Admission Requirements by Country

Admission Requirements by Country

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Please note that the completion of one of the certificates or examinations listed in the Admission Requirements by Country chart does not guarantee admission. Admission is based on a number of requirements including subjects studied and grades achieved.

For other countries, please contact us for more information at inted@okanagan.bc.ca.

Country

Equivalent Qualification

Afghanistan

1st Year Recognized University
or
Baccalauria and University Entrance Exam (Concours)

Albania
Dëftesë Pjekurie (Certificate of Maturity)
Algeria
Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
American Samoa
National University of Samoa Preparatory year
Angola
1st Year Recognized University
Anguilla
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced
Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced
Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Argentina
Bachillerato or
Bachillerato Especializado
Australia
Australia Capital Territory
Australian Certificate of Education (ACT)
Year 12 Certificate
Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES)
University Admission Index (UAI)

New South Wales
 
Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER)/UAI

North Territory
N.T. Certificate of Education (NTCE)
University Aggregate TER

Queensland
Senior Certificate TER

South Australia
S.A Certificate of Education (SACE)
TER

Tasmania
T. Certificate of Education (TCE)
TER

Victoria
V. Certificate of Education (VCE)
Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER)

Western Australia
W. Certificate of Education (WCE)
TES
Austria
Reifeprufungszeugnis (Matura)
Azerbaijan
Certificate of General Education
Bahamas, The
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year College of The Bahamas or University of The West Indies
Bahrain
Tawjihiya/ Bahrain Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Bangladesh
Higher Secondary School Certificate
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Barbados
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Belarus
Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii (Diploma of Specialized Secondary Education)
Belgium
Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (academic)
or
Getuigschrift van Hoqer Secundair Onderwijis (Certificate of Higher Secondary Education)
Belize
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Benin
Baccalauréat
Bermuda
Bermuda Secondary School Certificate (BSSC) or the new Bermuda School Certificate (BSC),
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year Bermuda College
Bhutan
School Certificate (Class XII)
Bolivia
1st Year Recognized University
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Svjedoanstvo svjedodzba o zavrsenom obrazovanju
(Certificate of Completed Examinations)
or
Maturska Svjedodzba (Matura Certificate)
Botswana
1st Year University of Botswana
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Brazil
Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (Certificate of Completion of Middle Education) Concurso Vestibular (University Entrance Examination)
British-based Curriculum (GCE and GCSE)

If you're studying in a British-patterned curriculum (GCE or GCSE), we require you to achieve the General Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Secondary Education at the A Level or O Level.   For admission we require 5 academic subjects, with a grade of C or better in each.  One of the subjects must be  English and one must be Mathematics.

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Matriculation Examination
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
Brunei - Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE).
Bulgaria
Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Secondary Education)
Burkina Faso
Baccalauréat/Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement de Second Degre
Burma (Myanmar)
1st Year Recognized University
Burundi
1st Year University of Burundi or other recognized University
Cambodia
1st Year Recognized University
Cameroon
Cameroonian General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
Baccalauréat
Cayman Islands
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Chad
1st Year Recognized University
Chile
Licencia de Educación Media
China, People’s Republic of
Senior High School Graduation Diploma and National Matriculation Examination or Graduation Examination
Colombia
1st Year Recognized University
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
1st Year Recognized University
Costa Rica
1st Year Recognized University
Cote d'Ivoire
1st Year Recognized University
Croatia
Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu, Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Srednjem / Svjedodžba o mature (Certificate of Final examination/ Matura Certificate)
Cuba
1st Year Recognized University
Cyprus
Apolytirion of Lykeion
or
Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
Czech Republic
Maturitni Vysvedceni (Maturity Certificate from Gymnasium )
Denmark
Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination)
or
Højere Forberedelseksamen-HF (Higher Preparatory Examination)
or
Højere Teknisk Eksamen
or
Højere Handelseksamen
Dominica
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Dominican Republic
1st Year Recognized University
Ecuador
Bachiller en… (Humanidades/Ciencias)
Egypt
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
El Salvador
1st Year Recognized University
or
Exceptional candidates may be accepted with completed Bachillerato (Academic) and Entrance Examination with grades
Eritrea
1st Year University of Asmara or other Recognized University
Estonia
Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
(Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Ethiopia
General Education Leaving Certificate and Higher Education Entrance Examination
Fiji
Form 7 Examination (5 subjects)
Finland
Ylioppilastutkintotodistus
Studentexamensbetg (Matriculation Certificate)
France
Baccalauréat Générale
or
Baccalauréat Technologique (if suitable subjects are included)
or
Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Gabon
1st Year Recognized University
Gambia, The
West African Examinations Council Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Please submit all the information required on http://www.waecdirect.org/ including pin number with your application.
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Georgia
Zogadi Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati (Certificate of Completion, General Secondary Education)
Germany
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur(German Secondary School Certificate)
or
Fachgebundene Hochschulreife
Ghana
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) administered by the West African Examinations Council. Please submit all the information required on http://www.waecdirect.org/ including pin number with your application.
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Greece
Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou
Grenada
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Guatemala
1st Year Recognized University
Guyana
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Haiti
Baccalauréat 2e partie
or
Baccalauréat and Diplôme d’Enseignement Secondaire
Honduras
1st Year Recognized University
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
or
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Hungary
Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Iceland
Stúdentspróf (Upper Secondary School Certificate)
India
All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
or
Indian School Certificate
or
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/ Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
or
Senior Secondary Certificate/ Pre-University Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate
Indonesia
Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar (STTB)
Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA) Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion)
Iran
Diplom-Metevasteh/ National High School Diploma and Peesh-daneshgahii/ Pre-University Certificate
Iraq
6th Form Baccalauréat
Ireland, Northern
Northern Ireland General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Ireland, Republic of
Ardteistiméireacht (Leaving Certificate)
Israel
Baqrut or Mechina
Italy
Italian upper secondary school leaving qualification (Diploma dell' Esame di Stato conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore/ Maturità)
Jamaica
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Japan
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Jordan
Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kazakhstan
Attestat o Srednem Obšcem Obrazovanii or Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii(Certificate of Complete Secondary Education) and Edinoe Nacional'noe Testirovanie (Unified National Testing Exam and diploma (Certificat o Rezul'tatah EHT)
Kenya
Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)
1st Year Recognized University
Korea, Republic of (South)
Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate)
Kuwait
Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)
Kyrgyzstan
Attestat o Srednem Obščem Obrazovanii and Obščepespyblikanskoe Testirovanie-Kyrgyz (National Scholarship Test)
Laos
1st Year Recognized University
Latvia
Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Lebanon
Baccalauréat Libanaise
Lesotho
1st Year Recognized University
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Liberia
1st Year Recognized University
Libya
Secondary Education Certificate
Liechtenstein
Lichtenstein Maturitätszeugnis (Matura Certificate)
Lithuania
Brandos Atestatas (academic)
or
Maturity Certificate
Luxembourg
Diplom de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires
Macau S.A.R., China
Certificate of Secondary (Form 5) Education
Macedonia (FYROM)
Svidetelstvo za polo en maturski ispit (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Madagascar
Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Malawi
1st Year Recognized University
or
Malawi School Certificate of Education with grades very good to excellent
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Malaysia
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian High School Certificate)
or
United Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Schools in Malaysia (UEC)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Mali
1st Year Université du Mali or other recognized University
Malta
Matriculation Certificate
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Mauritania
1st Year Recognized University
Mauritius(Ile Maurice)
Mauritius(Ile Maurice) General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
or
Mauritius(Ile Maurice) Higher School Certificate
or
French Baccalauréat
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum. Refer to British-based Curriculum
Mexico
Completed university admission requirements for Mexico (Bachillerato) with grades very good to excellent
Moldova
Diploma de Bacalauréat
or
Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generală
Mongolia
1st Year Recognized University
Montserrat
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum. Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Morocco/Maroc
Baccalauréat
Mozambique
1st Recognized University
Namibia
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Nepal
Higher Secondary Certificate
or
Proficiency Certificate
Netherlands
VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) Certificate/University Preparatory Education
New Zealand
NCEA III (National Certificate of Educational Achievement)
Nicaragua
1st Year Recognized University
Niger
Baccalauréat or
Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré and Entrance Examination
Nigeria
West African Certificate Examination (WACE)/Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC). Please submit all the information required on http://www.waecdirect.org/ including pin number with your application.
Norway
Vitnemal Fra den Videregaende Skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education)
Oman
Thanawiya Amma/General Certificate/ General Education Diploma
Pakistan
Intermediate Certificate (IC) and
Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Panama
Bachillerato
Papua New Guinea
Higher School Certificate
Paraguay
Bachiller Humanístico-scientífico (Upper Secondary Graduate in Humanities and Science)
Peru
1st Year Recognized University
Philippines
2nd Year Recognized University
Poland
Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School)/Matura
Portugal
Certifico de fim de Estudos Secundarias (Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies)
Puerto Rico
High School Graduation Certificate
Qatar
Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (General School Certificate)
Romania
Diplomä de Bacalaureat
Russian Federation
Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii {Certificate of Secondary (Complete) Education}
Rwanda
Certificat des Humanités
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Baccalauréat)
Saint Lucia
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Saudi Arabia
Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat {General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC)}
Scotland
Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Senegal
Baccalauréat
or
Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Serbia , Republic of
Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School)
or
Diploma o Polozhenom Maturskom Ispitsu (Diploma of Completion of Maturity Examination)
Seychelles
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Sierra Leone
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) administered by the West African Examinations Council. Please submit all the information required on http://www.waecdirect.org/ including pin number with your application.
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Singapore
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary and Advanced Levels
or
General Certificate of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Slovak Republic
Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške / Maturitné Vysvedčenie (Certificate of Maturity Examination from Gymnázium)
Slovenia
Matura/Maturitetno Spričevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Solomon Islands
University of the South Pacific Foundation Year
or
Other 1st Year Recognized University
Somalia
1st Year Recognized University
South Africa
Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement
Spain
Título de Bachiller and Prueba de Accesso a la Universidad (University Entrance Examination)
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka General Certificate Of Education Advanced Level
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Sudan
1st Year Recognized University
Suriname
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO: University Preparatory Education)
Swaziland
1st Year University of Swaziland
or
Other 1st Year Recognized University
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Sweden
Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola
Switzerland
Maturitätszeugnis
or
Certificat de Maturité
or
Baccalauréat
or
Attestato di Maturità/Matura
Syria
Al-Shahâda Al-Thânawiyya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
or
Baccalauréat (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Taiwan
Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Tajikistan
Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Tanzania
Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Thailand
Mathayom Suksa 6 (Higher Secondary School Certificate) and entrance examinations (The Joint Higher Education Entrance Examination)
Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Tunisia
Baccalauréat
Turkey
Devlet Lise Diplomasi/ Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
Turks and Caicos Islands
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
Uganda
Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
Ukraine
Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii {Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education}
United Arab Emirates
Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Uruguay
1st Year Recognized University
Uzbekistan
O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Venezuela
1st Year Recognized University
Vietnam
Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Virgin Islands (UK)
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
or
1st Year University of The West Indies
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Palestinian Tawjihi
or
Jordanian Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Yemen
1st Year Recognized University
Zambia
Zambian School Certificate
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum
Zimbabwe
Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC)
or
General Certificate Of Education (GCE). Refer to British-based Curriculum