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International Applicants

International Academic Credentials

Stanford’s assessment of a foreign degree is based on the characteristics of a national educational system, the type of institution attended, and the level of studies completed. The following guidelines indicate the minimum level of study of applicants from recognized academic institutions outside the U.S.

Minimum level of study required of applicants of who wish to apply for graduate study at Stanford:

COUNTRY MINIMUM LEVEL REQUIRED
Britain British patterned education – bachelor’s degree with honors.
France Diplome d’Ingenieur from grandes écoles or completion of two years of classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles (CPGE) and two years of course work toward the Diplome d’Ingenieur degree. Maitrise from universities.
Germany The diplom, magister artium (M.A.) or staatsexamen. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor’s degree accepted.
Other European countries University degree requiring four years of study. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor's degree accepted.
Middle East University degree requiring four years of study.
Canada Three-year bachelor’s degree from Quebec, four-year bachelor’s degree from other provinces.
Latin America University degree requiring four years of study.
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal Bachelor’s degree in engineering or medicine, master’s degree in all other fields. (Note: A three-year bachelor’s degree in any subject is not considered sufficient for graduate study at Stanford. The two-year master’s degree following the three-year bachelor’s degree from India is required.)
Philippines Four-year bachelor’s degree.
Russian republics University diploma requiring four years of study. Three-year Bologna compliant bachelor’s degree accepted (requires the Diploma Supplement issued in accordance to the Bologna Declaration).
Other Asian countries University degree requiring four years of study.
African countries Four-year bachelor's, bachelor's with honours, or maitrise