Grades and grading

Some important facts about grading at Urecht University:

  • Utrecht University uses a 10-point scale: 1 being the lowest grade and 10 the highest grade.
  • A 5 (or lower) counts as Fail; a 6 (or higher) as Pass.
  • You will need a passing grade for all courses that are part of your degree programme in order to be able to graduate.
  • Only passing grades are recorded on the International Diploma Supplement (addendum to your diploma).
  • Did you fail a course with a score of 4 or more? In that case, you can take 1 additional or substitute test in order to pass, if you have fulfilled all obligations during the course. If you fail this  test as well, you must retake the course.
  • You cannot take an additional or substitute test if you have been awarded a pass.
  • Final course grades are rounded off according to this table:

Final course grades

From 5 to 5.5

Round off to 5

From 5.5 to 6.25

Round off to 6

From 6.25 to 6.75

Round off to 6.5

From 6.75 to 7.25

Round off to 7

From 7.25 to 7.75

Round off to 7.5

From 7.75 to 8.25

Round off to 8

From 8.25 to 8.75

Round off to 8.5

From 8.75 to 9.25

Round off to 9

From 9.25 to 9.75

Round off to 9.5

From 9.75 to 10

Round off to 10

    Your UU grades abroad: Grading Tables

    To help foreign universities interpret the value of our grades, we publish Grading Tables that show which percentage of all passing grades in the past 3 years were a 6.0, a 6.5, a 7.5, etc. The tables are published on your International Diploma Supplement.

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