Study in Holland

Dutch Grading System

You will be awarded credits (ECTS) at the university. How does it work? 

The University of Twente is a research university, offering only Science Degrees (BSc and MSc). A student’s workload is measured in ECTS credits. According to Dutch law, one credit represents 28 hours of work and 60 credits represent one year of full-time study.

For each assignment for which you obtain a pass, you will receive credits. Your programme decides how many hours it takes to complete an assignment, make a project report or pass an exam. In the first year, you must obtain at least 45 of the 60 points to be allowed to progress to the second year.

The grading system used in the Netherlands is on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (outstanding). The lowest passing grade is 6; 9s are seldom given and 10s are extremely rare. Grades 1-3 are hardly ever used. The academic year is 42 weeks long.

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