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
High Pass with Distinction or 4 on a 5-point scale or ECTS B

Required Credential or Degree
Filosofie Kandidatexamen (Fil. Kand./FK)

Admission to Doctoral Program

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

Required Credential or Degree
International University "Master Degree" Programs, Licentiat

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

Swedish, English  

Grading System

3.5 Scale

Scale Description
3.5 Honours with Distinction
3.0 Honours
2.5 High Pass with Distinction
2.0 High Pass
1.5 Pass with Distinction
1.0 Pass

5-Point Scale

Grade Scale U.S. Grade Equivalent
VG 5.00 A
  4.00-4.99 A-
G 3.00-3.99 B
U 1.00-2.99 F


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

Engineering Graded Courses

Scale Description  
5 Fem Pass with distinction
4 Fyra Pass
3 Tre Lowest passing grade

Pass/Fail Scale A

Väl Godkänd Pass with Distinction
Godkänd Pass Pass
Underkänd Fail Fail

Pass/Fail Scale B

Grade Description  
G Godkänd Pass
U Underkänd Fail

Percentage Scale

Grade Scale Description  
VG 90-100% Väl Godkänd Pass with distinction
G 60-89.99% Godkänd Pass
U 0-59.99 Underkänd Failed