‘Country list’ with general admission requirements for master's applicants with foreign education

  • 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 recognized institution and of minimum duration as described in column 2 below.
  • English proficiency requirement (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.

Country Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Oslo English test required?
AFGHANISTAN Baccalauria (Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
ALBANIA Dëftëse Pjekurie + 3 years university education OR Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore from about 2006 + 3 years university education Yes
ALGERIA Diplôme 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 education Yes
ANDORRA Títol de batxiller + Prova Oficial de Batxillerat (POB) + 3 years university education OR Títol de batxiller professional + Prova Oficial de Batxillerat Professional (POB Professional) + 3 years university education. Yes
ANGOLA Habilitações 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 education Yes
ARGENTINA Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
ARMENIA Hasunutian vkaiakan (Attestat) + 5 years university education OR Atestat midzinakarg krtoitjan + 5 years university education Yes
AUSTRALIA, Australian Capital Territory ACT Year 12 Certificate in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education. No
AUSTRALIA, New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education. No
AUSTRALIA, Northern Territory Before 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. No
AUSTRALIA, Queensland Before 2008: Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC) OR from 2009: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education. No
AUSTRALIA, South Australia 1984-1992: 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. No
AUSTRALIA, Tasmania Before 1993: Higher School Certificate OR from 1990: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education. No
AUSTRALIA, Victoria From 1987: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) + 3 years university education No
AUSTRALIA, Western Australia From 1997: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education. No
AUSTRIA Reifeprüfung + 3 years university education Yes
AZERBAIJAN Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat + 4 years university education OR Diplom + 4 years university education OR Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education Yes
BAHAMAS Bahamas General Certificate of Education + 4 year of higher education No
BAHRAIN Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
BANGLADESH Higher Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
BARBADOS University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) + 3 years university education. No
BELARUS Attestat ab ahulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi (Attestat ob obsjtsjem srednem obrazovanii)+ 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab sjarednjaj spetsyjalnaj adukatsyi (Diplom o Srednem Spetsial’nom Obrazovanii) + 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab prafesijanalna-tekhnitsjnaj adukatsyi z atrymannem ahulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi (Diploma of vocational technical education) + 4 years university education. Yes
BELGIUM, Flemish-speaking Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education OR Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education Yes
BELGIUM, French-speaking Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur + 3 years university education Yes
BELIZE Please contact us. No
BENIN From 1991: Diplôme de Bachellier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education OR Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education Yes
BHUTAN From 2006: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) + 4 years university education. Before 2006: Indian School Certificate (ISC) + 4 years university education Yes
BOLIVIA Bachiller en Humanidades + 4 years university education Yes
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Obrazovanju + 3 years university education Yes
BOTSWANA Cambridge 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. Yes
BRAZIL From 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio + 4 years university education Yes
BRUNEI Brunei/Cambridge GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate + 3 years university education. Yes
BULGARIA Diploma 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 education Yes
BURKINA FASO Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education Yes
BURUNDI Diplôme d'Etat (1999-) + 3 years university education OR Diplôme des Humanités Complètes + 3 years university education Yes
CAMBODIA Attestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires de l'Enseignement Général + 5 years university education Yes
CAMEROON Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education Yes
Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level (with pass in at least 3 subjects. English and Mathematics must be passed at least at Ordinary Level) + 3 years university education. Yes
CANADA, Alberta From 1995: Alberta High School Diploma + 3 years university education OR up to 1997: Advanced High School Diploma + 3 years university education OR General High School Diploma + 3 years university education No
CANADA, British Columbia Secondary School Diploma + 3 years university education OR Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma) + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education No
CANADA, New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Newfoundland High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education OR High School Completion Certificate + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Nunavut Nunavut Secondary School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Prince Edward Island Provincial Senior High School Graduation Certificate + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Ontario Ontario 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 education No
CANADA, Quebec Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Saskatchewan Record of Secondary Level Standing / Complete Division IV Grade 12 Standing + 3 years university education No
CANADA, Yukon Yukon Secondary School Graduation Certificate + 3 years university education No
CAPE VERDE Certificado de Habilitações Litérarias + 4 years of higher education Yes
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education Yes
CHAD Baccalauréat or Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education Yes
CHILE Licencia de Educación/Enseñanza Media (Humanistico-Científica, Técnico-Profesional or Artistica) + 4 years university education Yes
CHINA School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
COLOMBIA Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller + 4 years university education Yes
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE (FORMERLY CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE) Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement de Second Degré, Enseignement Général + 3 years university education Yes
CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE (formerly ZAIRE) Diplôme d’Etat d'Études Secondaires du Cycle Long + 4 years university education Yes
COSTA RICA From December 1988: Título de Bachiller en Educación Media +  4 years university education
From December 1974 – February 1988: Diploma de Conclusión de Estudios de
Educación Diversificada +  4 years university education
Before June/July 1974: Título de Bachiller + 4 years university education
Yes
CÔTE D'IVOIRE Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education Yes
CROATIA

From 2010: Svjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi + 3 years university education. Before 2010: 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 education

Yes
CUBA Certificado de Fin de estudios Secundarios/Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
CYPRUS (GREEK) Lykeio Apolytirion + 3 years university education Yes
CYPRUS (TURKISH) Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi + 4 years university education Yes
CZECH REPUBLIC Vysvedceni 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
Yes
DENMARK Studenterexamen + 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 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.
DJIBOUTI L'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education Yes
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
EAST TIMOR Diplomas do Ensino Secundário + 4 years university education Yes
ECUADOR Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
EGYPT Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
EL SALVADOR Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent + 3 years Bachelor (Honours) degree. No
ERITREA Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate (ESEC) + 4 years higher education. Yes
ESTONIA From 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. Yes
ETHIOPIA Ethiopian 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
FIJI Form VII Examination OR Foundation Year from University of the South Pacific + 3 years university education Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.
FINLAND Studentexamen/ Ylioppilastutkintotodistus + 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.
FRANCE From 1995: Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général, Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technologique OR Diplôme de Baccalauréat Professionnel + 3 years university education. Yes
FAROE ISLANDS

From 2016: Gymnasialt miðnámsprógv + 3 years university education. Before 2016: Studentereksamen + 3 years university education OR Højere handelseksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education OR Højere teknisk eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education OR Højere forberedelseseksamen (HF) + 3 years university education OR Højere eksamen inden for fiskeri (HTX) (from 2010) + 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.
GABON Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education Yes
GAMBIA West African Examinations Council, Senior School Certificate (in at least 5 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years of university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 4 years university education Yes
GAZA AND THE WEST BANK see THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY Yes
GEORGIA Sashualo Skolis Atestati + 4 years university education OR Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastsaylebis Diplomi + 4 years university education Yes
GERMANY Abitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife + 3 years university education Yes
GHANA West African Senior School Certificate / West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, O-level + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, O-level + West African Higher School Certificate GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education Yes
GREECE Apolytirio 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. Yes
GREENLAND Den gymnasiale uddannelse (GUX) + 3 years university education OR Grønlands gymnasiale uddannelse (GU) + 3 years university education OR Højere handelseksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education OR Højere tekniske eksamen (HTX) + 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.
GRENADA GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) + 3 years university education OR Associate Degree + 3 years university education. Yes
GUATEMALA Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
GUINEA From 2007: Baccalauréat Unique + 3 years university education OR  before 2007: Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie + 3 years university education Yes
GUYANA University of London GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) + 3 years university education. No
HAITI Baccalauréat II  + 3 years university education Yes
HONDURAS Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
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 an AS-level examination in Use of English with grades A-C or HKDSE English Language Subject Level grade 5 are exempt.
HUNGARY Gimnaziumi 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 education Yes
ICELAND Studentsprof + 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.
INDIA All 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 education Yes
INDONESIA Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar-Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA) + 4 years university education Yes
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

Yes
IRAQ Sixth-Form Baccalauréat/Certificate of Preparatory Studies + 4 years university education Yes
IRELAND Leaving Certificate + 3 years university education. No
ISRAEL Bagrut + 3 years university education Yes
ITALY Diploma 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 education Yes
JAMAICA General Certificate of Education + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) + 3 years university education. No
JAPAN Koto Gakko Sotsugyo sho (mei) sho + 4 years university education Yes
JORDAN Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
KAZAKHSTAN Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education OR Orta Bilim Turaly Attestat + 4 years university education Yes
KENYA Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) + 4 years university education Yes
KOSOVO Diplomë 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 education Yes
KUWAIT Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
KYRGYZSTAN Orto bilim zonundo attestat + 4 years university education Yes
LAOS Baccalauréat + 5 years university education Yes
LATVIA After 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. Yes
LEBANON Baccalauréat Libanais Général + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat Libanais II + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat Technique  + 4 years university education Yes
LIBERIA Senior School Certificate (SSC) / Senior High School Certificate (SHSC) in at least 6 subjects (where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 4 years university education. SSC/SHSC must be awarded by the West African Examination Council. Yes
LIBYA General Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
LIECHTENSTEIN From 2005: Maturität + 3 years university education. Before 2004: Matura type B OR Matura type E OR Berufsmaturität (from 2001) + 3 years university education. Yes
LITHUANIA Brandos Atestatas + 3 years university education Yes
LUXEMBOURG Certificat / Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education
or Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques + 3 years university education
Yes
MACAO Form 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 education Yes, but applicants with completed secondary education within the British system are exempt.
MACEDONIA Secondary school + from 2007 Diploma za polozena drzavna matura or Matura Shtetërore + 3 years university education. Yes
MADAGASCAR Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education Yes
MALAWI Malawi 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. Yes
MALAYSIA Sijil 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
MALI Baccalauréat Malien - 2ème Partie Option Malienne + 4 years university education Yes
MALTA Matriculation Certificate + 3 years university education OR GCE Ordinary Level and 3 Advanced Level examinations + 3 years university education OR Secondary Education Certificate Examination and Advanced Matriculation in 2 subjects + 3 years university education No
MAURITANIA Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 4 years university education Yes
MAURITIUS General Certificate of Education Advanced Level + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education. Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.
MEXICO Certificado de Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
MOLDOVA Atestat 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 education Yes
MONGOLIA Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech + 5 years university education Yes
MONTENEGRO Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu / Diplome mbi dhenien e provimit te matures + 3 years university education OR Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi + 3 years university education OR Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme + 3 years university education OR Potvrda stepena strucne spreme (only the four year qualifications give access to higher education) + 3 years university education Yes
MOROCCO Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel + 4 years university education Yes
MOZAMBIQUE Certificado de Habilitações Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
MYANMAR (BURMA) Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination + 5 years university education Yes
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 + 3 years university education. Before 2007: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 4 years university education OR Higher General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) + 3 years university education. Yes
NEPAL School 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
Yes
NETHERLANDS Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education OR Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + 1 year Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs (HBO) + 3 years university education Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's or master's degree taught in English are exempt.
NEW ZEALAND From 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. No
NICARAGUA Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education Yes
NIGER Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education Yes
NIGERIA Senior School Certificate (awarded either by the West African Examinations Council or the National Examinations Council) in at least 6 subjects (where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 4 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level +
West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education
Yes
NORTH KOREA Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 5 years university education Yes
OMAN Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
PAKISTAN Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) + 4 years university education OR Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, THE Shahadat 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. Yes
PANAMA Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education Yes
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education Yes
PARAGUAY Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education Yes
PERU "Certificado Oficial de Estudios" de Educación Secundaria + 4 years university education OR Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa + 4 years university education. Yes
PHILIPPINES High School Diploma + 5 years university education in academic subjects Yes
POLAND

Before 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości 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 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.

Yes
PORTUGAL From 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. Yes
PUERTO RICO High School Diploma + 4 years university education Yes
QATAR Thanawaya Aam Qatari (Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
ROMANIA Diploma de Bacalaureat / Maturitate + 3 years university education Yes
RUSSIA Attestat 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 education Yes
RWANDA From 1998: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire/Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 4 years university education. Before 1998: Diplôme/Certificat de Humanites Générales + 4 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 4 years university education. Yes
SAMOA Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.
SAUDI ARABIA Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
SCOTLAND From 2000: Scottish Qualifications Certificate + Bachelor Honours Degree. No
SENEGAL Diplôme 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
Yes
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 education Yes
SIERRA LEONE West African Senior School Certificate in at least 6 subjects (where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + West African Higher School Certificate Advanced level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education Yes
SINGAPORE From 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Advanced level) examination + 3 years university education. Before 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examination + 3 years university education. No
SLOVAKIA Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skuske (Maturita) + 3 years university education Yes
SLOVENIA Diplomo / Spricevalo o zakljucnem izpitu + 3 years university education OR Maturitento Spricevalo + 3 years university education Yes
SOLOMON ISLANDS Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education OR Foundation Year + 3 years university education Yes
SOMALIA Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
SOUTH AFRICA National Senior Certificate/Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement + bachelor's degree with honours (minmum 3 years) Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.
SOUTH KOREA High School Diploma + 4 years university education Yes
SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Education + 4 years university education OR Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
SPAIN Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) + 3 years university education OR Título de Bachiller + 3 years university education Yes
SRI LANKA From 2000: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-Level) with 3 subjects on A-level with grade S/Ordinary Pass and in addition Common General Paper/Test and 6 subjects at O-level + 3 years university education
Until 1999: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-Level) with 4 subjects on A-level with grade Pass and in addition 6 subjects at O-level +  3 years university education
Yes
SUDAN Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Higher Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
SURINAME Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education Yes
SWAZILAND Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) +  4 years university education OR Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education Yes
SWEDEN Gymasieskola (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.
SWITZERLAND Maturitätzeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato Di Maturità + 3 years university education Yes
SYRIA Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
TAIWAN Senior High School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
TAJIKISTAN Attestat Shahodatnoma dar borai tamom kardani maktabi miyona + 4 years university education OR Attestat dar borai ma lumoti mijona + 4 years university education Yes
TANZANIA Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) + 3 years university education. Yes
THAILAND Maw 6 + 4 years university education Yes
TOGO Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré + 3 years university education Yes
TONGA Tonga National Form VII Certificate + 3 years university education OR University Foundation Year + 3 years university education Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO General Certificate of Education A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) + 3 years university education. No
TUNISIA Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education OR Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Professionnel + 3 years university education Yes
TURKEY Lise Diplomasi + 4 years university education (Preparatory Year not included) Yes
TURKMENISTAN Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda + 5 years university education OR Attestat/ Certificate of Secondary Education + 5 years university education Yes
UGANDA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) + 3 years university education. Yes
UKRAINE Atestat 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.
Yes
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
URUGUAY Bachillerato Oficial / Bachillerato Tecnico + 4 years university education Yes
USA High School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university / college studies in academic subjects No
UZBEKISTAN O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education) + 4 years university education OR Attestat o srednem obrazovanii + 4 years university education Yes
VENEZUELA Bachillerato (Bachiller en....) + 4 years university education Yes
VIETNAM From 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 education Yes
YEMEN Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education Yes
ZAMBIA Zambia School Certificate + 4 years university education Yes
ZANZIBAR National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with 3 Principal Pass Levels + 3 years university education. Yes
ZIMBABWE General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level + 3 years university education. Yes

 

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