The University of Helsinki grading scale is not a proportionate scale and does not therefore fully correspond to the ECTS grading scale. The difference is: the ECTS system is based on an expectancy of the distribution of different grades, the Finnish system is not. This means that in the Finnish system there is no rule or expectation as to how big a proportion of the participants in any given course can be given what grade; each student is graded on his/her individual performance, not in relation to the performance of others.
Study units are typically graded on a scale of 0 to 5. Theses associated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are graded on this same scale. The grades are:
4 (Very Good)
NOTE: Failed courses do not appear on the transcript.
Skills in the other Finnish national languages are graded on the following scale:
Degree programmes may also decide to grade courses on a pass/fail basis.
NOTE: Exchange students should pay special attention to the assessment scale and in case a course in their Learning Agreement is graded pass/fail, check well in time whether their home institution approves of courses with a grade "pass".
The assessment scale used on a particular course can be seen in the course information either on the course page or in WebOodi.