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Grading Scale

The grading system used in all Danish State-regulated education as from August 2007 is the 7-point grading scale.

The grading scale is compatible with the ECTS-grading scale. The official translation of the scale into English can be seen here.

7-point grading scale

Grade Description ECTS
12 For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses. A
10 For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses. B
7 For a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses. C
4 For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses. D
02 For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance. E
00 For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance. Fx
-3 For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects. F

Apart from the 7-point grading scale, pass/fail assessment may also be used. 02 is the minimum grade for passing an exam.

The student’s performance must be assessed according to academic targets set for the specific subject or course (absolute grading method). The relative grading method must not be used.

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This page is updated by Christina Højsgaard Madsen January 8, 2016.