Applicants from the Netherlands who have completed the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) when awarded after six years can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.
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 who do not meet the minimum requirements can consider a Foundation course, which allows students the chance to progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree/Kandidaat (post-2002) from a recognised university or an HBO diploma (pre-2001)with a minimum grade of 6.0.
Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and you may be admitted to a Master's programme with a lower-level degree if you 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.
Dutch degree classification:
9-10 (alternative name: Zeer goed; English translation or equivalent: Very good = 1st)
7-8 (alternative name: Ruim voldoende; English translation or equivalent: Very satisfactory = 2:1)
6-7 (alternative name: Voldoende; English translation or equivalent: Pass = 2:2).
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.