Finland

The following information, regarding minimum equivalent qualifications and academic standing, and required credential, is intended as a guideline only and is to be used as a reference for admission purposes only

Admission to Master's Program

Minimum Equivalent Qualifications
For admission to a master’s program, the qualifications listed are normally recognized as equivalent to a Simon Fraser University 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade of B. Most SFU graduate programs will assess a Bologna compliant degree as equivalent to a four-year degree. 

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
3.5 on a 5-point scale, Cum laude approbatur on 7-point scale, B on ECTS

Required Credential or Degree
Kandidaatti/Kandidat, Maisteri/Magister (5 years of study)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
3.5 on a 5-point scale, Cum laude approbatur on 7-point scale, B on ECTS

Required Credential or Degree
Lisensiatatti, Maisteri/Magister

English Language Proficiency Test

Applicants with a degree from this country are required to submit proof of English language competency

Education System

Language(s) of Instruction

Finnish and Swedish  

Grading System

5-Point Scale

Grade Scale Grade Description
ET 5.00 Erinomainen Tiedot (Excellent)
KT 4.00 - 4.99 Kiitettävä (Very Good)
HT 3.00 - 3.99 Hyvä (Good)
TT 2.00 - 2.99 Tyydyttävä (Satisfactory)
VT 1.00 - 1.99 Välttävä (Sufficient)


7-Point Scale

Grade Scale Description  
L 7 Laudatar Praiseworthy
E 6 Eximia cum laude approbatur Approved with Exceptional Honors
M 5 Magna cum laude approbatur Approved with Great Honors
C 4 Cum laude approbatur  Approved with Honors
B 3 Lubenter approbatur  Approved with Satisfaction
A 2 Approbatur Approved
I 1 Improbatur Not Approved


ECTS

Grade Description U.S. Grade Equivalent
A Excellent A
B Very Good B+
C Good B
D Satisfactory C+
E Sufficient C
FX Fail F
F Fail F