Belarus | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
4/5 or Good; 6.5/10
B Plus GPA
4.3/5; 7.5/10
Instruction Languages
Belarusian, Russian
Bachelors Equiv.
Bakalavr; Specialist Diploma
Masters Equiv.
Magistr; Specialist Diploma*
Grading System

5 Excellent
4 Good
3 Satisfactory
2 Unsatisfactory

Zachet (Credit): assigned when an examination is not taken but all requirements have been met.

Zalik (Complete): assigned as a passing grade for all elective courses, laboratory courses and practical courses.

Since 2001, some HEIs have been experimenting the following grading system:
5 – excellent – “10 – 9”
4 – good – “8 – 6”
3 – satisfactory – “5 – 3”

Recognized Universities

Belarusian Academy of Arts
Belarusian Academy of Music
Belarusian Agrarian Technical University
Belarusian Agricultural Academy
Belarusian State Economic University
Belarusian State Pedagogical University “M. Tank”
Belarusian State Polytechical Academy – BSPA
Belarusian State Technological University
Belarusian State University
Belarusian State University of Culture
Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
Belarusian State University of Transport
Brest Polytechnic Institute
Brest State University
Gomel Polytechnical Institute “Pavel O. Suhoi”
Gomel State Medical Institute
Gomel State University “Francisk Skornja”
Grodno State Medical Institute
Grodno State University “Janka Kupaly”
International Institute of Radioecology “A. Saharov”
Minsk State Linguistic University
Minsk State Medical Institute
Mogilev Mechanical Engineering Institute
Mogilev Technical Institute
Polotsk State University
Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Vitebsk State Medical Institute
Vitebsk State Technological University
Vitebsk State University

Notes for Belarus

*A Specialist Diploma requiring 5 years of study may be considered as equivalent to the Magistr and considered for Doctoral admission.

Although Belarus is not a Bologna Process signatory, Bologna-type degrees have been introduced at some Belarusian universities since 2002. Undergraduate programs are 4 – 5 years and lead to the Diploma of Baccalaureate. Graduate programs are 1 – 2 years and lead to the (Diploma of Magistr).

Pre-university education requires 11 years of study.

Last modified: June 13, 2019