Grade conversion for students applying for studies at a German University

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Grade conversion for students applying for studies at a German University

Upon application to a postgraduate course of study in Germany, your examinations passed abroad will need to be “translated” into the German Grading System. This grade conversion provides assistance in recognition of examinations passed abroad. It is the so-called  “modified Bavarian formula”.

To convert your grade to the German system you need to subtract from the maximum possible score in your University’s grading system your average score, referred to as the Cumulative Grade Point Average in some countries. You should then divide the result by the maximum possible score to be obtained at your University minus the lowest passing grade at your University. Then multiply the result by three and add 1.

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Grade conversion for students applying for studies at a German University

(((Nmax – Nd)  /  (Nmax – Nmin)) X 3) + 1

where Nmax is the maximum possible score in your country’s grading system, Nd is your average score, and Nmin is lowest passing grade.

For conversion, please insert your grades: where Nmax is the maximum possible score in your country’s grading system, Nd is your average score, and Nmin is lowest passing grade.

Nmax (Maximum possible score/ grade)
Nmin (Minimum Passing Score / Grade required)
Your Score / Grade obtained abroad (=
Nd):

German Grades

Grade (according to the German Grade System) :
Grade  (rounded):

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