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List of Secondary Credentials for International Applicants

The list below specifies the secondary school credential accepted by San Francisco State University for admissions purposes.


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Country Name Accepted Secondary Credential
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AFGHANISTAN - Baccalauria (Baccalaureate)
ALBANIA - Deftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate)
ALGERIA - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
ANDORRA - Batxillerat (Baccalaureate)
ANGOLA - Habilitação Literárias (Literary Qualification)
ANGUILLA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
ARGENTINA - Bachiller
ARMENIA - Attestat Mijnakarg (Lriv) Yndhanur Krtoutian
Certificate of Completed Secondary Education
AUSTRALIA - Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
- Higher School Certificate
- Northern Territory Certificate of Education
- Queensland Senior Certificate
- South Australia Certificate of Education
- Tasmania Certificate of Education
- Victorian Cerfificate of Education
- Western Australia Certificate of Education
AUSTRIA - Reifeprüng / Matura (Maturity Certificate)
AZERBAIJAN - Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
   
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BAHAMAS - Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
BAHRAIN - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
BANGLADESH - Higher Secondary Certificate
- Alim Higher Secondary Certificate from a religious school
BARBADOS - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
BELARUS - Attestat ab agulnai sjarednaj
Certificate of General Secondary Education
BELGIUM (FLEMISH REGION) - Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs
Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
- Bekwaamheidsdiploma dat toegang verleent tot het Hoger Onderwijs
Diploma of Access to Higher Education
BELGIUM (FRENCH REGION) - Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur
Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
- Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à I'Enseignement Supérieur
Diploma of Access to Higher Education
BELIZE (BRITISH HONDURAS) - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- High School Diploma
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
BENIN (DAHOMEY) - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
BERMUDA - Bermuda School Certificate (Since 2003)
- High School Diploma
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
BHUTAN - Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
- Indian School Certificate (Conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations)
BOLIVIA - Bachiller
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA - Secondary School Leaving Diploma
BOTSWANA - Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education
- Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)
- General Certificate of Education O levels (to be phased out in 2 year)
BRAZIL - Diploma / Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau / Ensino Medio
Diploma / Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education / Secondary School)
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERR - Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
- Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM - Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
BULGARIA - Svidetelstvo Za Zrelost (Maturity Certificate) or Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie
Diploma of Completed Secondary Education
BURKINA FASO (UPPER VOLTA) - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
- Diplôme du baccalauréat de I'Enseignement Général
- Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)
BURUNDI - Diplôme d'Etat (State Diploma)
- Diplôme des Humanités Complètes (Diploma of Complete Humanities)
   
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CAMBODIA - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
CAMEROON - Cameroon General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
CANADA - Alberta: Advanced High School Diploma
- Alberta: General High School Diploma
- British Columbia: Secondary School Graduation Diploma
- Manitoba: High School Diploma
- New Brunswick: High School Graduation Diploma
- Newfoundland: High School Graduation Diploma
- Labrador: High School Graduation Diploma
- Northwest Territories: High School Graduation Diploma
- Nova Scotia: High School Graduation Diploma
- Nunavut: High School Graduation Diploma
- Ontario: Secondary School Diploma
- Prince Edward Island: Senior Secondary School Diploma
- Quebec: Diplôme d'Etudes collégiales (DEC) (Diploma of Collegial Studies)
- Quebec: Diplôme d'Etudes Secondaires (DES) (Secondary School Diploma)
- Saskatchewan: Record of Secondary Level Standing (Secondary School Diploma)
- Yukon Territory: High School Diploma
CAPE VERDE - Certificado da Habilitações Literárias
Certificate of Literacry Qualifications
CAYMAN ISLANDS - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
CHAD - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
CHILE - Licencia de Educación Media (Diploma of Secondary Education)
PEOPLES REP OF CHINA - 高中毕业证书 (Senior Secondary School Certificate)
COLOMBIA - Bachiller
COMOROS - Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
COSTA RICA - Diploma de Conclusión de Estudios de Educación Diversificada (Diploma of Completion of Diversified Education) / Bachiller
CROATIA - Svjedodžba o Mature (Maturity Certificate)
CUBA - Bachiller
CYPRUS - Aπολυτηριο of Λυκειο (Apolytirion of Lykeion or Certificate of Completion from Upper Secondary School)
CZECH REPUBLIC - Vysvĕdčeni o Maturitni Zkoušce (Maturity Certificate)
CONGO - Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
State Diploma of Secondary Studies - Long Cycle
   
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DENMARK - Bevis For Studentereksamen
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
- Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen
Higher Preparatory Certificate
DJIBOUTI - Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
DOMINICA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Bachiller
   
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ECUADOR - Bachiller
EGYPT - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
EL SALVADOR - Bachiller
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Bachiller
ERITREA - Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination
ESTONIA - Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate)
ETHIOPIA - Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (Since 2003)
   
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FIJI - Fiji Seventh Form Examination
- Fiji School Leaving Certificate
FINLAND - Lukion päästötodistus / Dismissionsbetyg
Upper Secondary Completion Certificate
- Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg
Certificate of Matriculation
FRANCE - Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général
Diploma of General Baccalaureate
   
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GABON - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
GAMBIA - West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
GEORGIA - Sashualo Skolis Atestati
Secondary School Leaving Certificate
GERMANY - Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur
Certificate of Overall Maturity for Higher Education
- Fachgebundene Hochschulreife
Certificate of Subject Restricted Maturity for Higher Education
- Fachhochschulreife
Certificate of Maturity for Education at Universities of Applied Sciences
GHANA - West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
GREECE - Aπολυτηριο of Λυκειο
Apolytirion of Lykeion or Certificae of Completion from Upper Secondary School)
GRENADA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
GUATEMALA - Bachiller
GUINEA - Baccalauréat 1ème Partie Baccalaureate Part I
- Baccalauréat 2ème partie Baccalaureate Part II
GUINEA-BISSAU - Certidão (de 3 ano) Doze Anos de Escolaridade
Year 12 Education Certificate
- Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Secundário
Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education
GUYANA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
   
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HAITI - Diplôme d'Études Secondaires 1ème partie
Diploma of Secondary Studies, Part I
- Diplôme d'Études Secondaires 2ème partie
Diploma of Secondary Studies, Part II
HONDURAS - Bachiller
HONG KONG - Hong Kong Adv. Level Examination Certificate (HKALE)
- Hong Kong Adv. Supplementary Level Examination (HKASLE)
- Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
- Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
HUNGARY - Érettségi Bizonyítvány / Matura (Maturity Certificate)
   
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ICELAND - Studentsprof (Matriculation Certificate from Gymnasium)
INDIA - Higher Secondary School Certificate
- Higher Secondary Certificate
- Indian School Certificate
- Intermediate Examination Certificate
- All india or Delhi Senior School Certificate
- Pre-university Certificate
- Pre-Degree Certificate
INDONESIA (WEST IRIAN) - Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB - SMA)
Certificate of completion ofAcademic Secondary School
IRAN - Pre-University Certificate
- Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education
IRAQ - Certificate of Preparatory Education / Sixth Form Baccalaureate
IRELAND - Ardteistiméireacht (Leaving Certificate)
ISRAEL - Teudat Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate)
ITALY - Diploma di Esame di Stato (State Examination Diploma) (Since 1998-99)
IVORY COAST - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
- Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
   
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JAMAICA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- Secondary School Certificate
- General Certificate of Education O and A levels
JAPAN - Graduation Certificate (Secondary School)
JORDAN - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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KAZAKHSTAN - Attestat (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
KENYA - Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education
KIRIBATI (GILBERT ISLANDS) - Form 7 Certificate / Higher School Certificate
- Kiribati National Certificate
- Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
KOREA, NORTH - Graduation Certificate (Secondary School)
KOSOVO - Diplomë për Kyerjen e Shkollës së Mesmet të Përgjithshme-Gjimnazin
Diploma of Completion of General Secondary School Gymnasium
KUWAIT - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education)
KYRGYZSTAN - жалпы орто билим туралуу аттестат
Attestat or Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
   
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LAOS - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
LATVIA - Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu
Attestation of General Secondary Education
LEBANON - Libanaise Baccalauréat (Lebanese Baccalaureate)
- Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
LESOTHO - Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)
- General Certificate of Education O levels 
LIBERIA - West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
LIBYA - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education)
LIECHTENSTEIN - Matura (Maturity Certificate)
LITHUANIA - Brandos Atestatas (Certificate of Maturity)
LUXEMBOURG - Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
Secondary Education Completion Diploma)
   
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MACAO - Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination Certificate (HKALE)
- Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
- Senior Secondary Certificate
- Ensino Secundário Complementar (complementary Secondary Studies)
MACEDONIA - Svidetelstvo za azvreno sredno obrazovanie
Secondary School Leaving Diploma
MADAGASCAR - Baccalauréate de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
MALAWI - Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
MALAYSIA - Sijil tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian Higher School Certificate)
- Matrikulasi (matriculation Certificate)
- Sijil Pelajaran malaysia (Malaysia Certificate of Education)
- United Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Schools in Malaysia
MALDIVES - Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) 
MALI - Baccalauréat Malien (Malian Baccalaureate)
MALTA - Matriculation Certificate
- Secondary Education Certificate
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
MAURITANIA - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
MAURITIUS - Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
MEXICO - Bachiller
MOLDOVA - Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Diploma of Baccalaureate)
MONACO - Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
MONGOLIA - Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate)
MONTENEGRO - Diploma o Završenoj srednjoj školi
Diploma of Completed Secondary Education
MONTSERRAT - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
MOROCCO - Diplôme du Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
MOZAMBIQUE - Certificado da Habilitações Literárias
Certificate of Literary Qualifications
MYANMAR (BURMA) - Basic Education High School Examination (Matriculation)
   
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NAMIBIA - Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
NEPAL - Higher Secondary Certificate
- Proficiency Certificate or Intermediate Certificate
NETHERLANDS - Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
Diploma of University Preparatory Education
- Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
Diploma of University Preparatory Education
- Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
NEW GUINEA (PAPUA) - Higher School Certificate
NEW ZEALAND - National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 2 or 3
NICARAGUA - Bachiller
NIGER - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
NIGERIA - West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
NORWAY - Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole
Certificate of Upper Secondary Education
   
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OMAN - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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PAKISTAN - Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/ Intermedicate Certificate
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
PANAMA - Bachiller
PARAGUAY - Bachiller
PERU - Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Educación Secundaria
Official Certificate of Studies of Secondary Education
PHILIPPINES - Katibayan or Katunayan (High School Diploma)
POLAND - Świadectwo Dojrzalości (Maturity Certificate)
PORTUGAL - Diploma de Ensino Secundário (Diploma of Secondary Education)
- High School Diploma
   
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QATAR - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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ROMANIA - Diplomă de Bacalaureate (Diploma of Baccalaureate)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION - Aттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании
Certificate of (Complete) General Secondary Education
RWANDA - Diplôme des Humanités Complètes
Diploma of Completed Humanities
   
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SAMOA - Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
SAUDI ARABIA - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
SCOTLAND - Scottish Baccalaureate
Scottish Certificate of Education 
SENEGAL - Diplôme de bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education
Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate)
SERBIA - Diploma o Završenoj srednjoj školi
Diploma of Completed Secondary Education
SEYCHELLES - Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) 
SIERRA LEONE - West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
- Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
SINGAPORE - Cambridge General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
SLOVAKIA - Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Zkouške
Final Maturity Examination Certificate
- Maturitné Vysvedčenie (Maturity Certificate)
SLOVENIA - Maturitetno spričevalo (Maturity Examination Certificate)
SOLOMON ISLANDS - Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
- Solomon Islands School Certificate
SOMALIA - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
- Somaliland Secondary School Leaving Certificate
SOUTH AFRICA - National Senior Certificate 
SPAIN - Bachiller
SRI LANKA - Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
ST LUCIA - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
ST KITTS-NEVIS - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
SUDAN - Sudan Secondary School Certificate
SURINAM - Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
Diploma of University Preparatory Education
- Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
SWAZILAND - Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
SWEDEN - Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
SWITZERLAND - Certificat de Maturité / Baccalauréat (Federal Maturity Certificate)
- Certificat de Maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération Federally Recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate
- Maturità Cantonale (Cantonal Maturity Certificate)
- Maturitätszeugnis (Federal Maturity Certificate)
- Eidgenössisch anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis Federally Recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate
- Kantonale maturität (Cantonal Maturity Certificate)
- Attestato di Maturità (Federal Maturity Certificate)
- Attestato di Maturità cantonale riconosciuto dalla confederazione Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate
- Maturité Cantonal (Cantonal Maturity Certificate)
SYRIA - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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TAIWAN - Graduation Certificate (Secondary School)
TAJIKISTAN - Attestat o Srednem Obschchem Obrazonvanii
Certificate of Completed Secondary Education
TANZANIA - Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)
- Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
- Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
- East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE)
- Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)
- East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EACE)
THAILAND - Matayom 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education)
TIMOR-LESTE - Diploma de Ensino Secundário
Diploma of Secondary Education 
TOGO - Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisiéme Degré
Diploma of Baccalaureate of "Secondary Education"
TONGA - Tonga National Form 7
- Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- National Certificate of Secondary Education Level 2
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
TUNISIA - Diplôme du Baccalauréat (Diploma of Baccalaureate)
TURKEY - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma)
- Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Hight School Diploma)
TURKMENISTAN - Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education)
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
   
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UGANDA - Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
- Uganda Certificate of Education
UKRAINE - Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту
- Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu seredniu osvitu
Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
UNITED KINGDOM - Cambridge Pre-Univesrity Certificate (to be first awarded in 2010)
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- General Certificate of Education AS Levels
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
URAGUAY - Bachiller
UZBEKISTAN - O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma
Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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VANUATU - New Zealand Entrance and Bursary Examinations
- Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
VENEZUELA - Bachiller
VIETNAM - Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong
High School Graduation Certificate
   
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WALES - Welsh Baccalaureate Advance Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation Diploma 
   
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YEMEN ARAB REP - Shehaadat al-thaanawiya al-'aama
General Certificate of Secondary Education
   
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ZAMBIA - Zambia School Certificate
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council O and A Levels
- General Certificate of Education O and A Levels
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
   
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