Academic grading in Belgium

Education in Belgium is organised on the level of the three communities.

In Flanders the following grading system applies to higher education:[1]

In the French Community of Belgium, the following grade scale applies to university and college students:[2]

Plus Grande Distinction (PGD) Excellent (86% - 100%)
Grande Distinction (GD) Very Good (78% - 86%)
Distinction (D) Good (68% - 78%)
Satisfaction (S) Sufficient (60% - 68%)
Ajourné Failure (< 60%)

The percentages in brackets vary from a university/college to another and can even be different for two different faculties of the same institution.


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