Year 12 Summary of overseas equivalent qualifications

Minimum Academic requirements summary of most enrolled nationalities:

Country Course Packages starting with Certificate 3 or 4 courses at PCBT (ie: Cert 3 + Cert 4 + Diploma of Hospitality + Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or Cert 4 in Business + Diploma of Business + Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management) Course Packages starting with Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses at PCBT (ie: Diploma of Leadership and Management + Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management)
Australia Year 11 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English Year 12 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English; or a minimum ATAR of 50 plus a minimum C grade in English
Bahrain General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Bhutan Bhutan Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects Certificade de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects
Brunei, Mauritius Completion of Form 5 / GCE O- Levels with a minimum of 4 passes 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
China Senior Middle 2 (Goa Er) with a minimum average of 50% Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with a minimum average of 70%
Colombia Bachillerato with a minimum average of 65% Bachillerato with a minimum average of 70%
Egypt General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
France, La Reunion Successful completion of Year 11 Baccalaureate with an average of 10
Ghana Completion of GCE O-Levels or equivalent 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels
Hong Kong Senior Secondary 2 with an average of 50% in 4 academic subjects Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum 7 points from 3 subjects
India Secondary Certificate (10+1) with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with a minimum average of 50%
Indonesia SMU 2 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70% SMU 3 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70%
International Baccalaureate Year 1 Diploma Minimum of 20 points from 6 subjects
Iran Completion of High School Diploma or Peeshdaneshgahe Completion of Peeshdaneshgahe
Japan Completion of Kotogakko Year 2 High school graduation with an average of 2.5
Jordan General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Kenya GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum C grade average
Korea High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average
Kuwait General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50% General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 70%
Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds 2 passes in GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum of 4 passes Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum 2 passes or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum 2Bs and 2Cs or Nilai Gred Mata Pelajaran (NGMP) with a minimum average of 2.0
Macau High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average
Myanmar Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Nepal Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Nigeria Completion of Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 Level Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 Level
Oman General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Pakistan Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Philippines Successful completion of Grade 11 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum 60% average Successful completion of Grade 12 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum average of 80%
Poland Successful completion of Year 11 Successful completion of Matura
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 3.5
Saudi Arabia General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary study
Singapore GCE O-Levels/N-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
Slovakia Completion of Gymnasia Year 12 Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with ‘C’ average
Syria Successful completion of Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cAmma or Shahadat al-Dirasi al l-cdadiyya al-Amma al Kafa’a or Brevet Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan O-Levels with a minimum 4 Cs A minimum 2 passes (S grade) in Sri Lankan A-Levels
South Africa Year 11 with a minimum average of 60% Aggregate D in National Senior Certificate or Matriculation with a minimum 3 passes in higher level subjects
Thailand Completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5 Completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant academic subjects
Turkey Devlet Meslek Kise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi / Lise Diplomasi / On-Lisans Diplomasi: Grade 3 (60%) and above
Taiwan Senior High School (Year 2) with a 60% average Senior High School with 60% in final year results (Year 3)
UAE GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma
Vietnam Year 11 with a minimum average of 6.0 Year 12 with a minimum average of 6.0
Zambia Zambian School Certificate/GCE, with a minimum 36 points or better from 6 subjects Zambian School Certificate/GCE, with a minimum 18 points or better from 6 subjects

All nationalities:

A – B

Afghanistan

  • Baccalauria and completion of one year’s full time study towards a degree from a tertiary institution

Albania

  • Dëftesë pjekurie/ Shkollë e Mesme e Përgjithshme og gijmnaz.
  • Dëftesë pjekurie/ Shkollë Teknike

Algeria

  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’enseignement secondaire général
  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’enseignement secondaire technique

Argentina

  • Bachillerato/Bacillerato Especializado. Marked on a scale of 0-10  Titulo de Bachiller (con orientación … )
  • Técnico (de nivel Médio) / Perito Mercantil (etc.)

Armenia

  • Hasunutian vkaiakan (attestat) / Atestat midzinakarg krtoitjan / Mijnakarg yndhanur krtutyan attestat + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Mijin masnagitakan krtutyan diplom + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Austria

  • Reifeprüfung/Matura.
  • Reife- und Diplomprüfung.
  • Berufsreifeprüfung

Azerbaijan

  • Orta Tahsil Haqquinda Attestat / Orta mekteb attestati / Svidetel’stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Bahrain

  • Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate). Marking varies per subject; maximum and minimum grades per subject are shown on certificate

Bangladesh

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate, HSC/Intermediate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Belarus

  • Atestat ab agul’naj sjarednjaj adukcii/Attestat o (Obschem) Srednem Obrazovanii
    • 1999: Attestat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 1998: Attestat + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii
    • 1999: Diplom + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 1998: Diplom + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Belgium

  • Diploma d’Aptitude a acceder a l’enseignement superiur/Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs

Bhutan

  • Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (Class XII).
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

Bolivia

  • Diploma/Grado/Titulo de Bachiller en Humanidades
  • Diploma/Grado/Titulo de Bachiller Técnico (Medio, Perito, etc.)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (since 1990)

  • Svjedocanstvo svjedozba o zavrsenom obrazovanju (1985-) / Diploma o zavrsenoj gimnaziji (1998-) / Svjedozba o maturi (1998-) / Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu (1996-) / Diploma o polozenom ispitu (1993-) / Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj skoli (1992-).
  • Vocational secondary education:
    • Svjedocanstvo svjedozba o zavrsenom obrazovanju (1985-) / Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom obrazovanju – za zanimanje (1996-). / Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj strucnoj skoli (1996-). / Diploma/technical

Brazil

  • 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio
  • 1995: Certificado de Conclusão (2o Grau)  (Only when a 4th year is completed at Secondary level)
  • 1996: Diploma de Técnico de Nivel Medio
  • 1995: Diploma de Técnico (2o Grau) / Certificado de Auxiliar Técnico / Certificado de Habilitacão Básico

Brunei

  • A grade of ‘E’ or higher in 2 A-level and 3 O-level subjects including English in the Cambridge or University of London General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination

Bulgaria

  • Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (from 1994: Svidetelstvo za zrelost or before 1974: Zrelostno Svidetelstvo).
  • Diploma za Sredno – Spetzialno Obrazovanie (12 years education) (within same study area).
  • Diploma za Sredno – Spetzialno Obrazovanie (11 years education) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies, (within same study area).

Burma (Myanmar)

  • Matriculation and completion of one year full time study towards a degree from a recognised tertiary institution. Marking is on a percentage scale, minimum average of 45% is required to pass.

Burundi

  • 2000: Diplôme des Humanités Générales + Diplôme D’Etat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1999: Certificat Homologué des Humanités Complètes +1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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C – D

Cambodia

  • Attestation de Fin d’Etudes Secondaire de l’Enseignement General/Diploma of Upper Secondary Education + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Completion of the Baccalaureate Part II. Marking scale of 1-20 (max) with 10 being the minimum pass mark

Cameroon

  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré / Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire.
  • Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Examinations (at least 4 subjects passed) + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Examinations (at least 3 subjects passed).
  • Brevet de Technicien / Diplôme de Bachelier de Technicien (Admission only to same study field as in Cameroun).

Canada

  • Alberta General High School Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma. Marked on a scale of AC, P,F,I, with ‘P’ being the minimum pass mark.
  • Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a scale of A+ -F, with ‘D’ being the minimum pass mark.
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • New Foundland High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a credit system. 36 credits including 21 core credits.
  • Nova Scotia Higher School Completion Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • Ontario Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Marked on a scale of A-D and P, with all grades being pass marks.
  • Prince Edward Island High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark
  • Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies. Marked on a percentage scale, with 60% being the minimum pass mark.
  • Saskatchewan Completion of Division IV Standing. Marked on a credit system, with a minimum of 21 credits of which 5 are from Year 12.

Chile

  • Licencia de Educacion Media (Secondary Education Matriculation Certificate) or Certificado de Bacchillerato. Marked on a scale of 1 – 7 with 4 being the minimum pass mark.

China

  • Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School + Chinese National University Entrance Examination (CNUEE)/Gao Kao
  • Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School + NAHEEE + 3 years of higher adult education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Colombia

  • Bachillerato / Diploma de Bachiller

Congo, Democratic Republic (Zaire)

  • Diplôme d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)

  • Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré (Enseig-nement Général) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré – (Enseig-nement Technique) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Costa Rica

  • Marked on a scale 1-100, with 65 as the minimum pass mark

Croatia

  • Maturalna svjedodzba / Svjedodzba o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju / Svjedodzba o zavrsnom ispitu-maturi.
  • Vocationa and musical specialisations:
    • Svjedodzba o završnom ispitu. / Svjedodzba o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju / Svjedodzba o zavrsnom ispitu-maturi.

Cuba

  • Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras/Título de Bachiller (nivel medio superior de la Education General Politecnica Laboral) – Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias
  • Técnico Medio/Maestro Primario, etc. (Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias)

Cyprus

  • 2001: Apolytírion from Enaiou Lykeio.
  • 1980 – 2001: Apolytírion from Lykeio Epilogis Mathimaton.
  • Apolytírion fra Technikí Scholí.
  • Lise Diplomasi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Lise Diplomasi with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).

Czech Republic

  • Vysvedceni o maturitní zkousce / Maturitní zkouška / Maturita from gymnazium.
  • Vysvedcení o maturitni zkoušce / Maturitní zkouška / Maturita from Srední odborná skola.
  • Maturitní zkouška from Konzervator.
  • Maturitní zkouška from Strední odborné uciliste.

Denmark

  • Studentereksamen/Hojere Forberedel Seseksamen/Hojere Handelseksamen of 0-13 (maximum), with 6 as the minimum pass mark.

Dominican Republic

  • Certificación (Pruebas Nacionales de Conclusion de la Educación Media) / Diploma de Conclusión de la Educación Media / Diploma/Título de Bachiller en … (Certificado Oficial de Suficiencia en los Estudios Secondarios) / Diploma /Título de Bachiller General
  • 1998: Diploma/Título de Bachiller Tecnico / Perito
  • 1997: Diploma/Título de Bachiller Tecnico / Perito + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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E – F

Ecuador

  • Bachillerato/Título de Bachiller en Arte/Ciencias / Bachillerato/Título de Bachiller Unico Integral
  • Bachillerato/Título de Baciller Tecnico

Egypt

  • Thanawiya Amma (Certificate of General Secondary Education). Marked on a percentage scale, with a minimum of 50% as the pass mark.

El Salvadore

  • Bachillerate Academinco (High School Diploma). Marked on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 5 as the minimum pass mark

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE): 2 A-levels and 3 O-levels (Before 1986). Grades A-E are passing grades. Since 1986 – passes in 2 GCE A-levels and 3 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) subjects

Estonia

  • 1998: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus + Riigieksamenitunnistus (minimum 3 state examinations).
  • 1997: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus + Riigieksamenitunnistus (minimum 2 state examinations).
  • 1995 – 1996: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus.
  • 1991- 1994: Keskkooli Lõputunnistus/Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus.
  • Lõputunnistus põhihariduse basil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise Kohta (before 1998 Lõputunnistus kutse- ja keskhariduse omandamise kohta) + Riigieksamenitunnistus.
  • Lõputunnistus keskhariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (before 1998 Löptunnistus keskerihariduse kohta) + Riigieksamitunnistus

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination
  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination

European Baccalaureate

  • European Baccalaureate Certificate/Diplôme du Baccalauréat Europeen.

Fiji

  • Form 7 Examination or Bursaries Examination Certificate of NZ. OR Completion of the Foundation Year at the Uni. of the South Pacific. Marked on a percentage scale, minimum pass is 50%.

Finland

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamensbetyg.
  • Tutkintotodistus/Ammatillinen perustutkinto (eksamensbevis/yrkesinriktat grundexamen) (admission to the same study areas as in Finland).
  • Tutkinto 3 vuotta lyhyemmistä ammattiopinnoista (betyg för studier inom yrkesutbildning som varat mindre än 3 år) / Tutkintotodistus/Näyttötutkintona suoritettu ammatillinen perustutkinto (eksamensbevis/yrkesinriktad grundexamen som avlagts som fristående examen) / Tutkintotodistus/Ammattitutkinto (yrkesexamen) (admission to the same study areas as in Finland).
  • Ammatillinen opistotasoinen tutkinto (yrkesexamen på institutnivå) / Ammatillisen korkea-asteen todistus (examensbetyg/yrkesutbildning på högre nivå).

France

  • Baccalauréat général.
  • Baccalauréat technologique.
  • Baccalauréat professionnel.

 

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G – H

Gambia

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) showing at least 5 subjects passed with C6 or better (English compulsory)
  • General Certificate of Education (O level)/School Certificate + General Certificate of Education (A level)/High School Certificate showing at least 5 subjects passed at O-level and 2 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade D). (From 2010 at least 5 subjects passed at O-level and 3 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade D).

Georgia

  • Sashualo Skolis Atestati (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii):
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1998: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 2007: Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastvavieblis Diplomi Danartit
  • Sashualo Specialuri Sastsavieblis Diplomi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Germany

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) / Zeugnis der Reife / Reifezeugnis
  • Zeugnis der Fachgebundene Hochschulreife and Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife (Admission only to same study field as in Germany).

Ghana

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • West African School Certificate (WASC/O level) + West African Higher School Certificate Examination (WAHSC/A level) showing at least 6 subjects passed at O-level and 2 to 3 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade of D or better).

Greece

  • Apolytirion of Lykeio (School Leaving Certificate). Marked on a scale of 1-20 with 10 as the minimum pass mark
  • Pthychíon techniká kai epagelmatiká ekpedeftíria.

Guatemala

  • Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras +  years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Tecnico Medio en … (admission to the same study areas as in Guatemala) + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Haiti

  • Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Classiques (Première + Deuxième Partie)/Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires (Première + Deuxième Partie) (système traditionnel).
  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme d’Enseignement Secondaire (système réformé) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Honduras

  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Titulo de Bachiller en … / Titulo de Maestro en … / Titulo de Perito … / Título de Técnico Medio en … (admission to the same study areas as in Honduras) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) + Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) showing at least three subjects passed at A-level or six passed at AS-level.
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) + Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Certificate (HKASC) showing at least six subjects passed at AS-level.

Hungary

  • Gimnazium erettsegi bizonyitvany.
  • Szakközepiskola erettsegi bizonyitvany. / Szakközepiskola rettsegi–kepesito bizonyitvany. / Technikus erettsegi-kepesito bizonyitvany.
  • Erettsegi/Matura. Marked on a 1-5 scale, with 2 as the minimum pass

 

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I – J

Iceland

  • Stúdentspróf.
  • Stúdentspróf af starfsnámsbrautum.
  • Raungreinadeilddarpróf, Frumgreinadeild and Háskolelinkbrú etc. (admission to same type of education as in Iceland).

India

  • All India Senior School Certificate – Standard/Level XII, OR first year standing from a tertiary institution following the Higher Secondary School Certificate OR two-year Pre-University course.

Indonesia

  • Senior Academic High School Certificate (SMU/SMA -Level III), Senior Technical School Certificate (STM). Marked on a scale of 110, 5 being the minimum pass mark. Marks: 1-4 failure / 5-10 pass

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

Iran

  • 3 years High School Diploma and Pre-University diploma / 4 years High School Diploma

Iraq

  • Al-Edadiyah/Al-Idadiyah (Sixth form baccalaureat) / Certificate of Preparatory Studies

Ireland

  • Leaving Certificate -Higher Level. Marked on a scale of A-F, with E being a pass. 5 subjects at Grades A-D.

Israel

  • Marked on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 6 as the minimum pass mark.

Italy

  • Diploma di Maturita Classica/Scientifica/Tecnica/Professionale Marked on a scale of 0-60 (maximum), with 36 the minimum pass mark.

Ivory Coast

  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré/Baccalauréat.
  • Diplôme de Bachelier Technicien/Baccalauréat Technique.

Japan

  • Kotagakko (Upper Secondary School Certificate). Marked on a scale of A-F or 1-5 (maximum), with F and 5 considered a fail OR High School Certificate (Grade 12).

Jordan

  • Tawjihi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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K – L

Kazakhstan

  • Orta bilim turaly attestat/Attestat o (obschem) Srednem Obrazovanii:
    • 2003:  + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 2002: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii :
    • 2003:  + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 2002: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Kenya

  • Kenya or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (up to 1988). OR Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education – passes in 6 of 8 subjects taken.

Kuwait

  • (Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama)General Secondary School Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale with 50% being the minimum pass mark.

Latvia

  • 2001: Atestäts par visparejo vidëjo izglïtïbu.
  • 2001: Atestäts par vidëjo izglïtïbu
  • 2000: Diploms par profesionalo videjo izglitibu (2000 – (from reform1999)).
  • 1991 to about 1999: Diploms par videjo arodizglïtïbu (4 years) (since1993 with the text “Jegustot visparejo vidêjo izglïtïbu” on the certificate).

Lebanon

  • Usually marked on a scale of 1-20 (10 min. pass) some use 0-100 (50 min. pass) or A-F (D min. pass).

Libya

  • General Secondary Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.

Liechtenstein

  • Maturazeugnis (Type B or E).

Lithuania

  • Brandos Atestatas (Maturita-certificate) (2 years general education).
  • Brandos Atestatas (Maturita certificate) (3 years combined vocational and general education).

Luxembourg

  • Diplôme/Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires
  • Diplôme/Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Techniques
  • Diplôme de Technicien (admission to the same type of education as in Luxembourg).

 

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M – N

Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)

  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit (gimnazia)
  • Diplome per dhenien e provimit te pjekurise
  • Svidetelstvo za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie .
  • Vocational/general (strucna/profesionale):
  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit (strucna) / Diplome per dhenien e provimit te pjekurise (profesionale)
  • Svidetelstvo za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno obrazovanie.
  • Svidetelstvo za stepen na strucna podgotovka / Dëftëse per fazen e pergatitjes profesionale.

Malaysia

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) + Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) showing at least 4 subjects passed (English and Mathematics compulsory)).
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) + Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 or better.

Malta

  • General Certificate of Education -Advanced Level. Require a minimum of 2 A-levels & 3 O-levels. Marked on A-F scale, F being a fail.
  • Matriculation Certificate.

Mauritius

  • General Certificate of Education -Advanced Level. Require a minimum of 2 A-levels & 3 O-levels. Marked on A-F scale, F being a fail.

Mexico

  • Certificado de Bachillerato General/Unico
  • Certificado de Bachillerato Tecnológico
  • Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades. Marked on a percentage scale, with 60% as the pass mark.

Moldova

  • Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general / Atestat de studii medii de cultura generala / Atestat de maturitate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies (diploma with silver- or goldmedal can be accepted
  • Diploma de bacalaureat

Mongolia

  • 1992: Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech gerchilgee + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1991: Buren dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech gerchilgee + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Morocco

  • Baccalauréat / Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire

Mozambique

  • Certificado de Habilitações Literarias

Namibia

  • IGSCE: At least 6 passed subjects and at least 25 points in the 6 passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies give access to short- and medium-cycle higher education programmes.
  • IGSCE: at least 6 subjects and at least 25 points in the 5 best passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • HIGSCE (higher and ordinary level): at least 6 subjects including at least 5 subjects at higher level passed with at least the grade 3 corresponding to 40 points and no more than 1 subject passed at ordinary level with at least the grade B corresponding to 6 points (in total at least 46 points). If passed with less than 46 points (but minimum 30 points) access might be granted with + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC ordinary level): at least 6 passed subjects and at least 25 points in the 6 passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies give access to short- and medium-cycle higher education programmes.
  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC ordinary level): at least 6 subjects and at least 25 points in the 5 best passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Higher Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC higher and ordinary level): at least 6 subjects including at least 5 subjects at higher level passed with at least the grade 3 corresponding to 40 points and no more than 1 subject passed at ordinary level with at least the grade B corresponding to 6 points (in total at least 46 points). If passed with less than 46 points (but minimum 30 points) access might be granted with + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Nepal

  • School Leaving Certificate + Higher Secondary Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate + Proficiency Certificate

Netherlands

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + Propaedeutische Diplom/Verklaring
  • Diploma Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs (MBO), level 4 and Middenkaderopleiding (Admission only to same study field as in the Netherlands.)

New Zealand

  • Higher School Certificate (Form 7) OR University Bursaries OR National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Nicaragua

  • Bachillerato en Ciencias y Letras. Only awarded if student has passed.

Nigeria

  • West African GCE: 2 A-levels and 3 O-levels (Passing grades are AE for A-levels, and 1-8 for O-levels) – up to 1989. OR Senior School Certificate (since 1989)
  • Nigerian Certificate of Education combined with University Board Matriculation Examination (UME)

Norway

  • Examen Atrium/Vitnemal: Den Videregaende Skole. Marked on a scale of of 0 -6 (maximum), with 2 as the minimum pass mark

 

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Pakistan

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) / Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Examination / Intermediate Certificate / Diploma of Faculty of Arts/Science (FA/FSc) / Certificate/Diploma/Intermediate in Commerce.

Papua New Guinea

  • PNG Higher School Certificate. Marking scale stated on certificate

Paraguay

  • Bachillerato Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (max) or 0-10 (max) with 2 and 3 being pass marks

Peru

  • Certificado Oficial de Estudios / Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa (quinto) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diploma de Aptitud Profesional / Bachillerato Profesional + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies (Admission only to same study field as in Peru).

Philippines

  • High School Diploma (kurso sa sekundarya) + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Poland

  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum ogólnoksztalcace – general)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum Profilowane)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum techniczne)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum zawodowe) (Admission only to same study field as in Poland)

Portugal

  • 2007: Diploma de estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos cientifico-humanisticos and from Cursos tecnológicos do ensino secundário.
  • 2006: Diploma of estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos gerais do ensino secundário and from Cursos tecnológicos do ensino secundário.
  • Diploma of estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos profissionais.

Romania

  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Liceul teoretic).
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Liceul de Specialitate).

Russian Federation

  • Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii or Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii:
    • 1999: Attestat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with 11 years of studies when the grade is at least 4 in all subjects + global average of 4,5)
    • 1998: Attestat + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom Srednee Professionalnoe Obrazovanie:
    • 1999: Diplom (9 + 3 years)  te.
    • 1998: Diplom (8 + 3 years) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies or Diplom (8 + 4 years)

Rwanda

  • 1998: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire/ Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1994-1997: Diplôme d’Humanités Générales + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1986-1993: Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1985: Diplôme/Certificat d’Humanités Générales + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplôme/Certificat d’Humanités Techniques / Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education Level A2 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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Samoa (American)

  • High School Diploma.

Saudi Arabia

  • General Secondary Education Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale with 50% being the minimum pass mark

Scotland

  • Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE). Marked on a scale of A-F, F being a fail. Three subjects passed in the Higher Grade

Senegal

  • 1996: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire (Série L and S).
  • 1995: Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré (Série A, B, C, D and E).
  • Vocational + academic:
    • 1996: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire (Série T and G) (Admission only to same study field as in Senegal).
    • 1995: Diplôme de Bachelier de Technicien (section F and G) (Cursos cientifico-humanisticos).

Sierra Leone

  • Senior School Certificate Examination + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • General Certificate of Education with 5 subjects passed at O-level and 3 subjects passed at A-level.

Singapore

  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Certificate with grade ‘E’ or higher in 2 Advanced Level subjects and 3 Ordinary Level subjects. OR Completion of a Technician Diploma/Certificate from a Polytechnic

Slovakia

  • Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej skúške/ Maturitná skúška /Maturita z gymnázia.
  • Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej skúške/Maturitná skúška /Maturita zo Strednej od-bornej školy.
  • Maturitná skúška z Konzervatória.
  • Maturitná skúška zo Stredného odborného učilišťa.

Slovenia

  • Maturitetno spricevalo (Matura).
  • Poklicna matura + maturitetni tecaj.

Somalia

  • Shahaadada Dugsiga Dare (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

South Africa

  • Senior certificate showing at least 5 Higher Grade Subjects passed
  • Senior certificate showing less than 5 Higher Grade Subjects passed + endorsement + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

South Korea

  • Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (Academic High School Diploma/Graduation Certificate).

Spain

  • Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato (Baccalaureate).
  • Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientatación Universitaria (COU).

Sri Lanka

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) -Advanced Level Certificate with passing grades in 3 Advanced Level Subjects.

Sudan

  • Sudan School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / The Secondary School Certificate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Sweden

  • Slutbetyg from Gymnasieskolan.
  • Avgångsbetyg from Gymnasieskolan.
  • Slutbetyg from Komvux
  • Intyg för behörighet högskolestudier (grundläggande/särskild behörighet)/Folkhögskolan (1995-).
  • Intyg om allmän/särskild behörighet)/Folkhögskolan (-1994).

Switzerland

  • Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Maturitätszeugnisse and Maturitätszeugnis ausgestellt von eidgenössisch anerkannten Schulen:
  • Kantonale Maturitätszeugnisse (all those that give access to all higher education institutions in Switzerland).
  • 1994: Eidgenössisches Berufsmaturitätszeugnis / Certificat fedéral de maturité professionelle / Attestato federale di maturità professionale (Admission only to same study field as in Switzerland)
  • 1999/2000 : Maturitätszeugnis (MAR) / Certificat de Maturité (RRM) / Attestato di Maturitá.
  • 1998/1999: Maturitätszeugnis (MAV) / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturitá.

Syria

  • Al Shahada Al Thanawiya / Baccalauréat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Taiwan

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Tanzania

  • National Form IV Examination Certificate / General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSE) (O level) (showing at least 5 subjects passed) + National Form VI Examination Certificate / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) (A level) showing at least 2 Principal passes/levels and 1 Subsidiary pass/level. (Mathematics and English are compulsory.)

Thailand

  • 1984: Matayom VI (M6) / Maw 6 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1983: Matayom suksa V + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Tonga

  • Tonga National Form Seven Certificate + Pacific Senior Certificate.

Tunisia

  • Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire.
  • Baccalauréat de l’enseignement professionnel (Bac Pro) (2008).

Turkey

  • Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Lise Diplomasi (8+3 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+3 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2010 gives access to short cycle higher education
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).

 

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Uganda

  • 6 subjects in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with the minimum grade 8 + principal subjects with the minimum grade E + General Paper in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
  • Ordinary Diploma
  • National Diploma

Ukraine

  • Atestat pro povnu zagal’nu srednju osvitu (Russian: Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii):
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies. A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an 11 year education with a minimum of 4 (8) in all subjects and an average of at least 4,5 (9).
  • 1992 -1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1992: Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Dyplom molodschogo spetsialista

Uruguay

  • Bachillerato Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-6 (max), with 3 as the minimum pass mark.

USA

  • Completion of Grade 12 at an American High School and award of a High School Graduation Diploma. Must have completed two semesters in at least four subjects one of which must be an English derivative which have a clear relationship to courses offered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority at Year 12 level. Grades A-D are passing grades

Uzbekistan

  • Attestat o srednem obrazovanii / O’rta ma’lumot to’g’risida shahodatnoma
  • 1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Venezuela

  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller (agropecuario, comercial, industrial, mercantil, salud) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Técnico Medio en … + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Vietnam

  • Bang Tu Tai Hai (baccalaureat II)/Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (certificate from secondary education), Giay Chung Nhan Pho Thong Trung Hoc (provisional certificate) + admissions exam (Ky Thi Dai Hoc/Ky Thi Tuyen Vao Dai Hoc) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

West Africa

  • West African GCE (A Level). 2 A’s and 3 O’s required with grades of A-C

Yugoslavia (the former)

  • Matura (1945-1981 and 1989-1992) (Serbo-Croatia) Matura or zakljucni izpit (1945-1981 and 1989-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svjedocansvo o zavrsnom ispitu (1980′) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom XXX obrazovanju (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju (4 år) (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem usmjerenom obrazovanju (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu (Serbia-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (Serbian dialect).
  • Spricevalo o zakljucnom ispitu (Slovenian).
  • Diploma o srednjem programu srednjego usmerjenego izobrazevanju (Slovenian).
  • Svidetelstvo za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno obrazovanie (Macedonian).
  • Svidetelstvo za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie (Macedonian).
  • Vocational + general subjects, 4 years secondary education (level IV).
  • Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom XX obrazovanju (eg. medicinska sestra-tehnicar) (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem usmjerenom obrazovanju (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o strepenu strucne spreme – level IV (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o stecenom strepenu strucne spreme (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svidetelstvo za Stepen na strucna podgotovka (Macedonia).

Yugoslavia, The Federal Republic of (1992-2003), Serbia-Montenegro (2003-2005), Serbia (2006-) Montenegro (2006-)

  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu / Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi / Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju (Serbia).
  • Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi / Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme/diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diplom mbi dhenien e provimit te matures (Montenegro).
  • Diploma o stecenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (Wojwodina).
  • Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme te pergjithshme – gjimnazin/Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme te larte – gjimnazin (Kosovo).
  • Vocational-general secondary education:
  • Diploma o stepenu strucne spreme (4 years of study) (Serbia)
  • Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme/diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diplom mbi dhenien e provimit te matures (4 years of study) (Montenegro)
  • Diploma o stecenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (4 years of study) (Wojwodina)
  • Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme profesionale/Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se te larte – profesionale (4 years of studies) (Kosovo).

Zambia

  • Zambia School Certificate (with 6 subjects passed (English is compulsory) and a credit in a least 1 of the subjects or 5 subjects passed (English is compulsory) and a credit in a least 2 subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Zimbabwe  

  • Higher School Certificate (GCE ‘A’ level) which prepares students to enter universities in Zimbabwe and elsewhere or the polytechnics.

Source: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/vcerecognition/equiquals/equiv-yr12.aspx