EFTS (equivalent full-time student) - general definition
Provides a definition of EFTS
EFTS stands for Equivalent Full-time Student.
The Tertiary Education Commission decides if a course is either full-time or part-time by applying what's called an EFTS value to each course. The EFTS value is a measure of the amount of study or the workload involved in undertaking a course.
A year of full-time study is usually between 0.8 EFTS and 1.2 EFTS.
If you're unsure of the EFTS value of your course, check with your education provider.