Moldova | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
B Plus GPA
Instruction Languages
Romanian, Russian
Bachelors Equiv.
Diploma de Licenta Diploma de Inginer Diploma of Specialist Diploma de Studii Superioare - requires four to six years of study
Masters Equiv.
Diploma de Doctor; *Specialist Diploma
Grading System

5 (Pass/Fail level)

N.B. Failing grades of 1 -4 are not normally shown on a transcript of academic record.

Recognized Universities

Universitatea Agrara de Stat
Universitatea Tehnica a Moldovei
`Alecu Russo` Balti State University (ARUB)
Comrat State University
Co-operative-Trade University of Moldova(UCCM)
Moldova State Agricultural University
Moldov State University (USM)
Moldova State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Pedagogical State University `Ion Creanga`
State University of the Arts of Moldova/

Notes for Moldova

Pre-university education requires 12 years of study. The Diploma de Bacalaureat is required for admission to university level institutions. Some institutions require competitive entrance examinations.

The Diploma de Studii Superioare, although considered at the University level, does not prepare students for advanced level study. Admission to Masters study is only from the Diploma de Licenta.

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

Bologna Note:

Moldova joined Bologna process in 2005.

Since 2005 all institutions started to offer two-cycle degree system:
first cycle (Diploma of Licentiate) – 3-4 years second cycle (Diploma of Master) – 1-2 years

Doctoral studies is a level of education, which is carried out mainly by means of scientific research, and lasts 3-4 years. Admission to doctoral studies takes place as a result of a competition where those who have master degree and licence diplomas (direct entry) can participate.

In 2002 the Ministry of Education has introduced the Diploma Supplement. Starting with the academic year 2004-2005 all higher education institutions issue to each graduate a Diploma Supplement completed in English language.

Since 2000, an ECTS-type system of credits is already implemented in eight pilot higher education institutions. Starting with the 2005-06 academic year all higher education institutions introduced ECTS as well as implemented 2 cycle system- Licentiate and Master.

Last modified: June 13, 2019