Comparable degree guide

The following is a general guide for admission and placement based on institutional policies, placement recommendations from NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and AACRAO (The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions officers), prevailing opinion from colleagues at similar universities and experience of credential evaluators. Degrees listed are not all the degrees offered, they are degrees most often procured by the applicants applying to this university.

Eligible Degrees for graduate study are listed by country below:
 
  • Afghanistan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Albania — Four year Diplome
  • Argentina — Four year Licenciado(a) or Titulo de (professional title) or 4 year Bachiller Superior
  • Armenia — Four year Bakalavri Kochum
  • Australia — Four year Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours
  • Austria — Magister or Diplome following a Reifeprufungzeugnis, or Diplome Ingenieur
  • Azerbaijan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Bahrain — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Bangladesh — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Barbados — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Belarus — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Belgium — Ingenieur, Licence/Licentiate or Bologna Master Degree
  • Belize — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bolivia — Four year Licenciado(a)   
  • Brazil — Four year Bacharel or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Bulgaria — Four year Bakalavr
  • Cambodia — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cameroon — Bachelor’s degree (4 to 5 years)
  • Canada — Four year Bachelor’s degree (except Quebec: 3 yr Bachelor’s following the 2 year DEC program)
  • Chile — Four year Licenciatura or 4-year Titulo de (professional title)
  • China, People’s Republic — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Colombia — Four year Licenciatura or 4 year Titulo de (professional title)
  • Congo — Four year Matrise
  • Costa Rica — Four year Bachiller Universatrio, or Licenciatura 
  • Cuba — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cyprus — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Czech Republic — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Denmark — Four year Professionsbachelor in…, (240 ECTS)
  • Dominican Republic — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ecuador — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Egypt — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • El Salvador — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Eritrea — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ethiopia — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Finland — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • France — Maitrise/Master degree or Grande Ecole Diplome
  • Georgia — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Germany — University Bachelor after 13th year (Does not include Bachelor from a Fachhochschule)
  • Ghana — Bachelor’s Degree   
  • Greece — Four year Ptychio (Diploma)
  • Grenada — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Guatemala — Four year Licenciatura, Baccalaureatus, or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Guinea — Maitrise following Licence
  • Guyana — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Haiti — Licence or Diplome (3 or 4 years) 
  • Honduras — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Hong Kong — Bachelor’s degree
  • Hungary — Four year Alapkepzes/Alapfokozat (240 ECTS), 4 year Oklevél or Bologna Mesterkepzes
  • India — Four year Bachelor’s Degree or 3 year + Masters = Bachelors
  • Indonesia — 4 year Sarjana, or Diploma IV(D4)
  • Iran — Karshenasi/Lisans
  • Iraq — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ireland — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Israel — Bachelor’s Degree (3 or 4 years)
  • Italy — Laurea 1 (180 ects)                
  • Jamaica — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years) 
  • Japan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Jordan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Kazakhstan — Specialist Diploma or Bakalavr
  • Kenya — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Korea — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Kosova — Four year Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS)
  • Kuwait — Four year  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Laos — BEd/BSc/BA bachelor’s degree
  • Lebanon — Licence or Bachelor’s degree
  • Lesotho — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Liberia — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Libya — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Lithuania — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Macedonia — Four year Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS)
  • Madagascar — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Malawi — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Malaysia — Baccalaureate degree
  • Mauritius — Bachelor of Science (honours) 3 or 4 years 
  • Mexico — Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Moldova — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Mongolia — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Morocco — Four year Bachelor’s degree        
  • Mozambique — Licenciatura  
  • Namibia — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Nepal — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Netherlands — Doctorandus degree (240 ECTS)          
  • New Zealand — Four year Bachelor’s Honours degree
  • Nicaragua — Licenciatura Four or Five year bachelors degree
  • Nigeria — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Norway — Bachelor’s Degree or Candidatus Magisterii
  • Oman — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Pakistan — Four year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Panama — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Paraguay — Four year Licenciado 
  • Peru — Four year Licenciatura  
  • Philippines — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Poland — Four year Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS) 
  • Portugal — Four year Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS) 
  • Romania — Diploma de licenta (four year and/or 240 ECTS)
  • Russia — Specialist Diploma or Bakalavr
  • Saudi Arabia — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Scotland — Four year Bachelor’s (Honours) degree
  • Senegal — Maitrise 
  • Serbia — Four year Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS) 
  • Singapore — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
  • South Africa — Four year Bachelor’s Honours Degree
  • Spain — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Sri Lanka — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Sudan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Sweden — Magisterexamen (240 ECTS) 
  • Switzerland — Four year Lizentiat/Licence
  • Syria — Four year Licence
  • Taiwan — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Tanzania — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
  • Thailand — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Togo — Certificat de Maitrise 
  • Trinidad and Tobago — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
  • Turkey — Four year Lisans Derecesi/Diplomasi 
  • Uganda — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
  • Ukraine — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • United Arab Emirates — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • United Kingdom — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
  • Uruguay — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Uzbekistan — Bakalavr Diplomi/Bakalavr Diplomi Imtiyozli (3 or 4 years) 
  • Venezuela — Four year Licenciatura or Titulo de (professional title)
  • Vietnam — Four year Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Ðại Học 
  • Zambia  — Four year Bachelor’s degree
  • Zimbabwe — Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years)
These recommendations are not directives or judgments about the quality of programs and schools. They are an attempt to apply the same standards for a foreign applicant as for a U. S. applicant with a similar educational background. Please remember that educational systems change quickly and every endeavor will be made to keep this list current.