Belgium

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Belgium can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees; a Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische (Dutch speakers), a Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (German speakers), or a Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (French speakers) is required.
  • 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.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 8 = comparable offer (20 point) 18
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 8 = comparable offer (20 point) 17
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 7 = comparable offer (20 point) 16
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 7 = comparable offer (20 point) 15
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 6 = comparable offer (20 point) 14
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 6 = comparable offer (20 point) 13
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer (10 point) 5 = comparable offer (20 point) 12.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Belgium who hold a good Licence (French-speaking)/Licentiaat (Dutch-speaking) or a Bachelor’s degree (post-2005) are eligible for entry onto a Master’s degree.
  • 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.
  • Belgian classification:
    • 80% (alternative name: Avec grande distinction/met grootste onderscheiding; English translation or equivalent: With great distinction = 1st)
    • 70% (alternative name: Avec distinction/met onderscheiding; English translation or equivalent: With distinction = 2:1)
    • 60% (alternative name: Avec satisfaction/met voldoening; English translation or equivalent: With satisfaction = 2:2).

Research degrees entry requirements

  • For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have Master’s degree (since 2004) or a Diplômé d'Etudes Approfondie/Diploma van Grondige Studies. However, schools may also accept students with high grades in the Bachelor’s degree (since 2004) or the Licencié /Licenciaat.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.