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Credits and Grading System

The HSE University student academic load is based on 'academic hours'.

1 academic hour = 40 minutes

1 credit = 38 academic hours = 24 astronomical hours
1 astronomical hour = 60 minutes

Total load is made up of contact hours and independent student work. 
The usual required load for an academic year is 60 credits, 30 credits in each term. 

There are two forms of knowledge assessment: tests and exams. Assessment results are evaluated on a 10-point or 5-point scale and have qualitative characteristics.

 Grading System

 

ECTS Grades/

Exam

 

 

10-point scale

5-point scale

A+

Excellent

10

5

A

Very good

9

5

A-

Very good

8

5

B+

Good

7

4

B-

Good

6

4

C+

Satisfactory

5

3

C-

Satisfactory

4

3

F

Fail

3

2

F

Fail

2

2

F

Fail

1

2