Diploma Evaluation- Master's Degree

A Master’s Degree is usually obtained after completion of an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree. In the UK and Canada, an Honours Bachelor’s Degree is necessary to pursue a Master’s Degree.

In the UK, a Master’s Degree is recognized and considered the equivalence of a U.S. Master’s Degree. Students have a choice between a Post-graduate Diploma, a taught Master's Degree or a Research Master's Degree. The Post-graduate Diploma generally takes 9 months to complete and is the equivalent of a Taught Master's degree, which takes 12 months to complete. It consists of the same standards and requirements of a U.S. Master’s Degree, but is more focused and has a shorter completion time. In most of Europe, a magister (undergraduate degree) is considered the equivalence of a Master’s Degree. In some programs, the Bachelor’s Degree must also be in the same subject as the intended Associates Degree such as a Master’s in Economics.

In India, Master’s Degrees require two years of study after undergraduate degrees. In some cases, a three year Bachelor’s Degree and a two year Master’s Degree may be equivalent to a U.S. Master’s Degree. However, this depends on the school and program of study.

List of documents needed:

  • Copies of undergraduate degrees and transcripts
  • Copies of Master’s Degree and transcripts
  • Clear photocopy or scanned copy of original academic documentation.
  • Statement certifying the accuracy and authenticity of documents (see sample statement here - Link).

All copies of academic documentation submitted for evaluation become the property of Diplomadesk.


  • If documents are not in English, client must submit clear and legible copies of legalized translations of all Diplomas, Transcripts and/or Certificates.
  • Signed certification of translator (either original or photocopy). See sample certification here (link).  Translator must be fluent in both English and the original language of the documents and should not be the applicant who needs to be evaluated. Certified translator’s signature should be notarized, according to the Laws and Regulations of the country of the origination of translation and notarization.
  • There must be copies of both the original language and translated documents.

How to start process:

After preparing the list of documents, you can begin the evaluation process by filling out and submitting the application online - Start Your Evaluation