Examination Regulations and
Grading Scale


Examination regulations

The examination regulations are an integral part of the education contract between you and the FHV, which is signed before the start of your studies. The examination regulations are also freely available to students and lecturers at any time in the administration and digitally on the FHV Intranet.


Grading scheme, grade translation and grade distribution guidance


Exams are graded according to the Austrian grading system:

Austrian assessment Assessment
1 EXCELLENT: Excellent performance
2 GOOD: Generally good, some errors
3 SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4 SUFFICIENT: Performance according to the minimum criteria
5 UNSATISFACTORY: <50% Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
Successfully completed Positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Not completed Negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Recognised Transfer credits for courses with equivalent learning outcomes
(previous education, other university etc.) which are
successfully completed.


Overall Classification of Qualifications

The final bachelor's and master's examinations before a committee are graded according to the following grade scale:

  • "mit Auszeichnung bestanden" – Pass with distinction (in case of excellent performance)
  • "mit gutem Erfolg bestanden" – Pass with merit (in case of performance that is well above average)
  • "bestanden" – Pass (in case of positive assessment)
  • "nicht bestanden" – Fail (in case of negative assessment)

In applying this grading system, it has to be noted that the grades “pass with merit” and “pass with distinction” are reserved exclusively for an examination performance clearly exceeding the level of performance required to pass these final exams.

Grading distribution table

In addition to the information provided in advance, the ToR (Transcript of Records) also contains a grading table for each area of study at the FHV.

For this purpose, all grades of all courses in the corresponding fields of study of the last three years are recorded in each case and the distribution is shown. This grade classification table is recalculated once a year, each fall.

Grading for all Fields of Study