Hungary

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RECOMMENDATION  

Expect an average of 4 for admission unless the ECTS grades are in place.  With ECTS grades, expect an average of C or higher. If class rank is available, it will be helpful in interpreting the grading.

GRADING SYSTEM

GRADE

Description

US equivalent

5

Jeles/Excellent

A

4

Jo/Good

B

3

Kozepes/Average

C

2

Elegseges/Satisfactory

C-

1

Elegtelen/unsatisfactory

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

Percentage

US equivalent

A

Top 10% of the cohort

A

B

Next 25%

B+

C

Next 30%

B

D

Next 25%

C+

E

Next 10%

C

F/FX

Fail

F

SUGGESTED DEGREE EQUIVALENCE:

Old System

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:
  • FÅ‘iskolai Oklevél (ii) (4 year degree – 3 year degrees do exist)
  • Egyetemi Oklevél (4-5 years) (integrated bachelors masters)

Ask for the Absolutorium (Certificate certifying all course requirements have been completed and all examinations have been passed)

Equivalent to US Master's:
  • Szakirányú Továbbképzési Oklevél (1-2 years)
  • Mester Oklevél (3 years)

New system

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:
  • Alapfokozat megszerzését tanúsító oklevél (4 year degree – 3 year degrees do exist)
  • Bachelors (3-4 years, check length of study and diploma supplement)

Ask for Diploma Supplement for details about the degree

Equivalent to a US Master’s:
  • Mesterfokozat
  • Egyetemi Oklevél (4-5 years) (integrated bachelors masters)
Professional qualifications:
  • 5-6 year professional qualifications do exist