Grades and results

On this page you can learn more about the various grading scales being used and get more information on where and when to receive your results.

Credit system

Sweden has a system of credits (högskolepoäng); a normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 credits. Halmstad University do not use ECTS credits, but the system is compatible with ECTS credits.

Grading system

There is no national grading system in Sweden. Higher education institutions may determine which grading system is to be used. No overall grade is awarded for a degree and students are not ranked. For example, Grade Point Average (GPA) and other ranking systems are not used in Sweden.

At Halmstad University, one of the following grading scales may be used:

  • Pass or Fail
  • Pass with Distinction (VG), Pass (G), Fail (U)
  • Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail (U)
  • Criterion-referenced grading scale - Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient (F)

(All of the above grades are in descending order)

The course syllabus clearly states which grading scale will be used. Translation or conversion to other than the grading scale stated in the syllabus is not made.