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  • A credential evaluation of your foreign bachelor’s degree from a foreign credential evaluation service like Evaluation World LLC is required for admission to a master’s degree program in a college or university, immigration or employment in the United States. The following are some of the Diplomas and Certificates from foreign countries that can be evaluated as the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the United States. The list is not exhaustive and there could be other qualifications in these countries that are also equivalent to the US bachelor’s degree.

    Afghanistan: Bachelor, Leicanc (Bachelor, Licence)
    Albania: Diplômë / Bakelorë (Diploma, Bachelor)
    Algeria: Licence, Diplôme d’Etudes Superieures/DES (Higher Studies Diploma), Diplôme d’ingéniorat / d’ingénieur d’état / de l’Institut (Dipl.Ing.) (Diploma of Engineer, State / Institute Diploma of Engineer)
    Angola: Licenciado (Lic.) (Licentiate)
    Argentina: Bachiller / Bachillerato universitario (Bachelor), Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Armenia: Bakalavri Kochum, Specialist Diploma
    Australia: Bachelor degree (4 year or Honours), Master’s Qualifying Year (MQY) following a 3 year Bachelor’s degree
    Austria: Bakkalaureus (Bachelor)
    Azerbaijan: Bakalavr
    Bahamas: Bachelor degree awarded by the University of the West Indies
    Bahrain: Bachelor degree
    Bangladesh: Bachelor degree (4 year program or more), Master of Arts/Science/Commerce
    Belarus: Baklavar, Specialist Diploma, Diplom o Vyshem Obrazovanii
    Belgium: Candidature, Baccalaureate, Licence, Diplôme d’ Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées
    Benin: Diplôme universitaire d’études littéraires/scientifiques, Diplôme d’études supérieures (DES) (Diploma of Advanced Studies)
    Bhutan: Post Graduate Diploma
    Bolivia: Licenciatura/Licenciado (Lic.) (Licence), Titulo profesional (Professional Title)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja
    Botswana: Bachelor degree
    Brazil: Bacharel / Bacharelado, Licenciado / Licenciatura (Bach., Lic.)(Bachelor’s / Licenciate)
    Brunei: Bachelor degree
    Bulgaria: Bakalavr
    Burkina Faso: Diplôme d’études universitaires générales (DEUG) (Diploma of GeneralUniversity Studies), Licence (Lic.) (Licence)
    Burma (Myanmar): Bachelor degree (4 year or Honours)
    Burundi: Diplôme (Dipl.) (Diploma), Licence (Lic.) (Licence)
    Cambodia: Bachelor degree, Licence
    Cameroon: Licence, Bachelor degree following GCE Advanced Levels
    Carribean Countries: Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE “O” Levels
    Central African Republic: Diplôme supérieur de gestion (DSG) (Higher Diploma of Management), Licence (Lic) (Licence), Diplôme d’ingénieur (DiplIng) (Diploma of Engineer)
    Chad: Licence (Lic) (Licence)
    Chile: Licenciado/Licenciatura (Lic.) (Licence), Titulo profesional (Professional Title)
    China, People’s Republic of: Bachelor degree, (Dip) (Diploma of Graduation)
    Colombia: Licenciado / Licenciatura (Lic) (Licenciate)
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the: Licence (Lic) (Licence), Diplôme d’études supérieures (DES) (Diploma of Higher Studies)
    Costa Rica: Bachiller / Bachillerato universitario (BachU) (UniversityBachelor / Baccalaureate), Licenciado / Licenciatura (Lic) (Licenciate), Titulo de (Title of)
    Croatia: Diploma diplomaskog studija
    Cuba: Licenciado / Doctorado (Lic/Doc) (Licenciate), Diplomado / Titulo profesional (Dip, Tit) (Diplomate/Professional Title)
    Cyprus: Bachelor’s Degree
    Czech Republic: Bakalar (Bachelor), Inženýr (Engineer)
    Denmark: Candidatus Degree
    Dominican Republic: Licenciado / Licenciatura (Lic) (Licentiate), Ingeniero (Ing) (Engineer)
    Ecuador: Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate), Titulo profesional (Professional Title), Ingeniero (Ing) (Engineer)
    Egypt: Bakalourious (Bachelor)
    Estonia: Bakalaureusekraad, Bachelor Degree
    Ethiopia: Bachelor Degree
    Fiji: Bachelor Degree
    Finland: Kandidaatti/Kandidat
    France: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate), Certificat / Diplôme de fin d’études (Cert, Dip) (Certificate / Diploma of Competed Studies)
    Gabon: Licence ès lettres (LL) (Licentiate in Letters), Diplôme d’ingénieur (DI, DiplIng) (Diploma of Engineer)
    Ghana: West African School Certificate/ GCE “O” Levels
    Guinea: Baccalauréat
    Georgia: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Germany: Bakkalaureus (Bachelor)
    Ghana: Bachelor Degree
    Greece: Bachelor Degree, Ptychion (4 year program)
    Guatemala: Baccalaureus (Baccalaureate), Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Honduras: Bachiller universitario (University Bachelor), Licenciatura (Lic) (Licentiate), Titulo de (Title of)
    Hong Kong: Bachelor Degree
    Hungary: Egyetemi Oklevél (Ok) (University Diploma),
    Iceland: Kandidatsprof/Candidatus, Bachelor degree
    India: Bachelor Degree (4 year program) or 3 year Bachelor Degree plus 1 year Post Graduate Diploma (PGDIP)
    Indonesia: Sarjana
    Iran: Karshenasi / Lesans (Licentiate), Bachelor Degree
    Iraq: Bachelor Degree
    Ireland: Bachelor Degree
    Israel: Boger ravuach universita (Bachelor Degree)
    Italy: Laurea
    Ivory Coast: Licence / Licence es lettres (Lic / LL) (Licentiate / Licentiate in Letters)
    Japan: Gakushi Shogo (Bachelor’s Degree)
    Jordan: Bachelor Degree
    Kazakstan: Bakalavr (Bachelor), Diplom Specialista (Specialist Diploma)
    Kenya: Bachelor Degree
    Korea: Haksa (Bachelor)
    Kyrgyzstan: Bakalavr (Bachelor), Diplom Specialista (Specialist Diploma)
    Laos: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Latvia: Bakalaurs (Bachelor)
    Lebanon: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate), Bachelor Degree
    Lesotho: Bachelor Degree
    Liberia: Bachelor Degree
    Libya: Bachelor Degree
    Lithuania: Bakalaurs (Bachelor)
    Macedonia: Bachelor/Diplomiran
    Madagascar: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate), Diplôme d’ingénieur
    Malawi: Bachelor Degree
    Malaysia: Bacelor / Sarjana Muda (Bachelor)
    Mali: Diplôme de l’école normale supérieure (DENS) (Diploma of the HigherNormal School) , Diplôme d’ingénieur des sciences appliquées (DISA/DI) (Diploma ofEngineer of Applied Sciences)
    Malta: Bachelor Degree
    Mauritius: Bachelor Degree
    Mexico: Licenciado (4 year), Titulo (4 year)
    Moldova: Diplom inzhiner (DI) (Engineer’s Diploma)
    Mongolia: Diploma of Specialist, Bachelor Degree
    Morocco: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Mozambique: Licenciatura (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Namibia: Bachelor Degree
    Nepal: Bachelor Degree (4 year program), Master Degree following a 2 or 3 year bachelor Degree
    Netherlands: Baccalaureus (Baccalaureate), Ingenieur (Ing), Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO – 4 year program)
    New Zealand: Bachelor Degree
    Nicaragua: Licencia / Licenciado / Licenciatura ( (Licentiate), Arquitecto (Architect), Ingeniero (Ing) (Engineer)
    Niger: Licence ès … (Lic) (Licentiate in …)
    Nigeria: Bachelor Degree
    Norway: Adjunkt (Accountant), Arkitekt (Architect), Candidatus magisterii (Cand.mag.) (Candidate Master), Sykepleierske (Nurse)
    Oman : Bachelor Degree
    Pakistan : Bachelor degree (4 years or 3 years + 1 year of Honours), Bachelor of Engineering, Master’s degree (2 years following a 2 or 3 year bachelor degree).
    Panama: Licenciado (Lic) (Licenciate), Titulo profesional (Professional Title), Tecnologia (Technologist)
    Papua New Guinea: Bachelor Degree
    Paraguay: Licenciado (Lic) (Licenciate), Ingeniero (Ing)
    Peru: Bachiller académico, Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate), Titulo profesional (Professional Title)
    Philippines: Bachelor Degree
    Poland: Magister (Mag) (Master)
    Portugal: Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Qatar: Bachelor Degree
    Romania: Diploma de Licenta/Diploma de Inginer (minimum of 4 years)
    Russian Federation: Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma
    Rwanda: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate), Diplôme d’ingénieur / Ingéniorat (DipIng, Ing) (Engineer)
    Saudi Arabia: Bachelor Degree
    Senegal: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate), Diplôme d’ingénieur (DipIng) (Diploma of Engineer)
    Sierra Leone: Bachelor Degree
    Singapore: Bachelor Degree
    Slovak Republic:Bakalar, Magister (Mag) (Master)
    Slovenia: Diplomirani (Qualification/Graduate)
    Solomon Islands: Bachelor Degree
    Somalia: Bachelor Degree, Laurea
    South Africa: Baccalaureus (Baccalaureate) (Bachelor), Higher Diploma, National Higher Diploma
    South Korea: Senior High School Diploma
    Spain: Licenciado (L, Lic) (Licentiate), Arquitecto (Arq) (Architect), Ingeniero (Ing) (Engineer)
    Sri Lanka: Bachelor Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND)
    Sudan: Bachelor Degree, Advanced Diploma (AdvDip)
    Swaziland: Bachelor Degree
    Sweden: Magisterexamen, Yrkesexamen (professional exam) awarded after a minimum of 160 credit points (4 years)
    Switzerland: Lizentiat, Licence, Bachelor Degree (4 year program)
    Syria: Bachelor Degree
    Taiwan: Bachelor Degree
    Tajikistan: Bakalavr, Diploma of Specialist
    Tanzania: Bachelor Degree
    Thailand: Bachelor Degree
    Togo: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Tunisia: Licence (Lic) (Licentiate)
    Turkey: Lisans Diplomasi / Bachelor (Licentiate Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree)
    Turkmenistan: Bakalavr (Bachelor)
    Uganda: Bachelor Degree
    Ukraine: Dyplom Bakalavra, Dyplom Spetsialista
    United Arab Emirates: Bachelor degree, Licentiate
    United Kingdom: Bachelor Degree
    United Kingdom: Bachelor Degree
    US Virgin Islands: Bachillarato Diversificado de Ensenanza Secundaria
    Uzbekistan: Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma
    Venezuela: Licenciado (Lic) (Licentiate), Ingeniero (Ing) (Engineer)
    Vietnam: Cu Nhan / Bang Tôt Nghiêp Dai Hoc Licence (Lic) Bachelor (BA, BS) (Bachelor’s Degree / Licentiate / Diploma of Higher Education Graduate)
    Yemen: Bachelor Degree
    Zambia: Bachelor Degree
    Zimbabwe: Bachelor Degree

    Foreign education is evaluated by independent private agencies who are providing foreign credential evaluation services. There is no governmental body in the United States that approves agencies that offer this service. If you have a degree or diploma from a foreign country it is necessary to have your educational background formally assessed for employment, further education or immigration purposes. A Foreign Credential Evaluation Service like Evaluation World provides this service.

    Most foreign credential evaluation agencies offer different types of evaluations. Most employers only require a document evaluation, which simply states the US equivalent of your credential, unless you need to show that you have course work in a certain field or need a certain minimum GPA, you will need a course-by-course evaluation. If you’re using the evaluation for immigration purposes, the type of evaluation you would need would depend on the type of immigration visa you’re applying for. For example, H1B visas require only a document evaluation in most cases. If the degree program is less than four years in duration, then an education and work experience evaluation would be the right option. For education purposes, a course-by-course evaluation (transcript evaluation) is generally preferred, listing each subject completed, credits, grades and the Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.