Zambia

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Zambia will need to complete a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression 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.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but Birkbeck generally requires at least a 2:1 on a Master’s degree from a recognised Zambian university for Master’s entry. Case-specific decisions are made for students holding other post-school qualifications.
  • 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.
    • Zambian 2.5 scale: 2.5 (A+); Zambian 4.0 scale: 4.0 (A) (English equivalent: 1st)
    • Zambian 2.5 scale: 2.0 (A); Zambian 4.0 scale: 3.5 (B+) (English equivalent: 2:1)
    • Zambian 2.5 scale: 1.5 (B+); Zambian 4.0 scale: 3.0 (B) (English equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees entry requirements

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

International scholarships

  • Scholarships for students from Africa: Birkbeck is pleased to offer several scholarships to students from Africa who will be studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at Birkbeck during the 2016–2017 academic year.