by the course professor).