Global Opportunities

Credit transfer and grade conversion

Marking/grading schemes used at partner institutions are different from those used at Queen Mary. When you finish your studies at the partner institution you will receive a transcript of records. This should be passed on to the Erasmus+ Manager and Institutional Coordinator who will liaise with Registry, and with the Subject Examination Boards (SEBs) who will approve the conversion. This will be achieved with reference to the country specific grade conversion guidance as outlined on this page. Please note that an averaged mark/grade will be applied to the block of credit that will represent your semester/year abroad rather than individual marks for each module being recorded.

The below conversion scales do not apply to SLLF and Law.

SLLF students please consult their academic department.

At the Law Department, grades achieved during the year abroad are not converted to Queen Mary grades, as the grade average achieved abroad does not count towards the calculation of a student’s grade average at Queen Mary. However, performance during the year abroad can be taken into account at Queen Mary to decide borderline cases of degree classification (e.g. whether the degree will be 2.2 or 2.1). In this case, the grade conversion tables below may be used as orientation to decide how a student has performed abroad and whether this can inform the decision about the degree classification at Queen Mary.

A single semester abroad will always count towards your degree classification. If you are going on a year abroad, it depends on your programme of study if and to what extend your achieved grades will count towards your final degree classification. Please consult respective Academic Regulations for details and also progression requirements.

The below conversion scales have been approved by Queen Mary’s Taught Programme Board.

Austria (Vienna)

 

Vienna Grade Queen Mary mark
1 85
2 65
3 55
4 45
5 0

 

Belgium

 

Belgium Marks Suggested Queen Mary conversion range
17–19 70 and above
14–15.9 50–59
11–13.9 40–49
10–10.9 35–40
Below 10 Below 35

 

Croatia

As modifiers such as (+) and (-) do not tend to appear in final transcripts, students should submit copies of their received indeks* / entirety of their marks/documentation received that may include these modifiers, so that all information can be taken into account in the grade conversion process.

(*) Individual student transcript book that each student is given upon enrolment.

Croatian mark with modifiers

Suggested single Queen Mary mark conversion
+5 85
 5 78
-5 70
+4 68
 4 63
-4 60
+3 58
 3 56
-3 52
+2 50
 2 43
-2 40
+1 35
 1 25
-1 15

 

Czechia

 

Charles University descriptor (Faculty of Arts) relevant grade Queen Mary grade
Excellent (excellent performance) 1 75
Very Good (above the average standard but with some errors) 2 60
Good (generally sound work with a number of sound errors) 3 50
Fail (unsatisfactory performance) 4 0

Denmark

Danish marksExplanation of the markECTS gradeSuggested Queen Mary conversion range
12 Is 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 weaknesses A 70–100
10 Is given for a very good performance, displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material with only minor weaknesses B 60–69.9
7 Is given for a good performance, displaying good command of the relevant material and some weaknesses C 50–59.9
4 Is given for a fair performance, displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses D 45–49.9
02 Is given for a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance

(Lowest passing grade)
E 40–44.9
02 Is given for a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance

(Failure)
FX 30–39.9
-3 Is given for a performance which is unacceptable in all respects

(Failure)
F 0–29.9

 

France

French marksDescriptorsSuggested Queen Mary conversion range
20 18–20 = 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
13 12–13.99 = Mention assez bien — Quite good 60–69.9
12
11 10–11.99 = Passable — Pass 50–59.9
10
9 45–49.9
8 40–44.9
0–7.9 Échec — Fail 0–39.9

 

Germany

German marksDescriptorsECTS gradeSuggested Queen Mary conversion range
1+
(not used by all universities)
Mit Auszeichnung = with distinction A+ 80.1–100
1 = 1.0 Sehr Gut = Very Good A 75.1–80.0
(75.1–100 where 1+ is not used)
1- = 1.3   A- 70.0–75.0
2+ = 1.7 Gut = Good B+ 68.0–69.9
2 = 2.0   B 63.0–67.9
2- = 2.3   B- 60.0–62.9
3+ = 2.7 Befriedigend = Satisfactory C+ 58.0–59.9
3 = 3.0   C 53.0–57.9
3- = 3.3   C- 50.0–52.9
4+ = 3.7 Ausreichend (Sufficient) D 45–49.9
4 = 4.0   E 40–44.9
>4.0 (Fail) Nicht Bestanden — Fail    
5   FX 30–39.9
6   F 0–29.9

 

Greece

Greek mark range

Suggested single Queen Mary mark conversion
9.6 - 10 85
9.0 - 9.5 78
8.5 - 8.9 70
8.0 - 8.4 68
7.5 - 7.9 63
7.0 - 7.4 60
6.5 - 6.9 55
6.0 - 6.4 50
5.5 - 5.9 45
5.0 - 5.4 40
4.5 - 4.9 36
4.0 - 4.4 32
3.5 - 3.9 28
3.0 - 3.4 24
2.5 - 2.9 20
2.0 - 2.4 16
1.5 - 1.9 12
1.0 - 1.4 8
<1.0 4

 

Iceland

Icelandic Mark

Suggested single Queen Mary conversion
10 90
9.5 84
9 79
8.5 74
8 69
7.5 65
7 61
6.5 57
6 53
5.5 49
5 45
4.5 40
0-4 0-35 (fail)

 

Italy

Italian marksDescriptorsSuggested Queen Mary conversion range
30 e lode Cum laude 80.0–100
30 Excellent 80.0
29 Very Good 73.0–79.9
28 70–72.9
27 Good 68.0–69.9
26 66.0–67.9
25 63.0–65.9
24 60.0–62.9
23 Satisfactory 58–59.9
22 53.0–57.9
21 50.0–52.9
20 Sufficient 49.0–49.9
19 45.0–48.9
18 40–44.9
17 Fail 39.0–39.9
16 35.0–38.9
15 30.0–34.9
0-14 0–29.9

 

Latvia

Latvian Mark

Latvian Grade

UK

Grade

QMUL

conversion range

Single Queen Mary marks out of 100

10

Izcili (with Distinction)

A**

86-100

95

9

Teicami (Excellent)

A*

78-85.9

85

8

Loti Labi (Very Good)

A

70-77.9

75

7

Labi (Good)

B

60-69.9

65

6

Gandriz Labi (Almost Good)

C

50-59.9

55

5

Viduveji (Satisfactory)

D

45-49.9

45

4

Gandriz Viduveji (Almost Satisfactory)

E

40-44.9

40

3

Neapmierinosi (Unsatisfactory)

F

30-39.9

30

2

Neapmierinosi (Unsatisfactory)

F

20-29.9

15

1

Neapmierinosi (Unsatisfactory)

F

0-19.9

0

 

The grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are passing grades.

 

The grades 1, 2 and 3 are failing grades.

Malta

Malta letter mark

Malta numerical mark

Suggested single Queen Mary mark conversion
A+ 100 85
99 84
98 83
97 82
96 81
95 80
A 94 79
93 79
92 78
91 77
90 77
89 77
88 76
87 75
86 74
85 74
84 73
83 72
82 72
81 71
80 70
B+ 79 69
78 68
77 67
76 66
75 65
B 74 64
73 63
72 62
71 61
70 60
C+ 69 59
68 58
67 57
66 56
65 55
C 64 54
63 54
62 54
61 53
60 53
59 52
58 52
57 51
56 51
55 50
D+ 54 49
53 48
52 47
51 46
50 45
D 49 44
48 43
47 42
46 41
45 40
F 44 39
43 38
42 38
41 37
40 37
39 36
38 35
37 34
36 33
35 32
34 31
33 30
32 29
31 28
30 27
29 26
28 25
27 24
26 23
25 22
24 21
23 20
22 20
21 19
20 18
19 17
18 16
17 15
16 14
15 13
14 12
13 11
12 10
11 10
10 9
9 8
8 7
7 6
6 5
5 4
4 3
3 2
2 1
1 1
0 0

Portugal

Portuguese marksDescriptorsSuggested Queen Mary conversion range
18–20 Excelente (Excellent) 80.0–85.0
16–17.99 Muito Bom (Very good) 70.0–79.9
14–15.99 Bom (Good) 60.0–69.9
12–13.99 Suficiente (Sufficient) 50.0–59.9
td>11–11.9 45.0–49.9
10–10.9 40.0–44.9
0–9.99 Reprovado (Fail) 0–39.9

Spain

Spanish Description Spanish Grade Queen Mary Grade
Sobresaliente (SB)

[Matricular de Honour (MH) is a special mention that can be granted to a limited number of students per group (typically to up to 5% of the top students)]
10 80
9.9 79
9.8 78
9.7 78
9.6 77
9.5 76
9.4 75
9.3 74
9.2 74
9.1 73
9 72
Notable (NT) 8.9 71
8.7 70
8.6 69
8.5 68
8.4 67
8.3 66
8.2 66
8.1 65
8 64
7.9 63
7.8 62
7.7 62
7.6 61
7.5 60
7.4 59
7.3 58
7.2 58
7.1 57
7 56
Aprobado (AP) 6.9 55
6.8 54
6.7 54
6.6 53
6.5 52
6.4 51
6.3 50
6.2 50
6.1 49
6 48
Aprobado (AP) 5.9 47
5.8 46
5.7 46
5.6 45
5.5 44
Aprobado (AP) 5.4 43
5.3 42
5.2 42
5.1 41
5 40
Suspenso (SS) 4.9 39
4.8 38
4.7 38
4.6 37
4.5 36
4.4 35
4.3 34
4.2 34
4.1 33
4 32
3.9 31
3.8 30
3.7 30
3.6 29
3.5 28
3.4 27
3.3 26
3.2 26
3.1 25
3 24
2.9 23
2.8 22
2.7 22
2.6 21
2.5 20
2.4 19
2.3 18
2.2 18
2.1 17
2 16
1.9 15
1.8 14
1.7 14
1.6 13
1.5 12
1.4 11
1.3 10
1.2 10
1.1 9
1 8
0.9 7
0.8 6
0.7 6
0.6 5
0.5 4
0.4 3
0.3 2
0.2 2
0.1 1
0 0

Sweden

Swedish MarksSuggested Queen Mary 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

 

Switzerland (Zurich)

 

Zurich Grade Queen Mary mark
6 85
5.5 75
5 65
4.5 55
4 45
3 30
2 15
1 0

The Netherlands

Netherlands Queen Mary Grade Nuffic equivalency

10

90-100 First Class

9.5

85 First Class

9

80 First Class

8.5

75 First Class

8

70 First Class

7.5

65 Upper Second

7

60 Upper Second

6.5

55 Lower Second

6

50 Lower Second

5.5

45 Third class

5

33 Fail

4.5

27 Fail

4

20 Fail

3.5

13 Fail

3

7 Fail

≤2.5

0 Fail

 

Turkey (Bilgi)

Bilgi Grades Points Definition Queen Mary Mark equivalency
A 4.00 Excellent 85.0
A- 3.70 Excellent 74.0
B+ 3.30 Good 68.0
B 3.00 Good 64.0
B- 2.70 Good 60.0
C+ 2.30 Average 56.0
C 2.00 Average 52.0
C- 1.70 Pass on probation 48.0
D+ 1.30 Pass on probation 44.0
D 1.00 Pass on probation 40.0
F 0.00 Fail 0

Turkey (Koc)

Koç University Grades Queen Mary Grade Queen Mary Range Single Mark Suggested
A  4.00  Superior  90-100 A 73.0-100 80.0 A/85.0 A (in Arts) and 100 A (in depts. using the full scale)

A- 3.70  Superior  87-89
A 70.0-72.9 72.0

B+ 3.30  Above Average +  83-86
B 68.0-69.9 68.0

B  3.00  Above Average  80-82
B 63.0-67.9 65.0

B- 2.70  Above Average -  77-79
B 60.0-62.9 62.0

C+ 2.30  Average +  73-76
C 58.0-59.9 58.0

C  2.00  Average  70-72
C 53.0-57.9 55.0

C- 1.70  Average -  67-69
C 50.0-52.9 52.0

D+ 1.30  Deficient +  64-66
D 45.0-49.9 48.0

D  1.00  Deficient  60-63
E 40.0-44.9 40.0

F  0.00  Fail  0-59   
F 0-39.9 0

 

 

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