Hungary

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Hungary who have completed the Erettsegi/Matura can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.
  • Applicants who have completed a Foundation course can progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
  • 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 5 (comparable offer: A = 5)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 5
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4 (comparable offer: B = 4)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3 (comparable offer: C = 3).

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • We generally accept applicants to have a Bachelor's degree/Alapfokozt from a recognised university in Hungary or the Egyetemi Oklevel. A score of 4 from a well-ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2:1, while a score of 3 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they 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.
  • Hungarian degree classification:
    • 4.75-5.0 (alternative name: Jeles; English translation or equivalent: Excellent = 1st)
    • 4.25-4.74 (alternative name: ; English translation or equivalent: Good = 2:1)
    • 3.40-4.24 (alternative name: Közepes; English translation or equivalent: Average = 2:2).
    • 2.0-3.39 (English translation or equivalent: Third Class/Pass).

Research degrees entry requirements

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is usually a Master's degree from a recognised university in Hungary. A key consideration will be the quality of your research proposal.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.