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Equivalent Degrees

Every country has its own postsecondary education system. To help you understand how your degree compares to a bachelor's degree awarded in the United States, we've assembled the following list.

  • Australia

    Completion of a four-year Honours Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours (including a 1 year honours program following a 3-year ordinary or pass Bachelor’s degree), or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

  • Bangladesh

    Completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree, or a 2 year Bachelor’s degree followed by a two-year Master’s degree, or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree followed by a one-year Master’s degree.

    Required Documentation: Must submit official statement of marks for each year of study + degree certificate

  • Belarus

    Completion of the Дыплом аб Вышзйшай адукацыі (Diploma of Higher Education) or the Дыплом бакалўра (Diploma of Baccalaureate)

    Required Documentatoin: Must submit Dyplom certificate and Dadatak da diploma/vypiska z zalikovaj knizhki

  • Brazil

    Completion of a four to five year Licenciado, or any Bacharelado or Titulo Profissional degree

    Required Documentation: Must submit historic escolar and degree certificates in Portuguese

  • Bulgaria

    Completion of a Bachelor / Bakalavr (Бакалавър)

    Required Documentation: Must submit diploma certificate and Prilozhenie km diplom

  • Canada

    Alberta:  Honours bachelor’s degree or general bachelor’s degree + 1 year of a master’s program

    British Columbia: Four- or five-year bachelor’s degree (sometimes called Honours or Advanced)

    Manitoba:Honours Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Law LLB

    New Brunswick: Honours Bachelor’s degree or a bachelor of law,  or Bachelor’s degree + 1 year in a master’s program

    Newfoundland and Labrador: Bachelor’s degree

    Northwest Territory: No accredited universities

    Nova Scotia: Four year bachelor/baccalaureat

    Nunavut: No accredited universities that issue bachelor equivalent work

    Ontario: Four year bachelor’s degree or honour’s bachelor’s degree

    Prince Edward Island: Bachelor’s degree (pass or honours)

    Quebec: Baccalarium, Baccalaureat, Bachelier, Bacheliere, or Bachelor’s degree

    Saskatchewan: Four-year or honours bachelor’s degree

    Yukon Territory: No accredited universities that issue bachelor equivalent work

  • China

    Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university

  • Estonia

    Completion of a four-year Diplom (b) or a Bakalaureuskraad / Bachelor’s Degree

    Required Documentation: Official copy of the marks received and diploma/certificate for each program

  • France

    Completion of a maitrise, or select 4-year licence programs

    Required Documentation: Final and official releve de notes and degree certificate

  • Georgia Republic

    Completion of a Bakalavris Kharishki (Bachelor’s Degree), Specialistis Diplomi (Specialist Diploma), Datskebiti Skolis Mastsavlebeli (Primary School Teacher) or Sashualo Skolis Mastsavlebeli (Secondary School Teacher)

  • Germany

    Completion of a Bakkalaureus (Bachelor), a Diploma from a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences), an Akademiebrief (Certificate of Completion) from a Kunsthochschule (art college) or a Musikhochschule (music college), or completion of the Erste Staatsprüfung (First State Examination) for teachers

    Required Documentation: Diplom certificate and Scheine (certificates) for each course completed

  • Haiti

    Completion of the Diploma de Fin d’Etudes (Diploma of Completion of Studies), a Licence, or a Diplôme in various fields such as Engineering, Architecture, and Pharmacy

    Required Documentation: Final, official copies of the French and English versions of all releve de notes and degree certificates

  • Hong Kong

    Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university

  • India

    Completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree, the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) following a three-year Bachelor’s degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's degree.

    Required Documentation: In most cases : individual mark sheets + degree certificate

  • Indonesia

    Completion of the Sarjana (Sarjana Strata Satu)

  • Israel

    Completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

  • Japan

    Completion of a Gakushi Shogo (Bachelor’s degree) from a college (Daigaku) or university (Daigakuen)

  • Kyrgzystan

    Completion of the Diplom Bakalavra (“bachelor’s degree”) / диплом бакалавра (Russian) / бакалавр дипломy (Kyrgyz)

    Required Documentation: Official copies of the diploma booklets for the diplom bakalavra, spetsialista, or magistra and the prilozhenie k diploma along with English translations

  • Latvia

    Completion of a four-year Bakalaurs (Bachelor’s degree) or Diploms (Diploma) from a university

    Required Documentation: Diploms certificate and Izraksts no studiju kartes for each completed university degree

  • Lithuania

    Completion of a four-year Aukstesniojo Mokslo (Diploma of Higher Education) or Bakalauro Diplomas (Baccalaureate Diploma)

    Required Documentation: Bakalauro Diplomas certificate and Priedas prie diploma for each university degree

  • Moldova

    Completion of a Diplomă de Studii Superiorare (Diploma of Higher Education) or a Diplomă de Licentă (Diploma of Licentiate)

    Required Documentation: Diploma certificate and certifcat academic for each completed university degree (in either Moldovan or in Russian)

  • Myanmar (Burma)

    Completion of four-year Bachelor’s degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

  • Nepal

    Completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

    Required Documentation: Mark sheets and degree certificate

  • Pakistan

    Completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

    Required Documentation: Statements of marks and degree certificate

  • Peru

    Completion of a four year Bachiller degree or Licenciado

  • Philippines

    Completion of a Bachelor’s degree 

  • Poland

    Completion of The Dyplom ukończenia wyższych studiów zawodowych (Diploma of Completion of Higher Professional Studies) or the Dyplom Tytuł Magister

    Required Documentation: Dyplom certificate and a copy of all pages from the Indeks (each page of the Indeks should have five lines)

  • Romania

    Completion of a Diploma de licenta (Licentiate diploma) or other Postsecondary level Diploma of at least four years of study

    Required Documentation: Diploma certificate and Foaie Matricola

  • Russia

    Completion of a Диплом бакалавра (Diploma of Bakalavr)

    Required Documentation: Diplom certificate and Prilozhenie k diplomu

  • Saudi Arabia

    Completion of a Bachelor’s degree

  • Scotland

    Completion of Bachelor’s Honours degree from a university or a Master’s Honours degree from an ancient university

  • Singapore

    Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university

  • South Korea

    Completion of a Haksa (four year Bachelor’s degree) from a college or university

  • Spain

    Completion of a Título de Licenciado (Licenciate), Título de Ingeniero (Title of Engineer), or Título de Arquitecto (Title of Architect)

    Required Documentation:  Certificacion Academica Oficial (CAO) or the Certificacion Academica Personal and degree certificates

  • Sri Lanka

    Completion of a Bachelor’s Special degree, or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's.

  • Taiwan

    Completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Thailand

    Completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Higher Diploma/Degree. 

  • Turkey

    Completion of the Lisans Derecesi / Diplomasi (Licentiate Diploma) 

  • Ukraine

    Completion of the Dyplom Bakalayra (Diploma of Bachelor)

    Required Documentation:  Diplom certificate and Dodatok do diploma

  • United Kingdom (Other Than Scotland)

    Completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or the first year of a Master's degree following a three-year Bachelor's degree