Teaching Vademecum What is a CFU A Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) is the Italian equivalent of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One CFU corresponds to an average of 25 hours of work, including classroom lectures, labs, projects and independent preparation. What is the single-cycle master's degree A single-cycle bachelor's degree program aims to ensure you receive advanced training for the pursuit of highly qualified activities. No degree is expected after the first 3 years, but only upon completion of the course. To earn a single-cycle master's degree, you must acquire 300 CFUs, equivalent to 5 years of study, respectively. You can enter the single-cycle master's degree only if you have earned a secondary school diploma.