ECTS information and the Hungarian grading system


ECTS – European Credit Transfer System

In addition to grades, higher education institutions in Hungary award ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), as a part of the Bologna system. Although there is no national regulation on this issue, it is common for 1 ECTS credit to be equivalent to approx. 30 student working hours. Credits are awarded when a course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. 60 ECTS credits represent the workload of one year of study and 30 ECTS credits represent workload of one semester.

Grading System

Hungarian Grading System
(Five-point scale)
ECTS Grading System
Grade Definition ECTS Grade % of successful students normally  achieving the grade Definition
5 – jeles Excellent, Very good
Outstanding with minor errors
A 10 EXCELLENT
Outstanding performance with only minor errors
B 25 VERY GOOD
Above the average standard but with some errors
4 – jó Good
Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
C 30 GOOD
Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
3 – közepes Satisfactory, Acceptable
Fair but with significant shortcomings
D 25 SATISFACTORY
Fair but with significant shortcomings
2 – elégséges Pass
Performance meets the minimum criteria
E 10 SUFFICIENT
Performance meets the minimum criteria
1 – elégtelen Fail
Further work is required
FX FAIL
Some more work required before the credit can be awarded
F FAIL
Considerable further work is required