ECTS table & grading scale

ECTS grade scales and tables are tools that facilitate the transfer of academic results (expressed in terms of grades) between different national assessment systems. They are adopted by the universities of the countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area and make it possible to convert the grades of one country into grades of another country, according to rules shared at European level.

The University of Basilicata, in accordance with the ECTS Users’ guide 2015 and the CHEER project guidelines, prepares and updates every two years the ECTS tables containing the statistical distribution of the grades obtained by homogeneous groups of students in a given period.

In the ECTS tables, for each grade, the percentage of students who actually achieved it is reported. They thus show how a national scale of grades is used within an institution, based on its own grading policies, and also allow, through comparison of cumulative percentages, the conversion of grades between different national systems.

The tables are updated annually and contain data on examinations and final examinations for the previous three completed academic years (1 November - 31 October).

By clicking on the name of the School/Department of reference of the course of study, it is possible to view data relating to all the courses of study ordered as follows: degree courses ex DM 270, degree courses ex DM 509, master's degree courses ex DM 270, specialist degree courses ex DM 509 and single-cycle degree courses (if activated). The courses are then classified according to the ministerial class and ISCED code.

Starting from the year 2017, statistics are calculated according to the degree class as per ministerial provisions.

WARNING: the grades may differ depending on the reference legislation (DM 270 or DM 509) and the same tables also show the grade converted to the ECTS scale.

The ECTS scale is constructed according to the following rule:

  • grade A corresponds to the grades obtained by the best 10% of students;
  • grade B corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade C corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 30%;
  • grade D corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade E corresponds to the grades obtained by the final 10%.

The ECTS scale is used on a residual basis for the conversion of grades obtained at institutions that have not yet adopted the ECTS tables, but only the scale.

It is important to underline that the ECTS scale only allows the transfer of grades between universities in countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area which have adopted the same ECTS scale and should not be confused with other grade scales expressed in letters of the alphabet. Outside the European Higher Education Area, different grading systems exist and often coexist, but no general mechanisms have been defined at international level for the conversion of grades similar to ECTS.