Switzerland

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
5 on a 6-point sclae or 7 on a 10-point scale or  ("Bien" or "Gut" or "Benne") or ECTS B

Required Credential or Degree
Lizentiat/Licence, Diploma/Diplome, Staatsdiplom (from a federal institute of technology) Diplome d’Ingenieur, Doktorat awarded as a first degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
5 on a 6-point scale or 7 on a 10-point scale or  ("Bien" or "Gut" or "Benne") oe ECTS B

Required Credential or Degree
Doctorate; Master (Post-2005); Nachdiplom; Postgraduiertes Studium; Etude de Troisieme Cycle

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

German, French, Italian  

Grading System

3-Point Reverse, 6- and 10-Point Scales

3-Point Reverse Scale 6-Point Scale 10-Point Scale
1.5-1 5.5-6 7-10
2.5-1.6 4.5-5.4 6
3.0-2.6 4.0-4.4 5
3 0.0-3.9 0-4

5-Point Reverse, 6- and 10-Point Scales

5-Point Reverse Scale 6-Point Scale 10-Point Scale Description
1 6 9-10 Very Good
2 5 7-8 Good
3 4 5-6 Fair/Pass
4 3 2-4 Fair/Pass
5 2 1 Fail

ECTS

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

French Point Scale

Description  
Très Bien Very Good
Bien Good
Insufficiant Good
Mauvasi Fail

German Point Scale

Description  
Sehr Gut Very Good
Gut Good
Genügend Fair/Pass
Schlecht/ Schwach/Sehr Schwach Fail

Italian Point Scale

Description  
Molto Bene Very Good
Insufficiente Fair/Pass
Molto Debole Fail