Applicants from Botswana will normally require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the University. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
Applicants who have completed one year of an undergraduate degree from the University of Botswana can apply directly to an undergraduate degree.
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.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Students who hold a good Master’s degree are eligible for entry onto a Master’s degree with at least GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 (70%/B/'very good') from a recognised institution in Botswana.
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.
Botswana degree classification:
1st class (alternative name: A average; percentage: 80%; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
2nd class 1st division (alternative name: B average; percentage: 70%; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
2nd class 2nd division (alternative name: C average; percentage: 60%; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
Students who have completed a Master’s degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.
Scholarships for students from Africa: Birkbeck is pleased to offer several scholarships to students from Africa who will be studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at Birkbeck during the 2017-18 academic year.