Dutch grading system

When you come to Holland to study you will probably expect that many things are not the same as in your home country: climate, lifestyle, traffic, food, clothes and religion for example. But you may also find that the Dutch grading system is somewhat different from your own. In the Netherlands we use the ten point grading system with 6 as the minimum pass grade. But even in the ten point gading system there are differences. Obtain a 8 is quite difficult at our universities and therefore can be considered an above average grade. The grades 9 and 10 are very rare:

10 Outstanding *
 9 Very good *
 8 Good
 7 More than satisfactory
 6 Satisfactory
 5 Almost satisfactory
 4 Unsatisfactory
 3 Very unsatisfactory
 2 Poor *
 1 Very poor *

Source: nuffic. For more information see http://www.nuffic.nl/international-students/dutch-education/dutch-grading-system

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The faculty of Economics and Business Administration is fortunate to welcome many international students to its Master's programmes. My aim is to increase the international attractiveness of our education and to create the VU Experience!

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