Peru | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
B Plus GPA
Instruction Languages
Bachelors Equiv.
Bachiller or Licenciado or professional title requiring four years of study at a university.
Masters Equiv.
Grad Sample
Maestro/Magister, Doctor
First Degree Sample
Licenciado, professional title (e.g., Ingeniero), Bachiller**
Grading System

A- Equivalent: 16/20

The pass mark is now 14 in higher institutes of pedagogy, technology and arts training.

19-20 excelente excellent
16-18 muy bueno very good
14-15 bueno good
11-13 aprobado passing
0-11 aplazado, fail

Recognized Universities

Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Peru
Univ. de Lima
Univ. del Pacifico
Univ. de Piura
Univ. de San Martín de Porres
Univ. Nacional Agraria la Molina
Univ. Nacional del Centro del Peru
Univ. Nacional ‘Federico Villareal’
Univ. Nacional de ‘Ingeniera’
Univ. Nacional de ‘La Libertad’
Univ. Nactional Mayor de San Marcos
Univ. Nacional de San Agustin
Univ. Nacional de ‘San Cristobal de Huamanga’
Universidad Particular ‘Ricardo Palma’
Universidad Peruana ‘Cayetano Heredia’
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Notes for Peru

There is great variation of grading practices among universities. In some programs or institutions the highest grade awarded is 14. Grades are usually lower in science and engineering. A student`s rank in a class may be indicated on the transcript and should also be taken into consideration. Please consult the Recruitment and Admissions Office if you require more assistance.

Pre-university education is 12 years. University entrance examinations are required by the very selective public institutions.

In Peru both public and private institutions are autonomous. Universities are recognized under the University Law of 1983.

Last Update: October 2, 2018

Last modified: June 13, 2019