The academic year normally runs from mid-August to mid-June. Courses are measured in “studiepoeng” according to the ECTS standard (European Credit Transfer System credits).
The full-time workload for one academic year is 60 studiepoeng (study points) equal to 60 ECTS credits.
Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations are awarded according to a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some examinations.
|A||Excellent||An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.|
|B||Very good||A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.|
|C||Good||A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.|
|D||Satisfactory||A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.|
|E||Sufficient||A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.|
|F||Fail||A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.|