Uruguay | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
8/12
B Plus GPA
9/12
Instruction Languages
Spanish
Bachelors Equiv.
*Licenciatura(Licenciado); Professional Title (e.g., Ingeniero); requires at least 4 years of study
Masters Equiv.
Maestria/Magister
Grad Sample
Doctorado
First Degree Sample
Licenciado, professional title (e.g., Ingeniero)
Grading System

12 sobresaliente excellent
11 muy destacado excellent minus
10 destacado very good class
9 muy bueno very good
8 ampliamente bueno very good minus
7 bueno good class
6 satisfactorio satisfactory
5 casi aceptable borderline
4 no aceptable aun fail
3 no conforma fail
2 insuficiente fail
1 totalmente/ fail
insuficiente

12 – Sobresaliente (S.S.S.) – Excellent (rarely used)
11 – Muy – Excellent minus
10 – Muy bueno sobresaliente (MB.MB.S) – Very good +
9 – Muy bueno (MB.MB.MB.) – Very good
8 – Muy bueno bueno (MB.MB.B.) – Very good –
7 – Bueno muy bueno (B.B.MB.) – Good +
6 – Bueno (B.B.B.) – Good
5 – Bueno regular (B.B.R.) – Good –
4 – Regular bueno (R.R.B.) – Fair +
3 – Regular (R.R.R.) – Fair (lowest passing)
2 – Regular deficiente (R.R.D.) – Fail
1 – Deficiente regular (D.D.R.) – Fail
0 – Deficiente (D.D.D.) – Fail

Recognized Universities

Universidad de la Republica (Universidad Mayor de la República Oriental del Uruguay)
Universidad Católica del Uruguay “Damaso A. Larrañaga”
Universidad ORT Uruguay
Universidad de la Empressa
Universidad de Montevideo

Notes for Uruguay

Pre-university education is 12 or 13 years and leads to Bachiller or Bachiller Tecnico.

Catolica Universidad del Uruguay Damaso Antonio Larranaga – a private institution offers 3 year Tecnico awards as well as 4 year Licenciatura. The Tecnico is not acceptable for standard graduate admission.

Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay is a technical institution – professional titles are not equivalent to university degrees.

Last modified: June 13, 2019