International Admission Requirements for Graduate Studies

Entry into graduate programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.


International Graduate Admission Requirements by Country

If your country is not listed, or you have further questions, please email graduate-admissions@unbc.ca.

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Armenia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Specialist Diploma (5 years). Grade Required - 4 out of 5 or Good
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Candidat Nauk (Candidate of Sciences), Gitutiunneri Teknatsu (Candidate of Sciences). Grade Required – Good.

Australia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years of study (Honours). Second Class, Upper Division; or, Distinction

Azerbaijan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (4 years of study) or Diploma Specialist. Grade Required – 4 out of 5 or Good
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Magistr (post-1997; equivalent to Master’s), Kandidat Nauk (equivalent to PhD, prior to 1991). 4.3 out of 5 or Good

Bangladesh​

For entry into a Master's Degree: M.A., M​.Sc., M. Comm. B.Sc.(Eng.), B.Arch., M.B.B.S., B.Eng., B.Tech. Mid-B Equivalent: First Class

Brazil

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bacherel, Licenciado/Licenciatura, titulo or professional title (eg. Engenheiro requiring 4 years of study). 7.5/10 or 4/5
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Mestrado/Mestre 7.5/10 or 4/5

Cameroon

For entry into a Master's Degree: Diplome d’Ingenieur, Diplome de Professeur d'Enseignment Secondaire or Maitrise with a minimum average of 14/20

China

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor`s Degree - 4 years. Mid-B Equivalent: 80%

Chile

For entry into a Master's Degree: Licenciado or professional title requiring 4 years of study (a mid-B is about a 5.5 on a 7-point scale)
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Magister (B+ is about a 5.8 on a 7-point scale)

Costa Rica

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachiller, Bachillerato Universitario, Licenciado, Titulo. 80/100, 8/10, Very Good
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Maestria. 80/100, 8/10, Very Good

Cuba

For entry into a Master's Degree: Licenciado(a)/Licenciatura, Titulo (Ingeniero, Doctor, Arquitecto). 80/100, 4/5
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Candidato a Doctor en Ciencias, Maestria. 80/100, 4/5

Denmark

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Candidatus. Mid-B Equivalent: 8/13; 10/13 on Bachelor or Diplomingenior

Egypt

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Bachelor/Baccalaureos. Mid-B Equivalent. Very Good

European Union Countries

For entry into a Master's Degree: European bachelor’s degree of three years duration are considered on a case by case basis

Finland

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Kandidaatti/Kandidat. Mid-B Equivalent: 3.4/5; 2/3; cum laude approbatur

Georgia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavris Akademiuri Khariskhi or Diplomirebuli Specialisti, Diplomi Tsarchinebit (Diploma of Specialist). 4/5
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Magistris Akademiuri Khariskhi or Diplomi Tsarchinebit. 4/5

Germany

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Diplom*, Magister Artium, Staatsexamen/Saatsprufung

Ghana

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelors, Second Class Upper Division

India

For entry into a Master's Degree: Completion of BOTH a Bachelor’s (three-year) degree and a Master’s OR a Bachelor’s degree requiring four years of study (eg. BPharm, MBBS, BArch, BEng). First Class/First Division or 8 on a 10 point scale

Indonesia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Sarjana Satu (S1). 3/4
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: ​Magister (S2) 3.3/4

Iran

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's Degree Equivalent: Bachelor`s Mid-B Equivalent: 80% or 3.5/4.0 or 15/20

Iraq

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s Degree requiring at least 4 years of study 75/100
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s Degree with an overall grade of 80%

Jamaica

For entry into a Master's Degree: Honours Bachelor degree – Second Class Honours, Upper Division
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s degree – Second Class Honours, Upper Divison

Japan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor`s (Gakushi). Mid-B Equivalent: 3.00/4.00; 80%

Jordan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's Degree (80%)

Kazakhstan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (requiring 4 years of study); Specialist Diploma. 4/5 or Good Standing
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Kandidat Nauk (Candidate of Sciences) 4/5

Kenya

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's Degree - Second Class, Upper Division or Division I.
For entry into a Doctoral degree: Master's Degree - Second Class, Upper Division or Division I.

Korea

For entry into a Master's Degree: 3/4.00; 80% on Bachelor degree

Kuwait

For entry into a Master's Degree: 4-year Bachelor`s. Mid-B Equivalent: 7/9 or 80/100 or ¾

Kyrgyzstan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (requiring 4 years of study); Specialist Diploma. 4/5 or Good Standing
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Kandidat Nauk (Candidate of Sciences) 4/5

Laos

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s Degree requiring 5 years of study. 16/20
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: no programs/requirements at this time

Libya

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s Degree. Very Good or 80%
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s Degree. Very Good or 80%

Malaysia​

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s Degree awarded with Honours. 2nd Class Upper Division
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s Degree. 2nd Class Upper Division

Mexico

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Licentiatura/Licenciado or Titulo requiring four years of study. Mid-B Equivalent: 8/10 or Bien

Mongolia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor and Master’s degree. 3/4 or 4/5

Netherlands

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Doctoraal/Doctorandus (Drs.), Ingenieur (Ir.), Meester (Mr.) (in Law), Mid-B Equivalent: 7.5/10

Nigeria

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor`s. Mid-B Equivalent: Upper Second Class

Norway

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Candidatus Magisteri, Sivilingenior. Mid-B Equivalent: 2.5 (1.0 is highest mark)

Pakistan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Four year Bachelor's Degree Equivalent: Completion of BOTH Bachelor`s degree and Master`s degree in all disciplines except 4 or 5 year technical degree, e.g., B.Pharm., M.B.B.S., B.Tech., B.Eng. or B.Arch.Mid-B Equivalent: First Class or First Division

Peru

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachiller or Licenciado or professional title requiring four years of study at a university. 13/20
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Maestro/Magister 14/20

Philippines

For entry into a Master's Degree: Completion of both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree with 1.5, 85% or mid B equivalent

Rwanda

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's Degree Equivalent: Maitrise, Diplome d'Ingenieur, Licence; Overall Grade Required: 80% (Grande Distinction)

Saudi Arabia

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor`s. Mid-B Equivalent: Very good, 80%

Sierra Leone​

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Honours Bachelor’s Degree - Second Class, Upper Division or Division I

Somalia​

For entry into a Master's Degree: Laurea/Bachelor’s degree requiring at least 4 years of study. 26/30

Sudan

For entry into a Master's Degree:Bachelor’s Honours Degree (5 years). 3/4 , 67/100 or Upper Second Class
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s Degree. 3.3/4, 73/100 or Upper Second Class

Sweden

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Bachelor’s or filosophie kandidatexamen Magistersexamen with at least 120 credits. Mid-B Equivalent: 3.00/4.50

Taiwan​

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Bachelor`s degree requiring four years of study from all recognized universities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. Mid B Equivalent: 3.3/4.0; 80 % on 4 year Bachelor’s

Tajikistan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (Bachelor’s Degree requiring at least 4 years of study), Diploma of Specialist. 4/5
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Magistre (Master) 4.3/5

Thailan​d

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s degree requiring at least 4 years of study. 3/4 or Goo​d
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s degree. 3.5/4 or Very Good

Trinidad and Tobago

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Honours Bachelor's degree. Second Class, Upper Division

Turkey

For entry into a Master's Degree: Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor`s), Muhendislik Diplomasi (Bachelor of Engineering). Mid-B Equivalent: 3.5/4, 7.0/10

Turkmenistan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Specialist Diploma. 4/5 or Good standing
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Kandidat Nauk 4.3/5

Ukraine

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (Bachelor’s Degree requiring at least 4 years of study; or 240 ECTS if Bologna compliant), Diploma of Specialist, Magistr (pre-2005). 4/5; Good Standing; 8/12 (post-2000)
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Magistr (post-2005), Kandidat Nauk, Doktor Nauk. 4.3/5; 9/12 (post-2000)

United Arab Emirates

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s degree. Mid B Equivalent: 80%

United Kingdom and Commonwealth

For entry into a Master's Degree: B.A., B.Sc., B.Mus., B.Arch., (In Scotland – M.A., M.Sc., etc., as universities in Scotland use the term Master for their Bachelor degree level) Upper Division (Class II, Division I).

Uganda

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor's (Honours) Degree requiring at least four years of study. 2nd Class Honours Upper Division

United States of America

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Bachelor`s. Mid-B Equivalent: B, 3.00/4.00

Uzbekistan

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bakalavr (Bachelor’s degree requiring at least 4 years of study); Specialist Diploma. 4/5 or Good Standing
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Candidate of Science 4/5

Vietnam

For entry into a Master's Degree: Bachelor’s Degree (Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc/Bang cu nhan) requiring at least 4 years of study from a recognized degree granting institution. 7.5/10
For entry into a Doctoral Degree: Master’s Degree from a recognized degree granting institution. 7.7/10

Yemen

For entry into a Master's Degree: ​Bachelor's Degree Equivalent: Bachelor`s; requires at least 4 years of study; Mid-B Equivalent: 78/100


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