Please use this grade converter to convert your school leaving grades from abroad to the German grading system. Enter the result in the corresponding field in the online application form.

Grade Conversion Tool

Enter the maximum available grade, the minimum passing grade, and your overall grade in the grading system of the country where you obtained your school leaving certificate. The result is the equivalent to your grade in the German grading system, where 1.0 is the best grade and 4.0 the minimum passing grade.

Please note: The result given here is non-binding, as this grade converter can only provide a general first estimation.

How do I convert letter grades?

If the grading system of your university uses letter grades, you can assign a number to each letter grade. 

To give an example: 

Your grading system is A+, A, B, C, D and E (Fail). A+ is the highest possible grade, and the lowest grade to pass a course is D. So if you assign numerical values in ascending order starting with 1, the input for the grade conversion is as follows: 

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

In the conversion tool, you enter 1 as maximum grade (corresponding to A+), and 5 as minimum passing grade (corresponding to D). The value for current overall grade is the numerical value corresponding to your current overall letter grade. The tool will then calculate your grade in the German grading system