Course info

Course materials

For most courses the course materials will be handed out on the first day of the course. In case students need to order materials yourself this will be communicated beforehand.


At Maastricht University, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. 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 and 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. NG automatically constitutes a fail and no credit is awarded. Universities and colleges can convert the numerical grades using either the UM conversion scale or a different conversion scale as they see fit. ECTS stands for ‘European Credit Transfer System’ and one ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 28 hours.

MSS uses the following conversion scale:

Dutch grade Letter Grade Grade point Description
8.6 - 10 A+ 4.0 Excellent
8.0 - 8.5 A 4.0 Excellent
7.7 - 7.9 A- 3.7 Good
7.4 - 7.6 B+ 3.3 Good
7.0 - 7.3 B 3.0 Good
6.7 - 6.9 B- 2.7 Pass
6.4 - 6.6 C+ 2.3 Pass
6.0 - 6.3 C 2.0 Pass
5.5 - 5.9 C- 1.7 Pass
5.4 D+ 1.3 Fail - no credits
5.0 - 5.3 D 1.0 Fail - no credits
0.0 - 4.9 F 0.0 Fail - no credits
NG F 0.0 Fail - no credits

Credits/ transcripts

Maastricht Summer School awards academic credit (ECTS) for courses successfully completed during the programme. To include these credits in the curriculum of your degree, you need to obtain official approval from the responsible department at your home institution.

Upon completion of a course, the Maastricht Summer School issues a transcript. The transcript states the student’s name, student ID-number, the grade or Pass/Fail and the number of ECTS credits.