Russian Federation

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.

Please note: departments may have higher requirements and the assessment of any individual may be subject to additional criteria, including English language scores

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
4 on a 5-point scale or ECTS B

Required Credential or Degree
Diplom ob Okanchanii Vysshego Uchebnogo Zaredeniia (Diploma Specialist)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
4.5 on a 5-point scale or ECTS B

Required Credential or Degree
Diplom ob Okanchanii Vysshego Uchebnogo Zaredeniia (Diploma Specialist), Magistr

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 Scale

Scale Description  
5 Otlichno Excellent
4 Khorosho Good
3 Udovletvoritel`no Satisfactory/Pass
2 Neudovletvoritel`no Unsatisfactory


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