Estonia

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Expect an average of 3 on the current scale, or 4  on the old scale.

Expect a B average from school using the A-F scale.

GRADING SYSTEM

5

A

Excellent

4

B

Very Good

3

C

Good

2

D

Satisfactory

1

E

Sufficient

0

F

Insufficient

Before 2000:

5

Very Good or Excellent

4

Good

3

Satisfactory

2

Unsatisfactory

1

Poor

Or

5

Excellent

4

Very Good

3

Good

2

Unsatisfactory

1

Sufficient

0

Unsatisfactory

Beginning in 2004, students will receive a Diploma Supplement which will 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 – US schools cut these back by half.

DEGREES:

Bakalaureuskraad, 180 ECTS credits

Diplom, 180 ECTS credits

Bakalaureuskraad, 240 ECTS credits, comparable to US bachelor’s.

Diplom,  240 ECTS, comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magistrkraad/Magister, 120 ECTS credits, comparable to US master’s.

Technikateaduse magister/MSc in engineering, 300 ECTS credits. An integrated bachelor’s/master’s program comparable to US master’s.

Doktorikraad/Filosofiadoktor – comparable to US PhD.