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The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores, however we accept several other certificates.

If you require a Student Visa to study at Birkbeck, you will need to meet specific entry requirements as specified by the Home Office.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Cameroon who have taken the Cameroonian General Certificate of Education Advanced Level can apply directly to an undergraduate degree.

  • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer AAA
  • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer AAB
  • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer ABB
  • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer BBB
  • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer BBC
  • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer BCC
  • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer CCC.

Applicants who have obtained 48 or 64 UCAS tariff points equivalent (depending on the course) at the Cameroonian General Certificate of Education Advanced Level can be considered for a four-year course with foundation programme in their field of interest.

The Cameroonian Baccalauréatis not accepted for direct entry onto an undergraduate degree and students with this qualification will normally require a foundation year for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck.

Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress on to our three-year degree. Our four-year foundation programmes offer a joint confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) for all four years of study.

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 to 30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Cameroon with a good Bachelor’s degree or Licence are eligible for entry onto a Master’s degree.

French system:

  • 15 (British system (CGPA): 3.7; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • 13 (British system (CGPA): 3.3; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • 11 (British system (CGPA): 2.7; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)

Applicants who hold a Diplôme d'Etudes Superieures de Commerce (DESC) or Diplôme d'Ingénieur or a Maîtrise or a Master 1 (M1) from a recognised institution are also eligible for entry, provided they meet the relevant GPA. 

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 OnCampus London's Master's Foundation Programme which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master's degrees at Birkbeck. Foundation programmes from other providers will also be considered.

Research degrees Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Master's degree from a recognised institution.

Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

More information

Contact the Birkbeck international team

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at Birkbeck, do not hesitate to contact the International Team.

Our representatives in your country

Financial support

  • As an international student, you will be expected to self-finance your studies, so before you apply to join a programme you should be aware of the fees that you will be required to pay and any discounts or bursaries that you may be eligible for. 
  • Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your studies. 
  • We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck, others are offered in partnership with other organisations.
  • You may be eligible to apply for School and Departmental funding linked to your programme of study.
  • Birkbeck offers flexible payment options that allow you to spread the costs of your fees across the year at no additional cost. 

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A taster session will provide you with a more in-depth view of the College and your chosen department.

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Cameroonian students at Birkbeck

A passion for social justice and empowerment led 69-year-old Mbiwan Eyere Takor to Birkbeck. Read Mbiwan Eyere Takor's blog.