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Please note: Birkbeck is currently receiving a high volume of international applications. Please read our entry requirements carefully to ensure you submit the correct set of documents when applying. We may take longer than expected to process your application.


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

To be considered for direct entry onto a Bachelor’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Colombia must have completed a 1-year Licenciaturaor Título Profesional at a registered university with a GPA of at least 4.0/5.0. If a student has completed a Título de Técnico Profesional, entry is considered at the discretion of the department. If a student has completed the Título de Tecnólogo, Year 1 or Year 2 entry onto the course is possible but is at the discretion of the department.

Applicants from Colombia who have completed the Bachillerato will normally require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck. 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 to 30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Colombia must have completed a 4-year Licenciatura or Título Profesional or Especialista/Diploma de Especialización from a registered university.

For programmes requiring a 2:1, students must have achieved a final GPA of at least 3.84/5.0 or equivalent

For programmes requiring a 2:2, a final GPA of at least 3.6/5.0 is required.

If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for OnCampus' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Research degrees Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a research degree, applicants from Colombia will normally be required to have successfully completed a Master's degree.

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

Further information

Scholarships for Colombian students

Applicants from Colombia are eligible to apply for the following:

For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please .

Contact us

If you are from Colombia and you are interested in studying at Birkbeck, we would love to hear from you. , if you have any questions.

Birkbeck works with the following local representatives in Colombia who can support you throughout your application: