German and Dutch grade conversion in the Joint degree

For the Joint degree programme “Public Governance across Borders” the diploma supplement will contain two grades:

1.

The Dutch 1-10 grade with 5.5 as pass cut-off point, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest grade. For whole numbers a 5.5. is rounded to a 6 (the lowest pass rate with a whole number).

2.

The German system as used in Muenster with a 1 to 4 scale for passing grades (and 5 and 6 as fail), 1 being the best. Only whole numbers, and .3 and .7 are in use.

German to Dutch

1

9

1,3

9

1,7

8

2

8

2,3

7

2,7

7

3

6

3,3

6

3,7

6

4

6

Dutch to German

10

1

9

1,3

8

1,7

7

2,3

6

3,3

From Dutch to German with broken Dutch numbers:

Dutch grade >=

German grade

9,3

1

8,4

1,3

7,9

1,7

7,6

2

6,7

2,3

6,4

2,7

6,1

3

5,9

3,3

5,7

3,7

5,5

4

These tables are based upon distribution tables with 706 German results and 6119 Dutch results from the last academic years available, calculated in November 2014. Grade conversion is based on best match (instead of Never higher or Never lower), i.e. the nearest by cumulative percentage of scores.