Simon Fraser University Admission Requirements for Nigerian Postgraduate Students

Please review the Minimum University Admission Requirements in addition to the information listed below.

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

Academic units may have higher requirements and the assessment of any individual may be subject to additional criteria, including English language scores.

ADMISSION TO GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA

Minimum Equivalent Qualifications

For admission to a Graduate Certificate or Diploma the requirement is a degree equivalent to a Simon Fraser University 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade equivalent to a B-.

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 minimum overall grade requirements.

The Higher National Diploma is NOT suitable as a basis of admission for a Master’s degree.

Required Credential or Degree

Honours Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Overall Academic Standing

4 on a 5-point scale;
Second Class Honours, Upper Division

ADMISSION TO DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Required Credential or Degree

Master’s degree

Minimum Overall Academic Standing

4 on a 5-point scale;
Second Class Honours, Upper Division

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

Applicants with a degree from this country are exempt from submitting proof of English Language competency if the degree was completed at an institution where the language of instruction and examination was in English.

EDUCATION SYSTEM

Language(s) of Instruction

Nigerian, English

Grading System

5-Point Scale

ScalePercentageClassificationDivision
570.00 – 100.00First Class Honours 
460.00 – 69.99Second Class HonoursUpper Division
350.00 – 59.99Second Class HonoursLower Division
245.00 – 49.99Third Class 
140.00 – 44.99Pass 
F0.00 – 39.99  
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