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Grade conversion

The following information does not apply to students from SLLF and Law.

Marking schemes used at partner institutions are different from those used at QMUL. When you finish your studies at the partner university you will receive a transcript of records. Your grades will then be converted. It is the responsibility of the Subject Examination Boards (SEBs) to undertake the conversion. This will be achieved with reference to the country specific grade conversion guidance as outlined on this page.

Belgium

Belgian MarksSuggested QMUL conversion range
17–1970 and above
14–15.950–59
11–13.940–49
10–10.935–40
Below 10Below 35

Denmark

Danish marksExplanation of the markECTS gradeSuggested QMUL conversion range
12Is given for an excellent performance, displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material with no or only a few minor weaknessesA70–100
10Is given for a very good performance, displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material with only minor weaknessesB60–69.9
7Is given for a good performance, displaying good command of the relevant material and some weaknessesC50–59.9
4Is given for a fair performance, displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknessesD45–49.9
02Is given for a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance

(Lowest passing grade)
E40–44.9
02Is given for a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance

(Failure)
FX30–39.9
-3Is given for a performance which is unacceptable in all respects

(Failure)
F0–29.9

France

French marksDescriptorsSuggested QMUL conversion range
2018–20 = THF: Très Honorable avec Felicitations du jury — highly honourable with praise (Rarely given)

16–17.99 = Très Bien — Very good, highest honours

14–15.99 = Mention Bien — Good
70.0–100
19
18
17
16
15
14
1312–13.99 = Mention assez bien — Quite good60–69.9
12
1110–11.99 = Passable — Pass50–59.9
10
945–49.9
840–44.9
0–7.9Échec — Fail0–39.9

Germany

German marksDescriptorsECTS gradeSuggested QMUL conversion range
1+
(not used by all universities)
Mit Auszeichnung = with distinctionA+80.1–100
1 = 1.0Sehr Gut = Very GoodA75.1–80.0
(75.1–100 where 1+ is not used)
1- = 1.3 A-70.0–75.0
2+ = 1.7Gut = GoodB+68.0–69.9
2 = 2.0 B63.0–67.9
2- = 2.3 B-60.0–62.9
3+ = 2.7Befriedigend = SatisfactoryC+58.0–59.9
3 = 3.0 C53.0–57.9
3- = 3.3 C-50.0–52.9
4+ = 3.7Ausreichend (Sufficient)D45–49.9
4 = 4.0 E40–44.9
>4.0 (Fail)Nicht Bestanden — Fail  
5 FX30–39.9
6 F0–29.9

Italy

Italian marksDescriptorsSuggested QMUL conversion range
30 e lodeCum laude80.0–100
30Excellent80.0
29Very Good73.0–79.9
2870–72.9
27Good68.0–69.9
2666.0–67.9
2563.0–65.9
2460.0–62.9
23Satisfactory58–59.9
2253.0–57.9
2150.0–52.9
20Sufficient49.0–49.9
1945.0–48.9
1840–44.9
17Fail39.0–39.9
1635.0–38.9
1530.0–34.9
0-140–29.9

Portugal

Portuguese marksDescriptorsSuggested QMUL conversion range
18–20Excelente (Excellent)80.0–85.0
16–17.99Muito Bom (Very good)70.0–79.9
14–15.99Bom (Good)60.0–69.9
12–13.99Suficiente (Sufficient)50.0–59.9
td>11–11.945.0–49.9
10–10.940.0–44.9
0–9.99Reprovado (Fail)0–39.9

Spain

Spanish MarksDescriptorsSuggested QMUL conversion range
9.6–1010 = Matrícula de honor
(Matriculation with honours)
80.0–100
8–9.59(9–9.99 = Sobresaliente
(Outstanding)
70.0–79.9
7–7.997–8.99 = Notable
(Very good)
60.0–69.9
6–6.99Aprobado — Bien
(Pass)
50.0–59.9
5.5–5.99Aprobado
(Pass)
45.0–49.9
5–5.4940.0–44.9
0–4.99Suspenso
(Failure)
0–39.9

Sweden

Swedish MarksSuggested QMUL conversion range
Excellent (A)80–100
70–100 / 70–79.9 (if using the grade point scale)
Very Good (B)40–69.9 (at Karlstad) or 60–69.9 if using the ECTS-based system
Good (C)(50–59.9)
Satisfactory (D)(45–49.9)
Sufficient (E)(40–44.9
Fail (F/FX)0–39.9

Turkey

Koç University GradesQMUL GradeQMUL RangeSingle Mark Suggested
A  4.00  Superior  90-100A73.0-10080.0 A/85.0 A (in Arts) and 100 A (in depts. using the full scale)

A- 3.70  Superior  87-89
A70.0-72.972.0

B+ 3.30  Above Average +  83-86
B68.0-69.968.0

B  3.00  Above Average  80-82
B63.0-67.965.0

B- 2.70  Above Average -  77-79
B60.0-62.962.0

C+ 2.30  Average +  73-76
C58.0-59.958.0

C  2.00  Average  70-72
C53.0-57.955.0

C- 1.70  Average -  67-69
C50.0-52.952.0

D+ 1.30  Deficient +  64-66
D45.0-49.948.0

D  1.00  Deficient  60-63
E40.0-44.940.0

F  0.00  Fail  0-59   
F0-39.90

 

The above conversion scales have been approved by QMUL’s Taught Programme Board.

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