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|
5 / A
91% – 100%
(Very good, with few errors)
|Väga hea||4 / B||81% – 90%|
(Good, with some errors)
|Hea||3 / C||71% - 80%|
(Satisfactory, with many errors)
|Rahuldav||2 / D||61% – 70%|
|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|