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Converting grades from secondary education certificates and diplomas obtained outside of Poland

A candidate who has completed secondary education outside of Poland may apply for admission to the first year of studies, if their secondary school-leaving certificate or other equivalent document entitles them to apply for admission to higher education in the country in which they completed the secondary school. These candidates are under the admitted for studies under the same rules as candidates who have passed the “new Polish matura exam” at the basic level using the principle of proportion: the lowest positive grade corresponds to 30%, and the highest to 100%, in accordance with the rules of recruitment for a given field of study or specialty.

Grades of candidates who have completed secondary school or studies outside of Poland are usually expressed in a different scale than that applicable in Poland. For the purposes of recruitment for studies at the University of Silesia, the results of certificates or diplomas obtained outside of Poland will be converted to a scale corresponding to the Polish grading system.

The methods for converting grades for certificates and diplomas issued outside of Poland can be found in the tables below. If the method of converting grades from the country in which the candidate obtained a certificate or diploma has not been established, the decision on how the grades will be converted to the Polish scale belongs to the Faculty Recruitment Commission.

In case of study programmes or specialties where the admission criteria require the grade from the Polish language, instead of the grade from the Polish language, the language concerned is the official language of the country in which the document was issued, which allows undertaking first-cycle or uniform master’s studies.

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

90.00 – 100.00

ممتاز

(celujący)

6

celujący

100%

75.00 – 89.99

جيد جدًا

(bardzo dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

60.00 – 74.99

جيد

(dobry)

4

dobry

75%

50.00 – 59.99

مقبول‎

(zaliczony)

3

dostateczny

50%

0.00 – 49.99

راسب

(niedostateczny)

1

niedostateczny

0%

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

5

Ə’la

5

bardzo dobry

100%

4

Yaxsi

4

dobry

75%

3

Kafi

3

dostateczny

50%

P

Meqbul

2

dopuszczający

30%

Qeyri-meqbul

niedostateczny

0%

Belarus Belarus

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Belarus

Belarus

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 2 – 10

grade

percent

10

celujący (6,0)

100%

9

bardzo dobry plus (5,5)

90%

8

bardzo dobry (5,0)

80%

7

dobry plus (4,5)

77,5%

6

dobry (4,0)

75%

5

dostateczny plus (3,5)

62,5%

4

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

3

dopuszczający (2,0)

30%

2

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Brazil Brazil

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Brazil

Brazil

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale 1

Numerical scale 2

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

9.00 – 10.00

90.00 – 100.00

Excelente

6

celujący

100%

7.00 – 8.99

70.00 – 89.99

Bom

4

dobry

75%

5.00 – 6.99

50.00 – 69.99

Aceptable

3

dostateczny

50%

3.00 – 4.99

30.00 – 49.99

Suficiente

2

dopuszczający

30%

0.00 – 2.99

0.00 – 29.99

Defieciente

1

niedostateczny

0%

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Skala procentowa

1

vyborny

100 – 85%

= celujący

6

celujący

100%

2

chvalitebny

84 – 70%

= chwalebny

5

bardzo dobry

80%

3

dobry

69 – 55%

= dobry

4

dobry

75%

4

dostatecny

54 – 40%

= dostateczny

3

dostateczny

50%

5

nedostatecny

39%

= niedostateczny

1

niedostateczny

0%

Greece Greece

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Greece

Greece

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

18.00 – 20.00

Ἀριστα

(celujący)

6

celujący

100%

16.00 – 17.99

Πολύ καλός

(bardzo dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

13.00 – 15.99

καλός

(dobry)

4

dobry

75%

10.00 – 12.99

Πέρασε

(zaliczony)

3

dostateczny

50%

0.00 – 9.99

ανεπαρκής (niewystarczający)

1

niedostateczny

0%

 

National certificate’s scale (Vevaiosi)

Greece

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 1

Scale 2

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

8.50 – 10.00

85.00 – 100.00

Ἀριστα

(celujący)

6

celujący

100%

6.50 – 8.49

65.00 – 84.99

Πολύ καλός

(bardzo dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

5.00 – 6.49

50.00 – 64.99

καλός

(dobry)

4

dobry

75%

0.00 – 4.90

0.00 – 49.99

ανεπαρκής

(niewystarczający)

1

niedostateczny

0%

Georgia Georgia

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Georgia

Georgia

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

(4-10)

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

10

wybitny

6

celujący

100%

9

doskonały

5+

bardzo dobry plus

90%

8

bardzo dobry

5

bardzo dobry

80%

7

dobry

4

dobry

75%

6

satysfakcjonujący

3

dostateczny

50%

5

zadowalający

2

dopuszczający

30%

4

niedostateczny

1

niedostateczny

0%

 

Diploma — Georgia

Georgia

Poland

Letter grades

(A-F)

Points

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

A

91-100

doskonały

6

celujący

100%

B

81-90

bardzo dobry

5

bardzo dobry

80%

C

71-80

dobry

4

dobry

75%

D

61-70

dostateczny plus

3

dostateczny

50%

E

51-60

dostateczny

2

dopuszczający

30%

FX

41-50

niedostateczny (with right to re-take the exam)

1

niedostateczny

0%

F

0-40

niedostateczny

1

niedostateczny

0%

Spain Spain

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Spain

Spain

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 0.00 – 10.00

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

10.00

Matricula de Honor

(z wyróżnieniem)

6+

celujący

100%

9.00 – 9.99

Sobresaliente

(wybitnie)

6

celujący

100%

7.00 – 8.99

Notable

(bardzo dobrze)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

6.00 – 6.99

Bien

(dobrze)

4

dobry

75%

5.00 – 5.99

Suficiente

(wystarczająco)

3

dostateczny

50%

3.00 – 4.99

Insuficiente

(niewystarczająco)

2

dopuszczający

30%

0.00 – 2.99

Muy deficiente

Ungraded

1

niedostateczny

0%

Ireland Ireland

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Ireland

Secondary education certificate (1992-2016)

Ireland

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale F – A1

Points

Grade

Percent

A1

90.00 – 100.00

celujący (6,0)

100%

A2

85.00 – 89.99

bardzo dobry plus (5,5)

90%

B1

80.00 – 84.99

bardzo dobry (5,0)

80%

B2

75.00 – 79.99

B3

70.00 – 74.99

dobry plus (4,5)

77,5%

C1

65.00 – 69.99

C2

60.00 – 64.99

dobry (4,0)

75%

C3

55.00 – 59.99

D1

50.00 – 54.99

dostateczny plus (3,5)

62,5%

D2

45.00 – 49.99

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

D3

40.00 – 44.99

dopuszczający plus (2,5)

40%

E

25.00 – 39.99

dopuszczający (2,0)

30%

F

10.00 – 24.99

niedostateczny (-)

0%

NG

0.00 – 9.99

brak oceny

Secondary education certificate (from 2017)

Ireland

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale H1-H8

Points

Grade

Percent

H1

90.00 – 100.00

celujący (6,0)

100%

H2

80.00 – 89.00

bardzo dobry plus (5,5)

90%

H3

70.00 – 79.00

bardzo dobry (5,0)

80%

H4

60.00 – 69.00

dobry (4,0)

75%

H5

50.00 – 59.00

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

H6

40.00 – 49.00

dopuszczający (2,0)

30%

H7

30.00 – 39.00

niedostateczny (-)

0%

H8

0.00 – 29.00

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 2 – 5

Grade

Percent

5

bardzo dobry (5,0)

100%

4

dobry (4,0)

75%

3

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

2

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Lithuania Lithuania

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Lithuania

10-point scale

Lithuania

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

10.00

Puikiai (celujący)

6

celujący

100%

9.00 – 9.99

Labai Gerai (bardzo dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

8.00 – 8.99

Gerai (dobry)

4

dobry

75%

7.00 – 7.99

Pakankamai (bardzo satysfakcjonujący)

4-

dobry minus

70%

6.00 – 6.99

Patenkinamai (satysfakcjonujący)

3+

dostateczny plus

60%

5.00 – 5.99

Silpnai (dostateczny)

3

dostateczny

50%

4.00 – 4.99

Nepakankamai (niedostateczny)

1

niedostateczny

0%

3.00 – 3.99

Blogai (słaby)

1

niedostateczny

0%

2.00 – 2.99

Labai Blogai (bardzo słaby)

1

niedostateczny

0%

 

100-point scale – final examinations results (Brandos atestatas)

Lithuania

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

92.00 – 100.00

Puikiai (celujący)

6

celujący

100%

84.00 – 91.99

Labai Gerai (bardzo dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

75.00 – 83.99

Gerai (dobry)

4

dobry

75%

67.00 – 74.99

Vidutiniškai (bardzo satysfakcjonujący)

4-

dobry minus

70%

58.00 – 66.99

Patenkinamai (satysfakcjonujący)

3+

dostateczny plus

60%

50.00 – 57.99

Silpnai (dostateczny)

3

dostateczny

50%

0.00 – 49.99

Nepakankamai (niedostateczny)

1

niedostateczny

0%

Germany Germany

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Germany

Germany

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

(1-6)

Descriptive scale

Points

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

1

Sehr Gut

(bardzo dobry)

15  14   13

6

celujący

100%

2

Gut

(dobry)

12   11  10

5

bardzo dobry

80%

3

Befriedigend (zadowalający)

09  08  07

4

dobry

75%

4

Ausreichend (dostateczny)

06  05  04

3

dostateczny

50%

5

Mangelhaft (mierny)

03  02  01

2

dopuszczający

30%

6

Ungenügend (niedostateczny)

00

1

niedostateczny

0%

Nigeria Nigeria

Converting grades from secondary education certificates and diplomas issued in Nigeria

Świadectwo ukończenia szkoły średniej – West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE)

Nigeria

Equivalent in Polish scale

Grade

Numerical scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

A1

1.00 – 1.99

6

celujący

100%

B2

2.00 – 2.99

5

bardzo dobry

90%

B3

3.00 – 3.99

4

dobry

75%

B4

4.00 – 4.99

4

dobry

75%

C5

5.00 – 5.99

3

dostateczny

50%

C6

6.00 – 6.99

3

dostateczny

50%

D7

7.00 – 7.99

2

dopuszczający

30%

E8

8.00 – 8.99

2

dopuszczający

30%

F9

9.00

1

niedostateczny

0%

Dyplom — Nigeria

Nigeria

Equivalent in Polish scale

Grade

Points

Skala słowna

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

A

70.00 – 100.00

First Class Honors (5)

6

celujący

100%

AB

B

60.00 – 69.99

Second Class Honours,

Upper (4)

5

bardzo dobry

90%

BC

C

50.00 – 59.99

Second Class Honours, Lower (3)

4

dobry

75%

CD

D

45.00 – 49.99

Third Class (2)

3

dostateczny

50%

E

40.00 – 44.99

Pass (1)

2

dopuszczający

30%

F

0.00 – 39.99

Fail

1

niedostateczny

0%

Norway Norway

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Norway

Norway

Equivalent in Polish scale

Numerical scale

(1-6)

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

1

svært høy kompetanse i faget

6

celujący

100%

2

Gut

(dobry)

5

bardzo dobry

80%

3

Befriedigend (zadowalający)

4

dobry

75%

4

Ausreichend (dostateczny)

3

dostateczny

50%

5

Mangelhaft (mierny)

2

dopuszczający

30%

6

Ungenügend (niedostateczny)

1

niedostateczny

0%

Russia Russia

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Russia

Russia

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 2-5

Scale2-10

grade

percent

5

10

celujący (6,0)

100%

9

bardzo dobry plus (5,5)

90%

8

bardzo dobry (5,0)

80%

4

7

dobry plus (4,5)

77,5%

6

dobry (4,0)

75%

5

dostateczny plus (3,5)

62,5%

3

4

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

3

dopuszczający (2,0)

30%

2

2

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Tajikistan Tajikistan

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 2 – 5

grade

percent

5

bardzo dobry (5,0)

100%

4

dobry (4,0)

75%

3

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

2

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Ukraine Ukraine

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Ukraine

Ukraine

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 1 – 12

grade

percent

12

celujący (6,0)

100%

11

bardzo dobry plus (5,5)

90%

10

bardzo dobry (5,0)

80%

9

dobry plus (4,5)

77,5%

8

dobry (4,0)

75%

7

dostateczny plus (3,5)

62,5%

6

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

5

dopuszczający (2,0)

30%

1-4

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale 2 – 5

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scale

5

5

bardzo dobry (5,0)

100%

4

4

dobry (4,0)

75%

3

3

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

2

2

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Venezuela Venezuela

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Venezuela

Skala występująca najczęściej

Venezuela

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale

Grade description

grade

percent

16.00 – 20.00

Excelente (Excellent)

bardzo dobry (5,0)

100%

13.00 – 15.99

Bueno (Good)

dobry (4,0)

75%

10.00 – 12.99

Satisfactorio (Satisfactory)

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

0.00 – 9.99

Deficiente (Fail)

niedostateczny (-)

0%

5-point scale

Venezuela

Equivalent in Polish scale

Grade

Scale

Grade description

grade

percent

5

85.00 – 100.00

Excelente

bardzo dobry (5,0)

100%

4

70.00 – 84.99

Bueno

dobry (4,0)

75%

3

50.00 – 69.99

Aprobado

dostateczny (3,0)

50%

2

20.00 – 49.99

Deficiente

dopuszczający

30%

1

0.00 – 19.99

Rechazado

niedostateczny (-)

0%

Great Britain, USA Great Britain, USA

Converting grades from secondary education certificates issued in Great Britain and USA

Great Britain, USA

Equivalent in Polish scale

Scale A – E

Descriptive scale

Numerical scale

Descriptive scale

Percentage scalea

A*

Excellent

6

celujący

100%

A

Excellent

6

celujący

100%

B

Very Good

5

bardzo dobry

80%

C

Good

4

dobry

75%

D

Satisfactory

3

dostateczny

50%

E

Sufficient

2

dopuszczający

30%

n/a

Ungraded

1

niedostateczny

0%

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