International equivalents

If you have previously studied outside the UK, the list below provides a guide to the international qualifications that meet our entry requirements for students beginning the Leeds MBA in 2022. This is intended as a guide only, as transcripts vary between universities in certain countries.

If English is not your first language, you should also check that you meet our English language requirements.

If your country or qualification does not appear in this list or you have any questions, please contact our MBA Admissions Office for further information.

Location             Qualification
Afghanistan Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 80%
Albania 3 - 4 year First Level Diploma with an overall grade of at least 8
Algeria Licence (minimum 3 years) with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Andorra Bàtxelor  - 3 punts
Angola Grau de Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 14
Argentina 4 - 6 year Título / Grado de Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 7
Armenia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Australia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Austria Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 2
Azerbaijan Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Bahamas 3-4 year Bachelor degree from The University of The West Indies with 2.1 classification, GPA 3.0 or Grade B overall
Bahrain 4 year Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3
Bangladesh 4 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 70% or a GPA of at least 3.2 - if Bachelor is less than 4 years we require a 1-2 year Masters degree with an overall average of at least 70% or a GPA of at least 3.0
Barbados 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 or at least a grade of B or a GPA of at least 3.0 
Belarus 4 - 8 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 4 out of 5 or 7 out of 10 
Belgium Bachelor or Licentiaat/Licencie (3 years minimum) with an overall grade at least 70% or 14/20
Belize 3 year Bachelor degree from The University of the West Indies or Galen University - validated by the University of Indianapolis - with 2.1, an overall GPA of at least 3.7, an overall grade of at least A- or 75%
Benin Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Bhutan 1 - 2 year Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 60% 
Bolivia 4 - 5 year Licenciado/Título De Bachiller Universitario with an average of at least 70%
Bosnia & Herzegovina Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Botswana Bachelor and Master degree with an overall average of 70% or a 2:1 from University of Botswana if studied 5 years
Brazil Título/Grau/Diploma de Bacharel or Diploma de Licenciado (minimum 3 years) with a grade of at least 8
British Virgin Islands 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1, grade of B or a GPA of at least 3.0 
Brunei 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 or a GPA of at least 3.5, Grade B or an overall average of at least 70%
Bulgaria 3 - 5 year Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 5 (Mnogo dobur)
Burkina Faso Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Burundi Diplôme d'Ingénieur or  Diplôme d’Études Approfondies with an overall average of at least 80% 
Cambodia Bachelor Degree (minimum 4 years) with overall average of 80%
Cameroon Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Canada 3 year Baccalaureat or 4 year Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.1 out of 4.0, an overall score of at least 7 out of 9 or 9 out of 12, an overall grade of at least 73% (when pass mark is 50) or 78% (when pass mark is 60)
Cape Verde From 4 - 5 year Licenciatura with a overall score of at least 16
Cayman Islands Bachelor Degree (minimum 4 years) with grade of B, 2:1, 75% OR 3.25 GPA
Central African Republic Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Chad Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Chile 4 year Grado de Licenciado or Título with a GPA of at least 5.5 
China 4 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 80% 
Colombia 3 - 7 year Degrees:  Licenciado/ Titulo de/ Profesional en/ Maestro en [subject area] with a GPA of at least 4
Congo Diplôme des Etudes Supérieures Maîtrise (minimum 5 years) with an overall average of at least 14
Costa Rica 4 - 5 year Bachiller, Licenciado or  Bachillerato Universitario with an overall grade of at least 8
Croatia 3 - 4 year Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea with an overall GPA of at least 4.0 
Cuba 5 - 6 year Título de:  Licenciado/ Arquitecto/ Doctor/ Ingeniero/ Maestro Primario with an overall grade of at least 4 (Muy Bien)
Cyprus Bachelor/Pytchio degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall GPA of at least 7 (Greek) or 3.0 (Turkish)
Czech Republic 3 - 4 year Bakalar with an overall average of at least 1.5, B or Velmi dobre
Democratic Republic of Congo Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Denmark Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 10
Djibouti 2 year Maîtrise with an overall grade of 14
Dominica 3 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 
Dominican Republic 4 year Licenciado/Título with a GPA of at least 3.5 or an overall grade of at least 85%
Ecuador 4 - 6 year Título de Licenciado/  Titulo de [subject area] with an overall average of at least 8
Egypt 4 - 6 year Bachelor Degree with an overall grade of 75% or a Very Good
El Salvador 4 -7 year Licenciado/ Título de [subject area] or Título de Maestro/Maestría with an overall average of at least 8
Eritrea 1 - 2 year Masters with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 
Estonia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Ethiopia Masters degree (minimum 2 years) with a GPA of at least 3.0, a Grade B or a Very Good
Faroe Islands Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Fiji 3 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 
Finland 3 year Kandidaati with an overall grade of 2 out of 3 or 3.5 out of 5
France 3 - 4 year Diplôme d'Ingénieur or Licence/  Grade de Licence with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Gabon 4 year Diplôme d'Ingénieur, 5 year Maîtrise or 6 year Doctorat en Médicine with an overall average of at least 14
Gambia Masters degree (minimum 2 years) with an overall GPA of at least 3.3 
Georgia 3 - 4 year Bachelor (Bakalavris Diplomi) with an overall average of at least 4/5, or 80%
Germany Bachelor degree with a minimum average of 2.4
Ghana 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 
Greece 4 - 6 year Ptychio with an overall average of at least 7
Greenland 3 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 10
Guatemala 4 - 6 year Licenciado or Título de [subject area], with an overall average of at least 8 or 80%
Guinea Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Guyana Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Honduras From 4 year: Título de Licenciado/a, Grado Académico de Licenciatura with a grade of 8 or 80%
Hong Kong Please contact the admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
Hungary 3 - 6 year Alapfokozat or Egyetemi Oklevél with an overall GPA of at least 3.5-4 
Iceland Baccalaurreatus (minimum 5 years) with an overall grade of at least 7.5
India Please contact the admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
Indonesia 4 year Sarjana (S1) Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 
Iran 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree, Licence or Professional Doctorate with at least 14 from a private University or 13 from a state University
Iraq 4 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 75%
Ireland (Republic of) 4 year Bachelor degree or 1 year Higher Diploma with a 2.1 
Israel 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 80%
Italy 3 - 5 year Licenza or Diploma with an overall average of at least 96
Ivory Coast From 5 - 7 year: Diplôme d'Ingenieur/ DEA, DES, DESS/ Doctorat en Medicine or Maîtrise with a grade of 14
Jamaica 3 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1
Japan 4 year Gakushi (Bachelor) or Kuodo Senmon Shi (Advanced Diploma) with an overall average of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4
Jordan 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75% or a GPA of 3
Kazakhstan 4 - 6 year Bachelor Degree with an overall average of 85%, a GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 or 4.25 out of 5
Kenya 4 - 6 year Bachelor Degree with a 2.1 or an overall average of 60% or above
Kosovo From 3 - 4 year: Baçelor or Baccalaureus  with overall grade of 9
Kuwait 4 - 7 year Bachelor degree with an overall of GPA of at least 3
Kyrgyzstan Bakalavr (minimum 4 years) or 5 - 6 year Specialist Diploma with an overall GPA of at least 4
Laos Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Latvia 3 - 6 year Bakalaura Diploms, Profesionālā Bakalaura Diploms or Profesionālās augstākās izglītības diploms with an overall grade of at least 8, a grade B or a Very Good 
Lebanon 3 - 5 year  Bachelor's degree / Licence or  Maîtrise with an overall grade of a least 80%
Lesotho Masters degree (minimum 2 years) or LLB with a 2.1 or an overall grade of at least 70%
Liberia 1 year Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 85% or a GPA of at least 3.5
Libya 4 - 7 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75% or a GPA of 3.3
Liechtenstein (minimum 4 years)  Dipl Ing (FH) or Dipl Arch (FH), Bachelor, Magister Philosophiae (Mag Phil)  with an overall grade of at least 5
Lithuania 4 - 5 year Bakalauro Diplomas or Profesinis Bakalauras with an overall grade of at least 82% or 8 out of 10
Luxembourg Bachelor Degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall grade of at least 45 or 14 out of 20
Macao Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) or Licenciatura with a 2.1 or an overall GPA of at least 3.2
Macedonia 4 - 6 year Bachelor or Visoko Obrazovanja with a an overall grade of at least 8
Madagascar Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Malawi 1 - 2 year Masters degree with an overall average of at least 70%
Malaysia 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Maldives 2.1 Bachelor degree
Mali Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Malta 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1
Mauritania From 4 year Maîtrise Or Master with grade of at least 14
Mauritius 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 
Mexico Título de Licenciado,  Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (minimum 4 years) with an overall grade of at least 8 
Moldova 3 - 6 year Diplomă de Licență,  Diploma de Studii Superioare (Diploma of University Higher Studies) with an overall grade of at least 8
Mongolia Specialist Diploma or Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3.5 
Montenegro Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Morocco 3 - 7 year Licence with an overall average of at least 14
Mozambique From 3 - 5 year Licenciatura with grade of at least 14
Myanmar 2 year Masters degree or 6 year Engineering and Medicine Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75%
Namibia 4 year Bachelor Honours / Professional Bachelor (awarded 2009 onwards) or 2 year Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 80%
Nepal A 4-year Bachelor degree with at least 60% or a 3.0 GPA or a 3-year Bachelor degree accompanied by a 1 year Masters degree with at least 60% or a 3.0 GPA
Netherlands 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 7.0 (after 2015) or 7.5 (before 2015)
New Zealand 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1
Nicaragua 4 - 5 year Licenciado,  Título de [subject area] with an overall grade of at least 80%
Niger Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Nigeria 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1
Norway 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree or 5 year Sivilingeniør/Siviløkonom with an overall average grade of B (post-2002) or 1.6 to 2.5 (pre-2002) 
Oman Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall GPA of 3 out of 4
Pakistan Please contact the admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
Palestine 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3
Panama 4 - 5 year Licenciado or Título de [subject area] with an overall grade of at least 80%
Papua New Guinea 4 - 5 year Bachelor degree graded 2A or IIA
Paraguay 4 - 6 year Título de Licenciado,  Título de [professional title] with an overall grade of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 4
Peru Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Philippines 4 year Bachelor Degree from a Centre of Excellence or a 2-year Master Degree graded 1.75/5 or 3.0/4.0
Poland 3 - 4 year Licencjat / Inżynier or 5 year Magister with an overall grade of at least 4-4.5
Portugal 3 - 6 year  Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados – DESE Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 16
Puerto Rico 4 - 6 year Grato de Bachillerato with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Qatar Bachelor Degree with at least a Grade B, Very Good or a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4
Romania Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Russia 4 - 6 year Diplom Bakalavra or Specialist Diploma with an overall GPA of at least 4 out of 5
Rwanda 4-6 year Bachelor Degree with an overall of at least 70% or Grade of 14
Saint Kitts and Nevis 3-4 year Bachelor Degree with grade of B, 3.0 GPA or 2:1
Saint Lucia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Saudi Arabia 4 - 6 year Bachelor Degree with an overall GPA of 3.75 out of 5 or 3 out of 4
Senegal Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Serbia 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree or Diplom Visokog Obrazovanja (post bachelor) with an overall grade of at least 8
Sierra Leone 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 Honours 
Singapore 3 - 5 year Bachelor Degree with a 2.1 or a GPA of 4 out of 5 or 3 out of 4
Slovakia 3-4 year Bakalar with grade of 1.5, B or Velmi dobre
Slovenia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Somalia Masters degree (minimum 2 years) with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 
South Africa Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) with a 2.1 or with an overall grade of at least 70% (4 years)
South Korea 4 year Haksa/Hagsa with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.5 
Spain 4 - 5 year Titulo de Grado/Titulo de Licenciado/  Titulo de Ingeniero/ Titulo de Arquitecto with an average of at least 7 or 2 (please provide grading system)
Sri Lanka Masters degree (minimum 2 years) with a 2.1 or GPA of 3.3
Sudan 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree with either 2.1; 70% or a GPA of at least 3.3
Suriname Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Swaziland Masters degree (minimum 2 years) with at least 70%
Sweden Kandidatexamen (min 120 credits/ 180 ECTS), Yrkesexamen (Professional Bachelor) or Magisterexamen (undergraduate Master’s) with a Valgodkand (pass with distinction)
Switzerland 3 - 6 year  Diplôme/Diplom/Diploma, Diplôme d'État/Staatsdiplom/Diploma di Stato, Licence/Lizentiat/Licenza with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 10, 5 out of 6 or 2 out of 5 
Syria (Bachelor's degree) Al-Ijâza fi/Licence (minimum 4 years) with a Very Good
Taiwan 4 - 7 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 75%-80%. The percentage requirement is dependant on the awarding institution. Some GPA requirements may be higher
Tajikistan Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991, minimum of 5 years) or Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 4.5 
Tanzania 3 - 6 year Bachelor Degree with 2:1 classification or 3.5 GPA
Thailand Please contact the admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
Togo Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Tonga 3 year Bachelor's degree from University of the South Pacific with GPA of 3.5, Grade B+ or 2:1
Trinidad and Tobago 3 - 4 year Bachelor Degree with hons 2:1 classification or Grade B or 3.0 GPA
Tunisia Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Docteur en Médecine, Licence or Maîtrise with grade of 14
Turkey 4 year Lisans Diplomasi or Mhendis Diplomasi with an overall average of at least 80% or an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Turkmenistan 5 - 6 year Specialist Diploma (excluding years between 2001-2007) with an overall grade of at least 4
UAE Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall GPA of at least 3
Uganda Bachelor degree (minimum 3 years) with 2:1 classification or Grade B+ or 4.0 GPA
Ukraine Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Uruguay 4 - 8 year Título de Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 9
USA Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall GPA of at least 3
Uzbekistan 4 - 5 year Bakalavr Diplomi or 5 year Specialist Diploma with a GPA of at least 4 or an overall grade of at least 80%
Vanuatu 3 year Bachelor's degrees from the University of the South Pacific with grade of B+, 2:1 or 3.5 GPA
Venezuela Licenciado or Titulo de [subject area] (minimum 5 years) with an overall grade of at least 16 out of 20 or 7 out of 9
Vietnam 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree or Masters degree with an overall average of at least 7
Yemen From 2 year Master's degrees with  Very Good (jiayyid jissan)
Zambia Masters degree or Medicine degree with an overall average of at least 70% 
Zimbabwe 3 - 4 year Bachelor Degree with a 2.1 or an overall average of at least 65%