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

Required Credential or Degree
Diplom; Magister Artium; Staatsexamen/Staatsprufung from a University. Holders of the Vordiplom or Zwischenprufung are not eligible for graduate admission.

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing

Required Credential or Degree
Master; Doktor/Promotion; Zweite Staatsexamen/Zweite Staatsprüfung 

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


Grading System

5-Point Reverse Scale

Scale Grade Description
1.00 - 1.50 Sehr Gut (Very good)
1.51 - 2.50 Gut (Good)
2.51 - 3.50 Befriedigend (Satisfactory)
3.51 - 4.00 Ausreichend (Sufficient)
4.01 - 6.00 Nicht Ausreichend (Not sufficient)


Grade Description
A Excellent
B Very Good
C Good
D Satisfactory
E Sufficient
FX Fail
F Fail