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Coronavirus update

We understand that you will be concerned about coronavirus (covid-19) and its potential impact on your future studies at Birkbeck. 

We are continually reviewing the situation and are committed to providing useful and clear information, which will be updated on this page.

Please visit our main coronavirus information page to see what other measures the College is taking. 

Information for enquirers and applicants

  • We remain open for applications and will be communicating with applicants over the coming weeks.
  • Prospective applicants
    • We have put in place arrangements to enable our admissions teams to process applications as normal, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 
    • If your course requires an interview, this will now most likely take place remotely e.g. by Skype or telephone.
    • We will continue to review the impact of coronavirus and make every effort to ensure applicants are not disadvantaged.
    • You can see information on applying, and our admissions processes for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
    • In order to maintain the health of visitors, students and staff, we are not currently running campus tours or recruitment events. Find out more about the facilities at Birkbeck via our virtual campus tour.

Information for offer holders

  • International students
  • Deadlines
    • We will be as sympathetic and flexible as possible about deadlines relating to your offer and will communicate any changes that we introduce to timings of our admissions processes.
    • We will be following guidance from UCAS about changes to offer deadlines for full-time undergraduate applicants. Further information can be found on the UCAS website. UCAS will contact you about any changes to exam timetables and deadlines. Please ensure that your contact details are correct.
  • Conditional offers
    • At Birkbeck we have always considered more than just exam results when assessing an applicant's suitability for a course. Your Admissions Tutor recognised your great academic potential and aptitude in your application, and so, following guidance from UCAS, Universities UK and the Department for Education, we will be working hard to ensure that no one misses out on the chance to study with us in the autumn.
    • Given the closure of schools and universities and the cancellation of exams, we are working to develop a plan that will support you in the coming months and ensure that you can start your course at Birkbeck in the autumn.
  • Deferring your place
    • Should the effect of coronavirus prevent you from starting your course, you will be able to request to defer your place.
  • Please  if you have any questions relating to your application or offer.
  • International applicants should  with any queries.

The offer process

If you are offered a place, it will either be a conditional or an unconditional offer. 

  • Unconditional offer: you will receive a unconditional offer if you meet the entry criteria. If you apply and already have your exam results, you will most likely be given an unconditional offer.
  • Conditional offer: you will receive a conditional offer if you are still studying or need to obtain additional qualifications in order to meet the entry criteria (eg pass A-level exams or obtain an English Language qualification such as IELTS). 

Meeting the conditions of your offer

  • Any conditions will be clearly stated in the official offer email we will send you. This includes any non-academic conditions you need to meet. 
  • At Birkbeck, there are two parts to your offer you need to meet in order to secure your place:
    • academic conditions: this could relate to you passing your current qualifications.
    • non academic conditions: this relates to sending in copies of your passport or your qualifications
  • If you are not sure of the conditions of your offer, please contact our student advice team for guidance.

Accepting your offer via UCAS

Accepting your offer via My Birkbeck

  • If you have applied directly to Birkbeck using our online application form, you can accept your offer via the My Birkbeck portal
  • You will need to log into the account using the same details you used when you submitted your application.