In Bangladesh, all universities follow the American Grading System which is between 1.0 and 4.0; most universities consider grade 4.0 as the highest CGPA & grade 2.0 or 2.2 as the minimum CGPA.
In the German Grading System, the CGPA is graded between 1.0 and 5.0 where grade 1.0 is counted as the maximum CGPA & grade 4.0 is counted as the minimum CGPA. Here grade of 5.0 is counted as a fail. As there is a huge difference between the German CGPA and our (American) CGPA, if anyone wants to go to Germany, they have to convert their CGPA accordingly.
For applying in Germany, a minimum German grade of 2.5 is required in most universities in Germany. Online grade converters are available. The conversion is done using a formula called the Bavarian formula. The Bavarian formula is,
X= German Grade,
Nmax= Best Possible Score in Foreign Country’s Grading System,
Nmin= Lowest Passing Grade in Foreign Grading System and
Nd = Obtained Foreign Grade (to be converted into German grade).
For example: If someone’s CGPA is 3.75 in Bangladesh their German CGPA will be – (Considering Nmax =4.0 and Nmin=2.2)
So if someone gets 3.75 CGPA in Bangladesh, their German equivalent CGPA will be 1.42.
The German Grading System is classified into the following types:
|Grade Point||Grade Name||Description|
|1.0 – 1.5||Sehr Gut||Very good |
|1.6 – 2.5||Gut||Good |
Above Average Requirements
|2.6 – 3.5||Befriedgend||Satisfactory |
|3.6 – 4.0||Ausreichend||Sufficient |
Just Meeting Requirements
We hope that this guideline will help you to get a good concept of the German Grading System.
Best wishes with your graduate admission venture!
Asma Sadia Authoy
Department of Doctor of Veterinary Science
Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University