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The Dutch grading system

In the Netherlands, students' performance is evaluated by following the grade point scale below:

International scale Dutch scaleDutch description
A
10
Uitstekend (Excellent)
A
9
Zeer goed (Very good, with few errors)
A
8
Goed (Good, with some errors)
B
7
Ruim voldoende (Satisfactory, with many errors)
C - D
6 - 7
Voldoende (Sufficient)
E - D
5.5
Voldoende (Sufficient. This is the minimum passing grade)

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn the equivalence of your grades in Europe.

Source: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).