Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Grade conversion at HU Berlin

Since the ratification of the Lisbon Convention in Germany in 2007, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has set out to continuously and bindingly implement the guidelines of the European Commission regarding the recognition and crediting of foreign university achievements.

With regard to the conversion of foreign university grades, the Lisbon Convention does not provide a fixed regulation. The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK, project nexus) recommend first and foremost that examinations taken abroad should be credited to the study account at the home university without any grades if possible. However, the following grade conversion methods can also be used.

ECTS Grading Tables
Read more in ECTS Users' Guide 2015
Continue to EGT Grading Tables of HU Berlin

Linear grade transformation using the Modified Bavarian Formula
Read more in Modified Bavarian Formula (in German)
Continue to Grade Converter of HU-Berlin

Responsibilities at HU Berlin

At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the responsible examination boards decide on the crediting of academic achievements and examinations as well as the conversion of foreign university grades (cf. § 110 of the Interdisciplinary Statute for the Regulation of Admission, Studies and Examination of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZSP-HU; available only in German)).

Information according to EU-DSGVO


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