Grading System

Based upon the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) framework, a grading scale has been developed to facilitate the understanding and comparison of grades given according to different national systems

It has no national reference point and is intended to provide an objective evaluation of student abilities relative to those of other students within the same system.

The ECTS grading scale is based on the rank of a student in a given assessment, i.e. how he/she performed relative to other students. 

ECTS grade

Percentage of successful students
normally achieving the grade

Definition

A

10

EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors

B

25

VERY GOOD - above the average standard but some errors

C

30

GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors

D

25

SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings

E

10

SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria

FX

 

FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded

F

 

FAIL - considerable further work is required

CEMS uses the Common European Framework of References (CEFR) for comparing language proficiency in all European languages.