International equivalents

If you have previously studied outside the UK, the list below provides a guide to the equivalent international qualifications that meet our entry requirements for students beginning a Masters in 2020. 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 Postgraduate Admissions Office.

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 4 years) with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Andorra Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 Bachelor degree with the classification of a 2.1 or distinction
Austria Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 2
Azerbaijan 4-5 year Bakalavr Diplomu with a GPA of at least 4 or 80%
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 4 - 6 year Maîtrise with an overall average of at least 14
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% or an overall grade of at least 5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of 9
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Brunei 4 - 6 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 or a GPA of at least 3.5 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 4 - 7 year Maîtrise with an overall average of at least 14
Burundi Diplôme d'Ingénieur with an overall average of at least 80% 
Cambodia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Cameroon 3 - 5 year Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3.5 or score of 14
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Cayman Islands Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 Applications are accepted from specific institutions
Colombia 3 - 7 year Licenciado with a GPA of at least 4
Congo Maîtrise (minimum 5 years) with an overall average of at least 14
Costa Rica 4 - 5 year Bachiller or Licenciado 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 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 (velmi dobre)
Democratic Republic of Congo Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Denmark Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 10
Djibouti Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Eritrea 1 - 2 year Masters with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 
Estonia 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 4 out of 5 or 5 out of 6 or an overall grade B 
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 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, 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 with an overall average of at least 8 or 80% 
Guinea Masters degree (minimum 1 year) with an overall average of at least 14
Guyana Masters degree (minimum 4 years) with an overall GPA of at least 3.4
Honduras Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 
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 or Licence 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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 with an overall grade of at least 8, a grade B or a Very Good 
Lebanon 3 - 5 year Bachelor degree 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 Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) 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 Maîtrise (minimum 4 years) or Diplôme d'Ingénieur with an overall average of at least 14
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Mauritius 3 - 4 year Bachelor degree with a 2.1 
Mexico Título de Licenciado (minimum 4 years) with an overall grade of at least 8 
Moldova 3 - 6 year Diplomă de Licență 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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 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 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 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 with an overall grade of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 4
Peru Título de Licenciado or Grado Académico de Bachiller (minimum 5 years) with an overall grade of at least 13
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 5 out of 6 or 4.5 out of 5
Portugal 3 - 6 year 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 3.6 out 5
Romania 3 - 6 year Diplomă de Licență with an overall grade of at least 8
Russia 4 - 6 year Diplom Bakalavra or Specialist Diploma with an overall GPA of at least 4 
Rwanda Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Saint Kitts and Nevis Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Slovenia 3 - 6 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 8
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%
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 with an average of at least 7
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Sweden Kandidatexamen, Yrkesexamen or Magisterexamen with a Valgodkand (pass with distinction)
Switzerland 3 - 6 year Diploma or Licence with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 10, 5 out of 6 or 2 out of 5 
Syria Licence (minimum 4 years) with a Very Good
Taiwan 4 - 7 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 75%
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Trinidad and Tobago 3 - 4 year Bachelor Degree with hons 2:1 classification or Grade B or 3.0 GPA
Tunisia Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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 out of 4
Uganda Bachelor degree (minimum 3 years) with 2:1 classification or Grade B+ or 4.0 GPA
Ukraine Please contact the admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
Venezuela Licenciado or Titulo (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 Please see the University’s admissions qualifications
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%