Country list (GSU) for bachelor's degree applicants

This country list is meant for bachelor's level applicants and is based on Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification (GSU-list), which is the general basis for admission requirements to study programmes at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

WHAT DOES GSU-LIST MEAN?
  • The GSU-list specifies the type of certificate/diploma of upper/high secondary education that are required from different countries around the world,
  • the number of years required for entrance to Norwegian higher education AND
  • whether a proof of English language proficiency is required or exempted.

Country

Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification requirement for admissions to study programmes

Is proof of English proficiency required?

AFGHANISTAN
  • Baccalauria (Secondary School Certificate) + 1 years university education.
Yes
ALBANIA
  • Dëftëse Pjekurie.

OR

  • Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore from about 2006.
Yes 1
ALGERIA
  • Diplôme du Baccalauréat d’enseignement secondaire/Shahada al-Bakaloria al ta’lim al thanawi + 1 years university education.

OR

  • Diplôme du Baccalauréat de technicien/Shahada al Bakaloria al teqani + 1 year university education.
Yes
ANGOLA
  • Habilitações Literárias + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Certificado de Estudos Pré-Universitários (2-3 years pre-university education) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações + 1 year university education.
Yes
ARGENTINA
  • Bachiller/Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
ARMENIA
  • Hasunutian vkaiakan (Attestat) + 2 year university education.

OR

  • Atestat midzinakarg krtoitjan + 2 year university education.
Yes 1
AUSTRALIA, Australian Capital Territory
  • ACT Year 12 Certificate in combination with Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES), Universities Admission Index (UAI) .
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) .
No
AUSTRALIA, New South Wales
  • Higher School Certificate (HSC) in combination with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) .
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education.
No
AUSTRALIA, Northern Territory
  • Before 1996: South Australian Certificate of Education - Northern Territory (Year 12).

 

  • From 1997: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) in combination with Higher Education Entrance Score, Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
No
AUSTRALIA, Queensland
  • Before 2008: Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC).

OR

  • From 2009: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) - in combination with Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES) OR Overall Position (OP).
No
AUSTRALIA, South Australia
  • 1984-1992: Year 12 Certificate of Achievement.
OR
  • From 1993: South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). ) - in combination with Higher Education Entrance Score (HEES), Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES).
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
No
AUSTRALIA, Tasmania
  • Before 1993: Higher School Certificate.

OR

  • From 1990: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) - in combination with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES).

OR

  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
No
AUSTRALIA, Victoria
  • 1970-86: Higher School Certificate.
  • From 1987: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) - in combination with Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER).
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
No
AUSTRALIA, Western Australia
  • 1977-1996: Certificate of Secondary Education with Tertiary Admissions Examination.
  • From 1997: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in combination with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL).
OR
  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
No
AUSTRIA
  • Reifeprüfung.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in Reifeprüfung, Matura or Reifeprüfungszeugnis.

AZERBAIJAN
  • Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Diplom + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
BAHAMAS
  • Bahamas General Certificate of Education + 1 year university education.
No
BAHRAIN
  • Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
BANGLADESH
  • Higher Secondary Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
BARBADOS
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) with 3 GCE A Levels + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)  with 6 passed CAPE Units + 1 year university education.
No
BELARUS
  • Attestat ab agulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi (Attestat ob obsjtsjem srednem obrazovanii)  + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
BELGIUM, Flemish-speaking
  • Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs.
OR
  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in ASO (Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs).

BELGIUM, French-speaking
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in General Secondary Education (Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur).

BENIN
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement Moyen Général (1984-1991).
OR
  • Diplôme de Bachellier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré (1991-).
OR
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire.
Yes
BHUTAN
  • From 2006: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) + 1 year university education.
  • Before 2006: Indian School Certificate (ISC) + 1 year university education.
Yes
BOLIVIA
  • Bachiller en Humanidades + 1 year university education.
Yes
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Ispitu.

OR

  • Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Obrazovanju.
Yes 1
BOTSWANA
  • Cambridge Higher Overseas School Certificate with 3 GCE A Levels.

OR

  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) + 1 year university education.
Yes
BRAZIL From 1996:
  • Certificado de Ensino Médio + 1 year university education.

Before 1996:

  • Certificado de Conclusão de 2 Grau + 1 year university education.
Yes
BRUNEI
  • Brunei/Cambridge GCE with 3 A-levels.
OR
  • Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate.
Yes
BULGARIA
  • Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie/DZSO (Диплома за завършено средно образование) .

OR

  • Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Диплома за средно образование).

OR

  • From 1994: Svidetelstvo za zrelost (Зрелостно свидетелство).

Yes 1

The English language requirement is met by English as the first foreign language in Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Диплома за средно образование).

BURKINA FASO
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 1 year university education.
Yes
BURUNDI
  • Diplôme d'Etat (1999-).
OR
  • Diplôme des Humanités Complètes.
Yes
CAMBODIA
  • Attestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires de l'Enseignement Général + 2 years university education
Yes
CAMEROON, French-speaking
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire .
Yes
CAMEROON. English-speaking
  • 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) .
No
CANADA, Alberta
  • From 1995: Alberta High School Diploma.
OR
  • Up to 1997: Advanced High School Diploma.
OR
  • General High School Diploma.
No
CANADA, British Columbia
  • Secondary School Diploma.
OR
  • Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma).
No
CANADA, Manitoba
  • High School Graduation Diploma.
No
CANADA, New Brunswick
  • High School Graduation Diploma.
OR
  • Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.
No
CANADA, Newfoundland & Lebrador
  • High School Graduation Diploma.
No
CANADA, Northwest Territories
  • High School Graduation Diploma.
No
CANADA, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma.
OR
  • High School Completion Certificate.
No
CANADA, Nunavut
  • Nunavut Secondary School Graduation Diploma.
No
CANADA, Prince Edward Island
  • Provincial Senior High School Graduation Certificate.
No
CANADA, Ontario
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
OR
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD).
OR
  • Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD).
No
CANADA, Quebec
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC).
No
CANADA, Saskatchewan
  • Record of Secondary Level Standing / Complete Division IV Grade 12 Standing.
No
CANADA, Yukon
  • Yukon Secondary School Graduation Certificate.
No
CAPE VERDE
  • Certificado de Habilitações Litérarias + 1 year university education.
Yes
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  • Baccalauréat.
OR
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré.
Yes
CHAD
  • Baccalauréat.
OR
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré.
Yes
CHILE
  • Licencia de Educación/Enseñanza Media (Humanistico-Científica, Técnico-Profesional or Artistica) + 1 year university education.
Yes
CHINA (1966 - 1977)
  • Cultural Revolution - no diplomas issued.
CHINA (AFTER  1977)
  • School Leaving Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
CHINA (UNTIL  1966)
  • School Leaving Certificate + 2 years of university education.
Yes
COLOMBIA
  • Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller + 1 year university education.
Yes
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE (FORMERLY CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE)
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement de Second Degré, Enseignement Général.
Yes
CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE (FORMERLY ZAIRE)
  • Diplôme d' Etat d' Etudes Secondaires de Cycle Long + 1 year university education.
Yes
COSTA RICA
  • From December 1988: Título de Bachiller en Educación Media + 1 year university education.
  • From December 1974 – February 1988: Diploma de Conclusión de Estudios de Educación Diversificada + 1 year university education.
  • Before June/July 1974: Título de Bachiller + 1 year university education.
Yes
CÔTE D'IVOIRE
  • Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire.
Yes
CROATIA
  • From 2010: Svjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi. 
  • Before 2010: Svjedodzba o Zavrsenom Srednjem Obrazovanju.

OR

  • Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu.
OR
  • Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu-Maturit.
OR
  • Maturalna Svjedozba.
Yes 1
CUBA
  • Certificado de Fin de estudios Secundarios/Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
CYPRUS (GREEK)
  • Lykeio Apolytirion.
Yes 1
CYPRUS (TURKISH)
  • Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
CZECH REPUBLIC
  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Gymnasium.
OR
  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Stredni Odborna Skola.
OR
  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Sterdni prumuslova skola.
OR 
  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Obhodni akademie.
OR
  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce konzervator.
Yes 1
DENMARK
  • Studenterexamen.
OR
  • Højere Forberedelses Eksamen (HF).
OR
  • Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX).
OR
  • Højere Handels Eksamen (HHX).
No
DJIBOUTI
  • L'Enseignement Secondaire + 1 year university education.
Yes
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
EAST TIMOR
  • Diplomas do Ensino Secundário + 1 year university education.
Yes
ECUADOR
  • Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
EGYPT
  • Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
EL SALVADOR
  • Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)  with at least 3 A-levels.
OR
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma (3 Principal Subjects + Global Perspective and Research).
OR
  • A combination of A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects.
No
ERITREA Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate (ESEC) with passes in at least 5 subjects including mathematics and English + 1 year university education. Yes
ESTONIA

From 2014:

  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus.

OR

  • Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus (3 exams or 2 exams and 1 international language test).

From 1997–2013:

  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus.
OR
  • Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus (3 exams).

Before 1997:

  • Keskkooli lõputunnistus.
OR
  • Diplom kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English as a foreign langauge A or B in Lõputunnistus. State Exam in ENglish passed with 50% (Riigieksamitunnistus) also meets the English language requirement.

ETHIOPIA
  • Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) with passes in at least 4 subjects+ 1 year university education.
OR
  • University Entrance Examination Certificate (UEEC) with passes in at least 4 subjects + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (ESLC) with passes in at least 5 subjects including mathematics and English + 1 year university education.
Yes 2
FIJI
  • Form VII Examination.
OR
  • Foundation Year from University of the South Pacific.
No
FINLAND
  • Studentexamen/ Ylioppilastutkintotodistus.
No
FRANCE

From 1995:

  • Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général, Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technologique.
OR
  • Diplôme de Baccalauréat Professionnel.

1986-1994:

  • Diplôme de Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré.
OR
  • Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technologique.

BEFORE 1986:

  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Baccalauréat).

GABON
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré+ 1 year university education.
Yes
GAMBIA
  • West African Examinations Council, Senior School Certificate (in at least 5 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 1 year 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.
OR
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 1 year university education.
No
GAZA AND THE WEST BANK see PALESTINE. Yes
GEORGIA
  • Sashualo Skolis Atestati + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastsaylebis Diplomi + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
GERMANY
  • Abitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met  by English in Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur).

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) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, GCE O-level + 1 year 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.
No
GREECE
  • Apolytirio Geniko Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2007).
OR
  • Apolytirio Epaggelmatikou Lykeiou/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ.
OR
  • Apolytírio Enaíou Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΝΙΑΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2000).
OR
  • Lykeio Apolytirion (before 2000).
Yes 1
GRENADA
  • GCE 3 A Levels.
OR
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)  with 6 passed CAPE units.
OR
  • Associate Degree with a minimum GPA of 2,5.
No
GUATEMALA
  1. Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
GUINEA

From 2007:

  • Baccalauréat Unique.
OR 
Before 2007:
  • Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie.
Yes
GUINEA-BISSAU
  • Certidão – confirmation of completed 11 years of schooling (11a Classe do Ensino Secundário / 11 anos de escolaridade) + 2 years of university education.
Yes
GUYANA
  • University of London GCE 3 A Levels.
OR
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)  with 6 passed CAPE units + 3 years university education.
No
HAITI
  • Baccalauréat II.
Yes
HONDURAS
  • Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
HONG KONG

From 2012:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE).
Before 2012:
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination med 3 GCE A-levels (one A-level can be substituted by two Advanced Supplementary Levels).
Yes 3
HUNGARY
  • Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany.
OR 
  • Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi Bizonyitvany.
OR 
  • Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonyitvany.
OR 
  • Technikuskepesito Bizonyitvany.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met  if you have finished secondary school after 2005 and have English specialisation; emelt szintü érettségi vizsaga.

ICELAND
  • Studentsprof.
No
INDIA
  • All India Senior School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by CBSE + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12) issued by CISCE + 1 year university education.
OR 
  • Higher Secondary Certificate issued by State Secondary School Boards + 1 year university education.
OR 
  • Pre-University Examination Certificate + 1 year university education.
OR 
  • Intermediate Examination Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
INDONESIA
  • From 2004: 
OR
  • From 1997-2003: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) + 4 years university education.
OR
  • From 1987-1996: Surat Tanda Tamam Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingat Atas (STTB SMA) + 4 years of university education.
Yes
INTERNATIONAL QUAL.: CAMBRIDGE AICE
  • Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) with at least 3 A Levels.
No
INTERNATIONAL QUAL.: EUROPEAN BACCALAUREATE (EB)
  • European Baccalaureate Diploma.
The English language requirement is satisfied if you have English as "Language 1" or "Language 2".
INTERNATIONAL QUAL.: INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED LEVEL
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education and International Advanced Level with at least 3 A Levels (provided by Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel).
No
INTERNATIONAL QUAL.: INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
  • IB Diploma
OR
  • IB-Certificate / IB Diploma Programme Course Results with:
- passed 3 subjects at standard level and 3 subjects at higher level or passed 2 subjects at standard level and 4 subjects at higher level,
- at least 20 points including any points for Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay,
- grade 3 or better in all subjects, - passed Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay,
- Creativity, Action and Services (CAS) must be "fully satisfied".
IRAN
  • 1977–1992: 4-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + 1 year university education.
  • From 1992: 3-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + Pre-University Diploma + 1 year university education.
Yes
IRAQ
  • Sixth-Form Baccalauréat/Certificate of Preparatory Studies + 1 year university education.
Yes
IRELAND
  • Leaving Certificate, examination in at least 6 subjects where at least 2 are on Higher Level.
No
ISRAEL
  • Bagrut.
Yes 1
ITALY
  • Diploma dell' esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (since 1999).
OR
  • Diploma di maturità (until 1998, classica, scientifica, linguistica, tehnica, professionale and 5-year magistrale).
Yes 1
JAMAICA
  • General Certificate of Education with 3 GCE A Levels.
OR
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units.
No
JAPAN
  • Koto Gakko Sotsugyo sho (mei) sho (高等学校卒業証書) + 1 year university education.
Yes
JORDAN
  • Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
KAZAKHSTAN
  • Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Orta Bilim Turaly Attestat + 1 year university education.
Yes
KENYA
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least 3 A levels (1980-85).

OR

  • East African Advanced Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels (1974-1980) + 3 years of university education.

OR

  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A Levels (until 1974) + 3 years of university education.
No
KOSOVO
  • Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-gjimnazit (2008).
OR
  • Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-profesionale (2008).
OR
  • Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të përgjithshme-gjimnazin.
OR
  • Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme profesionale.
OR
  • Diplomë mbi skhallen e pergatitjes profesionale (before 1990).
Yes 1
KUWAIT
  • Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
KYRGYZSTAN
  • Orto bilim zonundo attestat + 1 year university education.
Yes
LAOS
  • Baccalauréat + 2 years university education.
Yes
LATVIA

After 2000:

  • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību.

OR

  • Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību.
Before 2000:
  • Atestāts par vidējo izglītību.
OR
  • Diploms par vidējo arodizglītību (Iegustot vispārējo vidējo izglītību).

Yes 1

Before ca. 2000: The English language requirement is also met  by English as Profikurs in Atestãts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību.

After 2000: The English language requirement is met by Atestãts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību.

LEBANON
  • Baccalauréat Libanais Général + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Baccalauréat Libanais II + 1 year university education.
Yes
Lesotho
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 1 year university education.
No
LIBERIA
  • Senior School Certificate (SSC) / Senior High School Certificate (SHSC) in at least 6 subjects (where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 1 year university education. SSC/SHSC must be awarded by the West African Examination Council.
Yes 2
LIBYA
  • General Secondary Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
LIECHTENSTEIN

From 2005:

  • Maturität.
Up to 2004:
  • Matura type B.
OR
  • Matura type E.

OR

FROM 2001:

  • Berufsmaturität.
Yes 1
LITHUANIA
  • Brandos Atestatas.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also by English at A-level in Brandos atestatas.

LUXEMBOURG
  • Certificat / Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.
OR
  • Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques.
Yes 1
MACAO
  • Form Six + passed admissions test for University of Macau.
OR
  • Form Six.
OR
  • comparable and passed examination in 3 A Levels (Hong Kong or GCE A-levels).
Yes 3
MACEDONIA

FROM 2007:

  • Secondary school + Diploma za polozena drzavna matura.

OR

  • Matura Shtetërore.
IN ADDITION (only the four year qualifications give access to higher education, the diploma name doesn't indicate whether the qualification is three or four years):
  • Diploma (Svidetelstvo) za polozen zavrsen ispit za sredno strucno obrazovanie.
OR
  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit za sredno umetecnicko obrazovanie.
OR
  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit za gimnazijsko obrazovanie.
OR
  • Diplome per dhenien e promivit te fundit te gjimnazit.
OR
  • Svidetelstvo za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno obrazovanie.
OR
  • Deftese per provimin e kryer te shkolles se mesme.
OR
  • Svidetelstvo za stepen na strucna podgotovka.
OR
  • Deftese per fazen e pergatitjes profesionale.

Yes 1
MADAGASCAR
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 1 year university education.
Yes
MALAWI
  • Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 1 year university education.
OR 
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)  with 3 A Levels.
No
MALAYSIA
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 4 subjects plus general paper (grades A-E).
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate  with 3 A Levels.
OR
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) + pre-university course.
Yes 3
MALI
  • Baccalauréat Malien - 2ème Partie Option Malienne + 1 year university education.
Yes
MALTA
  • Matriculation Certificate.
OR
  • GCE Ordinary Level and 3 Advanced Level examinations.
OR
  • Secondary Education Certificate Examination and Advanced Matriculation in 2 subjects.
No
MAURITANIA
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 1 year university education.
Yes
MAURITIUS
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level  with 3 A Levels.
OR
  • Cambridge Higher School Certificate with 3 A Levels.
No
MEXICO
  • Certificado de Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
MOLDOVA
  • Atestat de Maturitate + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diploma de bacalaureat (untill 2001) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diploma de bacalaureat (from 2002) + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
MONACO
  • The leaving certificate in upper secondary education in Monaco is either French diplomas of secondary education or International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. please refer to the educational requirements for france or International Baccalaureate in the list.
MONGOLIA
  • Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech + 2 years university education.
Yes
MONTENEGRO
  • Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu / Diplome mbi dhenien e provimit te matures.
OR
  • Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi.
OR
  • Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme.
OR
  • Potvrda stepena strucne spreme (only the four year qualifications give access to higher education).
Yes 1
MOROCCO
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel + 1 year university education.
Yes
MOZAMBIQUE
  • Certificado de Habilitações Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
MYANMAR (BURMA)
  • Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination + 2 years university education.
Yes
NAMIBIA

From 2007:

  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher level with pass in 5 subjects with at least grade 3.
Before 2007:
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Higher General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) with pass in 5 subjects with at least grade 3.
Yes 2/3
NEPAL
  • School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Proficiency Certificate (2 years) + 1 year university education.
From ca. 2002:
  • School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Higher Secondary Certificate (2 years) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Diploma level/Proficiency Certificate in Engineering, Pharmacy or Nursing (3 years) + 1 year university education.
Yes
NETHERLANDS
  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).
  • OR 
  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO).

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in HAVO or VWO.

NEW ZEALAND

From 2004:

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3.

From 1993-2004:

  • New Zealand University Bursaries and Scholarships Examination (Year 13/Form 7) with A, B, <<<c in 3 subjects in addition to Higher School Certificate.
OR
  • New Zealand Bursary  with A or B award..
Before 1993:
  • New Zealand University Bursaries Examination with a grade of A, B, C or D in each of 4 subjects.
No
NICARAGUA
  • Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras+ 1 year university education.
Yes
NIGER
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré.
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) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 1 year 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.
No
NORTH KOREA
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 2 years university education.
Yes
OMAN
  • Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
PAKISTAN
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Intermediate Examination Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, THE
  • Shahadat Al-Thanaweya Al-'Aama ("Tawjiihi") in English: General Secondary Education Certificate (GCEC) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination (CGSEE) + 1 year university education.
Yes
PANAMA
  • Bachiller/Bachillerato + 1 year university education.
Yes
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Higher School Certificate.
No
PARAGUAY
  • Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 1 year university education.
Yes
PERU
  • "Certificado Oficial de Estudios" de Educación Secundaria (with subjects and marks for the years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa + 1 year university education.
Yes
PHILIPPINES
  • High School Diploma + 2 years university education in academic subjects
Yes 2
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.
(Before 2005 only one diploma (Świadectwo Dojrzałości) is issued for completing secondary school and for maturity examination. Maturity examination (egzamin dojrzałości, formerly egzamin maturalny) must also be passed for admission to higher education. Information on this can be found on the third page of the Diploma.)
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.
(After 2005 two diplomas are issued: Świadectwo Dojrzałości for Maturity examination and Swiadectwo Ukonczenia for completed secondary school.)

Yes 1

The English language requirement is met if you have finished secondary school after 2005 and have English as specialisation; Pozion Rozszerzony.

PORTUGAL

From 2007:

  • Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação.
OR
  • Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação.

From 1986:

  • Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridade.
OR 
  • Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários.
OR 
  • Diploma de Ensino Secundário.
Until 1986:
  • Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano de Escolaridade.
Yes 1
PUERTO RICO
  • High School Diploma + 1 year university education.
Yes
QATAR
  • Thanawaya Aam Qatari (Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
ROMANIA
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat / Maturitate.

Yes 1

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) + 1 year university education.

OR

  • Attestat o srednem obrazovanii / Аттестат о среднем образовании + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diplom o srednem profesionalnom obrazovanii / Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF 1985)
  • Recognition practice changed in 2004, we no longer deduct 2 years, but only one year.
Yes 1
RWANDA

From 1998:

  • Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire/Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 1 year university education.
Before 1998:
  • Diplôme/Certificat de Humanites Générales + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 1 year university education.
Yes
SAINT LUCIA
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units.
OR
  • General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels.
No
SAMOA
  • Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate.
No
SAUDI ARABIA
  • Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
SCOTLAND

From 2000:

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate with 5 Highers/Advanced Highers passed.

Before 2000:

  • Scottish Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with 5 Highers passed.
No
SENEGAL
  • Diplôme de Baccalauréat / Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire.
OR 
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré.
Yes
SERBIA (FROM 2006) (SERBIA, Kosovo, Vojvodina)
  • Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu.
OR
  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu.
OR
  • Diploma a stepenu strucne spreme.
OR
  • Diplome mbi shkallen e pergatitjes profesionale.
OR
  • Diploma o stepenu stucne spreme.
OR
  • Diploma o stecanom pozivnousmerenom obrazivanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja.
Yes 1
SIERRA LEONE
  • West African Senior School Certificate in at least 6 subjects (where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + 1 year university education.
OR
  • West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + West African Higher School Certificate Advanced level with 3 A-levels.
No
SINGAPORE

From 2008:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Advanced level) examination with 2 subjects at H2-level.
Before 2008:
  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examination with at least 3 A Levels.
No
SLOVAKIA
  • Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske (Maturita).

Yes

After 2005: The English language requirement is also met by English in Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske.

SLOVENIA
  • Diplomo.
OR
  • Spricevalo o zakljucnem izpitu.
OR 
  • Maturitento Spricevalo.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English as first foreign language in Spricevalo o Splošni Maturi OR Spricevalo o Poklicni Maturi.

SOLOMON ISLANDS
  • Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate.
OR 
  • Foundation Year.
Yes
SOMALIA
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
SOUTH AFRICA

From 2008:

  • National Senior Certificate.
Before 2008:
  • Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement.
No
SOUTH KOREA
  • High School Diploma + 1 year university education.
Yes
SOUTH SUDAN
  • South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Education + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
SOUTH VIETNAM (1955 TO ABOUT 1980)
  • Tu Tai Pho Thong + 1 year university education.
Yes
SPAIN
  • Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU).
OR
  • Título de Bachiller.
Yes 1
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.

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.
Yes
SUDAN
  • Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
SURINAME
  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).
Yes
SWAZILAND
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 1 year university education.
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels.
No
SWEDEN

From 2014:

  • Examensbevis Högskoleförberedande examen : examensbevis with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with at least grade E or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng + 3 years university education.
OR
  • Examensbevis yrkesexamen: examensbevis with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with at least grade E or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng + 3 years university education.

OR 2002- 2013:
  • Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: slutbetyg with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with the grade Godkänt or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng + 3 years university education.
OR 1998-2002:
  • Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: slutbetyg with 2150 gymnasiepoäng with the grade Godkänt or better in at least 1935 gymnasiepoäng + 3 years university education.

OR UNTIL 1996:

  • Avgångsbetyg från gymnasieskolan: complete Avångsbetyg from a 3-year studieförberedande program from one of the following lines: humanistisk, samhällsvetenskaplig, naturvetenskaplig, ekonomisk and teknisk + 3 years university education.

Additional requirements for Examensbevis Högskoleförberedande examen, Examensbevis yrkesexamen og Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: the subjects Swedish, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, History and Social Sciences must be completed with a pass.

No
SWITZERLAND
  • Maturitätzeugnis.
OR
  • Certificat de Maturité.
OR
  • Baccalauréat.
OR
  • Attestato Di Maturità.

Yes 1

The English language requirement is also met by English in:

  • Maturitätzeugnis
  • Certificat de Maturité
  • Baccalauréat
  • Attestato Di Maturità
SYRIA
  • Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (General Secondary School Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
TAIWAN
  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate + 1 year university education.
Yes
TAJIKISTAN
  • Attestat Shahodatnoma dar borai tamom kardani maktabi miyona + 1 year university education.

OR 

  • Attestat dar borai ma lumoti mijona + 1 year university education.
Yes
TANZANIA
  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)  with 3 Principal Pass Levels.
No
THAILAND
  • Maw 6 + 1 year university education..
Yes
TOGO
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré.
Yes
TONGA
  • Tonga National Form VII Certificate.
OR
  • University Foundation Year.
No
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels.

OR

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units.
No
TUNISIA
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire.
OR
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Professionnel.
Yes
TURKEY
  • Lise Diplomasi + 1 year university education (Preparatory Year not included).
Yes 1
TURKMENISTAN
  • Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda + 2 years university education.
OR
  • Attestat/ Certificate of Secondary Education + 2 years university education.
Yes
UGANDA
  • Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 3 subjects at Principal Level with Principal passes (from 1980).
OR
  • East African Advanced Certificate (EAACE) with 3 A-levels (1969-1980).
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels (until 1970).
OR
  • East African Certificate of Education (EACE) + 1 year university education (1968-1980).
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 1 year university education (until 1970).
No
UKRAINE
  • Atestat pro Povnu Zagalnu Srednju Osvitu/Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Diplom molodsjogo spetsialista/Диплом молодшого спеціаліста + 1 year university education.
Yes 1
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
URUGUAY
  • Bachillerato Oficial / Bachillerato Tecnico + 1 year university education.
Yes
USA
  • High School Graduation Diploma + 1 year university education / college studies in academic subjects.
No
UZBEKISTAN
  • O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education) + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Attestat o srednem obrazovanii + 1 year university education.
Yes
VENEZUELA
  • Bachillerato (Bachiller en....) + 1 year 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 + 1 year university education.
Yes
YEMEN
  • Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 1 year university education.
Yes
YUGOSLAVIA (1992 - 2003)
  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu OR Diploma a stepenu strucne spreme OR Diploma OR Diplome mbi shkallen e pergatitjes profesionale OR Diploma o stepenu stucne spreme OR Diploma o stecanom pozivnousmerenom obrazivanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja OR Potvrda stepena strucne spreme.
Yes 1
ZAMBIA
  • Zambia School Certificate + 1 year university education.
OR
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 1 year university education.

Until 1980:
  • Zambia School Certificate + 1 year university education.
No
ZANZIBAR
  • National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with 3 Principal Pass Levels.
Yes
ZIMBABWE
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level with at least 3 subjects.
Yes
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Explanatory notes

  • YES 1

    Applicants with English from upper seconday school education from Austria, Belgium (French and Flemish-speaking), Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland meet the English language requirement.

    Applicants with upper secondary school education from other European countries must document an approved test in English to qualify for admission to higher education at UiT.

  • YES 2 (Ethiopia, Liberia,
    Namibia & Philippines)

    Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor's degree from the home country with English as the Language of instruction are exempted from the test.

  • YES 3 (Hong Kong, Macao
    Namibia & Malaysia)

    Applicants who have passed an A-level examination in English may be exempted.

Proof of English proficiency

When looking at each country’s educational system, the level of English is a special consideration. For each country, the country list (GSU list) indicates if there is an English language skills requirement or not. If a country is listed with English requirement Yes, refer to the list below to see what is required. Some countries or certain group of applicants may be exempted from the English requirements, and this is indicated with a number after Yes. For exemptions and approved English tests, please see "Proof of English proficiency" .


Proof of English Proficiency


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