Published

4 Jan 2022

Grading System

Grading system

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:
Local grade Definition
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

ECTS Grade Definition
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