Going abroad



The tabs on this page provide you with details on the Going Abroad Checklist. This information will help you complete what is on the "Return to Avans" section of the list.

Apply for a VSBfonds grant

You can apply for a grant with the Dutch VSBfonds fund if you are about to graduate and intend to travel abroad to continue your studies or do research.

VSBfonds annually makes a number of grants available to passionate and driven students who want to continue to grow. The fund attaches greater importance to motivation and community involvement than to outstanding grades. The VSBfonds grant is a non-repayable grant of up to €10,000.

The application deadline is 1 March. You can read more and apply via the Dutch-language website of VSBfonds.

Last updated on 23 September 2020.

Please be aware that you are responsible for submitting your results to the appointed staff member within your school.

If the partner institution sends your Transcript of Records (ToR) to the International Office by e-mail, then we will forward this to you with your academy in cc. If the International Office receives your ToR by post, you will receive an email letting you know where you can collect the document.

More information about this you can find at your Avans school.

Last updated on 25 January 2023.

Your school is responsible for assessing the results you have obtained abroad, and processing them in Osiris. They will be visible in Osiris once they have been entered.

More information about this you can find at your Avans school.

Value of your grades abroad

The grading table offers insight into the value of grades and enables comparison of grades and degrees earned abroad. Educational institutions, employers or other interested parties can use this grading table to find out how your achievements compare to those of your fellow students.

Better comparison of grades

Grading systems and grading cultures may vary widely between countries or even between institutions in the same country. This grading table offers insight into the Avans University of Applied Sciences grading culture. This enables conversion of any grades you earned at an institution abroad to grades from the Dutch grading system.


A student from Rome studying in France is awarded the grade of 12. In Rome, this grade can be converted to 27-28. Want to find out how this works? Check the video on the European Commission website.

Grading table

The grading table for Avans University of Applied Sciences is as follows:


Number of

% of total % cumulative
10 7,681 0.9% 0.9%
9.5 - 10.0 7,533 0.8% 1.7%
9.0 - 9.5 28,938 3.2% 4.9%
8.5 - 9.0 41,584 4.6% 9.5%
8.0 - 8.5 105,942 11.8% 21.3%
7.5 - 8.0 115,689 12.9% 34.2%
7.0 - 7.5 175,999 19.7% 53.9%
6.5 - 7.0 145,430 16.2% 70.1%
6.0 - 6.5 165,099 18.4% 88.5%
5.5 - 6.0 103,039 11.5% 100.0%
Total 896,934 100.0%  

This table shows the distribution of all pass grades that have been awarded by Avans. These are the pass grades from at least the previous 3 academic years preceding the graduation year. This enables you to determine what percentage of all those rounded grades were 6.0, 6.5, 7.0 et cetera.

How to read this table

  • The ‘% of total’ column indicates the absolute percentage, i.e. the number of times a particular grade was awarded.
  • The ‘% cumulative’ column indicates the number of times this grade or higher was awarded. Imagine you were awarded 8.5 for a particular unit of study. The table shows that 8.5 was awarded in 4,6% of all cases. Of all grades awarded at Avans, 9,5% was 8.5 or higher.

How Avans compiles this table

  • Avans uses only pass grades to compile the table. For these purposes, grades are rounded up or down to the nearest number or half number.
  • This table is updated annually.


Despite the due care Avans has exercised in compiling this table, its contents may be incomplete or incorrect. For this reason, no rights may be derived from this web page or the table on this website.

Last updated on 9 September 2021.

If your exchange takes place during semester 1 (which ends at 31 January), your Erasmus+ grant file must have been completed upon your return no later than 1 April. For semester 2 (which ends at 31 July), this deadline has been set for 1 October. For more information go to the Erasmus+ page and click on tab ‘Regulations’.

Last updated on 20 February 2020.

We hope your adventure abroad has been fun and worthwhile. You can share your story by telling it to other students at a Student Information Fair of Pre-departure session. For details, please contact the International Office

Facebook community

You are more than welcome to share your experiences with others via the Avans Goes Abroad Facebook community. Posting an article about your stay abroad will help other members of the community. You can share your excitement with students who will be leaving next semester or convince others that going abroad is a wonderful and worthwhile experience.

Your school also appreciates your sharing your story with other students.

More information

More information about this you can find at your Avans school.

Last updated on 26 February 2020.
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