Calculation of a Danish weighted average
Applicants, who wish to obtain academic approval based on a grade point average on the 7-point grading scale, calculate their average point grade by means of the spread sheet 'Danish weighted average" to the right.
Applicants, who wish to obtain academic approval based on a grade point average on the Danish 13-grading scale, calculate their average point grade by means of the spread sheet 'Danish weighted average" to the right and then converting the result to the corresponding average on the 7-point scale by using the table, which is found by following the link 'Conversion form the 13-grading scale' on the right.
Conversion of foreign grades
Please use the spread sheet 'Conversion of foreign grades' in the box on the right hand side on this page.
BSc and MSc theses
BSc and MSc theses grades should not be included in the calculation.
Enter the courses for which you have received a grade in the form of a number in your grade conversion, but leave out courses for which you have merely received the grade 'Passed'. These courses must be listed in the form underneath the grade conversion form.
A, B, C-grades
Also leave out grades that are not numbers but letters - A, B, C etc. Instead you should enclose an official description of your university's grading system together with your diploma.
Credits can be listed either as points, hours, or whichever quantification method used to calculate the estimated time spent on coursework. If all courses are weighted the same, i.e., are each worth the same amount of credits, just enter 1 in each field under Credits.
Highest and lowest grade
You must enter the highest grade in your university's grading system, even if you have not received this grade for any of the courses you are listing.
It is very important that you enter the lowest passing grade in your university's grading system, not the lowest grade you have received.
Translation from some grade scales into the Danish scale seems to give an unfair result. There is not much to do about this other than to try and document and explain how the scale in your home country works. It is a well-known problem, and our PhD committees have plenty of experience in assessing candidates fairly.
Regardless of whether you reach an unsatisfactory result when translating your grades, you must enclose the calculation with your application.