Degree Equivalency

Check the COUNTRY column to determine if your current academic qualification will be sufficient to apply for a place in the specific programme you are interested in.  Entry requirements vary by programme so please check each write-up or contact your IVC Visa Counselor to check if you meet the entry requirements for the programme you wish to apply for. 

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Remember, the following requirements pertain to applicants for Postgraduate Degrees only:

Country

Qualification Required

2H2 Equivalent

2H1 Equivalent

1sH Equivalent

BRUNEI

Bachelor (Honours) Degree

Minimum CGPA of 2.7 on a 4 point scale

Minimum CGPA of 3.1 on a 4 point scale

Minimum CGPA of 3.6 on a 4 point scale 

HONG KONG

Bachelor Degree (Honours) (學士學位 (榮譽)

Minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale

Minimum CGPA of 3 on a 4 point scale

Minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale

INDIA

Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce /Professional Bachelor Degree

Where first division is awarded at 60%, a grade of 60-65% is equivalent to a 2H2. Where first division is awarded at 65%, a grade of 65-69% is equivalent to a 2H2

Minimum CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale

Minimum CGPA 2.7 on a 4 point scale

Where first division is awarded at 60%, a grade of 66-74% is equivalent to a 2H1. Where first division is awarded at 65%, a grade of 70-79% is equivalent to a 2H1

Minimum CGPA of 7.5 on a 10 point scale

Minimum CGPA 3.2 on a 4 point scale

Where first division is awarded at 60%, a grade of 75%+ is equivalent to a 1H. Where first division is awarded at 65%, a grade of 80+ is equivalent to a 1H

Minimum CGPA of 8.5 on a 10 point scale

Minimum CGPA 3.7 on a 4 point scale

INDONESIA

Bachelor Degree  (Sarjana I (SI))

Minimum CGPA of 2.6 on a 4 Point Scale

Minimum CGPA of 3 on a 4 Point Scale 

Minimum CGPA of 4 on a 4 Point Scale

JAPAN

Bachelor Degree ((学士)

Minimum grade of 65%

Minimum grade of 75%

Minimum grade of 85%

MALAYSIA

Bachelor Degree

Class 2 division ii

Minimum CGPA of 2.7 on a 4 point scale 

Class 2 division I

Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale 

Class 1 

Minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale 

PAKISTAN

Bachelor Degree (4 years)

Minimum grade of 60% or 2.7 CGPA on a 4 point scale

Minimum grade of 70% or 3.2 CGPA on a 4 point scale

Minimum grade of 85% or 3.7 CGPA on a 4 point scale

PHILIPPINES

Master Degree or Bachelor Degree from a Centre of Excellence or Prestigious University

There is no standard grading system used in Higher Education, please contact IVC

There is no standard grading system used in Higher Education, please contact IVC 

There is no standard grading system used in Higher Education, please contact IVC 

SINGAPORE

Bachelor (Honours) Degree

2nd Lower 60-69%;

For applicants from the National University of Singapore a minimum CGPA of 3.5 - 3.99 on a 4.5 point scale is required

2nd Upper 70 -79% (NUS 4.0 - 4.49, 4.5 point scale)

For applicants from the National University of Singapore a minimum CGPA of 4.0 - 4.49 on a 4.5 point scale is required

1st Class 80 - 100% (NUS 4.5, 4.5 point scale)

For applicants from the National University of Singapore a minimum CGPA of 4.5 on a 4.5 point scale is required

SOUTH KOREA

Bachelor Degree (Haksa)

 70-79%

or minimum CGPA's as follows:

2.6 on a 4 point scale

2.8 on a 4.3 point scale

3.0 on a 4.5 point scale 

80-89% 

or minimum CGPA's as follows:

3.0 on a 4 point scale 

3.3 on a 4.3 point scale 

3.5 on a 4.5 point scale 

90-100%

THAILAND

Bachelor Degree

Minimum CGPA of 2.8 on a 4 point scale 

Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale 

Minimum CGPA of 3.6 on a 4 point scale  

VIETNAM

Bachelor Degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc)

Minimum CGPA of 6 on a 10 point scale 

Minimum CGPA of 7 on a 10 point scale 

Minimum CGPA of 8 on a 10 point scale 

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you are also required to present proof of your English language competency.  If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of a programme.  The following approved English language qualifications are currently accepted at UCC:

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IELTS Academic Test Minimum Requirements

College

Programmes 

IELTS

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

  • 6.5  Overall
  • Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Business and Law

All Programmes 

  • 6.5  Overall
  • Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes 

  • 6.5  Overall
  • Minimum individual sections 6.0

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology)

  • 6.5  Overall
  • Minimum individual sections 6.5

Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology

  • 7.0 Overall
  • Minimum individual sections 6.5

TOEFL iBT Minimum Requirements

College

Programmes 

TOEFL

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

  • 90  Overall 
  • Minimum Scores
    • Listening, Writing - 17 
    • Reading - 18 
    • Speaking - 20

College of Business and Law

All Programmes 

  • 90  Overall
  • Minimum Scores
    • Listening, Writing - 17 
    • Reading - 18
    • Speaking - 20

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes 

  • 90 Overall
  • Minimum Scores 
    • Listening, Writing - 20
    • Reading - 19 
    • Speaking - 21

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language & Audiology)

  • 90 Overall
  • Minimum Scores
    • Listening, Writing - 23
    • Reading - 21
    • Speaking - 22

Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology

  • 100  Overall
  • Minimum Scores
    • Listening, Writing - 23
    • Reading - 21
    • Speaking - 22

Cambridge Proficiency Exam

College

Programmes 

Cambridge Proficiency Exam

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

Grade C

College of Business and Law

All Programmes 

Grade C

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes 

Grade C

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes 

Grade C

Cambridge Advanced Exam

College

Programmes 

Cambridge Advanced Exam

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

Grade B

College of Business and Law

All Programmes 

Grade B

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes 

Grade B

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes 

Grade B

PTE Academic

College

Programmes 

Pearson PTE

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

  • Minimum Score of 63
  • No section score below 59

College of Business and Law

All Programmes 

  • Minimum Score of 63
  • No section score below 59

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes 

  • Minimum Score of 63
  • No section score below 59

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology)

  • Minimum Score of 63
  • No section score below 59

Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology

  • Minimum score of 67
  • No section score below 63

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