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High School Diploma Equivalency Requirements for International Students

Like the city of Ottawa, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa is multi-cultural. Over 40% of the student body come from abroad and are welcomed here.To be considered for placement at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, each student must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. We know it is not always to understand the minimum requirement from your country, so we have compiled a list for you!

COUNTRY Minimum Requirement for Admission Consideration - High School Equivalency
Afghanistan Baccalauria and Concours
Albania Certificate of Maturity/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Algeria Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
Angola First‑year standing in a recognized university
Antigua and Barbuda CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Argentina Bachillerato & Ciclo Bàsico Comùn
Armenia Attest o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Australia Senior matriculation certificate qualifying for entrance to university
Austria Reifeprufüng/Matura from Allgemeinbildende höhere Schulen
Azerbaijan Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (after Grade 11)
Bahamas Senior Matriculation A levels; including 12 years of secondary school + CSEC, GCSE exams or one year at College of the Bahamas
Bahrain Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
Barbados CSEC plus GCE A levels; CSEC plus one year at Barbados Community College
Belarus Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (after Grade 11)
Belgium Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (academic stream)/Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs
Belize CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Benin Baccalauréat
Bermuda Bermuda Secondary School Certificate, GCSE or, Post‑Graduate year at Saltus Grammar School, or one year at Bermuda College
Bhutan Indian School Certificate ‑ class XII of the CBSE and ICSE
Bolivia Bachillerato
Bosnia Herzegovina Matura
Botswana First‑year standing in a recognized university
Brazil Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau/concurso Vestibular
Brunei Brunei Matriculation Examination; Brunei Cambridge GCE A levels
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie
Burma First‑year standing at a recognized university
Cameroon Cameroon GCE A levels; Baccalauréat
Caribbean CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Central African Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de
Republic Second Degré
Chad Baccalauréat
Chile Licencia de Educación Media/Prueba de Aptitúd Académica (PAA)
China (PRC) Senior High School Graduation Examination plus Chinese University Entrance Examination
Colombia First‑year standing at a recognized university
Congo Baccalauréat
Costa Rica First‑year standing at a recognized university
Cote d'Ivoire Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré/Baccalauréat
Croatia Matura; Secondary School Leaving Diploma; Medunarodna matura
Cuba Bachillerato/Pre‑university course and the national competitive examination
Cyprus Apolytirion of Lykeion and General Entrance Exam; Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi with high standing
Czech Republic Maturitni Zkouska; Maturita
Denmark Studentereksamen; Højere Forberedelseseksamen Højere Handelseksamen
Dominican Republic Bachillerato
Ecuador Bachillerato en Humanidades; Ciencias
Egypt First‑year standing at a recognized university
El Salvador Bachillerato plus entrance exam
Estonia Secondary School Certificate
Ethiopia Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate
Fiji Form 7 Examinations
Finland Ylioppilastutkinoto/Studentexamen
France Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré; Baccalauréat Technologique; Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignment du Second Degré
Gabon Baccalauréat
Gambia West African School Certificate plus West African Examinations Council A levels
Georgia Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (after Grade 11)
Germany Abitur; Reifezeugnis; Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Ghana Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations plus University entrance exam
Greece Apolytirion of Lykeio plus General Entrance
Grenada CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Guatemala First‑year standing at a recognized university
Guinea Baccalauréate 2ème partie
Guyana CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Haiti Baccalauréat II; Diplôme d'Enseignement Secondaire
Honduras First‑year standing at a recognized university
Hong Kong Hong Kong Advanced Level Exams
Hungary Erettsegi; Matura
Iceland Studentsprof from gymnasium
India All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE (after 12 years); Indian School Certificate (awarded by ICSE)
Indonesia Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar S.M.A.
Iran Diplom‑Metevaseth/National High School Diploma
Iraq Sixth Form Baccalauréat
Ireland Leaving Certificate
Israel Bagrut; Mechina
Italy Diploma di Maturità; Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato
Jamaica CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
Jordan Tawjihi comprehensive
Kazakhstan Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (after Grade 11)
Kenya Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education
Korea, North First year standing in a recognized university
Korea, South (R.O.K.) Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate plus Academic Aptitude Test
Kuwait Shahadat‑al‑thanawia‑al‑a'ama
Kyrgyzstan Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (after Grade 11)
Laos First‑year standing at a recognized university
Latvia Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu
Lebanon Baccalauréat
Lesotho First‑year standing at a recognized university
Liberia Senior High School Certificate plus entrance exam
Libya General Secondary Certificate
Liechtenstein Matura (Type B or Type E)
Lithuania Secondary School Diploma
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
Macao See: Portugal; Hong Kong
Macedonia Secondary School Leaving Diploma
Malawi Malawi School Certificate of Education; (See also UK and Commonwealth)
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia; MICSS Unified Examination Certificate
Mali Mali Baccalauréat
Malta Advanced Matriculation; (See also UK and Commonwealth)
Mauritius See: UK and Commonwealth
Mexico Bachillerato
Moldova Attestat O Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Morocco Baccalauréat
Mozambique Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias
Myanmar First‑year standing at a recognized university
Nambia See: South Africa; UK and Commonwealth
Nepal Tribhuvan University Proficiency Certificate
Netherlands V.W.O. Certificate
New Zealand Higher School Certificate plus University Entrance Examination
Nicaragua First‑year standing at a recognized university
Niger Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Nigeria Senior School Certificate
Norway Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole
Oman Thanawiya amma
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
Panama Bachillerato
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate
Paraguay Bachillerato
Peru First‑year standing from a recognized university
Philippines Second‑year standing from a recognized university
Poland Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios
Puerto Rico See: U.S.A.
Qatar Thanawaya Aam Qatari
Romania Diploma de Baccalaureat
Russia Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Rwanda Certificat des Humanités
Saint Kitts and Nevis CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Saint Lucia CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah
Scotland Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level (4 subjects); (See also UK and Commonwealth)
Senegal Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré/Baccalauréat
Seychelles See: UK and Commonwealth
Sierra Leone Senior School Certificate; (See also UK and Commonwealth)
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge GCE A levels; (See also UK and Commonwealth)
Slovak Republic Maturitná skúska/Maturita
Slovenia Matura
Solomon Islands University of the South Pacific Foundation Year
Somalia First‑year standing in a recognized university
South Africa Senior Certificate of South African Certification Council
Spain Titulo de Bachillerato plus University entrance exam
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE A levels in 4 subjects
Sudan Sudan School Certificate
Surinam V.W.O. Certificate
Swaiziland First‑year standing in a recognized university
Sweden Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg from Gymnasieskolan
Switzerland Maturitätszeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato di Maturità;Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate
Syria Al‑Shahâda Al‑Thânawiya/Baccalauréat
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Tajikstan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education + Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Thailand Mathayom/M6
Togo Baccalauréat
Trinidad and Tobago CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Tunisia Baccalauréat
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi
Turkmenistan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
Ukraine Atestat Pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu (at Grade12)
U.S.S.R. (former) Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiyya
United Kingdom 5 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects with at least 2 at A-Level (GCSE grades at C or above). One GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level subject (grade C or above) and 4 AS- Level subjects will be considered provided the AS-levels do not duplicate subject matter at the GCSE/IGCSE or O Level. VCE A-Level, VCE A-Level Double Award and BTEC Certificate/Diploma qualifications.
U.S.A. Grade 12 graduation in an accredited high school.
Uruguay Bachillerato
Uzbekistan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)
Venezuela First-year standing at a recognized university
Viet Nam Bang Tu Tai (Diploma of General Education)
West Indies CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels
Yemen Al Thanawiya
Yugoslavia Secondary School Leaving Diploma/Matura (Serbia & Montenegro)
Zaire Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long with Homologation Certification
Zambia Zambia School Certificate
Zimbabwe Cambridge School Certificate and Higher School Certificate; (See also UK and Commonwealth)