Grades and study results
Secondary education study results
Schools in Flemish secondary education use a range of assessment systems. They are free to decide how they award marks. Under Flemish law, the main consideration is whether a student has obtained a Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs. While the 1-100 scale is most common, schools also award marks on 1-10, 1-20 or percentage scales.
Secondary education documents
Higher education study results
Flemish higher education institutions often use the grading system from 1 to 20:
|16-18||Zeer goed||Very good|
|12-14||Ruim voldoende||Quite satisfactory|
In addition, students are awarded one of the following honours at the conclusion of their studies:
- Op voldoende wijze (pass)
- Met onderscheiding (with honours)
- Met grote onderscheiding (with great honours)
- Met de grootste onderscheiding (with maximum honours)
Higher education documents
To demonstrate that they have completed higher education, students must be in possession of a higher education diploma with a list of subjects and a diploma supplement.
The diploma supplement, which has been obligatory for universities since 1991 and for hogescholen since 1994, is issued automatically to graduates.
More information about the Diploma Supplement (DS) is available on the Europass website including examples of diploma supplements.