Grades and ECTS credits are recorded in each student’s Student Transcript Book (known as the “Indeks”).
The Croatian national grading system consists of five grades with numerical equivalents:
Excellent (izvrstan) - 5
Note: highest grade
- Very good (vrlo dobar) - 4
- Good (dobar) - 3
Sufficient (dovoljan) - 2
Note: minimum pass grade
Fail (nedovoljan) - 1
Note: requires student to retake exam/resubmit work
In addition to grades, higher education institutions in Croatia award ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), as a part of the Bologna system. Although there is no national regulation on this issue, it is common for 1 ECTS credit to be equivalent to approx. 30 student working hours. Credits are awarded when a course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. 60 ECTS credits represent the workload of one year of study and 30 ECTS credits represent workload of one semester.
Grades and ECTS credits are recorded in each student’s Student Transcript Book (known as the “Indeks”), which all students receive upon enrolment and which contains basic information on courses taken. It is therefore useful to carry the “Indeks” during the last four weeks of the semester when professors certify attendance at the courses with their signature. When a student passes an exam, the professor will write the grade and ECTS obtained by student into the student’s “Indeks” and will sign it one more time.