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  • Minimum educational requirement is a bachelor's degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Completed higher education must be from a recognised institution and of minimum duration as described in column 2 below.
  • English proficiency requirements (column 3 below).

Note regarding column 3: “Yes” means that applicants must pass an English language test. “No” means that applicants are exempt from submitting the result of an English test on the condition that they can document education as described in column 2 below.

Note regarding column 4: Applicants who have completed their university education in China, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria or Pakistan must fulfil the additional documentation requirements

Country

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

English test required?

Additional Documentation Requirements
AFGHANISTANBaccalauria (Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
ALBANIADëftëse Pjekurie + 3 years university education OR Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore from about 2006 + 3 years university educationYesNo
ALGERIADiplôme du Baccalauréat d’enseignement secondaire/Shahada al-Bakaloria al ta’lim al thanawi + 4 years university education OR Diplôme du Baccalauréat de technicien/Shahada al Bakaloria al teqani + 4 years university educationYesNo
ANGOLAHabilitações Literárias + 4 years university education OR Certificado de Estudos Pré-Universitários (2-3 years pre-university education) + 4 years university education OR Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações + 4 years university educationYesNo
ARGENTINABachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
ARMENIAFrom 2018:  Atestat mijnakarg (lriv) andhanur krtutyan +4 years universitetsutdanning OR before 2018 Atestat mijnakarg krtutyan + 5 years university education OR Hasunutian vkaiakan (Attestat) + 5 years university education YesNo
AUSTRALIA, Australian Capital TerritoryACT Year 12 Certificate in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, New South WalesHigher School Certificate (HSC) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, Northern TerritoryBefore 1996: South Australian Certificate of Education - Northern Territory (Year 12) + 3 years of university education OR from 1997: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, QueenslandBefore 2008: Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC) OR from 2009: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, South Australia1984-1992: Year 12 Certificate of Achievement OR from 1993: South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, TasmaniaBefore 1993: Higher School Certificate OR from 1990: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRALIA, VictoriaFrom 1987: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) + 3 years university educationNoNo
AUSTRALIA, Western AustraliaFrom 1997: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.NoNo
AUSTRIAReifeprüfung + 3 years university educationYesNo
AZERBAIJANOrta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat + 4 years university education OR Diplom + 4 years university education OR Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university educationYesNo
BAHAMASBahamas General Certificate of Education + 4 year of higher educationNoNo
BAHRAINTawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
BANGLADESHHigher Secondary Certificate + 4 years university educationYesNo
BARBADOS

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, with 3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 approved CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

NoNo
BELARUSAttestat ab agulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi (Attestat ob obsjtsjem srednem obrazovanii)+ 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab sjarednjai specialnai adukacyi (Diplom o Srednem Spetsial’nom Obrazovanii) + 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab prafesijna-tekhnichnaj adukacyi (Diploma of vocational technical education) + 4 years university education.YesNo
BELGIUM, Flemish-speakingGetuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education OR Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university educationYesNo
BELGIUM, French-speakingCertificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur + 3 years university educationYesNo
BENINFrom 1991: Diplôme de Bachellier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education OR Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university educationYesNo
BHUTANFrom 2006: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) + 4 years university education. Before 2006: Indian School Certificate (ISC) + 4 years university educationYesNo
BOLIVIABachiller en Humanidades + 4 years university educationYesNo
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINASvjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Obrazovanju + 3 years university educationYesNo
BOTSWANACambridge Higher Overseas School Certificate + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) + 4 years university education.NoNo
BRAZILFrom 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio + 4 years university educationYesNo
BRUNEIBrunei/Cambridge GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate + 3 years university education.YesNo
BULGARIADiploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie/DZSO + 3 years university education OR Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie + 3 years university education OR from 1994: Svidetelstvo za zrelost + 3 years university educationYesNo
BURKINA FASODiplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university educationYesNo
BURUNDI

After 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Generales in combination with Diplôme d'Etat + 3 years university education OR until 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Complétes + 3 years university education

YesNo
CAMBODIAAttestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires de l'Enseignement Général + 5 years university educationYesNo
CAMEROONBaccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university educationYesNo
Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Examinations + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Examinations + 3 years university education.Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
CANADA, AlbertaGeneral High School Diploma + 3 years university education OR Advanced High School Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, British ColumbiaSecondary School Diploma + 3 years university education OR Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma) + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, ManitobaHigh School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, New BrunswickHigh School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, NewfoundlandHigh School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, Northwest TerritoriesHigh School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, OntarioOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) + 3 years university education OR Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD) + 3 years university education OR Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD) + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, QuebecDiplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, SaskatchewanSecondary School Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CANADA, YukonSecondary School Diploma + 3 years university educationNoNo
CAPE VERDECertificado de Habilitações Litérarias + 4 years of higher educationYesNo
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICBaccalauréat or Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university educationYesNo
CHADBaccalauréat or Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university educationYesNo
CHILELicencia de Educación Media + 4 years university educationYesNo
CHINASchool Leaving Certificate + 4 years university educationYes

A verification report of your transcipt of records in English by CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) is required. The verification report must be uploaded to your application at Søknadsweb.

COLOMBIABachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller + 4 years university educationYesNo
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE (FORMERLY CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE)Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement de Second Degré, Enseignement Général + 3 years university educationYesNo
CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE (formerly ZAIRE)Diplôme d' Etat d' Etudes Secondaires de Cycle Long + 4 years university educationYesNo
COSTA RICADiploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educación Diversificado + 4 years university educationYesNo
CÔTE D'IVOIREBaccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university educationYesNo
CROATIASvjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsenom Srednjem Obrazovanju + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu-Maturit + 3 years university education OR Maturalna Svjedozba + 3 years university educationYesNo
CUBACertificado de Fin de estudios Secundarios/Bachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
CYPRUS (GREEK)Lykeio Apolytirion + 3 years university educationYesNo
CYPRUS (TURKISH)Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi + 4 years university educationYesNo
CZECH REPUBLICVysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Gymnasium + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Stredni Odborna Skola + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Sterdni prumuslova skola + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Obhodni akademie + 3 years university education
OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce konzervator + 3 years university education
YesNo
DENMARKStudenterexamen + 3 years university education OR Højere Forberedelses Eksamen (HF) + 3 years university education OR Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education OR Højere Handels Eksamen (HHX) + 3 years university educationPassed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.No
DJIBOUTIL'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university educationYesNo
DOMINICAN REPUBLICBachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
EAST TIMORDiplomas do Ensino Secundário + 4 years university educationYesNo
ECUADORBachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
EGYPTThanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
EL SALVADORBachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-level) + 3 years university education OR General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) at least 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-level) + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with 3 Principal subjects and Global Perspective and Research + 3 years university education OR a combination of A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects + 3 years university education

NoNo
ERITREAEritrean Secondary Education Certificate (ESEC) + 4 years higher education.YesNo
ESTONIAFrom 2014: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus OR Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus + 3 years university education. From 1997–2013: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus OR Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus  + 3 years university education. Before 1997: Keskkooli lõputunnistus OR Diplom kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta + 3 years university education.YesNo
ETHIOPIAEthiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) + 4 years university education OR University Entrance Examination Certificate (UEEC) + 4 years university education OR Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (ESLC) + 4 years university education.Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
FIJIForm VII Examination OR Foundation Year from University of the South Pacific + 3 years university educationNoNo
FINLANDStudentexamen/ Ylioppilastutkintotodistus + 3 years university educationPassed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.No
FRANCEFrom 1995: Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général, Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technologique OR Diplôme de Baccalauréat Professionnel + 3 years university education.YesNo
GABONDiplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university educationYesNo
GAMBIAWest African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) + 4 years university education (after 2002) OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WASC) GCE O-level + West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WASC) GCE O-level + 4 years university education.NoNo
GAZA AND THE WEST BANKsee THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORYYesNo
GEORGIASashualo Skolis Atestati + 4 years university education OR Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastsaylebis Diplomi + 4 years university educationYesNo
GERMANYAbitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife + 3 years university educationYesNo
GHANASenior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) + 4 years university education OR West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level + 3 years university education.NoNo
GREECEApolytirio Geniko Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2007) + 3 years university education OR Apolytirio Epaggelmatikou Lykeiou/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ + 3 years university education OR Apolytírio Enaíou Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΝΙΑΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2000) + 3 years university education OR Lykeio Apolytirion (before 2000) + 3 years university education.YesNo
GRENADA

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 approved CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) +4 years university education

NoNo
GUATEMALABachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
GUINEAFrom 2007: Baccalauréat Unique + 3 years university education OR  before 2007: Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie + 3 years university educationYesNo
GUYANA

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 approved CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) +4 years university educaton

NoNo
HAITIBaccalauréat II  + 3 years university educationYesNo
HONDURASBachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
HONG KONG

From 2012: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) + 4 year university education OR before 2012: Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)  + 3 years university education.

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
HUNGARYGimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Technikuskepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university educationYesNo
ICELANDStudentsprof + 3 years university educationPassed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.No
INDIAAll India Senior School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by CBSE + 4 years university education OR Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12) issued by CISCE + 4 years university education OR Higher Secondary Certificate issued by State Secondary School Boards + 4 years university education OR Pre-University Examination Certificate + 4 year university education OR Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university educationYesNo
INDONESIA1987- 1996: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar-Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA) + 4 years university education OR 1997-2003: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU)  + 4 years university education OR From 2004: Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (Ijazah SMA)/ Madrasah Aliyah + 4 years university educationYesNo
IRAN

1977–1992: 4-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + 4 years university education OR from 1992: 3-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + Pre-University Diploma + 4 years university education

YesDiploma and transcripts have to be officially translated by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have a final degree diploma, your provisional/temporary certificates may be considered if you write and deliver an explanation.
IRAQSixth-Form Baccalauréat/Certificate of Preparatory Studies + 4 years university educationYesNo
IRELANDLeaving Certificate + 3 years university education.NoNo
ISRAELBagrut + 3 years university educationYesNo
ITALYDiploma dell' esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (since 1999) + 3 years university education OR Diploma di maturità (until 1998, classica, scientifica, linguistica, tehnica, professionale and 5-year magistrale) + 3 years university educationYesNo
JAMAICA

General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years univesity education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 approved CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

NoNo
JAPANkotagakko sotsugyo sho(mei)sho + 4 years university educationYesNo
JORDANTawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
KAZAKHSTANSvidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education OR Orta Bilim Turaly Attestat + 4 years university educationYesNo
KENYAKenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) + 4 years university educationNoNo
KOSOVODiplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-gjimnazit (2008) + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-profesionale (2008) + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të përgjithshme-gjimnazin + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme profesionale + 3 years unversity education OR Diplomë mbi skhallen e pergatitjes profesionale (before 1990) + 3 years university educationYesNo
KUWAITShahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
KYRGYZSTANOrto bilim zonundo attestat + 4 years university educationYesNo
LAOSBaccalauréat + 5 years university educationYesNo
LATVIAAfter 2000: Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību OR Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību + 3 years university education. Before 2000: Atestāts par vidējo izglītību OR Diploms par vidējo arodizglītību (Iegustot vispārējo vidējo izglītību) + 3 years university education.YesNo
LEBANONBaccalauréat + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat II + 4 years university educationYesNo
LIBERIASenior High School Certificate + 4 years university educationYes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
LIBYAGeneral Secondary Certificate + 4 years university educationYesNo
LIECHTENSTEINFrom 2005: Maturität + 3 years university education. Before 2004: Matura type B OR Matura type E OR Berufsmaturität (from 2001) + 3 years university education.YesNo
LITHUANIABrandos Atestatas + 3 years university educationYesNo
LUXEMBOURGCertificat / Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education
or Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques + 3 years university education
YesNo
MACAOForm Six + passed admissions test for University of Macau + 3 years university education OR Form Six or comparable Hong Kong or GCE A-levels + 3 years university educationYes, but applicants with completed secondary education within the British system are exempt.No
MACEDONIASecondary school + from 2007 Diploma za polozena drzavna matura or Matura Shtetërore + 3 years university education.YesNo
MADAGASCARBaccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education OR Bachelier de l’Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university educationYesNo
MALAWIMalawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) + 3 years university education.NoNo
MALAYSIASijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education OR Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) + pre-university course + 3 years university education.Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
MALIBaccalauréat Malien - 2ème Partie Option Malienne + 4 years university educationYesNo
MALTA

From 1997: Matriculation Certificate + 3 years university education
Before 1997: The Advanced Matriculation Examination with minimum 2 exams on Advanced Level + 3 years university education OR GCE Advanced Level Examinations with minimum 3 exams + 3 years university education

NoNo
MAURITANIABaccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 4 years university educationYesNo
MAURITIUSGeneral Certificate of Education Advanced Level + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education.NoNo
MEXICOCertificado de Bachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
MOLDOVAAtestat de Maturitate + 4 years university education OR Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general + 4 years university education OR Diploma de bacalaureat (untill 2001) + 4 years university education OR Diploma de bacalaureat (from 2002) + 4 years university educationYesNo
MONGOLIADund bolovsrolyn ünemlech + 5 years university educationYesNo
MONTENEGROPotvrda stepena strucne spreme + 3 years university educationYesNo
MOROCCO

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel + 4 years university education

YesNo
MOZAMBIQUECertificado de Habilitações Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 5 years university educationYes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
MYANMAR (BURMA)Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination + 5 years university educationYesNo
NAMIBIA

From 2007: Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + 4 years university education OR Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher level with a grade of C or better in 5 courses + 3 years of university education

Before 2007: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 4 years university education OR Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) with a grade of C or better in 5 courses + 3 years of university education

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
NEPALSchool Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Proficiency Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education
OR from ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Higher Secondary Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education OR from ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Diploma level/Proficiency Certificate in Engineering, Pharmacy or Nursing  (3 years) + 4 years university education
YesFinal degree certificate and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. Provisional certificates, character certificates or other certificates are not accepted.
NETHERLANDSVoorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education OR Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + 1 year Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs (HBO) + 3 years university educationYes, but applicants with a bachelor's or master's degree taught in English are exempt.No
NEW ZEALANDFrom 2004: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3 + 3 years university education. From 1993-2004: New Zealand University Bursaries and Scholarships Examination (Year 13/Form 7) in addition to Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education OR New Zealand Bursary + 3 years university education. Before 1993: New Zealand University Bursaries Examination + 3 years university education.NoNo
NICARAGUABachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university educationYesNo
NIGERDiplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university educationYesNo
NIGERIASenior School Certificate (issued by WAEC or NECO) + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level + 3 years university education.NoCopies of the diploma and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's diploma you must submit a Success Certificate/Attestation of Results (not older than three years) and the transcripts must show when the degree was conferred.
NORTH KOREASecondary School Leaving Certificate + 5 years university educationYesNo
OMANThanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
PAKISTANHigher Secondary Certificate (HSC) + 4 years university education OR Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university educationYesDiploma and all pages of the transcript of records must be certified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, THEShahadat Al-Thanaweya Al-'Aama ("Tawjiihi") in English: General Secondary Education Certificate (GCEC) + 4 years university education OR Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination (CGSEE) + 4 years university education.YesNo
PANAMABachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university educationYesNo
PAPUA NEW GUINEAHigher School Certificate + 3 years university educationNoNo
PARAGUAYBachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university educationYesNo
PERU"Certificado Oficial de Estudios" de Educación Secundaria + 4 years university education OR Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa + 4 years university education.YesNo
PHILIPPINESHigh School Diploma + 5 years university education in academic subjectsYes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.No
POLAND

Before 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości from: Liceum Ogólnokształcącego OR Liceum OR Liceum Technicznego OR Liceum Zawodowego OR Technikum OR Sredniego Studium Zawodowego OR Liceum Muzycznego OR Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych OR Szkoly Baletowej + 3 years university education.  After 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości and Swiadectwo Ukonczenia from: Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego OR Liceum OR Liceum Profilowanego OR Technikum OR Liceum Uzupelniajacego OR Technikum Uzupelniajacego OR Liceum Plastycznego OR Szkoły Baletowej OR Szkoły Muzycznej II stopnia + 3 years university education.

YesNo
PORTUGALFrom 2007: Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education OR Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education. From 1986: Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education OR Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários + 3 years university education OR Diploma de Ensino Secundário + 3 years university education. Until 1986: Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education.YesNo
PUERTO RICOHigh School Diploma + 4 years university educationYesNo
QATARThanawaya Aam Qatari (Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
ROMANIADiploma de Bacalaureat / Maturitate + 3 years university educationYesNo
RUSSIAAttestat o srednem polnom obshchem obrazovanii / Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (valid with: Prilozhenie k attestatu o srednem obrazovanii, tabel itogovyh otsenok / Приложение к аттестату о среднем образовании, табель итоговых оценок) + 4 years university education OR Attestat o srednem obrazovanii / Аттестат о среднем образовании + 4 years university education OR Diplom o srednem profesionalnom obrazovanii / Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании + 4 years university educationYesNo
RWANDA

From 2011: Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2/Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2/National Advanced Certificate of Technical Secondary Education A2 + 4 years university education

Before 2010: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire / Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education

Before 1998: Diplôme/Certificat de Humanités Générales + 4 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education.

YesNo
SAMOAPacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university educationNoNo
SAUDI ARABIAShahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
SCOTLANDFrom 2000: Scottish Qualifications Certificate + Bachelor Honours Degree.NoNo
SENEGALDiplôme de Baccalauréat / Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education
OR Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education
YesNo
SERBIA (FROM 2006) (SERBIA, Kosovo, Vojvodina)Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diploma a stepenu strucne spreme + 3 years university education OR Diplome mbi shkallen e pergatitjes profesionale + 3 years university education OR Diploma o stepenu stucne spreme + 3 years university education OR Diploma o stecanom pozivnousmerenom obrazivanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja + 3 years university educationYesNo
SIERRA LEONESenior School Certificate Examination + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate (WASC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education.NoNo
SINGAPOREFrom 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Advanced level) examination + 3 years university education. Before 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examination + 3 years university education.NoNo
SLOVAKIAVysvedcenie o Maturitnej skuske (Maturita) + 3 years university educationYesNo
SLOVENIA

From 2009: Spricevalo o splosni maturi + 3 years university education OR Maturitetno Spricevalo + 3 years university education OR Spricevalo o Zakljucnem Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diplomo (only 4-year programme) + 3 years university education OR Spricevalo o poklicni maturi + 3 years university education

YesNo
SOLOMON ISLANDSPacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education OR Foundation Year + 3 years university educationYesNo
SOMALIA

Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education OR Somaliland Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (issued by Somaliland National Examination and Certification Board, SLNECB or earlier by Somaliland National Examination Board SLNEB) + 4 years university education

YesNo
SOUTH AFRICAFrom 2008: National Senior Certificate + 3 years university education. Before 2008: Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement + 3 years university educationNoNo
SOUTH KOREAHigh School Diploma + 4 years university educationYesNo
SPAINBachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) + 3 years university education OR Título de Bachiller + 3 years university educationYesNo
SRI LANKAFrom 1999: GCE Advanced level  + 3 years university education. Up to and including 1999: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-level) + 3 years university education.YesNo
SUDANSudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Higher Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university educationYesNo
SURINAMEVoorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university educationYesNo
SWAZILANDCambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) + 3 years university education.NoNo
SWEDENGymasieskola (med behörighet) to Swedish university studies + 3 years university education.Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.No
SWITZERLANDMaturitätzeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato Di Maturità + 3 years university educationYesNo
SYRIA

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Associate Degree (Mussa’ed el Mujaz) and Technical Diploma (Diblom Teqani) are assessed individually to check if they meet the general admission requirements

YesNo
TAIWANSenior High School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university educationYesNo
TAJIKISTANAttestat Shahodatnoma dar borai tamom kardani maktabi miyona + 4 years university education OR Attestat dar borai ma lumoti mijona + 4 years university educationYesNo
TANZANIAAdvanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) + 3 years university education.NoNo
THAILANDMaw 6 + 4 years university educationYesNo
TOGODiplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré + 3 years university educationYesNo
TONGATonga National Form VII Certificate + 3 years university education OR University Foundation Year + 3 years university educationNoNo
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOGeneral Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university educationNoNo
TUNISIABaccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university educationYesNo
TURKEYLise Diplomasi + 4 years university education (Preparatory Year not included)YesNo
TURKMENISTANŞahadatnama orta blim hakynda + 5 years university education OR Attestat/ Certificate of Secondary Education + 5 years university educationYesNo
UGANDAUganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) + 3 years university education.NoNo
UKRAINEAtestat pro Povnu Zagalnu Srednju Osvitu/Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту +
4 years university education OR Diplom molodsjogo spetsialista/Диплом молодшого спеціаліста + 4 years university education.
YesNo
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESShahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
URUGUAYBachillerato Oficial / Bachillerato Tecnico + 4 years university educationYesNo
USAHigh School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university / college studies in academic subjectsNoNo
UZBEKISTANAttestat + 4 years university educationYesNo
VENEZUELA

From 2009: Título de Educación Media General + 4 years university education OR Título de Educación Media Técnica + 4 years university education OR before 2009: Bachillerato (Bachiller en....) + 4 years university education

YesNo
VIETNAMFrom about 1980: Bang Tu Tai Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc /Chung Nhan Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc + 4 years university educationYesNo
YEMENAl Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university educationYesNo
ZAMBIA

Zambia School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education (before 1980).

NB! General Certificate of Education does not grant access to higher education

NoNo
ZANZIBAR14 years (National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)) + 3 years university education.YesNo
ZIMBABWEGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level + 3 years university education.