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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

    High School Diploma Evaluation

    A high school diploma evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation service is required for admission to a college or university in the United States. The following are some of the High School Diplomas and Certificates from foreign countries that can be evaluated as the equivalent of graduation from a high school in the United States. The list is not exhaustive and there could be other qualifications in these countries that are also equivalent to US high school graduation.

    Afghanistan: Baccaluria
    Albania: Maturity Certificate (Deftese Pjekurie)
    Algeria: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
    Andorra: Titulo de Bachillerato (Title of Bachelor)
    Angola: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
    Argentina: Bachillerato or Bachillerato Especializado
    Armenia: Attestat o srednem obriazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Australia: ’12th Year’ Certificate
    Austria: Reifeprüfungs/Matura from Gymnasium or Realgymnasium
    Azerbaijan: Svidetel’stvo o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Bahamas: Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education/ GCE “O” Levels
    Bahrain: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
    Bangladesh: Higher Secondary School Certificate
    Belarus: Svidetel’stvo o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Belgium: Certificat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur plus the Diplôme d’Aptitude d’Accéder à l’Enseignement Supérieur
    Benin: Baccalauréat
    Bhutan: Indian School Certificate
    Bolivia: Bachiller en Humanidades
    Botswana: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Matura)
    Brazil: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio (Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau before 1997)
    Brunei: Brunei/Cambridge GCE “O” Levels
    Bulgaria: Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Education)
    Burkina Faso: Baccalauréat
    Burma (Myanmar): Basic Education High School Examination/ Matriculation
    Burundi: Diplôme des Humanités Complètes
    Cambodia: Certificate of Completion/ Baccalauréat
    Cameroon: GCE “O” Levels / Baccalauréat
    Cape Verde: Curso Complementar do Ensino Secundario
    Carribean Countries: Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE “O” Levels
    Central African Republic: Baccalauréat
    Chad: Baccalauréat
    Chile: Licencia de Educacion Media (Intermediate Education Certificate)
    China, People’s Republic of: Senior Middle School Diploma
    Columbia: Bachiller
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the: Diplome d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
    Congo: Baccalauréat
    Costa Rica: Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educación Diversificada
    Croatia: Svjedocanstvo o Polozenom Zavrsenom Ispitu
    Cuba: Bachillerato
    Cyprus: Apolytirion of Lykeion / Devlet Lise Diplomasi / Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
    Czech Republic: Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkouska (Maturita)
    Denmark: Studentereksamen
    Djibouti: Baccalauréat
    Dominican Republic: Bachillerato en Cincias y Letras
    Ecuador: Bachillerato
    Egypt: General Secondary School Certificate (Thanaweya A’ama before 1995)
    Estonia: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
    Ethiopia: Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate
    Fiji: New Zealand School Certificate or Fiji School Leaving Certificate
    Finland: Lukion Paastotodistus
    France: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré / Brevet de Technicien
    Gabon: Baccalauréat
    Gambia: West African School Certificate/ GCE “O” Levels
    Ghana: West African School Certificate/ GCE “O” Levels
    Guinea: Baccalauréat
    Georgia: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Germany: Abitur / Fachhochschulreife/ Allgemeine Hochschulreife
    Ghana: Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE); or WASC/GCE-O levels and WAHSC/GCE-A levels
    Greece: Apolytirion
    Guatemala: Bachillerato
    Honduras: Bachillerato
    Hong Kong: Hong Kong Certificate of Education / GCE “O” Levels
    Hungary: Érettségi/Matura
    Iceland: Studentsprof
    India: All-Indian Senior School Certificate; Higher Secondary School/Intermediate/Pre-University Certificates awarded upon completion of 12 years of study
    Indonesia: Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) Leaving Certificate
    Iran: Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education
    Iraq: Sixth-Form Baccalauréat
    Ireland: Leaving Certificate
    Israel: Bagrut/ Mechina
    Italy: Diploma di Superamento Dell’Esame di Stato (Diploma di Maturita before 1997)
    Ivory Coast: Baccalauréat
    Japan: Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Jordan: General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)
    Kazakstan: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Kyrgyzstan: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Kenya: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
    Korea: Academic High School Leaving Certificate
    Laos: Baccalauréat
    Latvia: Atestats par visparejo videjo izgitibu  (Certificate of General Secondary Education after 12 years of education)
    Lebanon: Baccalauréat (2nd Part)
    Lesotho: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Liberia: Senior High School Certificate
    Libya: General Secondary School Certificate
    Liechtenstein: Matura
    Lithuania: Brandos Atestatas after completing secondary school
    Luxembourg: Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires
    Macedonia: Svidetelstov za polozen zavrsen (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Madagascar: Baccalauréat
    Malaysia: SPM/STPM or COSC/COHSC or UEC
    Mali: Baccalauréat
    Malawi: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Malta: Matriculation/ Secondary Education Certificate
    Marshall Islands: GCE “O” Levels/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
    Mauritania: Baccalauréat
    Mauritius: Higher School Certificate
    Mexico: Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades
    Middle East: General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)
    Moldova: Diploma de Absolvire a Invatamintuni Mediu General (Diploma of Completion of General Secondary Education)
    Monaco: Baccalauréat
    Mongolia: School Leaving Certificate
    Montenegro: Svedocanstvo o polozenom zavrsnom (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Morocco: Baccalauréat
    Mozambique: Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias
    Namibia: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Nauru: GCE “O” Levels/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
    Nepal: Proficiency Certificate
    Netherlands: HAVO / VWO
    New Independent States & The Baltic Republics: Certificate of Upper Secondary Education
    New Zealand: Sixth Form Certificate
    Nicaragua: Bachillerato
    Niger: Baccalauréat
    Nigeria: Senior School Certificate / West African School Certificate / GCE “O” Levels
    Northern Ireland: General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
    Norway: Vitnemål Fra den Videregående Skole
    Oman : Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma)
    Pakistan : Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate awarded upon completion of 12 years of primary-secondary study
    Panama: Bachillerato
    Papua New Guinea: Higher School Certificate
    Paraguay:     Bachillerato
    Peru: Bachiller
    Philippines: Complete 12 years of education or two years of study at a recognized institution of higher learning
    Poland: Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci / Matura
    Portugal: Certificado de Fin de Estudos Secundarias
    Qatar: Certificate of General Secondary Education
    Romania: Diploma de Bacalaureat
    Russian Federation: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Rwanda: Certificat des Humanités
    San Marino: Diploma di Maturità
    Saudi Arabia: General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah)
    Scotland: Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade
    Senegal: Baccalauréat
    Serbia: Svedocanstvo o polozenom zavrsnom (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Seychelles: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Sierra Leone: West African School Certificate / GCE “O” Levels
    Singapore: Singapore-Cambridge GCE “O” Levels
    Slovak Republic: Maturitnej Skuske / Maturita
    Slovenia: Spri evalo o zaklju nem izpitu (Certificate of Final Examinations)
    Solomon Islands: GCE “O” Levels/ Secondary School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Solomon Islands School Certificate
    Somalia: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
    South Africa: Senior Certificate
    South Korea: Senior High School Diploma
    Spain: Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP)
    Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan GCE “O” Levels
    Sudan: Sudan Higher Secondary School Certificate
    Suriname: HAVO or VWO
    Swaziland: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
    Sweden: Avgangsbetyg (Gymnasium)
    Switzerland: Maturitatzeugnis/Certificat de Maturite/Baccalaureat/Attestato di Maturita
    Syria: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
    Taiwan: Graduation Certificate
    Tajikistan: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Tanzania: Certificate of Secondary Education
    Thailand: Mathayom Suska
    Togo: Baccalauréat
    Tonga: Tongan School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Completion Form Six
    Tunisia: Baccalauréat
    Turkey: Devlet Lise Diplomasi /Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
    Turkmenistan: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Uganda: Uganda Certificate of Education
    Ukraine: Atestat o protnom ovshchem srednem obrazovani (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
    United Arab Emirates: Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah)
    United Kingdom: GCSE plus GCE “A” levels; SCE plus CSYS
    Uruguay: Bachillarato Diversificado de Ensenanza Secundaria
    Uzbekistan: Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Vatican: Diploma de Maturita
    Venezuela: Bachillerato
    Vietnam: Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
    Yemen: General Secondary Education Certificate (Al Thanawiya)
    Zimbabwe: ZIMSEC A’ + O’ levels (COSC/COHSC before November 2002)

    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.