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The Estonian grading system

The Estonian grading system varies depending on the level of education.

  • All Estonian higher education institutions use an unified grading scale, which is formed of a grade letter and its equivalent in points as seen on the table below:
International scale Description in Estonian Estonian scale
(Grade point/grade letter)
Completion of required work
A
(Excellent)

Suurepärane

5 / A

91% – 100%

B
(Very good, with few errors)
Väga hea 4 / B 81% – 90%
C
(Good, with some errors)
Hea 3 / C 71% - 80%
D
(Satisfactory, with many errors)
Rahuldav 2 / D 61% – 70%
E
(Sufficient)
Kasin 1 / E 51% - 60%

A grade point of 0 or grade letter of F is considered as Fail.

Some institutions use the grade letter scale and some other prefer to assess student performance through the grade point scale.

  • Students' performance at upper secondary school is evaluated by following the grading scale below:
Grade point Description in Estonian Description in English
5

Väga hea

Very good

4
Hea Good
3
Rahuldav Satisfactory

Sources:
Estonian ENIC/NARIC
Eurydice database (Eurydice is an international educational database developed by the European Commission and Member States of the European Union with the aim of facilitating and improving the understanding of the different educational systems in Europe).