Countries that accept HND for Masters programs

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The good news today is that this publication will unravel the list of countries that accept HND for Masters degree program.

I know this will come as a surprise to many HND holders who want to go for their Masters program abroad but thought it’s impossible with their HND result.

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Contrary to the rumor that HND holders cannot apply for Msc. abroad without having a PGD (Postgraduate Diploma) or Bsc, this article will show you how.

However, as possible as it is to enroll for Masters degree in the USA and other countries abroad, there are certain things you have to do at your end.

What you need to do before enrolling for Masters abroad with HND

The correlation of getting admission into any University abroad for your Masters program using your HND certificate is to have Distinction or Upper Credit.

As a matter of fact, having Distinction or Upper Credit does not give you a clearcut chances, it’ll only increase your probabilities.

And that’s when you meet up with all other admission requirements specified on the particular school — you desired to gain admission into — website.

Part of what you are expected to do to is everything both your ND and HND Result Transcripts, as well as the certificate with WES or other evaluating bodies.

For easy and fast assessment, you can send your results transcript to WES via your school official mail per your request.

Once your transcripts have been evaluated and recommended, you can proceed to check for the countries that accept HND for Masters below.

Countries that accepts HND for Masters Degree

The following are the countries of the world that consider Higher National Diploma certificate for Masters degree programs:

1. Germany

Most Universities in Germany considers HND result for Masters admission so far the JND (HND) is related to the applicants discipline.

The entry requirements for any Masters program in Germany include Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Higher Diploma (HND), and Pre-master Diploma.

2. Nigeria

Some Universities in Nigeria accept HND certificate for Masters program though it’s not applicable to all courses.

Besides, most Universities that accepts this certificate Masters in Nigeria will only consider the applicant if he’s having Distinction or at worst, Upper Credit.

3. CHINA

China also consider HND certificate for Masters degree. Entry requirements for post graduate degree in China include Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Junior College Diploma (equivalent to Higher National Diploma), and Pre-master Diplomas.

4. India

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Some Universities in India accept HND result for Masters program. Entry level requirements for major Masters programs in India is Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree. Higher Diploma (HND) in some exceptional cases.

5. Indonesia

Indonesia considers HND for Masters program admissions too.

6. Canada

HND is not part of Masters admission requirements in Canada however, most Universities in the country accept it for Pre-masters programs.

7. United States of America

The United States is one of the countries of the World with the highest number of Universities that accept HND for masters.

8. United Kingdom (UK)

Though not all Universities, there are handful of Universities in the United Kingdom (U.K) that accept HND for Masters.

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While the HND result consideration for Masters is not a blanket rule, the student must have met other requirements before he can be enrolled.

9. Singapore

The entry requirements for most of the Masters degree courses in Singapore are Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Polytechnic Higher Diploma (equivalent to Higher National Diploma), and Pre-master Diploma.

10. Sri Lanka

This country also considers HND result holder for Masters admission.

11. Bangladesh

The entry requirements for Masters degree in Bangladesh are Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Higher Diploma (HND), and Pre-master Diploma.

12. Belarus

The entry requirements for Masters degree in Belarus are Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Higher Diploma (HND), and Pre-master Diploma.

13: Botswana

With a Distinction or Upper Credit in your HND certificate, your chances of securing admission for Masters program in Botswana are very high.

14: Gambia

Other than Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, most Universities in Gambia accept Specialist Diploma and Pre-master Diploma certificates for Masters admission.

15. Ghana

If you are able to get a Distinction or Upper Credit in your HND certificate, your chances of securing admission for Masters program in Ghana is very high.

16. Argentina

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You can secure admission to most of the Universities in Argentina with your HND result as most of the schools there hardly discriminate between degree and HND.

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17. Hong Kong

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You can secure Masters degree admission in Hong Kong with either Ordinary first Degree certificate, Bachelor’s Degree honor, Higher Diploma (HND), Professional Diploma, Pre-master Diploma, and Postgraduate certificate degrees.

18. Japan

Also, with a Distinction or Upper Credit in your HND certificate, your chances of securing admission for Masters program in Japan are very high.

19. Kazakhstan

Just like Japan, with a Distinction or Upper Credit in your HND certificate, your chances of securing admission for Masters program in Kazakhstan is very high.

20. Malaysia

I’m addition, you can also secure Masters degree admission in Malaysia using any of Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Diplomas, Polytechnic Higher Diploma (HND), Pre-master Diploma, and College Diploma.

21. Moldova

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In Moldova, the entry requirements for Masters degree are Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Pre-master Diploma, Junior Specialist Diploma, and Ukrainian Diploma.

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22. Nepal

With a Distinction or Upper Credit in your HND certificate, your chances of securing admission for Masters program in Nepal are very high.

23. Vietnam

Like other civilized nation, Vietnam consider HND certificate for Masters program in as much as the discipline is a recognized one in their country.

24. Kenya

The entry requirements for Masters degree in Kenya are Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, Higher Diploma (HND), and Pre-master Diploma.

25. Korea

The Republic of Korea Universities accept HND in consideration for Masters program admissions too.

26. Uganda

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Uganda also accepts HND for Master program admissions.

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Conclusion

It is very important to state at this juncture that this list of countries that accept HND for Masters degree Programs are endless.

The above-mentioned countries are the top-notch with reliable Universities that will offer you the admission if you meet their other requirements.


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