Enter the maximum grade, the minimum passing grade, and your current overall grade in the grading system of your university. The result is the equivalent to your grade in the German grading system, where 1.0 is the maximum grade and 4.0 the minimum passing grade. Internationally, grading systems used at institutions of higher educations may differ substantially. The result given here is non-binding, as this grade converter can only provide a general first estimation.

German Grade Meaning:

  • 1.0–1.5 = “sehr gut” (very good: an outstanding achievement)
  • 1.6–2.5 = “gut” (good: an achievement which lies substantially above average requirements)
  • 2.6–3.5 = “befriedigend” (satisfactory: an achievement which corresponds to average requirements)
  • 3.6–4.0 = “ausreichend” (sufficient: an achievement which barely meets the requirements)
  • 5.0 and above “nicht ausreichend” / “nicht bestanden” (not sufficient / failed: an achievement which does not meet the requirements)

Converting Letter Grades

You can convert your native Letter Grade to German Grade by assigning a number to each letter by following this chart below:

  • A+ equals 1
  • A equals 2 
  • B equals 3
  • C equals 4
  • D equals 5
  • E equals 6