United Kingdom

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
2.1 or B ECTS

Required Credential or Degree
Honours Bachelor's degree (usually 3 year programs) (and Special Bachelor's degree from Ireland). At some universities, Certificate of Advanced Study may be equivalent to a master’s degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class Honours, Upper Division; II (i);

Required Credential or Degree
Master’s degree

English Language Test

If you graduate from a recognized degree program in the United Kingdom taken in English, you will have met SFU’s English Language Requirements.


Applicants must arrange for the submission of official statements from the University Registrar indicating program of study, courses taken and grades achieved are required. An attested copy of the degree certificate showing class and division of degree awarded must also be submitted.

To be official, original documents must arrive together in official envelopes which have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution.