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Dutch grading system

The Dutch grading system is an absolute grading system. Grades are awarded on a scale from 0 to 10, 0 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. Grades from 6 upwards are regarded as 'pass'. In order to be awarded a diploma, one grade above 6 cannot compensate for another that is below 6; in other words, all grades must be at least 6.

In order to convert the international acquired grades to Dutch grades the examination board uses three different steps.


1. Egracons. Within this website (which is not available for students) the examination board compares grades based on frequency tables. Frequency tables show the frequencies of the grades that have been awarded at a particular university. If the frequency tables of the partner university are not available in Egracons the examination board moves to step 2.

2. Frequency table of the partner university. Sometimes frequency tables are available via the partner university or are already part of the transcript. If this is the case the grades will be converted based on the frequency table. If this is not possible the examination board moves to step 3.

3. Conversion of Grades at Radboud University document. The Executive Board has made a document called Conversion of Grades at Radboud University. This document gives an overview of most of the countries and international universities that Radboud University collaborates with, and provides an overview of the grading systems used there. It serves as a useful guideline for converting grades obtained abroad. Please be aware that this document is a guideline; the examination board of your programme therefore remains responsible for all decisions concerning grades.

To facilitate the comparison between the Dutch grading system and other related grading systems, we have included a frequency table below. This table shows the frequencies of the grades (6 and higher) that have been awarded at Radboud University during the academic year 2019-2020.

Grading distribution table Radboud University: 2019 - 2020

10

1.588

1,0%

9

9.820

6,2%

8

41.600

26,3%

7

56.865

35,9%

6

48.335

30,6%

158.208

100%