Tajikistan

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RECOMMENDATION:

Expect an average of 4 for schools using the 1-5 grading scale.

Expect an average of Good for schools using the Excellent, Good, Satisfactory scale.

Expect an average of 7 for schools using the 1-10 scale.

Expect an average of 15 for schools using the 1-20 scale.

Expect an average of 70 for schools using the 1-100 scale.

Expect a B average for schools using the A – F scale.

GRADING SYSTEM:

5

Excellent

A (US equivalent)

4

Good

B

3

Satisfactory

C

2

Unsatisfactory

F

Pass

Credit or Pass

Pass

Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory.  Credit or Pass.

1-10 scale, with 3 or 4 as the lowest passing grade.

1-20 scale, with 5 or 8 as the lowest passing grade.

1-100 scale, with 60 as the lowest passing grade.

A,B,C,D,F

Some schools may issue a Diploma Supplement for students receiving a degree. The Diploma Supplement may show ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades and grades in the particular country’s grading scale.

ECTS grades:

A

Top 10% of the cohort

B

Next 25%

C

Next 30%

D

Next 25%

E

Next 10%

ECTS Credits (European Credit Transfer System) – US schools cut these back by half.

DEGREES:

(Not all of the degrees are offered in each country.)

US Bachelor’s equivalent:

  • Bachelor’s/Bakalavr/Bakalayra/Baccalaureate – comparable to US bachelor’s if 4 years. (Except Baccalaureat in Moldova is high school)
  • Diploma of Higher Education, 4/5 years -  comparable to US bachelor’s.
  • Licenta/Licentiate, 4/5 years – comparable to US bachelor’s.
  • Inginer 5/6 years – comparable to US bachelor’s.

US Master’s equivalent:

  • Specialist, 5/6 years  after high school. In some cases may be completed one or two years after the Bachelor’s  -  comparable to US master’s.
  • Specialist in Medicine (Russia) -  comparable to MD in the US. 
  • Magister/Magistrosi/Magistra  1/2 years -  comparable to US master’s.

US PhD equivalent:

  • Candidate of Science/Kandidat/Kandidat Nauk – comparable US PhD.
  • PhD – comparable to US PhD.
  • Doctor – comparable to US PhD.
  • Doctor of Science – comparable to US PhD.