Netherlands

RECOMMENDATION

Expect averages of 7.

GRADING SYSTEM

10

Excellent

A

9

Very Good

A

8

Good

A

7

Amply Sufficient

B

6

Sufficient

B

5

Nearly Sufficient

D

1-4

 

F

A Diploma Supplement is often available for students who receive degrees under the new system. 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%

DEGREES

Old system:

Baccalaureus – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Doctorandus (drs) or Doctoraal – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Ingenieur (ir.) -  comparable to a US bachelor’s.

Ingenieur (ing.) – comparable to a US Bachelor’s.

Doctor (dr.) -  comparable to US PhD.

New system:

Bachelor’s    240 ECTS credits – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Master’s       comparable to US master’s.

Doctor (dr.) - comparable to US PhD.