Grading in Denmark

Posted on 16/09/2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Those of you who are still preparing to move to Denmark might have no idea about the Danish grading system. Some of you may not be surprised but Danes use different grades than a typical English “E” to “A” letters or, for instance, the Czech numbers scaling from “1” to “5”.

The Danish learning system uses the 7-point grading scale, which was unified in September 2007 at all of the institutions across the country. Before that, there were even 13 marks possible! Let’s take a look on how does the nowadays grades look like and what do they actually mean.



As you can see, the comparison between the marks and ECTS credits is very easy and that allows you to transfer the credits you need across the EU countries. This is very useful for those of you who will for example have their AP in Denmark and would like to finish their Bachelor in another EU country.

It is not just the 7 grades which will lead you through your studies, you can also come across a simple “pass” or “fail” examination. The minimum grade for passing the exam is “02”. We wish you a good luck to get as many twelves as possible! 🙂


*The table is taken from the webpage of Business Academy Aarhus: