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, First Division standing

Required Credential or Degree
4 year Honours Bachelor’s degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class Honours, First Division standing

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


Grading System

Classification Scale A

Grade Classification
A Class I
B+ Class II, Division I
B Class II, Division II
  Class III

Classification Scale B

Grade Percentage Classification
I 70-100% First Class Honours
II 1 60-69.99% Second Class Honours, First Division
II 2 50-59.99% Second Class Honours, Second Division
III 40-49.99% Third Class Honours

Letter Grade Scale

Grade Percentage Description
AD 95-100% Distinction
A 80-94.99% Excellent
B+ 75-79.99% Very Good
B 70-74.99% Good
C+ 65-69.99% Above Average
C 60-64.99% Average
D+ 55-59.99% Pass
D 50-54.99% Borderline Pass
F 0-49.99% Fail

National University of Singapore

Bachelor General Degree
Scale Description
3.20 and above Pass with Merit
2.00-3.19 Pass
2.00 Fail
Bachelor Honours Degree
Scale Classification
4.5 and above and at least an
A- in Honours thesis/project
First Class Honours
4.49-4.00 Second Class Honours, Upper Division
3.50-3.99 Second Class Honours, Lower Division
3.20-3.49 Pass
2.00-3.19 Pass
Below 2.00 Fail

Percentage Scale

Grade Percentage Description
A+ 95-100% Distinction
AD 95-100% Distinction
A 90-94% Excellent
A- 80-89%  
B+ 75-79% Very Good
B 70-74%  
C+ 65-69% Good
C 60-64%  
D+ 55-59% Pass
D 50-54%  
F 0-53% Fail