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Grade and credit conversion

Students receive recognition for courses that they successfully completed during their exchange, as long as the courses were approved by their School at Tilburg University. You can find more information about this process on this page.

Once you have successfully completed the Upon Return section of your workflow in Mobility Online, the Study Abroad & Exchange Team will start the process of converting the credits/credits and grades you obtained during your exchange to your Tilburg University study program. We call this the conversion process.

Credits, grades or both?

Regulations regarding credit and grade recognition differ per Tilburg University School. These regulations are set by the Schools themselves:

  • TiSEM, TSB and TLS students will only have the credits earned during their exchange added to their degree program. Grades earned during your exchange are not taken into consideration and will not affect your Tilburg University GPA. Grades are simply counted as either Pass or Fail.
  • For TSHD and TST students, both the credits and grades that they earned during their exchange will be counted towards their Tilburg University degree program. Grades at the host university will be converted into Tilburg University grades.

Conversion process

At the end of your exchange, your host university will issue an official transcript, which shows the credits and grades you obtained during your exchange. Sometimes they will send this to you directly and sometimes it is sent to your Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator, who will then share it with you.

Upon receiving your transcript, you need to upload it to the Upon Return section of your workflow. You also need to complete a short report of your exchange experience - this will be used to help future students choose their dream destination! Make sure to complete all 4 pages, otherwise the step won't show as completed in your workflow.

As soon as these 2 steps are complete, your Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator will begin the conversion process by creating a conversion letter. The letter contains information taken from your transcript from your host university and the course approval(s) you received from your School, and the information in the tables below. The conversion letter is then sent to your School, who gives a final check of the information. After that, it is sent to Student Administration, who take care of adding the credits/grades to your Osiris profile.

Please note that only courses which you received course approval for can be counted towards your Tilburg University study program.

Conversion data - TiSEM, TLS and TSB

​​​Disclaimer: All information provided in the conversion tables is for informational purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information,  however Tilburg University cannot guarantee this. Tilburg University and Schools reserve the right to change this information or make amendments in the conversion table at any time and without prior notice. Also please consider the fact that this information is updated to reflect the current credit and grading policy of our partner universities. Calculations retrieved from e.g. former students’ Experience Reports might be outdated.  

The following conversion table is applicable for students from Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Tilburg Law School for exchanges in the academic year 2020/2021 and onwards.

Conversion of credits - TiSEM, TLS & TSB

Conversion data - TSHD and TST

​​​Disclaimer: All information provided in the conversion tables is for informational purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information,  however Tilburg University cannot guarantee this. Tilburg University and Schools reserve the right to change this information or make amendments in the conversion table at any time and without prior notice. Also please consider the fact that this information is updated to reflect the current credit and grading policy of our partner universities. Calculations retrieved from e.g. former students’ Experience Reports might be outdated.  

The following conversion table is applicable for students from Tilburg School of Humanities and Tilburg School of Catholic Theology for exchanges in the academic year 2020/2021 and onwards.

Conversion of grades and credits - TSHD & TST