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Article - International Degree Equivalents: PhonyDiploma


International Degree Equivalents

Country

Qualification

Recommended UK Grade Equivalent

 

 

Notes

 

 

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Australia

Bachelor degree

Distinction / 75% or 80%

Credit

Pass with an overall percentage of 58% or above

(from universities using either a 70-79% range / 75-84% )

Afghanistan

Master's degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Albania

Diploma e nivelit te pare / First Level Diploma (Bologna award)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Algeria

Licence

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Algeria

Diplôme d'Ingénieur

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Algeria

Diplôme d'Architecte d'État

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Algeria

Diplôme de (professional field)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Algeria

Diplôme d'Études Supérieures

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Angola

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Argentina

Licenciado

9

7.5

6

 

Argentina

Título de Profesor

9

7.5

6

 

Argentina

Professional Title

9

7.5

6

 

Armenia

Bachelor degree (Bakalavri Astichan), awarded from 2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Armenia

Bachelor degree from the American University of Armenia

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Armenia

Specialist Diploma

5

4

 

(5 point grading scale)

Armenia

Specialist Diploma

9

7

 

(10 point grading scale)

Armenia

Specialist Diploma

18

13

 

(20 point grading scale)

Armenia

Specialist Diploma

4

3

 

(GPA Scale)

Armenia

Master's degree (Magistrosi Astichan), before 2005

 

4

 

(5 point grading systems)

Armenia

Master's degree (Magistrosi Astichan), before 2005

 

7

 

(10 point grading systems)

Armenia

Master's degree (Magistrosi Astichan), before 2005

 

13

 

(20 point grading systems)

Armenia

Master's degree (Magistrosi Astichan), before 2005

 

Good

 

(classification grading systems)

Armenia

Master's degree (Magistrosi Astichan), before 2005

 

GPA 3.0

 

(GPA grading systems)

Australia

Bachelor Honours degree

First Class

Second Class Division (Upper / A / 1)

Second Class Division (Lower / B / 2)

 

Austria

Bachelor degree

1.5*

2.9*

3.9* 

*Please note that the overall weighted grade average, if not specified on the degree transcript, should be calculated from the numerical grades achieved for each module. Modules or assessments marked as pass/fail should not be counted when calculating the average.

Austria

Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH)

1.5*

2.9*

3.9* 

 

Austria

Diplomstudium, when awarded up to and including 2002

-

-

Genuegend*

*Please note that this can be considered comparable to a 2.2 and above

Austria

Magister, when awarded up to and including 2002

-

-

Genuegend*

 

Azerbaijan

Bakalavr diplomu (Bachelor degree) (from 2005)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Azerbaijan

Specialist Diploma

5

4

 

(5 point grading scale)

Azerbaijan

Specialist Diploma

91

81

 

(100 point grading scale)

Azerbaijan

Magister awarded before 2005

 

4

 

 

Bahamas

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Bahrain

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Bangladesh

Bachelor degree (4 years) from BUET

3.75

3

2.5

(4-point GPA scale)

Bangladesh

Master's degree (when following a three or four year Bachelor degree)

 

 

3.0*

(4-point CGPA scale)

Barbados

Bachelor degree from University of West Indies

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Belarus

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

5

4

 

(5 point scale)

Belarus

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

9

8

7

(10 point scale)

Belarus

Master's degree (since 1991)

 

4

 

(5 point scale)

Belarus

Master's degree (since 1991)

 

7

 

(10 point scale)

Belgium

Bachelor degree

17

14

12

 

Belgium

Licence / Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas

16

14

12

 

Belize

Bachelor degree from University of West Indies

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Benin

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Benin

Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures (DES)

 

 

12*

 

Bolivia

Licenciado (from a public autonomous university)

89

75

64

(0 - 100 scale)

Bolivia

Licenciado (from a public autonomous university)

9

8.5

7.5

(1 - 10 scale)

Bolivia

Professional title (from a public autonomous university) (0 - 100 scale)

89

75

64

 

Bolivia

Professional title (from a public autonomous university) (1 - 10 scale)

9

8.5

7.5

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bachelor degrees (Bologna awards)

10

9

8

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visoko Obrazovanja

10

9

8

(1 - 10 scale)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visoko Obrazovanja

5

4

 

(1 - 5 scale)

Botswana

Master's degree

 

 

Pass

 

Brazil

Bacharel

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Brazil

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Brazil

Professional title (4 years in duration)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Brunei

Bachelor (Honours) degree

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Bulgaria

Bakalavar (from 2003)

5.5

4.5

4

 

Bulgaria

Profesionalen Bakalavar (from 2003)

5.5

4.5

4

 

Bulgaria

Diploma of Completed Higher Education

6

5

4

 

Bulgaria

Magistar (studied and awarded until 2003)

6

5

4

 

Burkina Faso

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Burkina Faso

Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures (DES)

 

 

12*

 

Burundi

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

60*

 

Cambodia

Master's degree

85%

70%

65%

 

Cambodia

Master's degree

A

B

C+

 

Cambodia

Master's degree

4

3

2.5

 

Cambodia

Master's degree

Excellent

Good

Fairly Good

 

Cameroon

Diplôme d'études supérieures en commerce

 

 

Pass

 

Cameroon

Diplôme d'Ingénieur

 

 

Pass

 

Cameroon

Maîtrise / Master's degree (without thesis)

16

14

12

 

Canada

Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) / Baccalauréat / Professional Bachelor degree

A-

B

C+

(Letter grade)

Canada

Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) / Baccalauréat / Professional Bachelor degree

3.7

3.1

2.5

(4 point GPA scale)

Canada

Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) / Baccalauréat / Professional Bachelor degree

83%

73%

62%

(Percentage grade)

Canada

Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) / Baccalauréat / Professional Bachelor degree

10

8

6

(12 point scale)

Canada

Bachelor degree (3 years)

A

B+

B

(Letter grade)

Canada

Bachelor degree (3 years)

3.9

3.5

3.1

(4 Point GPA scale)

Canada

Bachelor degree (3 years)

90%

80%

73%

(Percentage scale)

Canada

Bachelor degree (3 years)

12

10

8

(12 point scale)

Chile

Licenciatura

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Chile

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

China

Bachelor degree

90%

80%

75%

(percentage grade)

China

Bachelor degree

3.7

3.3

2.9

(GPA 4.0 scale)

Colombia

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Colombia

Licenciado / professional title with Acreditación de alta calidad

4

3.6

3.2

 

Colombia

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Costa Rica

Licenciado

9

8

7

 

Croatia

Baccalaureus / Baccalaurea

5

4

3

 

Croatia

Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje / Diplomirani / Level VII/1 Diploma (now phased out)

5

4

3

 

Cuba

Título de Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cuba

Arquitecto

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cuba

Doctor

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cuba

Ingeniero

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cyprus

Bachelor degree / Ptychio when awarded by a public university

8.5

7.5

6.5

When awarded by a private institution, the programme must be accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture (0-10 grading scale)

Cyprus

Bachelor degree / Ptychio when awarded by a public university

3.85

3.5

2.85

When awarded by a private institution, the programme must be accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture (0-10 grading scale)

Czech Republic

Bakalar (2002 onwards)

Výborny

Velmi Dobre

Dobre

 

Czech Republic

 

A

B

C

 

Czech Republic

 

 

(1.5 or, when awarded before 2004, 2)

(2 or, when awarded before 2004, 3)

 

Denmark

Bachelor degree / Professional Bachelor degrees (awarded post-2006/07)

12

07-10

4

 

Denmark

Bachelor degree / Professional Bachelor degrees (awarded post-2006/07)

13

08-10

7

 

Denmark

Candidatus Philosophiae (now phased out)

Pass

 

 

 

Djibouti

Maîtrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Dominica

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

(from the University of the West Indies)

Dominican Republic, the

Maestría

 

 

80%*

 

Ecuador

Título de Licenciado/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Ecuador

Título Profesional

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Egypt

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

(from a Public or Private University)

Egypt

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

(awarded by the American University in Cairo)

El Salvador

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

El Salvador

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

El Salvador

Maestría

 

 

6*

 

Estonia

Bakalaurusekraad / Diploma (Bachelor degree)

5

3.5

2.5 

 

Estonia

Rakenduskõrgharidusõppe Diplom / Professional Higher Education Diploma

5

3.5

2.5 

 

Fiji

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

A

B

(Letter grade system)

Fiji

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

80%

80%

(Percentage grade system)

Finland

Kandidaat / Kandidat, when awarded after 2005

4.5

3.25

2.3

(1-5 grading system, non-rounded grade, calculated from the weighted average*)

Finland

Kandidaat / Kandidat, when awarded after 2005

3

2

1

(1-3 grading system, rounded grade)

Finland

Professional second cycle awards:

 

 

 

*Please note that the overall weighted grade average, if not specified on the degree transcript, should be calculated from the numerical grades achieved for each module. Modules or assessments marked as pass/fail should not be counted when calculating the average.

Finland

Lisensiaatti / Licenciat [medical subject areas] (degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry)

4.5

3.25

2.3

(1-5 grading system, non-rounded grade, calculated from the weighted average*)

Finland

Oikeustieteen Kandidaatti / Juris Kandidat (Law degree), with 160 credits

4.5

3.25

2.3

 

Finland

Proviisori / Provisor (Higher Academic degree in Pharmacy), with 200 credits.

4.5

3.25

2.3

 

Finland

Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto (AMK) / Yrkeshögskoleexamen (YHS)

4.75

3.5

2.5

(1-5 grading system, non-rounded grade, calculated from the weighted average*)

Finland

Professional second cycle awards:

 

 

 

(1-3 grading system, rounded grade)

Finland

Lisensiaatti / Licenciat [medical subject areas] (degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry)

3

2

1

 

Finland

Oikeustieteen Kandidaatti / Juris Kandidat (Law degree), with 160 credits

3

2

1

 

Finland

Proviisori / Provisor (Higher Academic degree in Pharmacy), with 200 credits.

3

2

1

 

France

Licence / Licence Professionelle, awarded from 2009

16

13

12

 

France

Maîtrise (pre-Bologna)

15

13

11

 

France

Diplôme from a Grande Ecole (excluding Grade de Master) including: Diplôme d'État d'Architecte / Diplôme d'Ingénieur / Diplôme from an École Supérieure de Commerce / Gestion / Politique.

Pass

 

 

Please note that the Diplôme must be recognised and listed within the Bulletin Officiel.

Gabon

Diplôme d'Ingénieur

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Georgia

Bakalavris Khariskhi, Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Georgia

Specialist Diploma (five years or longer) ( 5 point scale)

 

4

 

 

Georgia

Specialist Diploma (five years or longer) ( classification grading system)

 

Good

 

 

Germany

Bachelor degree

1.5

2.3

3

 

Germany

Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH)

1.5

2.3

3

 

Germany

Magister Artium / Diplom when studied before 2002

Mit Auszeichnung, where awarded

Sehr Gut*, Gut

Befriedigend, Genuegend

*This grade can be considered comparable to 2:1 and above

Ghana

Bachelor degree (from a Public University)

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Ghana

Bachelor degree (from a Public University) (4 point GPA scale)

3.6

3.25

2.5

 

Greece

Diploma/Degree awarded by the AEA, or a recognised university.

8.5

7

6

 

Guatemala

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Guatemala

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Guatemala

Maestria from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

 

 

60%*

 

Guatemala

Maestria from a private university

 

 

70%*

 

Guyana

Graduate Diploma

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Guyana

Master's degree

 

 

C*

 

Holy See

Baccalaureate (2006-)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Holy See

Licenciate (-2005)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Honduras

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Honduras

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Hong Kong

Bachelor degree (Honours)

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Hungary

Alapfokozat (Bachelor degree)

5

4

3

 

Hungary

Egyetemi Oklevél (University Diploma, now phased out)

5

4

3

 

Iceland

Baccalaurreatus

9

7.5

6.5

 

Iceland

Kandidatsprf / Candidatus Mag.

8.5

7

6

 

India

Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce

75%

60%

50%

(Percentage-classifications)

India

Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce

8.5

7

6

(GPA 10 point system)

India

Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce

7

5

4

(GPA 7 point system)

India

Professional Bachelor degree

75%

60%

50%

(Percentage-classifications)

India

Professional Bachelor degree

8.5

7

6

(GPA 10 point system)

India

Professional Bachelor degree

7

5

4

(GPA 7 point system)

Indonesia

Sarjana (S1) course accredited with A

4

3

2.5

(Cumulative GPA)

Iran

Bachelor degree (Licence or Karshenasi)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Iran

University of Technology degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Iran

Professional Doctorate

17

14

12

(0 - 20 scale)

Iraq

Bachelor degree in Medicine

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Iraq

Bachelor degree in Engineering (obtained before 1990)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Iraq

Master of Technology (from a Technical College)

 

 

70%*

 

Iraq

Master's degree

 

 

70%*

 

Ireland

Honours Bachelor degree

First Class Honours

Second Class Honours Grade 1

Second Class Honours Grade 2

 

Israel

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Israel

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Israel

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Italy

Laurea (laurea triennale)

108

94

84

 

Italy

Laurea v.o

110

100

88

 

Italy

Laurea Ingegneria

108

94

84

 

Italy

Specialised undergraduate diplomas:

 

 

 

 

Italy

Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti

108

94

84

 

Italy

Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico

108

94

84

 

Italy

Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello

108

94

84

 

Ivory Coast, the

Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures spécialisées (DESS) / (DES)

 

 

12*

(When approved by the Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique)

Ivory Coast, the

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

(When approved by the Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique)

Jamaica

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Japan

Advanced Diploma (Koudo Senmon Shi)

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Japan

Bachelor degree (Gakushi)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Jordan

Bachelor degree

3.7

3

2.5

(4 point scale)

Kazakhstan

Bakalavr (Bachelor degree)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Kazakhstan

Specialist Diploma

5

4

 

 

Kenya

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Kosovo

Baçelor / Baccalaureus (Bachelor degree)

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Kuwait

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Kyrgyzstan

Master's degree

 

4

 

(5 point scale)

Kyrgyzstan

Master's degree

 

Good

 

(classification grading system)

Kyrgyzstan

Master's degree

 

Credit (zachet)

 

 

Kyrgyzstan

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

5

4

 

(5 point scale)

Kyrgyzstan

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

Excellent

Good

 

(classification grading system)

Kyrgyzstan

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

 

Credit (zachet)

 

 

Latvia

Bakalaura Diploms / Profesiona Bakalaura Diploms, when awarded from 2003

9

7.5

6

 

Latvia

Magistra Diploms, when awarded up to and including 2000

 

 

6.5

 

Lebanon

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

(from a US regionally accredited institution in Lebanon)

Lebanon

Maitrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Lesotho

Bachelor of Law

A

B

C

(Letter grade system)

Lesotho

Bachelor of Law

1st

2:1

2:2

(Classification system)

Lesotho

Master's degree

 

 

60%*

 

Liberia

Master's degree

 

 

3.5*

(4 point scale)

Libya

Bachelor degree in Architecture, Engineering or Medicine (from a university)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Liechtenstein

Bachelor degree

6

5.5

4

 

Lithuania

Bakalauro Diplomas, awarded from 2003

10

8

7

 

Lithuania

Magistro Diploms, awarded up to and including 2000

10

8

7

 

Luxembourg

Bachelor degree when awarded from 2003 onwards

17

16

14

 

Macao

Bachelor degree / Licenciatura

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Macao

Master's degree (4-point GPA scale)

 

 

3.0*

 

Macedonia

Bachelor degree (Bologna award)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Macedonia

Visoko Obrazovanja

10

9

8

 

Madagascar

Maîtrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Madagascar

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Malawi

Master's degree

 

 

3.2*

(GPA system)

Malawi

Master's degree

 

 

74%*

(Percentage)

Malaysia

Bachelor degree

Class 1

Class 2 division i

Class 2 division ii

(Classification system)

Malaysia

Bachelor degree

A

A-/B+

B

(Letter grade system)

Maldives, the

Bachelor degree

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

(from Maldives College of Higher Education)

Malta

Bachelor Honours degree

First Class Honours

Second Class Honours, Upper Division

Second Class Honours, Lower Division with an overall average of 60%

 

Mauritania

Maîtrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Mauritius

Bachelor degree

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Mexico

Titulo de Licenciado

9

8

7

 

Mexico

Título (Profesional) de [subject area]

9

8

7

 

Moldova

Diploma de Licenta

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Moldova

Diploma de Studii Superioare (Diploma of University Higher Studies) (courses after 1991)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Montenegro

Diploma primijenjenih osovnih studija, Diploma of professional undergraduate studies (abbr. B.Appl.)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Montenegro

Diploma/Uvjerenje o završ¡enim osnovnim akademskim studijama, Diploma of completed academic undergraduate studies (abr. BA)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Diplome du Cycle Normal

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Diplôme from Ecoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion (ENCG)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Licence

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Licence d'Etudes Fondamentales

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Licence Professionnelle

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Morocco

Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État

16

14

12

 

Myanmar

Master's degree

 

 

Pass grade (typically 50% overall)*

 

Namibia

Master's degree

 

 

C*

 

Namibia

Master's degree

 

 

60%*

 

New Zealand

Bachelor degree (Letter grading)

A

B+

C+

 

New Zealand

Bachelor degree (9-pt GPA)

8

6

3

 

New Zealand

Bachelor (Honours) degree (Letter grading)

A

B

C+

 

New Zealand

Bachelor (Honours) degree (9-pt GPA)

8

5

3

 

Nicaragua

Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Nicaragua

Maestria

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Nicaragua

Professional Title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Niger

Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures spécialisées (DESS)

 

 

12*

 

Niger

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Nigeria

Bachelor Honours degree (classifications)

First class (70%+)

Upper second class (60%-69%)

Lower second class (50-59%)

 

Nigeria

Bachelor Honours degree (5 point GPA)

4.5

3.5

2.5

 

Norway

Bachelorgrad, when awarded from 2003 onwards

A

B

D

 

Norway

Candidatus Magisterii (cand. mag.) / Sivilingeniør (siv. ing.) / Siviløkonom (siv. øk.)

1.0-1.5

1.6-2.5

2.6-3.2

 

Oman

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Pakistan

Master's degree (following a two- or three-year Bachelor degree)

See Notes

 

 

Holders of the two aforementioned qualifications from Pakistan may be eligible for a bursary in line with levels for British Bachelor Ordinary and Master's degree respectively. If you hold one of the above qualifications from Pakistan, you should first submit your Bachelor and Master's degrees to UK NARIC to obtain a Statement of Comparability. The Statement will confirm the comparable level of your qualifications. You should then present this to your ITT provider for consideration against the bursary allocation criteria.

Pakistan

Master's degree (following a four-year Bachelor degree)

 

 

 

 

Palestinian National Authority

Master's degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Palestinian National Authority

Bachelor degree in Medicine or Dental Medicine

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Panama

Licenciado / Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Panama

Maestría

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Papua New Guinea

Bachelor (Honours) degree

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Paraguay

Título de Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Paraguay

Título de... (professional title)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Peru

Título de Licenciado/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Peru

Título Profesional

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Philippines

Master's degree from a Centre of Excellence or a prestigious institution

 

 

Good*

 

Poland

Licencjat / Inzynier awarded from 2002

4.51

4.21

3.71

 

Poland

Magister (when studied before or until 2000)

 

4.5*

3.5

*This grade can be considered comparable to 2:1 and above

Portugal

Licenciado

16

14

13

 

Portugal

Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) 

18

16

14

 

Puerto Rico

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Qatar

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Romania

Diploma de Licenta (Bachelor degree)

9.5

8

7

 

Romania

Diploma de Inginer (Engineer Diploma)

9.5

8

7

 

Romania

Professional long-cycle degrees:

 

 

 

 

Romania

Diploma de Arhitect (Architect)

9.5

8

 

Romania

Diploma de Doctor-Medic (Doctor of Medicine)

9.5

8

 

Romania

Diploma de Doctor Medic-Veterinar (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

9.5

8

 

Romania

Diploma de Farmacist (Pharmacist)

9.5

8

 

Romania

Diploma de Urbanist Diplomat (Town Planner)

9.5

8

 

Russian Federation, the

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Russian Federation, the

Specialist Diploma

5

4

 

(5 point scale)

Rwanda

Bachelor Honours degree from 2007

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Samoa

Bachelor degree (from University of the South Pacific)

 

A

B

(Letter grading system)

Samoa

Bachelor degree (from University of the South Pacific)

 

80%

70%

(Percentage)

Saudi Arabia

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Bachelor in Business Administration from L'Institut Africain de Management

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Senegal

Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Specialisées (DESS)

 

 

12*

 

Senegal

Diplôme de Pharmacien

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Diplôme de Docteur en Chirurgie Dentaire

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Diplôme d'Etat de Docteur en Médecine

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Diplôme d'Etudes Superiéures

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Senegal

Maîtrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Serbia

Diplom Visokog Obrazovanja

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Serbia

Bachelor degree from 2003

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Sierra Leone

Bachelor degree (Honours)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Sierra Leone

Master's degree

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Singapore

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

(from public universities or SIM University)

Slovakia

Bakalár when awarded from 2005

Výborne /1.0

Velmi dobre / 1.5

Uspokojivo / 2.5

 

Slovakia

Magister/Inzinier, when awarded up to and including 2002

Výborne /1.0

Velmi dobre /1.5

Uspokojivo / 2.5

 

Slovenia

Univerzitetni Diplomant / Diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi / Diplomirani

9

7.5

7

 

Slovenia

Diplomant / Diploma o pridobljeni visoki strokovni izobrazbi / Diplomirani + professional title

9

7.5

7

 

Solomon Islands, the

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

A

B

(Letter grading system)

Solomon Islands, the

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

80%

70%

(Percentage)

South Africa

Bachelor Honours degree / Professional Bachelor degree / Bachelor of Technology degree

75%

70%

60%

(Percentage grading)

South Africa

Bachelor Honours degree / Professional Bachelor degree / Bachelor of Technology degree

1st (First Class)

2:1 (Second Class Division 1)

2:2 (Second Class Division 2)

(Classification grading)

South Korea

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Spain

Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado en [subject area] (Grado)

8.5

7

6

 

Spain

Título Universitario Oficial de Licenciado / Ingeniero / Arquitecto (Licenciatura)

8.5

7

6

 

Sri Lanka

Professional degree

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Sri Lanka

Bachelor Special degree

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Education

1st

2:1

2:2

 

St Kitts and Nevis

Bachelor degree (from the University of the West Indies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

St Lucia

Bachelor degree (from the University of the West Indies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Sudan

Bachelor degree in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Sudan

Master's degree

 

 

70%*

(Percentage)

Sudan

Master's degree

 

 

B+*

(Letter grading system)

Surinam

Doctoraal Examen (until 1983)

To be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

 

 

Surinam

Master's degree

 

 

met genoegen*

 

Sweden

Bachelor degree

110 out of 120 credits obtained with any of the following grades:

90 out of 120 credits obtained with any of the following grades:

100 out of 120 credits obtained with any of the following grades:

 

Sweden

Bachelor degree

Väl Godkänd (VG)

Väl Godkänd (VG)

 

(UV grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

A (Framstående) or B (Mycket Bra)

A (Framstående) or B (Mycket Bra)

C (Bra)

(AF grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

5 / AB / Med beröm Godkänd

5 / AB / Med beröm godkänd

4 / BA / Icke utan beröm godkänd

(5U grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

Med beröm Godkänd/ Cum laude approbatur  (AB)

Med beröm godkänd/ Cum laude approbatur (AB)

Non sine laude approbatur / Icke utan beröm godkänd (BA)

(UM grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

 

Non sine laude approbatur / Icke utan beröm godkänd (BA)

 

(UM grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

Med beröm Godkänd / Cum laude approbatur (AB)

Med beröm godkänd / Cum laude approbatur (AB)

Non sine laude approbatur / Icke utan beröm godkänd (BA)

(UB grade scale)

Sweden

Bachelor degree

 

Non sine laude approbatur / Icke utan beröm godkänd (BA)

Pass with Distinction (VG)

(UB grade scale)

Switzerland

Bachelor degree

5.5

5

4

 

Switzerland

Diplôme / Diplom / Diploma

5.5

5

4

 

Switzerland

Diplôme (Haute Ecole Specialisées) / Diplom (Fachhochschule) / Diploma (Scuola Universitaria Professionale)

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

Licence / Lizentiat / Licenza

 

 

 

 

Syria

Bachelor (Licence/al-Ijaza fi)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Taiwan

Bachelor degree from National Universities

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tajikistan

Specialist Diploma (Completed after 1991)

5

 

4

 

Tajikistan

Specialist Diploma (Completed after 1991)

Excellent

 

Good

 

Tajikistan

Magister (since 1991)

5

4

 

 

Tajikistan

Magister (since 1991)

Excellent

Good

 

 

Tanzania

Bachelor degree

1st

2:1

2:2

 

Thailand

Bachelor degree (four/five years)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Thailand

Bachelor degree (six years)

A / Excellent

B+ / Very Good

B / Good

 

Thailand

Bachelor degree (six years)

4

3.5

3

(4-point grade point system)

the Netherlands

Bachelor degree (awarded from 2002)

9

7

6 overall, with at least a third of units scoring 7 or above.

(rounded score (whole number))

the Netherlands

Bachelor degree (awarded from 2002)

8.5

6.5

6

(non-rounded score (to 1 d.p.))

the Netherlands

HBO Bachelor degree (awarded from 2002)

9

7

6 overall, with at least a third of units scoring 7 or above.

(rounded score (whole number))

the Netherlands

HBO Bachelor degree (awarded from 2002)

8.5

6.5

6

(non-rounded score (to 1 d.p.))

the Netherlands

Hoger Beropsonderwijs (HBO) until 2001

9

7

6

 

the Netherlands

Doctoraal (now phased out)

9

7

6

 

Togo

Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (DEA)

 

 

12*

 

Togo

Diplôme d'Études Supérieures (DES)

 

 

12*

 

Tonga

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

A

B

(Letter grading system)

Tonga

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

80%

70%

(Percentage)

Trinidad and Tobago

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tunisia

Maîtrise

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tunisia

Licence

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tunisia

Diplôme National de ... (Ingénieur/Architecture)

16

14

12

 

Tunisia

Docteur en ... (Médecine/Vétérinaire)

16

14

12

 

Turkey

Lisans Diplomasi

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Turkey

Mühendis Diplomasi (-1981)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Turkmenistan

Specialist Diploma (pre-2001 and post-2008)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Uganda

Bachelor degree

Class I - Top Honours

Class IIi - Honours Upper

Class IIii - Honours Lower

(class system)

Uganda

Bachelor degree

4.4

4

3

(5-point GPA system)

Ukraine

Dyplom Bakalavra (awarded from 2008)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Ukraine

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

5

4

 

(5 point scale)

Ukraine

Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)

10

7

 

(12 point scale)

Ukraine

Dyplom Magistra(awarded prior to 2006)

 

4

 

(5 point scale)

Ukraine

Dyplom Magistra (awarded prior to 2006)

 

7

 

(12 point scale)

United Arab Emirates, the

Bachelor degree

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Uruguay

Título de Licenciado

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Uruguay

Professional title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

USA

Bachelor degree

3.7

3.2

2.6

(4-pt GPA scale)

USA

First Professional Degree

3.7

3.2

2.5

(4-pt GPA scale)

Uzbekistan

Specialist Diploma (completed since 1991)

5

4

 

 

Uzbekistan

Master's degree (Magistr)

 

 

4*

(5 point scale)

Uzbekistan

Master's degree (Magistr)

 

 

71%*

(Percentage)

Vanuatu

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

A

B

(Letter grading system)

Vanuatu

Bachelor degree (from the University of the South Pacific)

 

80%

70%

(Percentage)

Venezuela

Licenciatura

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Venezuela

Professional Title

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Vietnam

Master's degree / Thac si (taught) or Thac si (research based)

 

 

5*

 

Yemen

Master's degree

 

 

63%*

 

Zambia

Master's degree (from the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University)

 

 

3.5*

(4-point GPA grading scale)

Zambia

Master's degree (from the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University)

 

 

B+*

(Letter grading system)

Zimbabwe

Bachelor of Arts / Science (Honours) (from the University of Zimbabwe)

1st

2:1

2:2

(Class system)

Zimbabwe

Bachelor of Arts / Science (Honours) (from the University of Zimbabwe)

Distinction

Merit

Credit

(Credit system)

Zimbabwe

Bachelor degree (from National University of Science and Technology)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Zimbabwe

Specialist Diploma (from the University of Zimbabwe)

1st

2:1

2:2

(Class system)

Zimbabwe

Specialist Diploma (from the University of Zimbabwe)

Distinction

Merit

Credit

(Credit system)

Zimbabwe

Bachelor of Technology degree (from Harare Polytechnic)

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

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