Institutional grading system
All programmes offered by the HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) use a numerical 10-point grading scale in accordance with the Dutch grading system for higher education. An exception is made for master programme River Delta Development where an alphanumerical grading scale is being used.
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
Dutch higher education institutions apply the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS):
1 credit = 28 hours of workload
60 credits = 1 year of workload
For more information about the ECTS, consult the ECTS Users’ Guide 2015 published by the European Commission.
Transparency in student performance levels
In addition to the institutional grading scale and explanation of that scale it is necessary to provide transparent and coherent information on the performance of the individual student. That is due to different cultural and academic traditions. European educational systems have developed not only different national grading scales but also different ways of using them within the same country, in different subject areas or institutions. It is essential to acknowledge that these differences exist. Offering transparency to all stakeholders within the European Higher Education Area makes sure that grades awarded in all countries, subject areas or institutions can be properly understood and correctly compared.
In accordance with the ECTS the HZ offers information on the performance of the individual student via a statistical distribution table of the passing grades awarded in the programme or field of study attended by the student. That table is called a grade distribution table and shows how the grading scale is actually used in that programme. A grade distribution table is included in each diploma supplement.
HZ Grade distribution tables
Each study year the HZ compiles three different grade distribution tables based on specific aggregations of grades for compulsory exams achieved during the past four study years. Exemptions, non-numerical grades and grades for exams excluded from the study programme are not taken into account. Please access on of the following links to view the applicable grade distribution table.
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