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International postgraduate GPA equivalency tables

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The following tables provide GPA equivalencies based on common grading scales used in a range of countries and regions.

Find the country or region where you completed your undergraduate qualification. You can then view UQ's GPA requirements next to the equivalent score in the grading scale used for your qualification.

All calculations are based on completed undergraduate degrees. GPA equivalencies for postgraduate degrees may differ from the scale used below.

Africa

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Ghana 4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
Kenya 4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
4 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
Nigeria 5 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.7 2.35 3
5 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.5 3 3.5
South Africa 4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
100% scale
(where 50%=pass)
50 58.4 66.7 75
Zimbabwe 4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
5 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.5 3 3.5

Asia

North Asia

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country or region Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Hong Kong 4 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
100% scale
(where 50% / C / 2nd class honours=pass)
50 58.4 66.7 75
4.3 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.55 2.1 2.65
4.0 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
4.5 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.6 2.2 2.75
Japan 4 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
100% scale
(where 60%=pass)
60 67 73.4 80

4.0 point scale
(where 1=pass)

1 1.5 2 2.5
Macau 4.0 point scale
(where 2.0=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
Taiwan 4.3 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.39 2.77 3.15
100% scale
(where 60%=pass)
60 67 73.4 80
4.0 point scale
(where 1.0=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
4.3 point scale
(where 1.7=pass)
1.7 2.14 2.6 3
South Korea 4.0 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.15 2 2.5
4.3 GPA
(where 1.7=pass)
1.7 2.15 2.6 3
4.3 GPA
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.39 2.77 3.15
4.5 GPA
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.42 2.84 3.25

South Asia

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Bangladesh 4 point scale
(where 2 / D or C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
4 point GPA
(where 2.25 / D=pass)
2.25 2.55 2.84 3.13
Nepal 4 point scale
(where 2 / 50%=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
4 point scale
(where 2.5 / 2.7=pass)
2.5  2.75 3 3.25
Pakistan 4 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
4 point scale
(where 2.5 / C to C-=pass)
2.5 2.75 3 3.25

South East Asia

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Brunei

5 point scale
(where 2.5=pass)

2.5 2.92 3.4 3.75
Indonesia 4 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
Malaysia 4 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
100% scale
(where 50% / C=pass)
50 58.4 66.7 75
5 point GPA
(where 2=pass)
2 2.5 3 3.5
Philippines 4 point scale
(where 1.0 / 70% / D=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
5 point GPA (max grade 1.0)
(where 3=pass)
3 2.65 2.3 2
Singapore 4 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
5 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.5 3 3.5
Thailand 4 point scale
(where 2 or a C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
Vietnam 10 point scale
(where 5=pass)
5 5.85 6.7 7.5
4 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5

Australia and New Zealand

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Australia 4.0 point scale
(where 1.0=pass)
1 1.5 2 2.5
100% scale non-proportionalWhere Credit=60%, Distinction=70% and High Distinction=80%
(where 50%=pass)
50 55 60 65
100% scale non-proportionalWhere Credit=65%, Distinction=75% and High Distinction=85%
(where 50%=pass)
50 57.5 65 70
Alpha
(where Pass=pass)
Pass Pass Credit Credit
Alpha
(where C-=pass)
C- C+ B- B
New Zealand Alpha
(where C-=pass)
C- C+ B- B
9 point scale
(where 1=pass)
1 2.35 3.65 5

Europe

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
France 20 point scale
(where 10=pass)
10 11.7 13.4 15
20 point scale non-proportionalWhere 10-11=Passable, 12-13=Assez Bien, 14-15=Bien, 16-18=Tres Bien. In determining the GPA average, 10-11=4, 12-13=5, 14-15=6, and 16-20=7.
(where 10=pass)
10 11 12 13
Germany 18 point scale (Law graduates)
(where 4=pass)
4 6.4 8.7 11
Reverse 5 point (non Law): max grade 1.0
(where units graded out of 15 and 4=pass)
4 3.5 3 2.5
UK 100% scale
(where 50%=Lower 2nd class pass)
50 58.4 66.7 75
100% scale
(where 40%=pass)
40 50 60 70
100% scale non-proportionalWhere the transcript indicates the scale of 50%=Credit, 60%=Distinction, 70%=High Distinction. In determining the GPA average, 40%=4, 50%=5, 60%=6 and 70%=7.
(where 40%=pass)
40 45 50 55

Middle East

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Saudi Arabia 4 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
5 point scale
(where 2 / D / 60%=pass)
2 2.5 3 3.5

North America

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Canada 4 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
10 point scale
(where 4=pass)
4 5 6 7
10 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 3.4 4.8 6
100% scale
(where C / satisfactory is 60 to 69%=pass)
60 67 73.4 80
12 point scale
(where 3.5=pass)
3.5 5 6.5 7.8
9 point scale
(where 4=pass)
4 4.85 5.7 6.5
9 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 3.2 4.4 5.5
4 point scale
(where 1.7=pass)
1.7 2.1 2.5 2.85
4.33 point scale
(where 2=pass)
2 2.4 2.8 3.2
Mexico 100% scale or 10
(where 60% / 6=pass)
60 / 6.0 67 / 6.7 73.4 / 7.34 80 / 8.0
100% scale or 10
(where 70% / 7=pass)
70 / 7.0 75 / 7.5 80 / 8.0 85 / 8.5
USA 4 point scale
(where 2 / C=pass)
2 2.35 2.67 3
100% scale
(where C / satisfactory is 60 to 69%=pass)
60 67 73.4 80
Alpha 13 Step
(where C=pass)
C C+ B- B

South America

  UQ indicative GPA equivalencies
Country Scale 4.0 4.5 5 5.5
Brazil 10 point scale
(where 5=pass)
5 5.85 6.7 7.5
10 point scale
(where 6=pass)
6 6.7 7.34 8
Chile 7 point scale
(where 4=pass)
4 4.5 5 5.5
Colombia 5 point scale
(where 3=pass)
3 3.34 3.67 4

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