Undergraduate entry requirements

  • 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. The Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels (GCE A-levels) is comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A-levels.
  • Many Higher National Diplomas are recognised for year 2 direct entry onto some degree programmes, depending on the courses taken and the grades obtained.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Brunei need to have completed a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) from a recognised institution. A score of 60% or higher or B or 3.1 GPA from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50% or C or 2.7 is comparable to a UK 2.2. Bachelor’s Degrees (Ordinary) are not normally sufficient for entry.
  • 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.

Research degrees entry requirements

  • For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have a Master’s degree from a recognised university. Some departments may accept students with the equivalent of an upper-second-class Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.