Applicants from Mauritius 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 28–30, depending on the course.
Applicants who have completed the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (OHSC) can be considered for direct admission; the university will consider the best 3 OHSC principal subjects (subsidiary subjects such as French and General Paper are not considered sufficient). Grades at Overseas Higher School Certificate will be considered entirely equivalent to British GCE A-levels.
Students who have taken the French Baccalaureate will be considered on an individual basis, but admission is at the discretion of the department. Students may also gain entry to year 1 of our undergraduate degree programmes if they have successfully completed 1 or 2 years of an undergraduate degree with good grades (2.8–3.0 GPA, depending on the department).
Postgraduate entry requirements
To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Mauritius must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) from a recognised university.
Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.
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.
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.
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 2016–2017 academic year.