Austria

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RECOMMENDATION:

Expect an average of 2, or Gut.

GRADING SYSTEM:

   

US equivalent

1

Sehr gut, very good

A

2

Gut,  good

B+/ B

3

Befriedigend, satisfactory

B-/C+

4

Genugend, sufficient

C

5

Nicht genugend

F

A Diploma Supplement is available for students after they receive a 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%

ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) – US schools cut these back by half.

DEGREES:

-  Universities

-  Fachhoschule (University of Applied Sciences). Degree will have FH as a  suffix.

Diplompadagogin (Teaching Diploma), 3 years.

Bakkalaureas, 3 years, 180 ECTS credits.

Bakkalaureas(FH), 3 years, 180 ECTS credits.

Diplom-Ingenieur/Diploma of Engineer,  4 years -  comparable to US bachelor’s.

Diplom-Ingenieur(FH)/Diploma of Engineer from a Fachhoschule, 4 years – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magister, 1 year after Bakkalaureas, or 4 years after  high school – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magister(FH),1 year after Bakkalaureas, or 4 years after high school – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Diplom, 4-5 years -  comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magister/Magister(FH), 1-2 years following a Diplom-Ingenieur or Diplom-Ingenieur(FH) - comparable to US master’s.

Magister, 2 years (120 ECTS credits) after Bakkalaureas -  comparable to US master’s.

Doktor – comparable to US PhD.