The so-called "red diploma", indicating that a graduate has passed with distinction, is presented in accordance with section 26, subsection 4 of the Study and Examination Regulations. In order to achieve this distinction, a student must pass all final state examination components with a grade of "excellent", very good" or "good", and an overall grade of "excellent" or "very good". Simultaneously, such a student's grade point average must not exceed a value of 1.5. In addition to never failing a course, no more than two instances of D or E grades are acceptable.
In case a student has successfully applied for the recognition of courses from another degree programme, the credit value of such courses must not exceed one third of the minimum credit value of a given programme. In case a student has asked not to repeat a course, the credit value of such courses must not exceed one twentieth of the credit value of a given programme.