Entry requirements and how to apply
We welcome applicants from all educational backgrounds and we encourage those without traditional qualifications to apply. We will consider your knowledge and work experience alongside your qualifications.
English language and study skills support
Find out about the help we offer to boost your study skills or improve your English before you start your course.
Find your country
Find details of entry requirements and equivalencies for over 120 countries worldwide.
International student finance, fees and scholarships
Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. Find out about what is available, how to apply and the advice and support we provide.
Evening study explained
Birkbeck is London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. With classes held 6pm-9pm, your days are free to study, work, volunteer, or just do your own thing.
Find out everything you need to know about the type of visa you need to come and study at Birkbeck, how to apply, and our free advice and support services.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
We provide advice and support to all international students who want to study at Birkbeck. We can help you with choosing your course, applying to, and enrolling at, Birkbeck, and making a visa application, among other things.
Meet us abroad
Find out if our international team, who visit countries throughout the year, will be in a city near you soon. We also run visa applications advice sessions.
Birkbeck graduate named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans
Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016 is best known for MorsiMeter: a digital initiative to monitor the performance of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the first tool of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East to hold a president accountable for his promises.
Workplaces failing to tackle 'always on' culture
New research from the Department of Organizational Psychology’s Dr Almuth McDowall found that unlike other countries, the UK has made little progress in helping staff switch off outside of work hours – to the detriment of workers' wellbeing.
In Pursuit of Love
The Peltz Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with an exhibition of artist Sunil Gupta’s iconic images of gay love and desire.
Study UK: Discover You! Work and Study (Online)
No booking required
Sunil Gupta: In Pursuit of Love - private view and reception
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
Free entry; booking recommended
Bridges to Birkbeck: HEIS Application Workshop (Tottenham)
639 Enterprise Centre, 639 High Road, London, N17 8AA
Free entry; booking required
Take a virtual tour
Explore our beautiful Bloomsbury campus in the heart of London and state-of-the-art Stratford campus in east London.
A day in the life
of Dr James Hammond who visited Chile as part of his research into earthquakes.