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Value of your grades in other countries

As of 1 September 2017, Leiden University has begun working with a grade evaluation system, the ECTS grading table. This grading table provides an insight into the value of a student’s grades and facilitates international grade comparison.

Easier comparison of grades
Grading systems and grading norms can vary greatly, both at national and international level. In order to give a clear insight into the grading norms of your study programme, as of 1 September, Leiden University has begun using the grading table of the European Credit Transfer and  Accumulation System (ECTS). A grading table will be printed on all diploma supplements and transcripts of records.

 

B International Studies

             

cijfer/grade

6

6,5

7

7,5

8

8,5

9

9,5

10

%

17,8

14,1

18,4

17,7

15

8,8

5,8

1,9

0,4

cumm.

100

82,2

68

49,7

32

16,9

8,1

2,3

0,4

Example of a grading table

What does this mean for you?
If you want to work or study abroad, partner universities or potential employers can see, at a glance, the value of the grades you have obtained at Leiden University.  

Graduated before 2017?
You will not have a grading table on your diploma supplement if you graduated before 1 September 2017. Therefore you can only use the grading table to gain an indication of the value of your grades within your study programme. 

Explanation of ECTS grading table

You can you can find an explanation of the ECTS grading table and the tables themselves on https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/gradingtable.

ECTS grading table