Finnish comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools, vocational schools, universities and universities of applied sciences all have their own grading scales.
Finnish comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools use the grading scale 10-4, of which 10-5 are pass and 4 fail.
The Finnish matriculation examination is marked with the grades L, E, M, C, B, A and I, of which L-A are pass and I fail.
Finnish secondary vocational educational institutions use the three-stage grading scale 3-1.
Finnish higher education institutions use the grading scale 5-0, of which 5-1 are pass grades and 0 fail.
Converting foreign grades into Finnish grades
If you apply to study in Finland based on a foreign diploma, you do not need to convert your grades in the other country into Finnish grades yourself. A foreign diploma proves your eligibility to apply, and the selection is made based on the entrance examination and the discretion of the education provider.
Converting Finnish grades into foreign grades
If you apply to another Nordic country to study based on a Finnish diploma, you do not need to convert your Finnish grades into grades in the other country yourself.
Each Nordic country has its own grading scales.
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