Courses are usually graded on a scale from 1 to 5. This corresponds to a verbal evaluation: pass–satisfactory–good–very good–excellent. Alternatively the courses can be graded as pass–fail.

Grading of courses

If you are an exchange student, please, remember to check if your home university requires you to have numeric grades for all of your courses completed at JYU. Some courses can only be graded as pass-fail.

Table of the grading scales used at the University of Jyväskylä:

Numeric scale
ECTS equivalence ECTS verbal scale
5 A Excellent
4 B Very good
3 C Good
2 D Satisfactory
1 E Sufficient
0 FX,F Fail

Study Modules

Study modules (for example basic studies worth 25 ECTS credits or basic and subject studies worth 60 ECTS credits) are graded with the grading scale pass – satisfactory – good – very good – excellent. When grading study modules, normal rounding off rules are used in the calculations.

When a student has finished all courses needed for a study module, the student should ask further information about grading of the module. This can be asked from the study secretary or educational coordinator.

Grading of Theses

The Bachelor’s Theses are graded with the scale 1-5. The following scale is used in the grading of Master’s Theses (from lowest to highest): fail (F) - sufficient (E) - satisfactory (D) - good (C) - very good (B) - excellent (A).