Dutch grades
Version 2015-2016

A

Dutch grade

ECTS-grade

Description

German grade

9 (10)

A (A+)

Excellent (outstanding performance with only minor errors)

1

8

B

Very good (above the average standard but with some errors)

2

7

C

Good (generally sound work with a number of notable errors)

3

6

D

Satisfactory (fair but with significant shortcomings)

4

6 (-)

E

Sufficient (performance meets the minimum criteria)

4(-)

5

FX

Fail (some more work required before the credit can be awarded)

5

4-1

F

Fail (considerable further work is required)

6

Examinations are passed with a mark 6 or higher.

B

For all regulations concerning exams, grades, study programme etc., for example graduating
with distinction (cum laude), consult:
the “TER Master’s Programmes” Click here for the regulations

C

More general, and/but interesting and sophisticated:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_grading_in_the_Netherlands