List of High School Education Leaving Certificates*

Courtesy of World Education Services
http://www.wes.org
 

*These qualifications are the principal certificates representing the equivalent of completion of high school education in the United States; however, there are other qualifications in each country that may also meet this requirement.  

COUNTRY

CREDENTIALS

AFRICA

 
Algeria Baccalauréat 
Angola Secondary School Leaving Certificate 
Benin Baccalauréat 
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate 
Burkina Faso Baccalauréat 
Burundi Diplôme des Humanités Complètes 
Cameroon GCE O-levels/ Baccalauréat 
Cape Verde Curso Complementar do Ensino Secundario (Secondary Education Complementary Course)
Central African Republic Baccalauréat 
Chad Baccalauréat 
Comoros N/A (secondary education is available only through grade nine)
Congo, Democratic Republic of The Diplome d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long (State Diploma of Long Cycle Secondary Education)
Congo Baccalauréat
Djibouti Baccalauréat
Egypt General Secondary School Certificate
Equatorial Guinea Information not available
Eritrea Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination
Ethiopia Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate
Gabon Baccalauréat
Gambia, The West African School Certificate/ GCE O-levels
Ghana West African School Certificate/ GCE O-levels
Guinea Baccalauréat
Guinea-Bissau Information not available
Ivory Coast (Cote D' Ivoire) Baccalauréat
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
Lesotho Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Liberia Senior High School Certificate
Libya General Secondary Certificate
Madagascar Baccalauréat
Malawi Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Mali Baccalauréat
Mauritania Baccalauréat
Mauritius Higher School Certificate
Morocco Baccalauréat
Mozambique Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Namibia Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Niger Baccalauréat
Nigeria Senior School Certificate/ West African School Certificate/ GCE O-levels
Rwanda Certificat des Humanités
Sao Tome and Principe Certidao do Ensino Secundario (Secondary Education Certificate)
Senegal Baccalauréat
Seychelles Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Sierra Leone West African School Certificate/ GCE O-levels
Somalia Secondary School Leaving Certificate
South Africa Senior Certificate
Sudan Senior School Certificate
Swaziland Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Tanzania National Form IV Examination/ Certificate of Secondary Education
Togo Baccalauréat
Tunisia Baccalauréat
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education
Zambia Zambia School Certificate
Zimbabwe Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

ASIA

 
Afghanistan Baccalauria
Bahrain Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
Bhutan Indian School Certificate
Brunei Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-levels
Burma (Myanmar) Basic Education High School Examination/ Matriculation
Cambodia Certificate of Completion/ Baccalauréat
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) Hong Kong Certificate of Education/ GCE O-levels
Indonesia Ijazah SMA (Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Iran Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education
Iraq Sixth Form Baccalauréat
Israel Bagrut
Japan Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Jordan Tawjihi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
North Korea Graduation Certificate Senior Middle School
Kuwait General Secondary School Certificate
Laos Baccalauréat
Lebanon Baccalauréat (2nd Part)
Malaysia SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia)
Maldives N/A (secondary level education is not available)
Mongolia School Leaving Certificate
Nepal Proficiency Certificate
Oman Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Qatar Certificate of General Secondary Education
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-levels
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE O-levels
Syria Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Taiwan Graduation Certificate
Thailand Mathayom Suksa
United Arab Emirates Secondary School Certificate
Yemen Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)

EUROPE

 
Albania Deftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate)
Andorra Titulo de Bachillerato (Title of Bachelor)
Armenia Attestat o srednem obriazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Austria Reifeprufung (Maturity Certificate)
Azerbaijan Svidetel'stvo o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Belarus Svidetel'stvo o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Belgium Certificat d'Enseignment Secondaire (Higher Secondary Certificate)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Matura
Bulgaria Diplom za Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Education)
Croatia Matura
Cyprus Apolytirion
Czech Republic Maturutní Zkouška or Matura
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen/ Hojere Forberedelseseksamen/ Hojere Handelseksamen
Estonia Secondary School Certificate
Finland Lukion Paastotodistus
France Baccalauréat/ Brevet de Technicien
Georgia Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Germany Abitur/ Fachhochschulreife/ Realschulabschluss
Greece Apolytirion
Hungary Erettsegi Bizonyitvany
Iceland Studentsprof
Ireland Leaving Certificate
Italy Diploma di Maturità
Kazakstan Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Kyrgyzstan Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Latvia Atestats par visparejo videjo izgitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Liechtenstein Matura
Lithuania Secondary School Diploma
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of  Svidetelstov za polozen zavrsen (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Malta Matriculation/ Secondary Education Certificate
Moldova Diploma de Absolvire a Invatamintuni Mediu General (Diploma of Completion of General Secondary Education)
Monaco Baccalauréat
Montenegro Svedocanstvo o polozenom zavrsnom (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Netherlands HAVO or VWO
Northern Ireland General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Norway Vitnemal den Vidergaende Skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education)
Poland Swiadectwo dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate)
Portugal Certificado de fin de Estudos Secundarios (Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education)/ Certidao de Decimo Segundo Ano (Twelfth Year Certificate)
Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat
Russia Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
San Marino Diploma di Maturità
Serbia Svedocanstvo o polozenom zavrsnom (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Slovakia Maturitna Skuska (Maturity Certificate)
Slovenia Spri evalo o zaklju nem izpitu (Certificate of Final Examinations)
Spain Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP)
Sweden Avgangsbetyg (Gymnasium)
Switzerland Maturity Certificate of Fahigkeitszeugnis (Certificate of Qualification)
Tajikistan Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Turkey Lise Diplomasi
Turkmenistan Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Ukraine Atestat o protnom ovshchem srednem obrazovani (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Uzbekistan Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Vatican (Holy See) Diploma de Maturita

NORTH AMERICA

 
Bahamas Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education/ GCE O-levels

OCEANIA

 
Australia '12th Year' Certificate from any state
Fiji New Zealand School Certificate or Fiji School Leaving Certificate
Kiribati GCE O-levels/ Secondary School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Kiribati National Certificate
Marshall Islands GCE O-levels/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
Micronesia, Federated States of  Information not available
Nauru GCE O-levels/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate
Palau Information not available
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate
Solomon Islands GCE O-levels/ Secondary School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Solomon Islands School Certificate
Tonga Tongan School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Completion Form Six
Tuvalu Tuvalu School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
Vanuatu GCE O-levels/ Baccalauréat
Western Samoa GCE O-levels/ Secondary School Certificate/ Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate/ Solomon Islands School Certificate

SOUTH AMERICA/ CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

 
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Argentina Bachillerato
Barbados Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Belize Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Bolivia Bachillerato
Brazil Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau (Certificate of Completion of Secondary Level)
Chile Licencia de Educacion Media (Intermediate Education Certificate)
Costa Rica Diploma de Conclusion de Education Diversificado
Cuba Bachillerato
Dominica Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Ecuador Bachillerato
Grenada Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Guatemala Bachillerato
Guyana Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)
Honduras Bachillerato
Nicaragua Bachillerato
Panama Bachillerato
Paraguay Bachillerato
Peru Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Completa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Saint Lucia Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Suriname HAVO or VWO
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CxC)/ GCE O-levels
Uruguay Bachillerato
Venezuela Bachillerato