African Country Requirements

Graduate Admission and Transfer Standards

Students who meet or exceed the following academic credentials for admission to graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Note that satisfaction of minimum academic standards is only one factor in admission decisions. If your country is not listed below please contact the Credential Evaluation Specialists.

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees

One of the following academic credentials are required:

  • Licenciado

What to Submit into Your Online Application

  • Unofficial bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma/diplômes/diplomas/attestations de réussites, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution.)

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Letter Grade Scale  Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A+ 16-20 Excellent A 4.00
A 15 - 15.99 Very Good A 4.00
A- 14 - 14.99 Good A- 3.67
B+ 13 - 13.99   B+ 3.33
B 12 - 12.99 Fair B 3.00
B- 11 - 11.99   B- 2.67
C+ 10 - 10.99 Satisfactory C+ 2.33
C 9 - 9.99  Average C 2.00
C- 8 - 8.99  Below Average C- 1.67
D 7 - 7.99  Insufficient D 1.00
F 0-6.99 Failure  F 0.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Portuguese

Revised: January 5, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur (4-6 years)
  • Maîtrise
  • The Certificat ďAptitude au Professorat de ľEnseignement Secondaire/CAPES (Certificate of Professional Ability in Secondary School Teaching)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial bulletins de notes, relevés de notes, academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of grauduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution.)
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
Grading Scale 1
Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average
14-20 Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9 Bien (Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.9 Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient) C+ 2.33
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00
 
Grading Scale 2
Letter Grade Scale Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average
A+ 16-20 Excellent A+ 4.00
A 15-15.99 Very Good A 4.00
A- 14-14.99 Good A- 3.67
B+ 13-13.99   B+ 3.33
B 12-12.99 Fair B 3.00
B- 11-11.99   B- 2.67
C+ 10-10.99 Satisfactory C+ 2.33
C 9-9.99 Average C 2.00
C- 8-8.99 Below Average C- 1.67
D 7-7.99 Insufficient D 1.00
F 0-6.99 Failure F 0.00

Please Note:  Grades of 18 - 20 are rarely given. There is no grade of D in Benin. However, as with most countries that are patterned after the French educational system, grades of 8 and 9, which are normally failing grades, may be accepted as a "condoned pass" (U.S. grade of D) provided the overall grade average for the year (moyenne general) is 10.0/20, or higher. This is at the discretion of the institution's administrators, and, at the post-secondary level, students may be required to re-take, in a future term, the course for which they received a "condoned pass."

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • French

Revised: March 9, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor degree (Honours)*
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Percentage Letter Grade Description U.S. Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80-100 A Outstanding A 4.00
70-79.99 B Very Good A-/B+ 3.33/3.67
60-69.99 C Good B 3.00
50-59.99 D Pass C 2.00
40-49.99 E Fail D 1.00
0-39.99 F Fail F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours

A

4.00
Second Class, Upper Division A-/B+ 3.33/3.67
Second Class,Lower Division B 3.00
Pass  C 2.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instrcution
  • English

Revised: March 23 , 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degree
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Diplôme de Licence (Diploma of Licentiate)
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur Civil (Civil Engineering Diploma)
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur Industriel (Industrial Engineer Diploma)
  • Diplôme de Licencié Agrégé de ľEnseignement Secondaire (Aggregated Licentiate in Secondary Teaching)
  • Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)*

*Please note: Beginning in 2010-2011, in response to the Bologna Process in Europe, Burundi implemented the Baccalauréat-Mastère-Doctorat (BMD) education cycle). The Baccalauréat is a first cycle degree and awarded upon completion of three years of university study (180 ECTS credits). 

What to Submit into Your Online Application

  • Unofficial relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained, and
  • Graduation certificates or diplomas (e.g. Diplôme, Licence), and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution). 

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision

  • Official graduation certificates and relevé de notes issued by the Ministry of Education or attested by the awarding institution.

Grading Scale 1

Percentage French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
90-100% Excellent (Excellent) A 4.00
80-89% La  plus grande distinction (Highest distinction) A- 3.67
70-79% Grande distinction (High distinction) B 3.00
60-69% Distinction (Distinction) B- 2.67
50-59% Satisfaction (Satisfactory) C 2.00
0-49% Ajourné/échec  (Fail) F 0.00

Grading Scale 2

Number Number Scale Letter 
French (English) Description
U.S. Grade Equivalent  US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20 Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9 Bien (Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.9 Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00

Grading Scale 3

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Grading Scale*

Letter Grade English Grade Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A

Excellent-outstanding performance with only minor errors

A 4.00
B Very Good-above the average standard but with some errors B+ 3.33
C Good-generally sound work with a number of notable errors B 3.00
D Satisfactory-fair but with significant shortcomings C+ 2.33
E Sufficient-performance meets the minimum criteria C 2.00
FX Fail-some more work required before credit can be awarded F 0.00
F Fail-considerable further work is required F 0.00

Please Note:

  • One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.
  • The rough equivalent of 5 ECTS credits is 2.5 American credits. We therefore advise to transfer credits along a 2:1 ratio.
Official Language and/or Language of Instrcution
  • Principal language of instruction is French. 
  • Burundi has only one African language, Kirundi, which is studied through secondary school.
  • Studies in English, as a second language, start in primary school 

Accreditation/Recognition

Created: October 2021

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Diplome de Licence (Francophone)
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur  (Francophone)
  • 3 and 4-year Bachelor degrees (Anglophone)
  • The Diplôme ďAptitude des Entreprises (Francophone)
  • Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de l'Enseignement Secondaire (CAPES) (Francophone)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual grades/marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely  issued in English by the institution.)
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
 
Grading Scale - Francophone System
Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20  Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9 Bien (Good) B+   3.33
11-11.9 Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient) C+ 2.33
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00
Award Classification - Anglophone System
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours, Upper Division A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours, Lower Division B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
  • French

Revised: May 9, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Maîtrise
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur
Please note: Three-year Bachelor's degrees are accepted if all coursework is completed and the final diploma has been issued.
 
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diplômes/diplomas/attestations de réussite/bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.

Grading Scale 1
Number Scale  French (English) Description  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20 Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9 Bien (Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.9 Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient)

C+

2.33
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00
Grading Scale 2
Percentage French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
90-100% Excellent (Excellent) A 4.00
80-89% La  plus grande distinction (Highest distinction) A- 3.67
70-79% Grande distinction (High distinction) B 3.00
60-69% Distinction (Distinction)  B- 2.67
50-59% Satisfaction (Satisfactory)  C 2.00
0-49% Ajourné (Fail)  F 0.00

*50% is the minimum passing grade

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • French

Revised: May 9, 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diplômes/diplomas/attestations de réussite/bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.

Grading Scale 1
Number Scale   US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20 A 4.00
12-13.9 B+ 3.33
11-11.9 B 3.00
10.5-10.9 B- 2.67
10.1-10.4

C+

2.33
10 C 2.00
9-9.9 C- 1.67
8-8.9 D 1.00
0-7.9 F 0.00
Grading Scale 2
Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
16-20 Tres Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
14-15.99 Bien (Good) A- 3.67
12-13.99 Assez Bien (quite Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.99   B 3.00
10.5-10.99   B- 2.67
10.1-10.49   C+ 2.33
10-10.09 Passable (Satisfactory) C 2.00
9-9.99   C- 1.67
8-8.99   D 1.00
0-7.99   F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • French

Revised: May 9, 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Baccalaureos
  • Bachelor's degree
  • A Diploma from a higher institute
  • Licence or Exceptional License
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor's degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision

  • Official final transcripts will be required. 

 

Grading Scale
Percentage  Grade Description   US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
75-100 Distinguished/Excellent/Very Good A 4.00
65-74 Good B 3.00
50-64 Pass C 2.00
0-49 Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Arabic

Revised: March 9, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Before 2003 - BA = 4 years, BS = 4 - 6 years
  • After 2003 - BA = 3 years, BS = 3 - 6 years
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts issued in English containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual grades obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision Submit
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Letter Grade US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A A 4.00
B B 3.00
C C 2.00
D D 1.00
F F 0.00

Please Note: Most universities use the European ECTS credits.

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: March 9, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4 year Bachelor degrees
  • GCE A Levels plus 3 year Bachelor degrees
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours, Upper Division A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours, Lower Division B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00
Grading Scale
Letter Grade US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A A 4.00
A- A 4.00
B+ A- 3.67
B B+ 3.33
B- B 3.00
C+ B 3.00
C B- 2.67
C- C+ 2.33
D+ C+ 2.33
D C 1.67
D- C- 1.00
E D- 0.67
F F 0.00

University of Ghana

Grade Grade Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A Outstanding A 4.00
B+ Very Good A 4.00
B Good B+ 3.33
B- Good B 3.00
C+ Fairly Good B 3.00
C Average B- 2.67
D+ Below Average C+ 2.33
D Marginal Pass C 2.00
F Fail F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

 

Revised: March 9, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4 year Bachelor degrees
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale 1
Letter Grade  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A A 4.00
A- A 4.00
B+ A- 3.67
B B+ 3.33
B- B 3.00
C+ B 3.00
C B 3.00
C- B- 2.67
D+ C 2.00
D C 2.00
D- C- 1.67
E D 1.00
F F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours  A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division)  B 3.00
Third class C+ 2.33
Pass  C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Grading Scale 2

Kenya Letter Grade Scale US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 70.00-100.00 A 4.00
B 60.00-69.00 A- 3.67
C 50.00-59.00 B 3.00
D 40.00-49.00 C 2.00
E 0.00-39.00 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Kenyan National Examinations Council

The information below is from the Kenyan National Examinations Council regarding the grading system at Technical colleges
The Kenyan National Examinations Council https://www.knec.ac.ke/ does have an alternative grading scale. We don't actually see it being used but we know it exists with vocational or technical qualifications.. Below is some more information on it:

KNEC grading system for colleges
When it comes to KNEC courses, candidates are awarded scores based on the KNEC grading system for colleges. Below we look at the KNEC grading system for colleges and how the results of examinations are classified.

KNEC grading system for colleges: How KNEC results for technical colleges are awarded
Now, for the whole examination, marks are issued in 5 classes while there are 8 different grades in the individual papers under the KNEC grading system for colleges.
Each candidate receives the results in terms of the class and grade depending on his/her performance in the final practical and theoretical tests and the continuous assessment tests (administered by the college being attended).


Here is the relationship between the various classes and grades according to the KNEC grading system.

Class Grade
Pass with distinction Grade 1 & 2
Pass with credit Grade 3 & 4
Pass Grade 5 & 6
Fail Grade 7
Scores Grade Class US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80-100 1 Distinction A 4.00
75-79 2 Distinction A 4.00
70-74 3 Credit A- 3.67
60-69 4 Credit B+ 3.33
50-59 5 Pass B 3.00
40-49 6 Pass C 2.00
0-39 7 Fail F 0.00

You are referred if you score below 39 (essentially meaning you have failed) in a paper in the KNEC exams for colleges and you have to pass the specific failed papers before being awarded with the relevant certificate.

Of course, there is a fee for re-sitting KNEC examinations (charged on per paper basis) and you have to book for a resit via the KNEC online registration for technical exams portal (assisted by your college).

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction

  • English

Revised: October 2021

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  •  4-years Bachelor Degree or Bachelor degree (Honours)*
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours, (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours, (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail  F 0.00
National University of Lesotho Grading Scale
Number Grade Points US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80-100 A 5.0 A 4.00
75-79 B+ 4.5 B+ 3.33
70-74 B 4.0 B 3.00
65-69 C+ 3.5 C+ 2.33
60-64 C 3.0 C 2.00
55-59 D+ 2.5 D+ 1.33
50-54 D 2.0 D 1.00
40-49 E 1.0 F 0.00
0-39 F 0.0 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Sotho and English

Revised: February 18, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-years Bachelor Degree or Bachelor degree (Honours) *
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale 1
Percentage Grade Point Grade US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
90-100 4.0 A A 4.00
80-89 3.0 B B 3.00
70-79 2.0 C C 2.00
60-69 1.0 D D 1.00
0-59 0.0 F F 0.00
Grading Scale 2
Percentage US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
90-100 A 4.00
80-89 B 3.00
70-79 C 2.00
60-69 D 1.00
0-59 F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
 
Revised: May 2018
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • License (LMD post 2009)
  • Diplôme ďIngénieur
  • Ingenieur Agronome
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial Bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
After admission decision
  •  Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20 Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9 Bien (Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.9 Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient) C+ 2.33
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00

*Grades of 18 – 20 are rarely given. There is no grade of D in Madagascar. However, as with most countries that are patterned after the French educational system, grades of 8 and 9, which are normally failing grades, may be accepted as a “condoned pass” (U.S. grade of D) provided the overall grade average for the year (moyenne general) is 10.0 / 20, or higher. This is at the discretion of the institution’s administrators, and, at the post-secondary level, students may be required to re-take, in a future term, the course for which they received a “condoned pass.”*

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • French

Revised: February 22, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4 year Bachelor degrees  
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scales
Number Scale  English Description  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
75-100  Undoubted Distinction A 4.00
70-74 Marginal Distinction  A 4.00
60-69 Bare Distinction, or Credit B 3.00
50-59 Pass  C 2.00
40-49 Bare Pass C- 1.67
35-39 Marginal Failure F 0.00
0-34 Undoubted Failure F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent  US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class Honours C+ 2.33
Pass  C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Chichewa

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licence d’Etudes Fondamentales (post 2003)
  • Licence Professionnelle (post 2003) - may enter a master’s program if they have relevant work experience on a case-by-case basis.
  • Diplôme d’ingenieur d’Etat (pre-2003)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement/relevés de notes or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scales
Number Scale  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
13-20 A 4.00
12-12.9 B+ 3.33
11-11.9 B 3.00
10-10.9 C 2.00
8-8.99 D 1.00
0-7.99 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction

  • French

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 3 years of Bacharelato (Baccalaureate) followed by 2 years of Licenciatura (Licentiate)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement/relevés de notes or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Number Scale US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
15.00-20.00 A 4.00
12.00-14.99 B 3.00
10.00-11.99 C 2.00
0.00-9.99 F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Portuguese
Revised: May 2018
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4 year Bachelor's degree (Honours)
  • GCE A Levels plus 3 year Bachelor's degree      
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Letter Grade Percentage English Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 80-100 Distinction A 4.00
B 70-79.99 Very Good A 4.00
C 60-69.99 Good B 3.00
D 50-59.99 Satisfactory C 2.00
F 0-49.99 Fail F 0.00
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
Revised: May 2018
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor degrees
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
Grading Scale
Letter Grade Scale US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 70-100   A 4.00
B 60-69 B+ 3.33
C 50-59 B 3.00
D 45-49  C+ 2.33
E 40-44 C 2.00
F 0-39 F 0.00
 
Indigenous Letter Grade Indigenous Grade Points English Grade Descriptor Suggested US Equivalence US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 4.0 Excellent A 4.00
AB 3.5 Very Good B+ 3.33
B 3.0 Good B 3.00
BC 2.5 Fair C+ 2.33
C 2.0 Pass C 2.00
CD 1.5 Weak C- / D+ 1.67 / 1.33
D 1.0 Poor D 1.00
E 0.5 Very Poor D- 0.67
F 0.0 Fail F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours, (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: June 2021

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachelor (Honours)
  • Bachelor (Ordinary)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Percentage French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80%-100% First Class Honours A 4.00
70%-79% Second Class Honours, (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
60%-69% Second Class Honours, (Lower Division) B 3.00
50%-59% Pass C 2.00
0%-49% Fail F 0.00

OR

Letter Grade Number Scale Percentage English Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 10.5-11 85-100 Distinction A 4.00
A- 9.5-10.49 80-84.99  

A-

3.67
B+ 8.5-9.49 75-79.99 Very Good B+ 3.33
B 7.5-8.49  70-74.99   B 3.00
B- 6.5-7.49  65-69.99   B- 2.67
C+ 5.5-6.49  60-64.99  Merit C+ 2.33
C 4.5-5.49  55-59.99   C 2.00
C- 3.5-4.49  50-54.99   C- 1.67
D 1.5-3.49  40-49.99  Pass  D 1.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
  • French
  • Kinyarwanda

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degrees consisting of 480 credits (NQF level 8)
  • 4-year Honors degrees (120 credits beyond 3-year Bachelor’s degrees)
  • Higher Diploma in Education (HDipEd)
  • Postgraduate Diploma
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Percentage Letter Grade  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
75-100  A A 4.00
70-74.99 B A- 3.67
60-69.99 C B 3.00
50-59.99 D C 2.00
0-49.99  F F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class A 4.00
Second Class, Division One A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class, Division Two B 3.00
Third Class C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: May 2019

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor's degrees
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Indigenous Grade Percentage Indigenous Classification US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80 - 100% Division I A 4.00
60 - 79% Division II B 3.00
40 - 59% Division III C 2.00
0 - 39%   F 0.00
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

 

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degrees   
  • GCE A Levels plus 3-year Bachelor's degree
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial diploma supplement or academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Letter Grade Number Scale US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 5 A 4.00
B 4-4.99  B 3.00
C 3-3.99  C 2.00
D 2-2.99 D 1.00
E/S/F 0-1.99 F 0.00
Award Description
Degree Classification US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Certificat de Licence 
  • Certificat de Maitrise (Certificate of Master)
  • Master Recherche (Research Master)
  • Diplome d’Ingenieur (Diploma of Engineer)                                                        
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Diplômes/attestations de réussite/diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
14-20 Très Bien (Very Good) A 4.00
12-13.9  Bien (Good) B+ 3.33
11-11.9  Assez Bien (Fairly Good) B 3.00
10.5-10.9 Passable (Passing) B- 2.67
10.1-10.4 Moyen (Sufficient) C+ 2.33
10 Moyen (Sufficient) C 2.00
9-9.9 Moyen (Sufficient) C- 1.67
8-8.9 Insuffisant (Insufficient) D 1.00
0-7.9 Ajourné (Fail) F 0.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • French

 

Revised: May 2018
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor's degrees                 
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and
  • Diplômes/attestations de réussite/diplomas.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Letter Grade Percentage GPA US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 80.00-100.00 5.00 A 4.00
B+ 75.00-79.99 4.50 B+ 3.33
B 70.00-74.99 4.00 B 3.00
C+ 65.00-69.99 3.50 B- 2.67
C 60.00-64.99 3.00 C+ 2.33
D+ 55.00-59.99 2.50 C 2.00
D 50.00-54.99 2.00 C- 1.67
F 45.00-49.99 1.50 D+ 1.33
F 40.00-44.99 1.00 D 1.00
F 35.00-39.99 0.50 D- 0.67
F 0-34.99 0.00 F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours        A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division)  A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division)  B 3.00
Third Class C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 
 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: September 18, 2019

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degrees                                                                                     
What to Subit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Number Scale 1 Number Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
86-100        A+ Distinction  A 4.00
76-85  A Distinction A 4.00
66-75  B+ Meritorius B+ 3.33
56-65  B Very Satisfactory B 3.00
46-55  C+ Definite Pass      C+ 2.33
36-45  C Bare Pass    C 2.00
0-35 D+, D, E Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4 year Bachelor's degree (Honours)
  • GCE A Levels plus 3 year Bachelor's degree
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Letter Grade  Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A+ Distinction A 4.00
A Distinction A 4.00
B+ Meritorious  B+ 3.33
B Very Satisfactory  B 3.00
S Satisfactory B- 2.67
C+ Definite Pass         C+ 2.33
P Pass P*  
C Bare Pass   C 2.00
CP Compensatory Pass      C- 1.67
D+ Bare Fail    D 1.00
D Clear Fail   F 0.00
E Worthless F 0.00
*Non-grading pass
 
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours        A 4.00
Second Class Honours
(Upper Division) 
A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division)  B 3.00
Third Class Honours C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note:The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional  grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: May 2018

 

Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.