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Special Requirements By Nation

If your country is listed below, please review the additional country-specific requirements.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in your native language and as a precise word-for-word, certified English translation directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Afghanistan

WES is unable to process documents obtained before 2009 from Afghanistan.  Also, WES will only evaluate academic credentials from the following Afghanistan academic institutions. If your institution is not included on the list, your credentials will not be evaluated by WES and you should use either ACEI or ECE.

  • AI-Beroni University
  • Balkh University
  • Bamyan University
  • Herat University
  • Jawzjan University
  • Kandahar University
  • Kabul University
  • Kabul Education University
  • Kabul Polytechnic University
  • Nangarhar University
  • Shaikh Zayed University
  • (Khost) Takhar University

Argentina

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree (Técnico, Tecnólogo, Licenciado, Título Profesional, Maestría, Doctorado) from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended (Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones). Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 (7.5 or better) grade average is required to be eligible.

Australia

Language Test: Not Required

Graduate Status: Students who have completed a four year bachelor’s degree at an accredited university must submit official transcripts of the coursework completed for each year of attendance from all institutions attended with the official degree earned. Three year degrees cannot be recognized for graduate admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

China

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must complete a minimum four year bachelor's degree from an accredited university to be eligible for possible admission and have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average on both overall and last two years of university coursework. Individual departments will make final admission review for their programs. Students must request from all educational institutions to have the official records showing the dates of attendance, courses, grades and hours and the degree and graduation certificates. Documents from a notary cannot be accepted and all documents must bear the registrar's signature, title and seal of Registrar with University seal. All documents from colleges/universities must also be verified and submitted by the deadline date from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) or China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) to be considered official.

Additional Information: Verification reports for the Academic transcripts and Graduation Certificate (in English) must be sent by one of the following Chinese Ministry of Education-designated agencies for verification in English:

Ask the agency to send the official academic transcript and English verification report directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Commonwealth of Independent States & The Baltic Republic

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree (Bakalavr Diploma or Diploma Spetsialista, Kandidat Navuk , Doktor Navuk, Bakalaureusekraad, Rakenduskôrgharisdusôppe diplom Bakalaureusekraad, Diplom Magistrikraad, Doktorikraad, Diploms par vidçjo profesionâlo izglîtîbu, Diploms par pirmâ lîmena augstâko profesionâlo izglîtîbu, Bakalaura diploms, Ärsta diploms, Augstâkâs profesionâlâs izglîtîbas diploms, Zobârsta diploms Maìistra diploms, Doktora diploms, Aukštojo Mokslo Diplomas, Bachelor, Bakalauro Diplomas, Master, Magistro Diplomas, Daktaro Diplomas, Diploma de Studii Superiorare de Scurta Durata,Diploma de Licenta,Diploma de Inginer, Diploma de Magistru, Titlul de Doctor) from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. (Akademicheskaya Spravka, Prilozhenie k Diplomu, Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ akademichnaya davedka, Diploma Supplement, Diploma Elave or Akademicheskaya Sravka, dodatok do dyploma, akademichna dovidka, arkhivna dovidka, vytyag, vypiska Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ appendix to diploma) Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Egypt

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 (74%) grade average is required to be eligible. All documents must be attested by the university Registrar.

France

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum a Maitrise degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit an official transcript (relevé de notes) of coursework completed for each year of the Diplome d'Etudes Universitaires Generales DEUG, Licence and Maitrise and an Official Final Diploma. The Maitrise is the minimum degree required for admission to a graduate program. The minimum grade average required for possible admission is 13.

Germany

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum a Maitrise degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit an official academic transcript (Leistungsnachweise) indicating theoretical and practical class hours with matching grades earned for all subjects studied on a year-by-year basis of the Diplom and submit the records for the Studienbuch and Scheine. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Hong Kong

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and university transcripts showing that they have completed an "Honours" bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. An official verification of the degree awarded must be submitted and date of award.

India

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission. Applicants must have one of the following to qualify for admission if they do not have a four year degree:

  • Three year degree plus master's
  • Two bachelor's degrees (to total 4 yrs.)
  • Two year bachelor's degree + 2 year master's degree, IN THE SAME FIELD (to total 4 yrs.)
  • Three year degree + Assoc. In Chartered Accounts, India
  • Three year degree + postgraduate diploma (in a related field), that required the three year degree from an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

Documents Needed: Students must submit official attested copies of the university mark sheet for each year/semester of attendance showing All Pass and Fail Marks obtained. Consolidated transcripts or consolidated mark sheets from the affiliated college cannot be accepted. Graduate students must submit the above with an official attested copy of the degree certificate.

All documents must be submitted in university sealed envelopes bearing the authority’s signature, title of signatory and school and mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies2. All records must be attested by the University Registrar, Controller of Examinations or Affiliated College Principal only.

Indonesia

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission. Applicants must have one of the following to qualify for admission if they do not have a four year degree:

  • Three year degree plus master's
  • Two bachelor's degrees (to total 4 yrs.)
  • Three year degree + Assoc. In Chartered Accounts, India
  • Three year degree + postgraduate diploma, that required the three year degree from an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

Documents Needed: Students must submit official attested copies of the university mark sheet for each year/semester of attendance showing All Pass and Fail Marks obtained. Consolidated transcripts or consolidated mark sheets from the affiliated college cannot be accepted. Graduate students must submit the above with an official attested copy of the degree certificate. All documents must be submitted in university sealed envelopes bearing the authority’s signature, title of signatory and school and mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies. All records must be attested by the University Registrar, Controller of Examinations or College Principal only.

Iran

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 (14.9) grade average is required to be eligible.

Kenya

Language Test: Not Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission. Students with a three year degree must submit an official copy of their East African Advanced Certificate of Education along with their coursework from the university.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Mexico

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university, polytechnic or institute to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended (Certificado de estudios /calificaciones). Students must also submit official verification of degree earned (e.g. Técnico Superior, Título Profesional, Licenciado, Maestría, Doctorado). A minimum of 2.5 (85% or 7.5 on a 10 point scale) grade average is required to be eligible.

Netherlands

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree (Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs) from a nationally accredited college/university (hogescholen) to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Nigeria

Language Test: Not Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission. The "Higher National Diploma" will not qualify for graduate admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Norway

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended (Diploma Supplement ). Students must also submit official verification of degree earned (Bachelor, Master, Hogskolekandidat Candidatus, Magister Artium, Licentiatus, Doktor). A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

Pakistan

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission. Applicants must have one of the following to qualify for admission if they do not have a four year degree:

  • Three year degree plus master's
  • Two bachelor's degrees (to total 4 yrs.)
  • Two year bachelor's degree + 2 year master's degree, IN THE SAME FIELD (to total 4 yrs.)
  • Three year degree + Assoc.
  • Three year degree + postgraduate diploma.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official attested copies of the university mark sheet for each year/semester of attendance showing All Pass and Fail Marks obtained. Consolidated transcripts or consolidated mark sheets from the affiliated college cannot be accepted. Graduate students must submit the above with an official attested copy of the degree certificate.

Philippines

Language Test: Required

Graduate Status: Students must complete a minimum four year degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission or their degree has been awarded by 'Special Order" from the government.

Documents Needed: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.