Applicants from Belgium can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees; a Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische (Dutch speakers), a Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (German speakers), or a Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (French speakers) is required.
Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.
Applicants from Belgium who hold a good Licence (French-speaking)/Licentiaat (Dutch-speaking) or a Bachelor’s degree (post-2005) are eligible for entry onto a Master’s degree.
Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for Birkbeck’s International Foundation Programme, which acts as a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study, preparing students to study a Master’s degree in the UK. There are progression pathways onto various courses at Birkbeck.
Another option is the Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
80% (alternative name: Avec grande distinction/met grootste onderscheiding; English translation or equivalent: With great distinction = 1st)
70% (alternative name: Avec distinction/met onderscheiding; English translation or equivalent: With distinction = 2:1)
60% (alternative name: Avec satisfaction/met voldoening; English translation or equivalent: With satisfaction = 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have Master’s degree (since 2004) or a Diplômé d'Etudes Approfondie/Diploma van Grondige Studies. However, schools may also accept students with high grades in the Bachelor’s degree (since 2004) or the Licencié /Licenciaat.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.