The grading system generally used by Hungarian higher education institutions is the following:
- The highest grade is 5, excellent.
- Grade 4 is good.
- Grade 3 is average.
- Grade 2 is a pass.
- Grade 1 is a fail - the student must re-sit the exam or re-submit the paper. If the course is closed with a 'fail', it is considered as not completed and must be repeated.
- To allow easy conversion between the Hungarian five-scale grading system and the European systems, here is a reference table, with explanations:
|5||EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors|
|4||GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors|
|3||MEDIUM - fair but with significant shortcomings|
|2||SATISFACTORY - performance meets the minimum criteria|
|1||INSUFFICIENT (FAIL) - considerable further work is required before the credit can be awarded|
|A||EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors|
|B||VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors|
|C||GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors|
|D||SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings|
|E||SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria|
|FX||FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded|
|F||FAIL - considerable further work is required|