Universiteit Maastricht

Courses


Grading

At Maastricht University, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. According to the MSS conversion scale, a numerical grade of 5.5 or higher constitutes a pass where full credit is awarded. The period of validity for passed courses is unlimited. Numerical grades of 5.4 or lower constitute a fail where no credit is awarded. NG (no grade) can be assigned when a student registers for but never attends a class; when a student drops a course without permission; as a result of plagiarism or academic dishonesty; or when assessment is incomplete and no grade can be assigned. An NG automatically constitutes a fail and no credit is awarded.

MSS uses the following conversion scale:


Dutch grade Description
8.6 - 10 Excellent
8.0 - 8.5 Excellent
7.7 - 7.9 Good
7.4 - 7.6 Good
7.0 - 7.3 Good
6.7 - 6.9 Pass
6.4 - 6.6 Pass
6.0 - 6.3 Pass
5.5 - 5.9 Pass
5.4 Fail - no credits
5.0 - 5.3 Fail - no credits
0.0 - 4.9 Fail - no credits
NG Fail - no credits