Academic grading in Iceland

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In Iceland, a grade point average (GPA) is given as a weighed average of all grades in a marked period. Grades range from 0-10 and the GPA is rounded off to two decimal points.[1]

Term- and course grades are given on the scale of 0-10 with increments of 0.5.

For added convenience, grades are categorized as follows:

GPA Name Literal meaning
10 - 9.0 Ágætiseinkunn First Grade with distinction
8.99 - 7.25 Fyrsta einkunn First Grade
7.24 - 6.0 Önnur einkunn Second Grade
5.99 - 5.0 Þriðja einkunn Third Grade


  1. ^ Vilhjálmsson, Þorsteinn. "Hvaða einkunnakerfi gildir í lagadeild Háskóla Íslands? Er það notað annars staðar í skólanum? (Icelandic)". Visindavefur HÍ. Retrieved 8 April 2014.