Equivalence of a foreign secondary (school-leaving) diploma

If you possess a foreign upper secondary school-leaving diploma other than a Baccalaureate issued by a European School(1) or a Geneva International Baccalaureate(2), you will ALWAYS need to go through the equivalence procedure when registering for a first-cycle (Bachelor) study year (i.e. BA1, BA2 or BA3).

Who do I need to contact to gain equivalence for my degree/diploma?

What does equivalence entitle me to study?

(1) European Baccalaureate:

A European Baccalaureate is awarded on behalf of the Board of Governors of the European Schools at the end of the 7th year of secondary education at a European School. It certifies completion of secondary studies at a European School under the conditions determined by the Board of Governors.
Holders of a European Baccalaureate do not need to submit an application for equivalence. On the other hand, attestations of studies only completed in part at a European School are subject to the equivalence procedure.
Important : A baccalaureate issued by an EU Member State (the French bac for instance) is not a European Baccalaureate in the above sense. Holders of such bacs need therefore to obtain equivalence.

(2) International Baccalaureate :

The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is a non-profit educational foundation based in Geneva.
Holders of an International Baccalaureate do not need to submit an application for equivalence. On the other hand, attestations of studies only completed in part at an International School are subject to the equivalence procedure.