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.