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RECOMMENDATION

Expect an average of 7.

GRADING SYSTEM

10

Excellent

A

9/8

Very Good

A/B

7

Good

B

6

Satisfactory

C

5

Sufficient

D

0-4

Fail

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

BA/BS/BEd, 3-4 years – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Meistaraprof/Master’s, 1.5 to 2 years after bachelor’s, or 4 to 6 years after high school – comparable to US master’s.

Magister Ped/MEd, 1.5 to 2 years after bachelor’s, or 4 to 6 years after high school  – comparable to US master’s.

Kandidatsprof/Cand.Econ, 4 years (after high school) – comparable to US master’s.

Doctorsprof/Doctor Philosophicus/dr.scient. – comparable to US PhD.