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Information guide for international students

Grading system

10 - excellent exceptional results with negligible faults
9 - very good outstanding knowledge but showing some faults
8 - very good solid results
7 - good good knowledge but showing some major faults
6 - adequate knowledge meeting minimum criteria
5-1 - inadequate knowledge not meeting minimum criteria

A candidate successfully completes an exam if he/she receives a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).


Performance at exams in doctoral studies can also be evaluated with the following grades:

  • failed
  • passed
  • passed with distinction

The specific methods of assessing performance in exams in doctoral studies are set out in the respective doctoral degree programmes.


 ECTS credits:

  • 1 full academic year = 60 credits
  • 1 semester = 30 credits