Credit for Bologna-signatory countries

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Credit for a European Bologna-compliant high school diploma

Students with a Bologna-compliant high school diploma and entering a degree program in the Faculties of Arts (B.A.), Education (B.Ed.)Management (B.Com.), or the B.A.& Sc. program may be granted up to 30 transfer credits (equivalent to one year of study(see chart), thereby reducing the length of the degree programNote that students in Management will be required to complete additional mathematics coursework. 

Students with a Bologna-compliant high school diploma entering a science-based degree program in the Faculties/programs in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Engineering, Kinesiology, or Science, may be granted some transfer credits for general elective courses (dependent on the entering program), but will be required to complete their McGill program’s required ‘freshman’ math and science courses.

Students who believe they have mastered the material taught in the freshman math and science courses, may earn a course exemption from one or more of these courses by taking an admission placement exam in August. Information at www.mcgill.ca/exams/dates/science.

McGill may modify transfer credit recognition without prior notice.

 

Credits granted to students from Bologna-signatory countries:

(If your country is not on this list, see below for the list of country diplomas for which we do not grant credit.)

 

Country 

    Number of credits normally granted for a Bologna-compliant high school diploma

B.A.,
B.A.& Sc.,
B.Ed.  

B.Com.

B.Sc., 
B.Sc (AgEnvSc),
BSc (FSc),
BSc (NutrSc),
BEng (Bioresource),

B.Sc. (Kines.)
Albania 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Andorra 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Austria 30 credits 30 credits
(exempt from
MATH 122 + 123)
18 credits 14 credits
Belgium (Flemish community) 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Belgium (French community) 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Bosnia-Herzegovina 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Bulgaria 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Croatia 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Cyprus (Greek system) 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Czech Republic 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Denmark 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Estonia 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Finland 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Germany 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Greece 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Hungary 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Iceland 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Ireland 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Italy 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Kazakhstan 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Latvia 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Liechtenstein 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Lithuania 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Luxembourg 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Malta 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Moldova 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Montenegro 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Netherlands 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Norway 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Poland 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Portugal 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Romania 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Serbia 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Slovak Republic 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Slovenia 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Spain 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Sweden 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
Switzerland 30 credits 27 credits 18 credits 14 credits
United Kingdom (see Advanced Level & Advanced Subsidiary Examinations)

 

NO CREDIT will be granted for high school diplomas from the following countries:
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Cyprus (Turkish System)
Georgia
North Macedonia, Republic of
Russian Federation
Turkey

 

Credit for diplomas from the following is still to be determined                                                            
Ukraine (in process of undergoing reform)

 

 

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