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Country Admission Information

The following chart outlines documents required for admission by country.

If your country is not listed please see the general admission requirements or contact the International Student Office. Please also remember to also check the English language requirements.

Any grades listed are minimum requirements and an admission decision is at the discretion of Durham College based on the competitiveness of the individual program. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.

A B C E F G H IJ K M N P R S T U V Z
Country Qualifications** Fast-Track or Graduate Certificate
A
Argentina One of the following:
  • Bachillerato.
  • Bachillerato Especializado Perito Mercantil.
  • Técnico.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Armenia Atestat mijnakarg (lriv) yndhanur krtutyan (Certificate of (Complete) Secondary General Education) Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Australia Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
B
Bahamas Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) showing passes in six academic subjects including English. A minimum grade representing 65 per cent or higher (A, B, C or 1, 2, 3) is required at General Proficiency Level. Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Bangladesh One of the following:
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate in arts, science or commerce/certificate issued by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) 0 Level. Requires a minimum of five academic subjects, including English, with a grade of C.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts. Students in first and third division are eligible for admission.Please note: we do not accept consolidated mark sheets for university degrees.
Barbados Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) showing passes in five CaribbeanExaminations Council (CXC) subjects including English. Minimum grade of 1, 2 and 3 isaccepted.
  • For CXC completed prior to 1998, a grade of A, B or 1, 2 is required.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in five academic subjects including English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Bermuda
  • Bermuda Secondary School Certificate.
  • GCE 0 and A Level examination results issued by the examination body.
  • Must show passes in five academic subjects including English.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Brazil Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of one of the following:
  • Certificado de Habilitacao Basica with a minimum score of seven in applicable subjects.
  • Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau.
  • Diploma de Tecnico de 2 Grau/de Nivel Medio.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
C
Cameroon One of the following:
  • GCE (O or A Level).
  • Baccalauréat.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies (if language of instruction is not English) of university degree and transcripts.
Chile Graduation certificate or diploma issued by the Ministerio de Educación. Relevant subjects must be completed with a minimum grade of 4.5 and above. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
China Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of one of the following:
  • National Senior High School Examination with a minimum grade of 65 per cent or C in relevant subjects (School Leaving Certificate).
  • Graduation Certificate awarded by senior (upper) middle school; may be academic or vocationally oriented with a minimum of C or 65 per cent in relevant subjects.
  • High school transcripts, which must show all courses completed and grades achieved for all three years of study.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Colombia Bachillerato (Diploma de Bachiller), completed with a minimum grade of 6.5 or 65 percent in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
E
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
El Salvador
  • Bachillerato/Bachiller.
  • Diploma de Education Media.
  • The above must be completed with a minimum grade of 6.0 to 7.0 (bueno) in relevant subjects.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
F
France One of the following:
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degrè (Baccalaureat).
  • Baccalaureat de Technicien/Technologique Professional.
  • Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires.
  • Brevet de Technicien.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
G
The Gambia West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC scratch card required) Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Germany
  • Abitur.
  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.
  • Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife.
  • The above must be completed with a minimum grade of seven or Befriedgend in relevant courses.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Ghana One of the following:
  • West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) GCE 0 Levels with a minimum grade of 4 in five relevant subjects.
  • WASCE GCE A Levels with a minimum grade of D in five relevant subjects.
  • Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with a minimum grade of 4 in six relevant subjects.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in five academic subjects including English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Guyana One of the following:
  • CSEC showing passes in five CXC subjects including English. Minimum grades of 1, 2 and 3 are accepted.
  • For CXC completed prior to 1998, a grade of A, B or 1, 2 is required.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in six academic subjects including English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
H
Hong Kong One of the following:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Matriculation Examination with a minimum of five subjects passed.
  • University of London General Certificate of Education at the Ordinary Level with a minimum of six subjects passed with grades of A, B and C.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
I
India One of the following:
  • All India Senior School Certificated awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Indian School Certificate awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
  • Year 10 and 12 State Board Exams
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediary Certificate/Statement of Marks
Please note: school record is not sufficient.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.Applicants must have been placed in first or second division to qualify.
Indonesia One of the following:
  • Surat Tanda Tarnat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA)/Certificate of Completion of Academic Senior Secondary School with a minimum grade of six in relevant subjects.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in five academic subjects, of which one is English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
A minimum grade of eight is required overall.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
International Baccalaurate(IB) Diploma
  • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects including three passes at the Higher Level (HL).
  • Diploma points are also considered.
  • Minimum scores of 24 will be considered but scores of 28 or higher are recommended for competitive programs.
  • Medium of instruction must be English with a pass in English A.
Iran Diplom-Metevaseth/National High School Diploma with a minimum passing average ofeleven and a minimum grade of 12 in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Ireland GCE 0 Level showing passes in five academic subjects, including English. Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Italy
  • Diploma di Maturita before 1999.
  • Diploma de Esame di StatoClassico del Corso di LiceoClassico/LiceoScientifico (since 1999).
  • All of the above must be completed with a minimum grade of good (buono) equivalent to 65 per cent in required program subjects.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
J
Jamaica One of the following:
  • CSEC showing passes in five CXC subjects including English. Minimum grades of 1, 2 and 3 are accepted.
  • For CXC completed prior to 1998, a grade of A, B or 1, 2 is required.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in six academic subjects including English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with aminimum grade of three in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
K
Kazakhstan Svidetel’stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education). Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum passing grade of C (plain) in five or more relevant subjects, including English. Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
M
Malaysia One of the following:
  • SPM Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysia Certificate of Education).
  • UEC Unified Examination Certificate (Senior Middle Level).
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Mauritius One of the following:
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) or GCE O Level.
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or GCE A Level.
Fast-track or post-graduate certificate.Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Mexico
  • Bachillerato with a minimum grade of 6.5 or C in required subjects.
  • Completion of a Preparatoria program.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Myanmar
  • Basic Education Standard X Examination (Matriculation).
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
N
Nepal Higher Secondary School Certificate/Proficiency Certificate/ Mark Sheets. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Nigeria One of the following:
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC scratch card required).
  • Senior School Certificate (NECO scratch card required).
  • GCE O or A Levels.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts with a minimum of second-class lower division (2:2).
P
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School certificate with a grade of 50 per cent is required for all relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Peru
  • Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Philippines
  • High school diploma plus two years of college and IELTS or TOEFL and transcripts with a minimum passing grade of C in relevant subjects.
  • Katibayan/High School Diploma Transcript of Study.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Poland One of the following:
  • General Lyceum (Liceum Ogólnokształcące).
  • Liceum Profilowane.
All students must take the Egzamin dojrzalosci (Maturity examination).
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
R
Romania Diploma de Baccalaureat/Maturitate. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Russian Federation Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with a minimum grade of three in required subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Rwanda One of the following:
  • Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
S
Saudi Arabia Diplom-Metevaseth/National High School Diploma with a minimum grade of 70 percent in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Singapore One of the following:
  • Singapore/Cambridge GCSE Ordinary Level, with a required five subjects with a grade of C and six or
  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
South Africa National Senior School Certificate (NSC) with a minimum passing grade of 50 percent in four subjects including English. Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts. (Second class/division or higher)
South Korea Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang) with a minimum grade of C (Yang). Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Sri Lanka One of the following:
  • Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level Examination Level, results showing at least five subjects passed with a minimum grade A, B or C.
  • GCE at Ordinary Level, showing at least five subjects passed with a minimum grade A, B, C and D (Distinction).
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
T
Taiwan Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade of 65 per cent or C in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)/National Form IV Examination or O Levels. Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Thailand MAW 6 with a minimum grade of 2 in relevant subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Trinidad and Tobago One of the following:
  • CSEC showing passes in five CXC subjects including English. Minimum grade of 1, 2 and 3 is accepted.
  • For CXC completed prior to 1998, a grade of A, B or 1, 2 is required.
  • GCE 0 Level showing passes in six academic subjects, including English. Minimum grades of A, B and C are accepted.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Turkey
  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State Secondary School Diploma).
  • Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Secondary School Completion Diploma).
  • Lise Diplomasi (Private Secondary School Diploma).
  • All of the above with a grade of A, B, C, or 3, 4, 5 in relevant subjects.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
U
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
Ukraine Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with a minimum grade of four (Zadivilno) in required subjects. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
United ArabEmirates
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya) or Secondary Technical/Commercial/Agricultural School diploma.
  • All of the above must be completed with a minimum grade representing 65 per cent or higher in required program subjects.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland) One of the following:
  • GCE.
  • O Level with a minimum of five academic subjects, including English, with a minimum grade of C.
Scanned original copy of university degree and transcripts.
United States Secondary school transcripts (including school profile) with a minimum grade of 60 percent in required program subjects. Scanned original copy of university degree or college diploma and transcripts.
Uzbekistan O’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risida Shahodatnoma/Certificate of Secondary Education, Addendum to certificate. Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts. Diploma and supplement to the diploma.
V
Venezuela One of the following:
  • Bachiller.
  • Bachiller en Humanidades.
  • Bachiller en Ciencias.
  • Bachiller en Arte.
  • Técnico Medio.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Vietnam
  • Bang Tot Mghiep Pho Thing Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with a minimum grade of five in relevant subjects.
  • Academic record for each year of study.
Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.
Z
Zimbabwe One of the following:
  • Zimbabwe Certificate of Secondary Education at Ordinary Level with a minimum grade of C or 6 in five relevant subjects
  • Cambridge School Certificate with a minimum grade of C or 6 in five relevant subjects.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) at Ordinary Level with a minimum of five academic subjects, including English, with a minimum grade of C.
Scanned original copy of university degree or college diploma and transcripts.
**Academic requirements subject to change.

Admission Requirements

Note: Applicants must meet all other entrance requirements for specific programs applied to. Please visit your specific program page at www.durhamcollege.ca/programs for complete information regarding entrance requirements.

Applicants with a minimum of three years of secondary school or post-secondary studies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom and some Caribbean* and select other countries will be exempted from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) requirements upon provision of a full transcript. Exceptions may apply, please contact the International office for full details.

*Excluding international applicants from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

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