Applicants from Indonesia who have taken the Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA - MA)/Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB - SMA) (Certificate of Completion of Academic Secondary School) 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 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
Applicants from Indonesia will usually have a Sarjana I accredited with A with a minimum GPA of 2.8-3.0+ in their Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution; alternatively, a Sarjana I accredited with B with a minimum GPA of 3.0-3.3+. The preferred GPA may vary from one subject to another. 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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
Indonesian degree classification (GPA):
3.7-4.0 (A/B) (alternative name: Excellent or Good; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
3.2-3.69 (B/C) (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
2.8-3.19 (C) (alternative name: Fair/Pass or Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a UK university or a Sarjana II (S2)/Magister from a recognised university in Indonesia. A key consideration will be the quality of your research proposal.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.