Minimum Academic Requirements by Country

International applicants who meet or exceed PSU's first year or transfer GPA equivalency threshold are automatically eligible for admission upon submission of a complete application. These standards have been converted below for select educational systems in countries where PSU routinely receives applications. 

As a part of our threshold-based admission system, we also include the minimum IB diploma and GCSE/IGCSEs exam requirements which are commonly used around the world in national and international schools.

Exam Completion Credential Awarded Minimum Score Required
International Baccalaureate (IB) Complete IB diploma issued by International Baccalaureate Overall average of 30 or higher
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE/IGCSE) IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Secondary Education) with at least 5 Ordinary level subjects

“C” or higher in each “Ordinary” subject exam prior to 2016

2016 forward: score of 5 or higher in each exam subject

Country High School Completion Credential Awarded Minimum Score Required
Australia - Australia Capital Territory ACT Senior Secondary School Certificate Overall average “B” or higher
Australia - New South Wales NSW Higher School Certificate Overall average 70 (Band4) or higher
Australia - Queensland Queensland Senior School Certificate of Education Overall average “HA” (High Achievement) or better
Australia - Victoria Victorian Certificate of Education Overall average “B” or higher
Australia - Western Western Australian Certificate of Education Overall average “B” or higher
Australia - South South Australian Certificate of Education Overall average “B” (14 or higher)
Austria Maturity Certificate Overall average of 2
Bahrain Bahrain General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjahiya) Average greater than 80%
Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with exam marks AND Higher Secondary School Certificate with exam marks Total average greater than 45%
Belarus Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Average of 4 or higher
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate Average of 50% or higher
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Médio Average higher than 7.0
Cambodia Baccalauréat (Graduation Certificate) or Cambodian Secondary Certificate Overall average C or higher
Canada - Alberta Alberta Advanced High School Diploma OR General High School Diploma Overall average 3.0 (B) or higher
Canada - British Columbia British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
(B.C. Diploma, “Dogwood Diploma”)
Overall average higher than 73%
Canada - Ontario Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Overall average higher than 70%
Canada - Quebec Diploma of College Studies (Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales) (DCS/DEC) Overall average higher than 80%
China Secondary School Graduation Certificate Overall average higher than 80%
Colombia Bachillerato Average higher than 7.5
Costa Rica Diploma de Conclusión de Estudios de Educación (Certificate of Conclusion of Diversified Education Studies) OR Bachillerato Overall average higher than 80%
Denmark Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate Overall average of 7 or better (2013 forward)
Ecuador Bachillerato Average higher than 8.0
Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate/Exam Marks Average greater than 80%
France Baccalaureatee de L’Eseignement de Second Degre/Baccalureat General Overall average higher than 13
Germany Certificate of General Maturity for Higher Education Average of 10 or higher (minimum average of 2 on post-secondary scale)
Ghana

The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) 

West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate (WAEC)

Average of C (3) or higher

Average of 3 (B) or higher

Guatemala Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras Overall average higher than 80%
Hong Kong HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Overall 4 or higher
Iceland Upper Secondary School Certificate (Stúdentspróf) Overall average of 8 or higher
India Secondary School Leaving Certificate (AISC,ISCE etc.) marks from State Board of Education AND Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, HSSC), Senior Secondary School Certificate, Pre-University Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate, Delhi Senior School Certificate marks, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian School Certificate (CISCE) Most State Board Exams Overall Average of 50% or higher CBSE requires overall average of B2 (pass with credit), CISCE requires overall average of 4 (pass with credit)
Indonesia STTB Graduation Certificate (Surat Tanda Tanat Belajar) from SMA (Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas) or STM (Sekaolah Teknik Menengah), with national exam marks Overall average of 7 or higher
Iran Secondary School marks/certificate year 9-11 AND Pre-University year marks (year 12) including Pre-University Year Certificate (Peesh-daneshgahii). Overall average 14 or higher
Iraq Adadiya Certificate/Exam Overall average greater than 70%
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho) Overall average of 4 or higher
Jordan General Secondary Education Certificate/Exam (Tawjihi) Overall average greater than 80%
Kazakhstan Attestation of Middle (complete) Secondary Education (Attestat) Average of 75% (Good) or higher
Kenya The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Average of B- (8) or higher
Korea High School Certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo) Overall average higher than 80%
Kuwait General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ma) Overall average greater than 80%
Latvia Certificate of General Secondary Education (Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu) Average of 7 or higher
Libya Secondary Education Certificate/Exam Overall average 80% or higher
Lithuania Senior Secondary (Academic) Brandos atestas (Maturity Certificate) Average of 7 or Higher
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Open Certification Examination Results Average of 10 or higher
Mauritiaus General Certificate of Education Ordinary Minimum of 5 subjects grade A-C
Mexico Certificado de Bachillerato/Título de Bachiller/Certificado de Preparatoria Average of 8 or higher
Morocco Moroccan Baccalaureate Overall average 14 or higher
Myanmar Basic Education Standard Examination (BESE) Diploma plus one year of post-secondary education Average of 4 or higher
Nepal Nepal Secondary School Leaving Certificate/Exam marks AND Nepal Higher
Secondary Certificate/Exam marks
Overall average higher than 45%
The Netherlands Higher General Secondary Education diploma (HAVO, Hoger Algemeen
Voortgezat Onderwijs)
Average of 7 or higher
New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 2 or Level 3
(NCEA 2, NCEA 3)
Overall average of "M" (Merit) or higher
Norway Upper Secondary School Certificate (Vitnemål Fra Videregående Skole) Overall average of 4 (fire) or higher
Nigeria West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate (WAEC) Average of 3 (B) or higher
Oman Oman General Secondary School Certificate Overall average higher than 80%
Philippines High School diploma (Form 137A) Overall average higher than 85%
Pakistan Pakistan Secondary School Certificate/Leaving Certificate marks AND
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, HSSC) or Intermediate Certificate Examination marks
Overall average higher than 50%
Qatar Qatar Senior School Certificate Overall average greater than 80%
Russia Certificate of Basic Education/Exam results AND Certificate of Complete General Education/Exam results Overall average 4 or higher
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Transcript and Certificate of Secondary Completion.   
Singapore Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Exams with passing grade in 5 subjects 3 or higher in 5 passing subjects
South Africa National Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement Average of “C” (60%) or higher
Sri Lanka Sri Lanken General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Combined average of 55% (Sri Lanken secondary school grade of C) or higher
Sweden Högskoleförberedande Examen Overall average VG (Val Gokand) or B average
Switzerland Federal Maturity Certificate Average of 5 or higher
Syria General Secondary Education Transcript and Certificate of Secondary Completion Overall average higher than 80%
Taiwan Senior High School diploma Overall average higher than 70%
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI) Average of 3 or higher
Turkey Secondary School transcripts showing year 10-12 marks and Lise Diplomasi Certificate Overall average higher than 70%
United Arab Emirates General Secondary School Leaving Certificate Overall average higher than 80%
United Kingdom All UK system schools: GCSE or IGCSE (O level) with at least 5 subject exam score reports “C” or higher in each “Ordinary” subject prior to 2016. 2016 forward score of 5 or higher in each “Ordinary” subject
Vietnam Senior High School Certificate Average of 7 or higher