Grading Scale

Grading Scale

The Dutch grading system has a scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (outstanding). The lowest passing grade is 5.5.

Dutch grades

10

9

8

7

6

1-5

Dutch grade range

9.5-10

8.5-9.4

7.5-8.4

6.5-7.4

5.5-6.4

1.0-5.4

Explanation

Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Pass

Fail

Frequency

0.2%

3.4%

16%

31.8%

34.4%

0-11.9%

ECTS Grade

A

B

C

D

E

F

Special marks

VD - Pass
O - Student did not meet the requirements to pass the course
NO - No show at examination

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) workload

60 EC (European Credits) represent the workload of a full academic year. 1 EC is equal to 28 student working hours; these include class hours, self-study, preparation for exams, reading and/or writing papers.

For Bachelor exchange students, the minimum workload is 15 EC; although we strongly advise not to take more than 24 EC per trimester, the maximum is 30 EC per trimester

For Master exchange students, the minimum workload is 20 EC during the autumn term and 18 EC during two blocks in the spring term. Maximum workload is 30 EC.

Master exchange students participating in our short programmes (1 block) have to complete a minimum workload of 12 EC.

Updated April 2016