Italy

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
26 on 30-point scale, B on ECTS

Required Credential or Degree
Diploma di Laurea (3 year)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
26 on 30-point scale, B on ECTS

Required Credential or Degree
Laurea Specialistica. Master's degrees are uncommon in Italian universities (except some Business programs which award MBAs) - however Master's degrees do not hold legal status in Italy. Outstanding performance in the Laurea may warrant direct admission to the Doctoral degree.

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

Italian  

Grading System

30-Point Scale

Scale Percentage Description  
29-30 97-100% Ottimo - Cum Laude With honors and commendations
27-28
90-96% Molto Buono Very Good
24-26 80-89% Buono Good
19-23 70-79% Soddisfacente  Satisfactory
18 60-69% Sufficiente Sufficient
0-17 0-59% Respinto Fail

ECTS

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