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International Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements are unique to various countries and International Curriculums. The COVID-19 Crisis has resulted in some temporary adjustments to document requirements for certain curriculums for 2021 intakes. Please review all requirements carefully to ensure timely admission to Algoma University.

Your admission will be based on your current secondary school curriculum. Please visit our Admission Requirements page and select your secondary school applicant type to ensure you will be meeting our admission requirements.

AP Transfer Credit Eligibility

Applicants who have completed AP exams with a minimum final grade of 4 will be eligible to receive university credit recognition for up to a maximum of 12 credits (or two full courses). Your results must be sent directly from the College Board in order to be considered for credit.

AP Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship consideration will be based on the grades achieved on the current secondary school curriculum. No additional awards are offered for the completion of AP courses. Please visit the International Scholarship Page for further information.

Required Documents

  • CSEC Examination Results
  • CAPE Examination Results (Units 1 & 2)*

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of CSEC exams and CAPE exams
    • CSEC – Minimum Grades of 3
    • CAPE – Minimum Grades of 3 – Six Units altogether, including at least two Unit-2.

Transfer Credit

  • Students who complete Unit-2 courses with a grade of 2 or higher are eligible for transfer credit.
  • A maximum of 12 transfer credits (4 courses) can be awarded.
  • Transfer credits can only be reviewed and awarded upon the receipt of official, sealed transcripts mailed directly from the CXC.

Admission from the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level

Applicants presenting Advanced Subsidiary Level courses must submit four academic subjects with grades no lower than D, in addition to their IGCSE/O-Level results. Applicants are not eligible for Advanced Standing from their AS courses.

Admission from the Advanced Levels (A2)

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) must submit two academic Advanced Level subjects with grades no lower than D, in addition to their IGCSE/O-Level results. Applicants may be eligible for Advanced Standing from their A2 courses.

Advanced Standing*

Algoma University offers advanced standing of 6 credits (2 courses) for each A-Level Course completed with a grade of C or higher. Transfer credits will be awarded to a maximum of 30 credits (one year).

*Students must present the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level. Algoma U does not currently offer advanced standing for the completion of AS-Level courses.

International Entrance Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must provide the university with their official IGCSE (O Level), Advanced Subsidiary and/or Advanced Level results to be awarded an unconditional International Entrance Scholarship.

English Language Requirement Waiver

Applicants must present a minimum of C in IGCSE (O Level) English, in addition to meeting the Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level requirements, to receive a waiver for the English Language Requirements.

  • Successful completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum of 26 points is accepted for admission.
  • Candidates with 28 points or higher qualify for International Entrance Scholarship consideration, under a specific IB scale.
  • Upon attainment of 28 points, a minimum grade of 5 in either Standard (SL) or Higher (HL) Level courses is required for consideration of credit transfer.  Transfer credits may be given to a maximum of 30 credits, which is equivalent to year one of full-time study. Credits will be assessed on an individual basis.

To be considered for admission on the basis of the U.S. high school graduation diploma, applicants must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of five Grade 12 academic courses, including English, with an overall minimum average of 70% (B).

For specific program requirements, refer to the list below.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music – Min. 70% average and an audition
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Min. 75% average
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Min. 75% average, with a Gr. 12 Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science – Min. 70% average with a Gr. 12 Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science – Min. 70% average with a Gr. 12 Mathematics, and two sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts – Min. 70% average and a portfolio
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology – Min. 75% average, with a Gr. 12 Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology – Min. 75% average, with a Gr. 12 Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science – Min. 70% with a Gr. 12 Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Social Work – Min. 75% average

Applicants with U.S. citizenship completing the high school diploma will not be eligible for scholarship consideration. They will, however, be eligible to pay Canadian domestic fees. Please refer to the Fees and Financing section on the website for further information.

Credential Required: Bachiller or Bachiller especializado(a)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Credential Required: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

Additional Documents Required: Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Awards:

  • No $5,000 award recommended because the marks are not on a 100% scale.
  • 5.0 (A) $2,500
  • 4.5 (B+) $1,000
  • 4.0 (B) $500

Credential Required: Diploma/Certificado de Ensino Médio (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Additional Credential Required: Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (ENEM)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Credential Required: Baccalaureat

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Credential Required: Baccalaureat (Upper Secondary School Lycee) OR General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for either credential presented. 

Documents Required:

  • Certificate of Study (Mandarin Version & Translation)
  • Student Score Report: Gr. 10 – 12
  • Notarial Certificate (Original & Translation)

It is important to note that the National Exam is not a requirement for admission.

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Questions? Contact our Enrolment Specialist Qingqing Yao for further information at qingqing.yao@algomau.ca.

Credential Required: Título de Bachiller Académico, Bachillerato (Baccalaureate)

Additional Documents: School Transcripts for XI & XII Grades

Language Requirement: English Language Proficiency Test Required

 

Credential Required: Thanawiya a’Amma

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination

Additional Documents: School Transcripts for XI & XII Grades

Language Requirement: English Language Proficiency Test Required

COVID-19 Temporary Requirements

We recognize that Ethiopia is still experiencing ongoing board closures and delayed exams. We will continue to accept applications from these countries with modified requirements – submit what you are able to provide at this time and we will make case-by-case assessments.

Credential Required: West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC)

Minimum Admissions Requirements: Minimum 5 subjects (including required courses), with all grades C5 or higher (one C6 is acceptable, as long as it’s not a required course)

Awards:

  • A1: 95% (A+) $5,000
  • B2: 85% (A $2,500
  • B3: 80% (B+) $1,000
  • C4: 75% (B) $500

Credential Required: Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE/ISC/State Board)

Additional Documents Required: Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Awards:

  • 91-100 (A+) $5,000
  • 81-90 (A) $2,500
  • 71-80 (B+) $1,000
  • 61-70 (B) $500

Credential Required: Surat Tanda Tanat Belajar (STTB) from Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

Credential Required: 3 Years of Upper Secondary + Pre-University Course

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

Credential Required: Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) – Academic stream only

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

 

Credential Required: KCSE (Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education) 

Awards:

  • 91-100 (A+) $5,000
  • 81-90 (A) $2,500
  • 71-80 (B+) $1,000
  • 61-70 (B) $500

Credential Required: Baccalaureat II

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

 

Credential Required: Baccalauréat Libanaise (Lebanese Baccalaureate)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

 

Credential Required: Sijil Tinggi Pelarajan Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian Higher School Certificate)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

 

Credential Required: See General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level OR French Baccalaureate.

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for students presenting the French Baccalaureate.

Credential Required: Certificado de Bachillerato (Baccalaureate Certificate)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate) + Additional years of education (diploma or degree) for a total of 12 years of education.

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Baccalaureat

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: School Leaving Certificate Examination (Years 11 & 12)

Additional Documents: School Leaving Certificate Examination (Year 10)

Language Requirement: English Language Proficiency Test Required

Entrance Scholarships GPA Scale**:

  • 3.6 – 4.0 – (A+) – $5,000*
  • 3.2 – 3.59 (A) $2,500
  • 3.0 – 3.19 (B+) $1,000
  • 2.8 – 2.99 (B) $500

*Awarding of the $5000 Chancellor’s Award requires an overall IELTS of 7.0, with no band below 6.0.

**All entrance scholarships awarded are conditional and are confirmed upon receipt of a sealed, official transcript mailed directly by the issuing institution.

COVID-19 Temporary Requirements

We recognize that Nepal is still experiencing ongoing board closures and delayed exams. We will continue to accept applications from these countries with modified requirements – submit what you are able to provide at this time and we will make case-by-case assessments.

Credential Required: West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC/WASSC) or National Examinations Council (NECO)

Minimum Admissions Requirements: Minimum 5 subjects (including required courses) with grades of C5 or higher (one C6 is acceptable, as long as it’s not a required course)

Required Courses by Degree Type:

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • English Language
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Engineering
    • English
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Further Maths OR Biology
    • One additional “Academic Course” such as Commerce, Computer Studies, Economics, Geography or Literature in English
  • Bachelor of Science
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
    • Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics (2 out of 3 are required)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Awards:

  • A1: 95% (A+) $5,000
  • B2: 85% (A) $2,500
  • B3: 80% (B+) $1,000
  • C4: 75% (B) $500

Credential Required: Higher Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Awards:

  • 95% (A+) $5,000
  • 90% (A) $2,500
  • 80% (B+) $1,000
  • 70% (B) $500

Credential Required: Senior High School Diploma (Must have completed 12 years)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

 

Credential Required: Secondary Education Advanced Level Examination Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

 

Credential Required: Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Credential Required: Baccalaureat

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced ‘A’ Level Examination

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Credential Required: National Senior Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

 

Credential Required: Sri Lankan GCE A Levels in two subjects

Additional Documents Required: Sri Lankan O Levels

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required.

Credential Required: Senior High School Diploma

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

 

Credential Required: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

 

Credential Required: Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Credential Required: Lise Diplomasi

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Credential Required: Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al- Amma/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Visit our Application Procedures for US Students  section for details on applying from the US.

Credential Required: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 

Credential Required: Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Senior High School Certificate)

Additional Documents Required: Gr. 12 Transcript – Original and Translation Needed

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required

Questions? Contact our Enrolment Representative, Hoang Tran, for further information at hoang.tran@algomau.ca.

Credential Required: Zambia School Certificate External Examination Results (National Exam)

Language Requirement: None

Credential Required: ZIMSEC General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Additional Documents Required: General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

No English Language Proficiency Required.

English Language Requirements

Proof of English language proficiency is required for international students to attend Algoma University.