Degree Equivalencies

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South Africa

  For entrance into the Master's program:

  • Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum grade of 70% or a standing of Second class, Division 1 in the last two years of study, where a typical grading scale is:
UM Scale South Africa Scale
A+ 87-100% (First Class / Distinction)
A 75-86% (First Class / Distinction)
B+ 73-74% (Second Class, division 1)
B 70-72% (Second Class, division 1)
C+ 60-69% (Second class, division 2)
C 50-59% (Third Class)
F 0-49% (Fail)

  For entrance into the PhD program:

  • Requirements listed above (see Master’s program) plus successful completion of a Master’s degree from a recognized institution.


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