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Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions

Applicants who have studied in the following countries or regions should be informed of and meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for admission consideration. The Rackham Graduate School requires the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree. The assessment of a degree from an international institution is based upon the characteristics of a national system of education, the type of institution, the accreditation/recognition, the level of study and number of years of post-secondary study.

Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript/academic record by mail or as an e-transcript to Rackham before the graduate program application deadline.

Submit the Transcript/Academic Records Submission Form with your official transcripts/academic records.


Africa: French-Patterned Systems

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo

Degree Required

  • University Maitrise
  • Diplome d’Ingenieur

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Africa: British-Patterned Systems

  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Degree Required

  • Four-year university Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor degree with Honours

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Australia

Degree Required

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Honours degree
  • Master’s degree following a three-year Bachelor’s (A three-year Bachelor’s degree alone is insufficient for admission consideration to a Rackham Graduate Program.)

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Canada

Degree Required

  • Three-year Bachelor’s degree from Quebec
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree from all other provinces

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Central, Eastern and Western Europe (excluding France and Germany)

Degree Required

University degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Central and South America

Degree Required

University degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

China

Degree Required

University Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

France

Degree Required

  • Completion of a University Maitrise
  • Completion of the first two years of the Diplome d’Ingenieur from a Grandes Ecoles

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

Germany

Degree Required

  • Diplom
  • Magister Artium
  • Staatsexamen
  • The vordiplom and zwischenpruefung are not considered adequate preparation for graduate study at the University of Michigan

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand

Degree Required

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas, in English only, to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

Degree Required

  • Completion of a University four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or Medicine
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in all other fields
  • Holders of a three-year Bachelor’s degree are not considered eligible for graduate study at the Rackham Graduate School

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final mark sheets from all semesters and diplomas indicating conferral of your bachelor's degree to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Provisional Certificates are not acceptable
  • Official documents must be provided from the Registrar or Controller of Examinations at the institution awarding the degree

Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of university study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas, in English only, to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Middle East and North Africa

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of university study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

Asian Countries (excluding China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand)

Degree Required

University or college Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official academic records to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree.

Scotland

Degree Required

Completion of a first degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts and diplomas to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

United Kingdom (Excluding Scotland)

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official final transcripts (syllabi) and diplomas to the Rackham Graduate School
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

European Higher Education Area

Degree Required

Applicants whose educational experience includes a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Ph.D. degree based on the three-cycle structure will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility.

Documents Required

  • Mail 1 set of official diploma supplements, official transcripts, or academic records and diplomas in the native language and official translations of all documents to the Rackham Graduate School
  • If you attended more than one institution to complete degree requirements, (example: ERASMUS/exchange program), you must submit official academic records from all institutions where you completed coursework toward the degree
  • Submit the Transcript or Academic Records Submission Form with your official academic records or transcripts
  • You must include the diploma supplement when submitting your official transcripts and diplomas