Albania

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Recommendation

Expect averages of 7 or higher.

Grading System

Grade

Description

US Equivalent

10

dhjete

A+

9

nente

A

8

tete

B+

7

shtate

B

6

Gjashte

C

5

pese

C

0-4

fail

F

A Diploma Supplement is available for students after they receive the bachelor’s degree.    The Diploma Supplement will usually show ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades, and grades in the particular country’s grading scale. 

ECTS grades

A

Top 10% of the cohort

B

Next 25%

C

Next 30%

D

Next 25%

E

Next 10%

SUGGESTED DEGREE EQUIVALENCE:

Old System (through 2003)

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:

  • Diplome with titull (generally 4 to 6 years, although there may be some 3 year Diplomes that would not be equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree)

Equivalent to US Master’s:

  • Kandidat i Shkencave (Candidate of Science)

New system

  • Diplome e Nivelit te Pare (first cycle degree – Bachelor 3 years)

Equivalent to a US Bachelor’s and Master’s:

  • Diplome e Nivelit te Dyte (second cycle degree or masters)
  • Master i Nivelit te Pare (Master of the First Level)
  • The Bachelor’s plus Master’s degrees total 5 years.

Additional Degrees:

  • Doctor i shkencave/doctor of sciences