International Admissions

Minimum Academic Requirements by Country

The minimum requirements listed below are general guidelines for each country. Transcripts and mark sheets may provide additional information on grading systems.

Applicants should also contact the department directly to confirm its minimum requirements, as some departments have higher admission standards.

For more information about grading systems and minimum requirements for admission from foreign universities, please review the Online Guide to Educational Systems Around the World from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

If you require further information or information regarding accredited institutions, please contact grad.admissions@ualberta.ca.

Country

Minimum Academic Requirement

Afghanistan 85%
Albania 8 out of 10
Algeria 12 out of 20
Angola 13 out of 20
Argentina 7 out of 10
Armenia 4 out of 5; 7.5 out of 10
Australia

Second Class Honours Upper Division; 70%; 6 out of 7

Austria  Gut; 2 out 5 (reversed scale)
Azerbaijan 4 out of 5
Bahamas  3 out of 4
Bahrain 3 out of 4; 80%
Bangladesh First Class/Division; 60%; 3 out of 4
Belarus 8 out of 10
Belgium 14 out of 20
Belize Second Class Upper Division; B
Benin 13 out of 20
Bhutan First Class/Division; 60%
Bolivia 70%

Bosnia & Herzegovina

4 out of 5
Botswana Second Class, First Division; 70%
Brazil 7 out of 10
Brunei/Darussalam Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
Bulgaria 4.5 out of 6
Burkina Faso 15 out of 20
Burundi 75%
Cameroon 14 out of 20
Central African Republic 14 out of 20
Chad 14 out of 20
Chile 5 out of 7
China (People's Republic) 80%; 4 out of 5; B
China - Macao SAR B
Colombia 3.7 out of 5

Commonwealth Caribbean Region

(Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados,

Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,

Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada,

Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis,

St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines,

Turks & Caicos)

Upper Second Class Honours
Congo 15 out of 20
Congo, Democratic Republic of (Zaire)  60%
Costa Rica 8 out of 10; 80%
Cote D'Ivoire 14 out of 20
Croatia 4 out of 5
Cuba 4 out of 5; 80%
Cyprus 3 out of 4; 7.5 out of 10; 80%
Czech Republic Very Good; 2 out of 5 (reversed scale)
Denmark

7 out of 12 (after August 2007)

8 out of 13 (prior to August 2007)

Dominican Republic 3 out of 4
Ecuador 80%; 8 out of 10
Egypt 70% undergraduate; 75% graduate
El Salvador 8 out of 10
England Second Class, Upper Division
Eritrea 3.5 out of 4
Estonia 4 out of 5
Ethiopia 3 out of 4
Fiji  3 out of 4; B
Finland  2 out of 3; 3 out of 5; Cum Laude Approbatur
France  13 out of 20
Gabon  14 out of 20
Gambia  3 out of 4.3; B
Georgia 4 out of 5
Germany 2.5 out of 6 (reversed scale); Gut
Ghana Second Class, Upper Division; 3 out of 4; B
Greece  7 out of 10
Guatemala  Very Good
Guinea  14 out of 20
Guyana  B
Haiti  75%
Honduras  80%
Hong Kong SAR China  Second Class Honours Upper Division
Hungary  4 out of 5
Iceland  7 out of 10
India  60%; First Class Standing/Division; 7 out of 10
Indonesia  2.5 out of 4
Iran  15 out of 20
Iraq  70% undergraduate; 70% graduate
Ireland  Second Class, Upper Division
Israel  80%
Italy  24 out of 30
Jamaica  Lower Second Class Honours
Japan  75%
Jordan  80%
Kazakhstan 4 out of 5
Kenya  Second Class Honours, Upper Division
Korea, Republic of  82%; 3.3 out of 4.5
Kuwait  6.5 out of 9; 80%
Kyrghyzstan  4 out of 5
Lao People's Demo Republic 7.5 out of 10
Latvia  4 out of 5
Lebanon  3 out of 4; 15 out of 20; 75 - 80%
Lesotho  Second Class, First Division; 75%
Liberia  B; 3 out of 4
Libya  75%
Lithuania  7.5 out of 10
Luxembourg  12 out of 20
Macau  16 out of 20; 3 out of 4
Macedonia  8 out of 10
Madagascar  15 out of 20
Malawi 70%
Malaysia  Second Class (Upper Division)
Mali  14 out of 20
Malta  Second Class Honours, Upper Division
Mauritania  15 out of 20
Mauritius  Class II, Division I
Mexico  8 out of 10; 80%
Moldova 8 out of 10
Mongolia  80%
Montenegro  8 out of 10
Morocco 12 out of 20
Mozambique 16 out of 20
Myanmar 4 out of 5
Namibia 75%
Nepal First Class/Division
Netherlands 7 out of 10
New Zealand Second Class (Division I)
Nicaragua 80%
Niger 15 out of 20
Nigeria Second Class honours, Upper Division
Norway 2.5 out of 6 (reversed scale)
Oman 3 out of 4
Pakistan First Class/Division or 65%
Palestine Very Good
Panama 81%
Papua New Guinea Class II, Division A
Paraguay 4/5; 80%; Very Good
Peru 13 out of 20
Philippines 2 out of 5 (reversed scale)
Poland Good
Portugal 15 out of 20
Puerto Rico 3 out of 4; 80%
Qatar 4 out of 5
Romania 7.5 out of 10
Russian Federation 4 out of 5
Rwanda Grande Distinction; 80%
Saudi Arabia 3 out of 4; Very Good; B; 80%
Senegal 14 out of 20
Serbia 8 out of 10
Scotland Second Class, Upper Division
Sierra Leone Second Class Honours, Upper Division
Singapore Second Class, Upper Division; B
Slovak Republic/Slovakia Very Good
Slovenia 8 out of 10
Somalia 26 out of 30
South Africa Second Class, Division I
Spain 7 out of 10
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 60% or Upper Secondary
Sudan 65%
Swaziland Second Class, First Division
Sweden 4 out of 5; Väl Godkänd (Distinction)
Switzerland

2 out of 5 (reversed scale); 3 out of 4;

5 out of 6; 6 out of 8; 7 out of 10

Syria 70%
Taiwan 75%
Tajikistan 4 out of 5
Tanzania Second Class, Upper Level
Thailand 3 out of 4
Togo 15 out of 20
Trinidad & Tobago Upper Second Class Honours
Tunisia 12 out of 20
Turkey 3 out of 4; 70%; Good
Turkmenistan 4 out of 5
Uganda Class II(i) Honours Upper
Ukraine 4 out of 5
United Arab Emirates B
United States 3 out of 4
Uruguay 8 out of 10
Uzbekistan 4 out of 5
Venezuela 7 out of 9; 14 out of 20; 3.5 out of 5
Vietnam 7 out of 10
Wales Second Class, Upper Division
Yemen 80%
Yugoslavia (former) 7.5 out of 10
Zambia B+; Meritorious
Zimbabwe Second Division, Upper Level