Saudi Arabia

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
Very good standing or 80% or higher

Required Credential or Degree
Bachelor’s degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Very good standing

Required Credential or Degree
Master’s degree

English Language Proficiency Test

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

External Scholarship

Education System

Language of Instruction

Arabic and English (generally, university courses in Science and Medicine are taught in English)

Grading System

4-Point and 4-Point Reverse Scales

Grade 4-Point Scale 4-Point Reverse Scale Percentage Description
A 4.00 1 90-100% Excellent
B 3.00 2 80-89% Very Good
C 2.00 3 70-79% Good
D 1.00 4 60-69% Pass

4-Point and 5-Point Scale

Grade 4-Point Scale 5-Point Scale Percentage Description
A+ 4.00 5.00 95-100% Exceptional
A 3.75 4.50 90-94% Excellent
B+ 3.50 4.00 85-89% Superior
B 3.00 3.50 80-84% Very Good
C+ 2.50 3.00 75-79% Above Average
C 2.00 2.50 70-74% Good
D+ 1.50 2.00 65-69% High Pass
D 1.00 1.50 60-64% Pass
F 0.00 0.00 0-59%
Fail

5-Point Scale

Grade Scale Percentage Description
A+ 4.76-5.00 95-100% Exceptional
A 4.51-4.75 90-94.99% Excellent
B+ 4.01-4.50 85-89.99% Superior
B 3.51-4.00 80-84.99% Very Good
C+ 3.01-3.50 75-79.99% Above Average
C 2.51-3.00 70-74.99% Good
D+ 2.01-2.50 65-69.99% High Pass
D 1.01-2.00 60-64.99% Pass
F 0-1 0-59.99% Fail
DN 0-1 0-59.99% Denial

Letter Grade Scale

Grade Percentage Description
A 95-100% Excellent
B 80-89.99% Very Good
C 70-79.99% Good
D 60-69.99% Pass
F 0-59.99% Fail