Entry requirements and how to apply
We welcome applicants from all educational backgrounds and we encourage those without traditional qualifications to apply. We will consider your knowledge and work experience alongside your qualifications.
English language and study skills support
Find out about the help we offer to boost your study skills or improve your English before you start your course.
Find your country
Find details of entry requirements and equivalencies for over 120 countries worldwide.
International student finance, fees and scholarships
Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. Find out about what is available, how to apply and the advice and support we provide.
Evening study explained
Birkbeck is London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. With classes held 6pm-9pm, your days are free to study, work, volunteer, or just do your own thing.
Find out everything you need to know about the type of visa you need to come and study at Birkbeck, how to apply, and our free advice and support services.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
We provide advice and support to all international students who want to study at Birkbeck. We can help you with choosing your course, applying to, and enrolling at, Birkbeck, and making a visa application, among other things.
Meet us abroad
Find out if our international team, who visit countries throughout the year, will be in a city near you soon. We also run visa applications advice sessions.
Birkbeck Fellow awarded Companion of Honour
Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley received the accolade as part of the Queen’s most recent Birthday Honours List. She is the first Birkbeck alumna to receive this honour.
Launching the first art school MBA
This week, Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins celebrated an innovative new collaboration with the launch of their joint MBA programme.
Birkbeck psychologists receive Preyer Award
Professors Mark Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith were awarded in recognition of their contributions to a better understanding of human development.
Practice as Research Corkscrew Conversations: Ruth Solomons (Birkbeck) and Katrine Hjelde (Chelsea College of Arts)
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts
No booking required
Book launch: Novel Politics. Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Professor Isobel Armstrong
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Free entry; booking required
Practice as Research Corkscrew Conversations: Keith Jarrett (Birkbeck/SOAS) and Malika Booker (Leeds)
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
No booking required
Take a virtual tour
Explore our beautiful Bloomsbury campus in the heart of London and state-of-the-art Stratford campus in east London.
A day in the life
of Dr James Hammond who visited Chile as part of his research into earthquakes.