Admission Requirements by Country


Equivalent qualification in your country

Your high school or post-secondary results must meet the general admission requirements for your chosen program. Please find your country below to see equivalent qualifications required by Dalhousie.

Please note: the completion of one of the certificates or examinations listed in the chart below does not guarantee admission. Admission is based on a number of requirements, including subjects studied and grades achieved.

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Country Equivalent Qualification
Afghanistan Baccalauria and University Entrance Exam (Kankor)
Albania Matura Shtetërore (State Matura)
Algeria Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire or Baccalauréat de Technicien
Andorra Titol de batxiller
Angola Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações
Anguilla Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Argentina Titulo de Bachiller
Armenia Mijnakarg (andhanur) krtutyan atestat (Certificate of Secondary General Education)
Australia Australia Capital Territory
- Australian Capital Territory Senior Secondary Certificate (ACT)

New South Wales
- Higher School Certificate (HSC)

North Territory
- Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

Queensland
- Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

South Australia
- South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE)

Tasmania
- Tasmania Certificate of Education (TCE)

Victoria
- Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Western Australia
- Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE)
Austria Reifeprufungszeugnis (Matura)
Azerbaijan Tam Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestati (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education) with high academic standing
Bahamas, The General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum or 1st year recognzized university; Exceptional candidates may be offered admission based on Grade 12 (BGCSE) and SAT results
Bahrain Tawjihiya/ Genral Secondary Education Certificate
Bangladesh Higher Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Barbados Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum or 1st year recognized university
Belarus Attestat ab agul'nay syarednyay adukatsyi (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Belgium Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts or Diploma van secundair onderwijs
Belize Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Benin Baccalauréat
Bermuda Bermuda School Diploma (BSD) with high academic standing or
1st year Bermuda College
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
Bolivia Diploma de Bachiller Cientifico - Humanistico with high academic standing
Bosnia and Herzegovina Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj skoli (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) or Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu (Diploma of Completed Matura Examination)
Botswana 1st year recognized university or General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (Certificate of Completion of Middle Education) and Vestibular (University Entrance Examination) or Exame Nacional do Ensino Medio (ENEM)
British-based Curriculum (GCE and GCSE) General Certificate of Education; including a minimum of two Advanced Level courses (A Level) or four Advanced Subsidiary levels (AS level) subjects and 5 GCSE subjects (O Level). A levels will be reviewed for possible credit.
Brunei Darussalam Completion of Brunei / Cambridge A-levels; Submission of Brunei / Cambridge O-levels is also required
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
Burkina Faso Baccalauréat/Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement de Second Degre
Burundi Diplôme d'Etat with high academic standing
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary Education
Cameroon Baccalauréat or General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Cape Verde Certificado de Habiltações Literárias 3° Ciclo
Cayman Islands Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Central African Republic Baccalauréat
Chad Baccalauréat with high academic standing
Chile Licencia de Educación Media
China, People's Republic of
Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
Colombia
1st year recognized university or Bachillerato with high academic standing
Comoros Baccalauréat with high academic standing
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
Congo, Republic of the  Baccalauréat with high academic standing
Costa Rica
1st year recognized university or Bachillerato with high academic standing
Cote d'lhoivre
Baccalauréat with high academic standing
Croatia Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi (Certificate of State Maturity)
Cuba Bachillerato (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) and the National Competitive Exam (Examen de Ingreso)
Cyprus Apolytirio Lykeiou (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Czech Republic Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce (Maturity Certificate)
Denmark Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination) or Højere Forberedelseksamen (HF - Higher Preparatory Examination) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) or Højere Handelseksamen (HTX)
Djibouti Baccalaureat Général or Baccalaureat Technologique
Dominica Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Dominican Republic Bachiller en modalida general
East Timor Diploma Ensino Secundário
Ecuador Bachillerato with high academic standing
Egypt Thanaweya a'Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate - GSEC)
El Salvador Bachillerato with high academic standing
Equatorial Guinea Bachillerato with high academic standing
Eritrea 1st year recognized university
Estonia Gümnaasiumi Iöputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Eswatini 1st year recognized university or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Ethiopia Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate
Fiji Fiji Year 13 Certificate
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg (Matriculation Certificate)
France Baccalauréat Générale or Baccalauréat Technologique (if suitable subjects are included)
Gabon Baccalauréat with high academic standing
Gambia, The West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) results. Please submit all the information required to verify results on http://www.waecgambia.org/resultchecker with your application.
Georgia Sruli Zogadi Skolis Atesti (Secondary School Certificate)
Germany Abitur (German Secondary School Certificate)
Ghana West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) results. Please submit all the information required to verify results on http://ghana.waecdirect.org with your application.
Greece Apolytirion
Grenada Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Guatemala 1st year recognized university or Exceptional candidates may be accepted with completed Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras and Examen de Admisión (Entrance Examination)
Guyana Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Haiti Baccalauréat 2e partie or Baccalauréat and Diplôme d’Enseignement Secondaire
Honduras 1st year recognized university or Exceptional candidates may be accepted with completed Bachillerato and Entrance Examination
Hong Kong S.A.R., China Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
 
Hungary Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Matura)
Iceland Stúdentspróf (Upper Secondary School Certificate)
India All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (CISCE) or another Senior Secondary School Certificate awarded after Standard XII
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menegah Atas (Diploma awarded by Upper Secondary School) including Ujian Nasional (National Exam) results 
Iran High School Diploma in one of the Theoretical (Nazari) streams
Iraq 6th Form Baccalauréat
Ireland, Northern General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Ireland, Republic of Ardteistiméireacht (Leaving Certificate)
Israel Bagrut or Mechina
Italy Italian upper secondary school leaving qualification (Esame di Stato)
Jamaica Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education and Unified National Testing Exam
Kenya Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Kiribati Kiribati Senior Secondary Certificate (KSSC)
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 1st year recognized university
Korea, Republic of (South) High School Diploma
Kosovo Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation)
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)
Kyrgyzstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Secondary Education and National Scholarship Test
Laos 1st year recognized university
Latvia Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Lebanon Baccalauréat Général
Lesotho 1st year recognized university or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Liberia West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) results. Please submit all the information required to verify results on https://results.liberiawaec.org with your application.
Libya Secondary Education Certificate
Liechtenstein Matura Certificate
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas (academic) / Maturity Certificate
Luxembourg Diplom de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires
Macau S.A.R., China Certificate of Higher Secondary Education (Form 6)
North Macedonia State Matura
Madagascar Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Malawi Malawi School Certificate of Education with high academic standing or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian High School Certificate) or United Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Schools in Malaysia (UEC)
Maldives General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Mali Baccalauréat
Malta Matriculation Certificate
Marshall Islands High School Diploma
Mauritania Baccalauréat / Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré with high academic standing
Mauritius General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Mexico Bachillerato with high academic standing
Micronesia High School Diploma
Moldova Diploma de Bacalauréat
Monaco Baccalauréat
Mongolia Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate)
Montenegro Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Montserrat Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Morocco Baccalauréat
Mozambique Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Myanmar (Burma) 1st year recognized university
Namibia Higher Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate from the National Examination Assessment and Certification Board
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate
Netherlands VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) Diploma
New Zealand NCEA III (National Certificate of Educational Achievement)
Nicaragua Bachillerato and 1st year recognized university
Niger Baccalauréat / Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Nigeria West African Examination Council (WAEC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC). Please submit all the information required on http://www.waecdirect.org/ including pin number with your application or National Examinations Council (NECO) verified online.
Norway Vitnemal Fra den Videregaende Skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education)
Oman Thanawiya Amma / General Secondary Education Certificate
Pakistan Intermediate Certificate (IC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
Palestine Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with high academic standing
Panama Bachillerato with high academic standing
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate
Paraguay Bachillerato with high academic standing
Peru 1st year recognized university
Philippines Senior High School (K-12 system) Diploma. Prior to 2017-2018: 2nd year recognized university.
Poland Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School)/Matura
Portugal Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/ Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação
Puerto Rico High School Graduation Certificate and SAT or ACT
Qatar Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Romania Diplomä de Bacalaureat
Russia Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
Rwanda Advanced Level National Examination (A2) or Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l'Enseignement Secondaire
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Baccalauréat)
Saint Lucia Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects
Samoa National University of Samoa Preparatory year
Saudi Arabia Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate {GSEC})
Scotland Scottish Qualifications Certificate with at least four highers
Senegal Baccalauréat / Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Serbia, Republic of Matura/Diploma of Completed Secondary Education
Seychelles General Certificate of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum
Sierra Leone West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) results. Please submit all the information required to verify results on https://www.waecsierra-leone.org/ResultChecker/ with your application.
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels. If only completing Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Levels, one year of university or polytechnic will also be required.
Slovak Republic Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske
Slovenia Matura / Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Solomon Islands University of the South Pacific Foundation Year or Other 1st year recognized university
Somalia 1st year recognized university
South Africa National Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement
Spain Título de Bachiller and Prueba de Accesso a la Universidad (University Entrance Examination)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka General Certificate Of Education Advanced Level
Sudan 1st year recognized university
Suriname Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO: University Preparatory Education)
Sweden Högskoleförberedande Examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma)
Switzerland Maturitätszeugnis or Certificat de Maturité or Baccalauréat or Attestato di Maturità/Matura
Syria Al-Shahâda Al-Thânawiyya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or Baccalauréat (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Tajikistan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) with high academic standing
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Thailand Mathayom Suksa 6 (Higher Secondary School Certificate) and entrance examinations (The Joint Higher Education Entrance Examination)
Togo Baccalauréat
Tonga Completion of Form 7 or University of the South Pacific Foundation Year or other 1st year recognized university
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum or 1st year University of The West Indies
Tunisia Baccalauréat
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi/ Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
Turkmenistan 1st year recognized university
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum or 1st year University of The West Indies
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
Ukraine Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Seredniu Osvitu
United Arab Emirates Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Uruguay Bachillerato with high academic standing
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum)
Vanuatu University of the South Pacific Foundation Year or other 1st year recognized university
Venezuela 1st year recognized university
Vietnam Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Virgin Islands (UK) Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC); and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with a minimum of two 2-unit subjects or General Certificate Of Education (GCE) - refer to British-based Curriculum or 1st year University of The West Indies
Yemen Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with high academic standing
Zambia Zambian School Certificate
Zimbabwe ZIMSEC O Level and A Level