Credit Transfer and Grade Equivalence

The basic units that make up a degree programme are modules and each module is given a credit value.

Study abroad students usually follow a normal undergraduate workload based on 120 credits for a full academic year programme (120 credits is equivalent to 1200 study hours).

60 Newcastle credits are approximately equivalent to:

  • Australia 12 credits
  • Brazil 40 credits
  • Korea 19-22 hak-jeom
  • Norway 30 ECTS
  • USA 12-15 credit hours

In our experience of dealing with study abroad students, most home institutions award credit for the time spent studying at Newcastle. The expectation at Newcastle is that study abroad students will complete the same assessments, assignments and examinations, as full degree students.

When you have completed your period of study at Newcastle, your home university will be given a transcript stating the courses you have studied here and the Newcastle grade you have been awarded.

A grade equivalency table has been given as a guideline only to compare the Newcastle to the US and Norwegian systems:

Newcastle

US

 

Newcastle

Norwegian

63% or above

A

 

70% or above

A

60-62%

A-

 

60-69%

B

57-59%

B+

 

50-59%

C

54-56%

B

 

45-49%

D

51-53%

B-

 

40-44%

E

46-50%

C+

 

40 or below

Fail

42-45%

C

     

37-41%

C-

     

32-36%

D+

     

26-31%

D

     

25% or below

D-

     

You should check the credit transfer and grade equivalency with your home institution before arriving in Newcastle.