Grading System, Academic Year and Language of Instruction in Albania
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
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.
In Albania, educational institutions generally use a 10-point grading scale.
| Scale 1|| Scale 2|| Grade||Grade 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|| |