Become a Student at VIU - International Admissions

To apply as an international student for admission to Vancouver Island University (VIU), please follow these instructions:

Before You Apply

Explore VIU programs. Check the requirements for your specific program and gather your necessary documents for scanning:

  • Your official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Certified English translation* of any documents issued in a language other than English
  • A copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Copy of High School Graduation Diploma (if available)
  • Copy of University Degree (If available)

*All documents must be translated by a certified translator or notarized if they are in a language other than English.

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Applying

We strongly recommend submitting your application online. The application process for international students is different than for domestic students. The application below is for students who are NOT Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residents.

  • Scan all documents (in separate files)
  • Fill in the on-line International Application for Admission form which includes uploading your documents and selecting your method of payment.
  • Pay the $150 (CAD) non-refundable Application Processing Fee (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are preferred.  Cheque, money order, and electronic transfer also accepted). 
  • Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an acknowledgment email with the receipt of payment.

International Admissions
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5
Canada

Note

  1. Your Application will not begin to be processed until the $150 (CAD) Application Fee is received and all scanned required documents are uploaded.
  2. For Master Programs, your Letter of Acceptance will not be issued until the $150 (CAD) Application Fee is paid and all original or certified documents are received.

After You Apply

  • Once your application fee has been paid and all of your documents have been received, your application will begin to be processed.
  • It can take from 2-8 weeks to process an application. Having all your documents scanned and attached to the online application decreases wait time. Note: Masters Programs and limited entry programs may take longer.
  • If you have met the admission requirements and have a competitive application, you will receive a Letter of Offer from international admissions. This letter will contain information on program start dates and instructions for payment of your tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is usually the equivalent of the first semester’s tuition.
  • In order to secure your place in a program, you must pay the deposit fee by the deadline date indicated in Letter of Offer. Once the deposit is paid an official “Letter of Acceptance” will be emailed to you. You will need this letter to apply for a study permit at a Canadian Embassy, Consulate, or High Commission.

Note

  1. In some programs, due to space or enrolment limitations, admission does not guarantee that space will be available.
  2. The first payment due date for new students is usually due 4 weeks after the date of offer.
  3. VIU reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program or course if there is insufficient enrolment. In such cases, every reasonable effort will be made to notify you as early as possible.

Apply by Paper

VIU also accepts paper applications by mail. However, please note that paper applications will take longer to process.

  • Complete the printable International Application for Admission form.
  • Attached the non-refundable application fee of $150 is required.
  • Attach certified copies of all educational documents in the original language, and certified copies translated into English, if applicable.
  • Send or arrange to have an original copy of your TOEFL or IELTS results sent to Vancouver Island University, if required.
  • Printed applications and all supporting documents should be sent to:

International Admissions
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5
Canada

Admission

Vancouver Island University accepts international students under one of the following conditions:

  • direct applications (online or paper applications)
  • applications through authorized representatives
  • institution-to-institution exchange programs
  • sponsorship through inter-governmental agreements
  • winner of academic competitions or international scholarships

Admission to English Language Studies in the English Language Centre

All students must:

Please keep in mind that students applying for conditional admission to an undergraduate (or diploma, certificate or trades) program at VIU, or thinking of applying upon completion of ESL programming, will still be required to provide proof of high school graduation and their secondary school transcripts.

The High School

All students must:

  • have completed Grade 9, or equivalent;
  • turn 15 years of age by December 31 following a September enrollment;
  • be under 19 years of age.

Admission is selective and is based on academic and leadership potential. For more info please visit The High School at VIU.

Undergraduate Academic and Vocational Programs

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required from applicants for whom English is not their first language or from those whose education was completed in any country where English is not the official language.
  • Proof of English language proficiency 
  • For students who meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, conditional acceptance to VIU may be granted. In this case, admission is granted pending completion of VIU’s English Language Centre program (level UP5). Exceptions may apply.
  • Up to 30 advanced credits may be granted for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (higher level) courses.
  • Academic programs may have additional program admission requirements and course prerequisites. Please check your specific program requirements from VIU programs.
  • International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program.

English Language Requirements for Undergraduate Academic and Vocational Programs

To meet the English language requirements for academic programs, students must have completed one of the following (to be valid test result must be  no older than 2 years):

TestMinimum score
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test
550 (no section below 56)
  • TOEFL IBT
88 (no section below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic)
6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • CAEL
60
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
176 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
176 overall
  • English Studies 12 (BC)
Min. “C
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic
60 (no section below 60)
  • International Baccalaureate English A1/A2
Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher
  • VIU English Language Centre
Successful completion of University Preparation Level 5
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition
Grade 2 or higher
  • Recognized university where English is the language of instruction.
Completion of six credits of post-secondary English composition and literature with a minimum grade of “C
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
English at the O-level with a minimum grade of C or 4
  • CAEL online
60
  • Pearson (PTE) Online
60 (no section below 60)
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition
88 (no section below 20)

Please note: Although VIU will accept online English proficiency tests as noted above for admission to VIU, IRCC may require you to provide a proof of English language proficiency using a traditional in-person test when applying for your Study Permit.

Admission to Graduate Programs

  • Minimum “B” average in the final 2 years of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Meet one of the following VIU English language requirements (to be valid test result must be  no older than 2 years):

Test

Minimum score

TOEFL iBT

93 (no band below 20)

IELTS (Academic)

7.0 (no band below 6.5)

VIU's English Language Centre 

Successful completion of Graduate Preparation Program (Grad Prep)

CAEL

70 (no band below 60)

Pearson (PTE)

65 (no section below 60)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

185 overall

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

185 overall

CAEL online

70 (no band below 60)

 

Pearson (PTE) Online

65 (no section below 60)

TOEFL iBT Home Edition

93 (no band below 20)

  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • For other documents and work experience requirements, please see program specific page.
  • Please note: Although VIU will accept online English proficiency tests as noted above for admission to VIU, IRCC may require you to provide a proof of English language proficiency using a traditional in-person test when applying for your Study Permit.

Transfer Credit

Students enrolled in a University program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Students seeking credit for courses from other institutions will need to submit detailed course outlines and a credit transfer request form. Please note, it can take 6-8 weeks after admissions received your documents for credit to appear. Students are welcome to find transfer credit resources by looking up individual courses or searching the BC Council on Admission and Transfer (BCCAT).

Deferring Admission

For students wanting to change their program to a later start date

If for any reason you need to change when you start your program at VIU, or you haven’t been successful in obtaining a visa and wish to cancel your enrollment, please contact us right away at Study@viu.ca  or Masters@viu.ca for students entering Masters programs.  Click here for more information on VIU International Tuition Fee Deferral and Refund Policy.

Transferring to VIU

Students enrolled in a University program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Students seeking credit for courses from other institutions will need to submit detailed course syllabi and a credit transfer request form. Please note, it can take 6-8 weeks after admissions receive your documents for credit to appear. Students are welcome to find transfer credit resources by looking up individual courses or, if you have a transcript from a university in British Columbia, search the BC Council on Admission and Transfer (BCCAT).

How do I get credit for courses I’ve already taken at another University?

If you are in Canada

  • Fill out a Transfer Credit Request Form.
  • Submit your original final university transcripts, and course syllabi for the courses you wish to gain credit for.  Note that these will not be returned to you, if you want to keep your documents you will need to get notarized copies to hand in instead.
  • Assessment for transfer credit can take up to eight weeks, so apply early if you hope to make accurate course selections for the following semester. * This wait time may be longer if you are beginning in the Fall (Sept) semester, deadline for documents is April 30 to be sure you will be assessed before the course selection date opens up.
  • Once credit is assessed you will be notified by email from the Registration office.
  • If you need guidance with course selection please contact Advising at Advising.International@viu.ca. If you have questions regarding your transfer credit please email Admissions at Study@viu.ca

If you haven’t arrived yet

  • Fill out the Transfer Credit Request form sent to you in your letter of acceptance and email to Study@viu.ca . *Note: transfer credit will not be assessed until tuition for first semester is paid (and you have your letter of acceptance), and you have sent your original transcripts by mail or courier to International Education.
  • Course syllabi should also be emailed via attachments or links to Study@viu.ca at the time you email your Transfer Credit Request form.
  • Assessment for transfer credit can take up to eight weeks, so apply early if you hope to make accurate course selections for the following semester. * This wait time may be longer if you are beginning in the Fall (Sept) semester, deadline for documents is April 30 to be sure you will be assessed before the course selection date opens up.
  • Once credit is assessed you will be notified by email from the Registration office.
  • If you need guidance with course selection please contact Advising at Advising.International@viu.ca. If you have questions regarding your transfer credit please email Admissions at Study@viu.ca

General information

  • Credit can be transferred to a maximum of 60 credits toward completion of your degree at VIU. 
  • Credit is assessed for academic programs only.

See Tuition Fees.

Please note that some courses have additional lab fees, amounts vary.

International students can request a confirmation of enrollment letter for visa or other purposes. Please note that the regular processing time for all letters is 5 business days (10 days for custom letters), unless it is during the first 3 weeks of term, when the regular processing time is 10 business days or longer. Please plan your request accordingly. 

Undergraduate level academic program

Start Level of ESLESL Completion LengthTotal Tuition
LF15 semesters (20 months)$28,041.30
LF24 semesters (16 months)$22,433.04
LF33 semesters (12 months)$16,824.78
UP42 semesters (8 months)$11,216.52
UP51 semester (4 months)$5,608.26

Master or post-graduate level academic program

Start Level of ESLESL Completion LengthTotal Tuition
LF16 semesters (24 months)$33,649.56
LF25 semesters (20 months)$28,041.30
LF34 semesters (16 months)$22,433.04
UP43 semesters (12 months)$16,824.78
UP52 semesters (8 months)$11,216.52
Grad Prep1 semester (4 months)$5,608.26

The tuition is calculated based on 2022-23 academic year tuition. The tuition fees will change on April 1 every year.

Download our ESL Length and Tuition Calculator

CountryHigh School Completion Equivalent
Afghanistan12th Grade Graduation Certificate/Baccaluria (Baccalaureate)
AlbaniaDeftese Pjekurie (Certificate of Maturity)
AlgeriaBaccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
AngolaEnsino Geral Certificado de Habilitações (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
AnguillaBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Antigua and BarbudaBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
ArgentinaBachillerato
ArmeniaCertificate of Complete General Secondary Education and Certificate of Unified Examination
Australia: Capital TerritoryACT (Australian Capital Territory) Senior Secondary Certificate (since 2015)
Australia: New South WalesNew South Wales (NSW) Higher School Certificate
Australia: Northern TerritoryNorthern Territory Senior Secondary Studies Certificate
Australia: QueenslandQueensland Senior Certificate
Australia: South AustraliaSouth Australian Certificate of Education
Australia: TasmaniaTasmanian Certificate of Education
Australia: VictoriaVictorian Certificate of Education
Australia: Western AustraliaWestern Australian Certificate of Secondary Education
AustriaReifezeugnis, Matura (Maturity Certificate) or Reifeprüfungzeugnis
AzerbaijanCertificate of Complete Secondary Education (Tam Orta Təhsil Haqqında Attestat)
BahamasBahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE): Awarded after 3 years of senior secondary school (awarded 1993 to present)
BahrainGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education
BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
BarbadosCaribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (External examination taken after completion of 5 years of secondary school)
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Certificate (CAPE): External examinations taken during 2 years of an upper secondary/pre-university program of study
BeninBaccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire/Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
BelizeCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Certificate (CAPE)
BelarusAttestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
BelgiumCertificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur/Diploma Secundair Onderwijs/Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts
BermudaBermuda School Diploma
BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
BoliviaBachiller; Bachiller en Humanidades : (Upper Secondary Graduate; Upper Secondary Graduate in Humanities) requires 4 years after primaria / Bachillerato or Técnico Medio
Bosnia and HerzegovinaMatura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
BotswanaFirst Year completed at a recognized university or graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school with Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education(BGCSE).
BrazilDiploma/Certificado de Ensino Médio (formerly, 2° Grau) (Certificate of Secondary Education) or Certificado de Conclusao de Segundo Grau
British Virgin IslandsGraduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school:
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Certificate (CAPE)
BulgariaDiploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
Burkina FasoBaccalauréat / Diplome de Bachelier de ľEnseignement du Second Degre
BruneiBritish-Patterned Education
BurundiDiplôme d’État
CambodiaUpper Secondary School Certificate of Completion (after 12 years of schooling)
CameroonBaccalauréat OR Cameroon GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level (two subjects at A Level or four subjects at AS Level)
Cayman IslandsBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Central African RepublicBaccalauré​​​at/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
ChadBaccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
ChileLicencia de Educación Media
ChinaSenior Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate
ColombiaTítulo de Bachiller Académico / Bachillerato (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
ComorosBaccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Congo, Democratic
Republic of (DRC)
Diplôme d’État d’Études Secondaires du Cycle Long
Congo, Republic ofBaccalauré​​​at/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
CroatiaMatura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Costa RicaBachillerato
(one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
CubaBachillerato/Pre-university course and national competitive exam
CyprusUpper Secondary School (Lyceum) Leaving Certificate
Czech RepublicVysvedceni o Maturitni Zkouska/Maturita
DenmarkStudentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
DjiboutiBaccalauréat Général
DominicaBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Dominican RepublicBachillerato (traditional)
East TimorEnsino Secundario Diploma
EcuadorBachillerato/Bachiller
EgyptThanaweya a`Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
El SalvadorTitulo de Bachillerato
EnglandBritish-Patterned Education
EritreaEritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE)
EstoniaGumnaasiumi Loputunnistus
EthiopiaEthiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE)
FijiYear 13 Certificate (5 subjects)/University of the South Pacific Foundation Year
FinlandYlioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg
FranceBaccalauréat Genéral
French GuianaBaccalauréat Genéral
GabonBaccalauréat
GambiaWest African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination
GeorgiaSashualo Skolis Atesti (Secondary School Certificate)
GermanyAbitur or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
GhanaWest African Senior School Certificate
GibraltarBritish-Patterned Education
GreeceApolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou/Απολυτήριο Ενιαίου Λυκείου (Upper Sec. School Cert.)
GrenadaBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
GuatemalaBachillerato (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
GuineaBaccalauréat Unique
GuyanaBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
HaitiBaccalauréat/Diplôme d’Enseignement Sécondaire
HondurasTitulo de Bachiller Cienifico Humanista (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
Hong Kong, SARHong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
HungaryÉrettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)
IcelandStudentsprof
IndiaState Higher Secondary School Certificate (awarded by State Board)
IndonesiaIjazah Sekolah Menegah Atas (Diploma awarded by Upper Secondary School)
IranCertificate of Dore Dovom Motavasete.  Prior to 2019:  Pre-university Year Certificate and Diploma Metevaseth.
IraqSecondary School Certificate
IrelandLeaving Certificate
IsraelBagrut/Mechina
ItalyDiploma di Superamento Dell’Esame di Stato
Ivory Coast/Côte d’IvoireDiplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
JamaicaCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
JapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
JordanGeneral Secondary Education Certificate
KazakhstanAttestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education)
KenyaKenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
KosovoDiplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesmet të Larte - (Diploma of High School Graduation
KuwaitGeneral Secondary School Certificate/Leaving Certificate
Kyrgystanаттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании/Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
(Certificate of Complete Secondary Education)
LaosUpper Secondary School Diploma
LatviaAtestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
LebanonGeneral Secondary Education Certificate
LesothoLesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education
LiberiaSenior High School Certificate / WASSCE
LibyaSecondary Education Certificate
LiechtensteinMatura
Lituania (Lithuania)Brandos atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
LuxembourgDiplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires
Macao Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6/Senior Three)
Macedonia, Republic of
(Madagascar)
Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement Secondaire
MalawiSchool Certificate of Education
MalaysiaSijil Pelarajan Malaysia (SPM) (Malaysian Certificate with Education)
MaliBaccalauréat
Maldives3 O-Level subjects with C or above grades and 2 A-level / 4 AS-Level subjects with D or avobe grades
MaltaMatriculation Certificate
MauritaniaBaccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
MauritiusBritish-Patterned Education
MexicoBachillerato
MoldovaDiploma de Bacalaureat
MongoliaCertificate of Complete Secondary Education
MontenegroSecondary School Leaving Certificate
MoroccoBaccalauréat
MozambiqueCertificado de Habilitacoes Literarias
MyanmarFirst Year completed at a recognized university
NepalHigher Secondary Education Board Examination
NamibiaNamibian Senior Secondary Certificate with at least 4 Higher subjects
*British-Patterned Education
NetherlandsVWO Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Cert. (Seco. School Leaving Certi.) / HAVO Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (Higher General Sec. Educ. Diploma) for vocational programs
New ZealandNational Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 and University Entrance Standard
NicaraguaBachillerato (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
NigerBaccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement Second Degré
NigeriaWest African Senior School Certificate
NorwayVitnemal Videregaende Opplaering (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)
OmanThanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
PakistanIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
PalestineGeneral Secondary Education Certificate
PanamaBachillerato/Bachiller
Papua New GuineaHigher School Certificate
ParaguayTitulo de Bachillerato Cientifico
PeruCertificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
PhilippinesSenior High School (K-12 system) Diploma.  Before 2017-2018: Second Year completed at a recognized university
PolandSwiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Certificate of Maturity
PortugalDiploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao/Diploma de 12 ano de escolaridad (Year 12 school certificate)/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios
Puerto RicoSecondary School Graduation Diploma
QatarGeneral Secondary Education Certificate/Senior School Certificate
RomaniaDiploma de Bacalaureat
RussiaAttestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
(Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education)
RwandaCertificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire or Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education
SamoaSamoa School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) / one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs
Saudi ArabiaGeneral Secondary Education Certificate
Scotland
British-Patterned Education
SenegalDiplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Sierra LeoneWest African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSE)
SingaporeSingapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (O-Level) and Singapore- Cambridge General Certificate of Education (A-Level) Minimum of two H2 Level / subjects and passes in 5 subjects overall
Slovak RepublicMaturitnej Skuske/Maturita
SloveniaMaturitetno spričevalo (Maturity Examination Certificate) or Matura
Solomon IslandsSPBEA Regional Form 7 Examination / University of the South Pacific Foundation Year
SomaliaShahaadada Dugsuga Sare (Secondary Certificate) / one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs
South AfricaNational Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement
South Korea, Republic ofImmungye Kodung Hakkyo (Korean Senior Secondary School Certificate of
Graduation)
SpainTitulo de Bachiller
Sri LankaSri Lanka General Certificate of Education with passes in 5 subjects, two of which must
be at the Advanced Level (3 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels or 3 O-Levels and 4 AS-Levels)
St. Kitts and NevisCaribbean Certificate of Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) or General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (generally 3 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels or 3 O-Levels and 4 AS-Levels)
St. LuciaCaribbean Certificate of Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) or General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (generally 3 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels or 3 O-Levels and 4 AS-Levels)
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
Caribbean Certificate of Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) or General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (generally 3 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels or 3 O-Levels and 4 AS-Levels)
SudanSudan School Certificate
Suriname
Swaziland
(Eswatini)
Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education
SwedenHögskoleförberedande Examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma)
SwitzerlandCantonal Maturity Certificate
SyriaGeneral Secondary Certificate
TaiwanSenior High School Diploma
TajikistanCertificate of Completed Secondary Education
TanzaniaAdvanced Certificate of Secondary Education and Certificate of Secondary Education
ThailandCertificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI)
TogoBaccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Troisième Degré
TongaNational Form 7 or University of the South Pacific Foundation Year
The GambiaWASSCE
Trinidad & TobagoBritish-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
TunisiaBaccalauréat
TurkeyLise Diplomasi
TurkmenistanSahadatnama orta Bilim Haknda (Certificate of Secondary School)
Turks and Caicos
(Turks and Caicos Islands)
British-Patterned Education
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
UgandaUganda Advanced Certificate of Education and Certificate of Education
UkraineAtestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Seredniu Osvitu  (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education)
United Arab EmiratesGeneral Secondary Education Certificate
United Kingdom and British pattern educationGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) plus General Certificate of Education (GCE) with passes in 5 subjects, two of which must be at the Advanced Level
(generally 3 O levels and 2 A levels or 3 O levels and 4 AS levels)
United States of AmericaSecondary School Graduation Diploma
UruguayBachillerato
UzbekistanAkademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum)
VenezuelaTitulo de Educacion Media General (one year of post-secondary studies may be required for some programs)
VietnamBằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Upper Secondary School Graduation
Certificate or Senior High School Certificate)
Yemen Arab Republic
(Yeman, The Republic of Yemen)
Al Thanawiya
Yugoslavia, Federal
Republic of
Secondary School Leaving Diploma / Secondary School Leaving Certificate (fourth level)
ZambiaSchool Certificate
ZimbabweZimbabwe General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (ZGCE O- Level) and Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (ZGCE A-Level) with passes in 5 subjects, two of which must be at the Advanced Level or Cambridge Higher School
Certificate (HSC)