Sri Lanka

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
First Class Honours

Required Credential or Degree
Special Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr. Honours)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
First Class Honours

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

Education System

Language(s) of Instruction

Sinhala, Tamil, English (some subjects)  

Grading System

4-Point Scale

Grade Scale Percentage Description
A+ 4.00 90-100% Superior
A 4.00 80-89% Superior
A- 3.75 75-79% Meritorious
B+ 3.25 70-74% Meritorious
B 3.00 65-69% Meritorious
B- 2.75 60-64% Adequate
C+ 2.25 55-59% Adequate
C 2.00 50-54% Adequate
C- 1.75 45-49% Minimal
D+ 1.25 40-44% Minimal
D 1.00 30-39% Minimal
D- 0.75 20-29% Minimal
F 0.00 0-19% Fail

Classification Scale

Grade Percentage Classification
A 70-100% First Class
B 60-69% Second Class, First Division
B 55-59% Second Class, Second Division
C 40-54% Pass
D, E 0-40% Fail

Percentage Scale

Grade Percentage Description
A 90-100% Excellent
B 80-89.99% Very Good
C 70-79.99% Average
D 60-69.99% Pass
E 0-59.99% Fail