Academic grading in Greece

There are four Grading systems (or scales) in Greece – four different GPA – one for higher education, one for secondary education, and two for primary education (grades 1 to 3 and 4 to 6).

Universities – Polytechnics

The table below depicts the Greek Grading system while illustrates approximately how the Grades are compared with ECTS, US and UK grades:

Greece (0.00 – 10.00) ECTS US (0.0 – 4.0 or 5.0)[1][2] UK (0% – 100%)[3][4]
Ἀριστα (Excellent) (8.50 – 10.00) ECTS A A,A+ First-Class Honours* (First or 1st) (70% – 100%)
Λίαν Καλώς (Very Good) (6.5 – 8.49) ECTS B B,B+,A- Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) (60% – 69%)
Καλώς (Good) (5.00 – 6.49) ECTS C C,C+,B- Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) (50% – 59%)
No assessment/award at the end of 4th or 5th year, until all modules, from all years, are passed successfully. Years are extended. C-,D Third-Class Honours (Third or 3rd) (40% – 49%)
Withdrawal F Ordinary degree (Pass) (without Honours) (35% – 39%)[a]
Fail (0% – 34%)
Aegrotat degree
HND (Higher National Diploma) for 2 years completed[b]
HNC (Higher National Certificate) for 1 year completed[b]

For the National Technical University of Athens (polytehnio) the above grades are different: 9-10 is "excellent", 7-9 is "very good", 5-7 is "good", 0-4.9 is "fail".

Most of the degrees can be equivalent to a bachelor's degree with honours BSc(Hons) / BEng(Hons) since all courses are 4 to 5 years and most of them professionally accredited. All modules, from all years, must be passed with a minimum grade of 5.00 (50%) in order for a degree to be assessed/awarded and there is currently no limit in resits. The classification (Ἀριστα, Λίαν Καλὠς, Καλὠς) is derived from the overall credit-weighted average for all modules including the 'diplomatiki' (university/polytechnic) or 'ptichiaki' (TEI). (dissertation/project)

Gymnasium – Lyceum

(Greeκ: Γυμνάσιο – Λύκειο, Gymnasio – Lykeio)

The grading system's range is widened in secondary school, and ranges from 1 to 20. Each grade from every individual subject from a total of 13 is worth one point. (Base/Pass: 10)

Primary education

The primary education grading system for grades 1 to 3 is as follows, in which letters are used:

The primary education grading system changes after grade 4, in which only numbers are used:



a. ^ varies from institution to institution according to their regulations
b. ^ varies from institution to institution according to their regulations

See also

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