Applicants from Turkey can apply for direct entry to Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees with:
Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) from a private foreign-language medium school, science high school or Anatolian high school with an average grade of at least 4.0/5.0; particular attention will be paid to relevant subject grades
Önlisans Derecesi or Diplomasi (Pre-licentiate or Associate Degree) with a final GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.
Applicants from Turkey who fall short of the minimum requirements may require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
Postgraduate entry requirements
For entry onto a Master’s degree, we generally expect Turkish applicants to have a good Lisans Diplomasi/Mühendis Diplomasi from a recognised state or private university.
For programmes requiring a UK 2:1, a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent is required. Students from highly ranked universities with a GPA of 2.8/4.0 may be considered at the discretion of the department
For programmes requiring a UK 2:2, a GPA of 2.8/4.0 is required.
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.
Turkish degree classification (CGPA):
3.50 (alternative name: Yusek Seref; English equivalent: 1st)
3.00 (alternative name: Seref; English equivalent: 2:1)
2.50 (English equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Yüksek Lisans Diplomasi/Yüksek Mühendis Diplomasi from a recognised state or private university with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent; students should have undertaken a thesis as part of their degree.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.