Grading and ECTS

UCL University College uses the so-called ECTS points system. The abbreviation stands for European Credit Transfer System, which is used to compare higher education in the EU. A certain number of ECTS points are awarded for each subject and for each completed education.

One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits, equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study in all countries, regardless of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the European Union.

ECTS also includes a standard ECTS grading scale - at the academy, we use a 7-point scale that can be converted to the European scale and the scale used in the student's home country.

The grading scale, where you have the Danish grade on the left, looks as follows:

 12  or  A   EXCELLENT: outstanding performance with only minor errors
 10  or  B  VERY GOOD: above the average standard but with some errors
 7  or  C  GOOD: generally sound work with a number of notable errors
 4  or  D  SATISFACTORY: fair but with significant shortcomings
 02  or  E  SUFFICIENT: performance meets the minimum criteria (= just passed )
 00  or  FX  FAIL: more work is required before the credit can be awarded 
-3  or  F  FAIL: considerable further work is required


Further information

Read more about the ECTS point system on European Commission's website.