New Zealand

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

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class Honours, Upper Division

Required Credential or Degree
Bachelor's degree (4 years)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class Honours, Upper Division

Required Credential or Degree
Master's degree

English Language Proficiency Test

Applicants with a degree from this country are exempt from submitting proof of English Language competency if the degree was completed at an institution where the language of instruction and examination was in English

Education System

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Grading System

Letter Grade Scale A

Grade Percentage Description
A+ 86-100% High First
A 80-85% Clear First
A- 75-79% Bare First
B+ 61-74% High Second
B 66-70% Clear Second
B- 62-65% Bare Second
C+ 58-61% Sound Pass
C 54-57% Pass
C- 50-53% Marginal Pass
D   Failure

Letter Grade B

Grade Percentage Description
A+ 85-100% Outstanding
A 80-84%  
A- 75-79% Very Good
B+ 70-74%  
B 65-69% Good/Competent
B- 60-64%  
C+ 55-59% Satisfactory
C 50-54%  
D 40-49% Unsatisfactory
E 0-39%  

Polytechnics Scale A

Grade Percentage
A+ 85-100%
A 80-84%
A- 75-79%
B+ 70-74%
B 65-69%
B- 60-64%
C+ 55-59%
C 50-54%
D 40-49%
E 0-39%

Polytechnics Scale B

Grade Description
A Pass with Credit
B Good Pass
C Pass
D Marginal Fail
F Fail