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International Academic Entry Standards for Diplomas

Recognised International Qualifications

Country

Qualification

Diploma of Legal StudiesDiploma of Health SciencesAll Other Diplomas

Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)

Global Assessment Certificate GPA.

2.61.61.0

International Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate

Aggregate score

242218

Academic Entry Requirements by Country / Region

Country

Qualification

Diploma of Legal StudiesDiploma of Health SciencesAll Other Diplomas

Argentina

Argentine Bachillerato grade average in the final year results.

NA

5.9

5

AustraliaMinimum ATAR score required.65%60%50%

Bahrain

Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate – Grade average of final year results.85%80%70%

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate grade average in final year results.

432.3

Botswana

GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)543

Brazil

Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Medio).

NA

6.6

6.0

Brunei

GCE 'A' Levels. See United Kingdom.   

Canada

Provincial High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma grade average in final year results.

65%

60%

50%

Chile

Chilean Licencia De Educacion grade average of final year results.

NA

5.0

5.4

China

Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with % average in final year results.75%65%60%

Colombia

Colombian Bachillerato grade average of final year results

NA

66%

74%

Denmark

Completion of STX, HHX, HTX, HF with minimum average grade (12 point scale).40202
EqyptMiddle Eastern Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Shehadet al-thaniwiya) - Grade average of final year results.

85%

80%

70%

Fiji

Form 7 average in best 4 subjects.

NA

44%

46%

Finland

Matriculation Examination Certificate
(Ylioppilastutkintotodistus /
Studentexamensbetyg) - Average of best four matriculation examination results (on 7-point scale where 2
(Approbatur) is a pass).
322
Finnish Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Lukionpäästötodistus /
Dimissionsbetyg fran Gymnasiet) - Grade average of final year results (on 10-point scale where 5 (adequate) is a pass).
No entry86.6

France

Completion of French Baccalauréate with specified average grade on the 20-point scale.109.38.5

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen
Hochschulreife (Abitur) with the
overall grade average (Durchschnittsnote) for all subjects where: 1 = Very Good, 2= Good, 3 = Satisfactory, 4 = Adequate/Pass, 5 = Poor, 6= Very Poor.
3.544.4

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate – grade average best six subjects where A1/Excellent=1; B2/Very Good=2; B3/Good=3; C4/Credit=4; C5/Credit=5; C6/Credit=6; D7/Pass=7; E8/Pass=8; F9/Fail=9

C6

C4

B3

Hong Kong, SAR

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). Entry requirements are based on the combined total points achieved from the best 5 Category A subjects.141210

India

 All Indian Secondary School Certificate (CBSE) average of 4 best academically examined programs Indian School Certificate - (CISCE) Average of English + 3 best academic externally examined subjects Indian State Board (Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate) - West Bengal an average of 5 best academic externally examined subjects. Some other state qualfications are accepted at higher grades.62%50%45%
IndiaSenior Secondary School Certificate National institute of Open Learning (NIOS) an average of 4 best academic externally examined subjects   Average of 5 best academic externally examined subjects for Indian State Board (Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate) in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Some other state qualifications are accepted at higher grades.67%55%50%

Indonesia

Indonesia Secondary School
Certificate (SMA/MA 3)
Pass Mark is 60%. If the pass mark is different the requirement will be revised accordingly.
80%70%60%

Iran

Iran Pre-University Certificate average grade for final year result.9.68.88.8

Iraq

Iraq Certificate of Preparatory Studies (Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah) – average grade for final year results.

60%

66%

78%

Italy

Esame di Stato – Average overall mark

NA

50%

55.38%

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation)

60%

55.38%

50%

Jordan

General Certificate of Secondary Education - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education average grade in final year results.4.13.63.6

Kenya

Kenyan Certificate of Secondary
Education (KCSE)
Average of 7 best subjects.
B-C+C

Kuwait

General Secondary Certificate (Shahadat-al-thaniwa-al-a’ama) - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

Libya

General Secondary School Leaving Certificate  grade average in final year results.78%66%66%

Malaysia

MICSS Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with average score for best 5 academic subjects Grading scale: A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8; F9=Fail.6.07.08.0
Malaysia

STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia).

A=4.00, A-=3.67, B+=3.33, B=3.00, B-=2.67, C+=2.33, C=2.00.

Minimum score of 6.33 for best two subjects.Minimum score of 6 for best three subjects OR
Minimum score of 4.66 for best two subjects.
Minimum score of 6 for best three subjects OR
Minimum score of 4.33 for best two subjects.

Mexico

Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) average grade for final year results.8.37.37.3

Myanmar

Myanmar Basic Education High School Examination (Matriculation) - % average of final year results.

72%

63%

55%

Nepal

Nepalese Proficiency Certificate.

74%

66%

58%

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs OR Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs

6

5.5

5

New Caledonia

French Baccalaureate successful completion and a grade average.9.89.39.3

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate and Nigerian Senior School Certificate – grade average best six subjects where A1/Excellent=1; B2/Very Good=2; B3/Good=3; C4/Credit=4; C5/Credit=5; C6/Credit=6; D7/Pass=7; E8/Pass=8; F9/Fail=9

C6

C4

B3

Norway

Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations with GPA.2.92.62.6

Oman

General Secondary Certificate (Shahadat-al-thaniwa-al-a’ama) - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

Pakistan

Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate
Pre-Medical/Pre-Engineering
Stream.
65% 60%55%
Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate
Humanities /Science Stream.
85%80%75%

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Upper Secondary School Certificate – Grade Average of best five subjects. Personal Development and Religious Education cannot be used in the grade average calculation. Grade average calculation must include either Language or Literature or Applied English. Grading scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.

3.5

3.0

2.5

Peru

Peruvian Official Certificate of Secondary Education Grade average of in final year results.

1613.813.8
PhilippinesYear 12 High School Diploma with minimum 75% average for final grades.Year 12 High School Diploma with minimum 75% average for final grades, AND SAT
score 1020.
Year 12 High School Diploma with minimum 75% average for final grades.Year 12 High School Diploma with minimum 75% average for final grades.

Qatar

General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawaya Aam Qatari) - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

Russia

Russian Federation Certificate of Completed Secondary

3.97

3.65

3.20

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihaiyah) - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

Singapore

National University of Singapore High School Diploma with a CAP for Graduation of 2.5 where A+, A=5.0, A-=4.5, B+=4.0, B=3.5, B-=3.0, C+=2.5, C=2.0, D+=1.5, D=1.0, F=0.64.53.5

South Africa

National Senior Certificate (awarded by Umalusi Council) – grade average of best five subjects.

4

3.6

3.2

South Korea

Successful completion of the Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang from general high schools with specific overall score (for graded subjects).4.03.02.0
Successful completion of the Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang from specialist high schools with specific overall score (for graded subjects).21.851.54
Successful completion of the Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang PLUS the specific CSAT score relevant to the specific program rank.
290280280

Spain

Spanish Secondary School Diploma average grade in the final year results.7.86.66.6

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka GCE A Level. Points calculated from: A=4, B=3, C=2, S=1, F=0.321

Sweden

Average grade for all subjects (except the diploma project which is excluded from the calculation) where A=20,
B=17.5, C=15, D=12.5, E=10, F=0
12.51110

Switzerland

Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate grade average  in final year results.3.93.83.8
SwitzerlandSwiss Federal Maturity Certificate grade average on a 6-point scale, 10-point scale or 5-point scale in final year results.3.9 on a 6-point scale), 5.8 (10-point scale) or 2.9 (5-point scale) in final year results3.8 on a 6-point scale), 5.5 (10-point scale) or 2.8 (5-point scale) in final year results3.8 on a 6-point scale), 5.5 (10-point scale) or 2.8 (5-point scale) in final year results

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma Year 12 (Academic Senior III)85%75%65%
GSAT plus Senior High School
Diploma Year 12 (Academic Senior III)
60%n/an/a

Thailand

Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education Matayom 6 (M6).2.52.22.0

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) – final high school mark 50

72%

63%

55%

United Arab Emirates

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihaiyah) - Grade average of final year results

85%

80%

70%

United Kingdom

GCE 'A' Levels  
Total points calculated as follows: 
• A level subjects: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
• AS level subjects: A*= 3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5
   
Three A Levels with minimum total points. (A maximum of two AS Level subjects may be combined to substitute for one A Level.543
Three AS Levels.765

United States of America

High School Diploma and completed SAT with a minimum score of 940, or High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 20. Note: New SAT results are for tests after March 2016.High School Diploma and completed SAT with a minimum score of 1020, or High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 21. Note: New SAT results are for tests after March 2016.High School Diploma and completed SAT with a minimum score of 940, or High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 20. Note: New SAT results are for tests after March 2016.High School Diploma and completed SAT with a minimum score of 940, or High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 20. Note: New SAT results are for tests after March 2016.

Vietnam

Vietnam Senior Secondary School Graduation.
Diploma (Bằng tốt nghiệp Trung học phổ thông).
Average all subjects examined.
7.56.56

Zimbabwe

GCE 'A' Levels  See United Kingdom.