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Grading System, Academic Year and Language of Instruction in Albania

Academic Year

The academic year in Albania generally runs from October to June. The academic year is divided into two semesters. There are 3 exam periods: summer, autumn and winter sessions. 

School Year

At primary and secondary educational levels, the school year commences in September and ends in mid-June, with holidays from mid-December to early January.

Higher Education Academic Year

The academic year at universities in Albania starts in October and ends in May. The academic is divided into 2 semesters.
Vacation period: Winter holidays from late December to early January. 

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in Albania is Albanian. Study programmes in English are also offered.


Grading System

In Albania, educational institutions generally use a 10-point grading scale.

 Scale 1 Scale 2 GradeGrade description (In English)  Grade description (In Albanian) US Grade
 10.00 96.00-100.00 A+ Excellent Shkelqyeshem A+
 9.00-9.99 86.00-95.99 A Very Good Shume mire  A
 8.00-8.99 76.00-85.99 B+ Good Mire   B+
 7.00-7.99 66.00-75.99 B Satisfactory Kenaqshem B
 6.00-6.99 56.00-65.99 C Sufficient Mjaftueshem C
 5.00-5.99 50.00-59.99 D Passable Kalueshem C-minus-
 4.00-4.99 40.00-49.99 FX Conditional Failed Mbetes  F
 1.00-3.99 0.00-39.99 F Failed Mbetes  F
   E Not Completed Paperfunduar 


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