Grading Tables

Your UU-grades abroad

To help foreign universities to interpret the value of our grades, UU publishes Grading Tables:

  • a table for Bachelor’s courses and
  • a table for Master’s courses.

The Grading Tables provide statistical distributions of grades awarded at Utrecht University. They show which percentage of all passing grades that were awarded in the three most recent academic years were (rounded-off) a 6.0, a 6.5, a 7.5, etc. The tables will be published on the International Diploma Supplement of all students who graduate after September 1st 2017.

In addition to the Grading Tables, UU also publishes a weighted average grade on the ten point scale on your International Diploma Supplement.

What do Grading Tables not show?

Grading Tables do not show whether you belong to the 10% (or any other percentage) of your class. The tables do not contain information about the average either, nor are they just about your fellow students.

The most recent Grading Tables 

Bachelor
Grade

Percentage

6.0

21.81%

6.5

18.41%

7-0

20.57%

7.5

17.55%

8.0

12.32%

8.5

5.91%

9.0

2.52%

9.5

0.70%

10.0

0.22%

Master
Cijfer

Percentage

6,0

9,80%

6,5

10,96%

7,0

19,87%

7,5

22,57%

8,0

21,98%

8,5

9,51%

9,0

4,28%

9,5

0,72%

10,0

0,30%

Grade Point Average substituted by Grading Tables

Until September 1st 2017, Utrecht University published a Grade Point Average (GPA) to provide help institutions abroad to interpret UU-grades. Many Anglo-Saxon universities use this four point scale to express their weighted average grade. The GPA always needs clarification. The standards according to which the GPA is calculated differ between (international) universities.

The Final GPA is published on the International Diploma Supplement, an addendum to your diploma, for all students who started their Bachelor’s or Master’s programme after September 2007 and who graduated before September 1st 2017. The GPA is calculated by firstly averaging your grades, weighted in study points. This weighted average grade is then converted to a Grade Point Average expressed in two decimals according to this table.

Calculating the GPA

The GPA of Bachelor’s students is calculated slightly differently from that of Master’s students. For Bachelor’s students, results obtained during the first year of their studies are not included in the final GPA.