In accordance with the conditions of the Erasmus Charter and the ECTS User’s Guide, the Theological University of Kampen has, as of 1 November 2020, introduced the Grade Distribution Table (GDT). The aim is to make the results achieved transparent, so that the figures / results given at other institutions, branches or in other countries can be properly understood and compared correctly. The GDT is therefore not intended to assess the results of the individual student, but to provide insight into the value of the grades obtained (grade culture) and to make the grades comparable internationally.
The Dutch assessment system, which is used from primary to university education, is on a scale from 1 to 10. Where 10 is the highest attainable mark, 5.5 is the minimum to achieve a pass mark and 1 is the lowest mark. It is customary throughout the Netherlands that a 9 or a 10 are rarely given and that a 6, a 7 and an 8 are acceptable numbers, with an 8 being a really good number.
The study load per academic year is expressed in 60 ECTS credits, where 1 credit represents a study load of 28 hours. A bachelor has a total of 180 ECTS, a master has 60 ECTS or 180 ECTS.
On this website you can compare the division of marks on your diploma supplement, or of your study programme, with the division of marks developed by the other institutions for a parallel reference group.
The position of each digit within the two tables can be compared and individual digits converted based on this comparison.
The conversion of your grade takes place per course unit by means of the so-called GDT. The illustration below (source: ECTS Users’ Guide) illustrates the use of Grade distribution tables when converting exam grades. In the example, the student with a mark of 27 out of 30 at a university in Italy (“X”) belongs to the top 46% in the reference group. To convert the point to the system of a French university, the percentile of this institution (“Y”) that best matches 46 is assumed. In this case, percentile 46.62 of institution Y best corresponds to percentile 46 of institution x and the Italian exam mark 27 is converted to a 12 at the French institution.
|Number of grades||%||Cum%||Number of grades||%||Cum%|
|9.5 <= X||9||1%||1%||28||4%||4%|
|9.0 <= X < 9.5||34||4%||5%||55||8%||12%|
|8.5 <= X < 9.0||80||9%||15%||69||10%||22%|
|8.0 <= X < 8.5||212||25%||40%||79||12%||34%|
|7.5 <= X < 8.0||200||23%||63%||97||14%||48%|
|7.0 <= X < 7.5||151||17%||80%||107||16%||64%|
|6.5 <= X <7.0||93||11%||91%||81||12%||76%|
|6.0 <= X < 6.5||52||6%||96%||76||11%||87%|
|5.5 <= X < 6||33||4%||100%||52||8%||95%|
|X < 5.5||0||0%||100%||29||4%||100%|