Samoa | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
A Minus GPA
B Plus GPA
Instruction Languages
English and Samoan
Bachelors Equiv.
Masters Equiv.
Grading System

A + 90-100
A  85-89.99
A- 80-84.99
B+ 75-79.99
B  70-74.99
B- 65 – 69.99
C+ 60-64.99
C 55.59.99
C- 50- 54.99
D 45-49.99 Fail
F 0-44.99 Fail

Recognized Universities

The National University of Samoa (NUS) (Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa)


Notes for Samoa

Bachelor degree
Students can study Bachelor degrees at the National University of Samoa and the University of the South Pacific. These courses last for three years. Information on the programmes offered by the University of the South Pacific can be found on the University of the South Pacific (USP) page in the International and Cross Border Education section.

Bachelor Honours degree
The Bachelor Honours degree sits at level 8 of the Samoa Qualifications Framework (SQF). It follows a three-year Bachelor degree and lasts no less than two semesters.

Master’s degrees
Master’s degrees are benchmarked at level 9 on the SQF and, in most instances, last two years after a three-year Bachelor degree or one year following a Bachelor Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Last Update: September 13, 2020

Last modified: September 13, 2020