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Colombia

Entry requirements

Find out which qualifications will be recognised in your Birkbeck application.

Undergraduate 

  • To be considered for direct entry onto a Bachelor’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Colombia must have completed a 1-year Licenciatura or 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 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 to 30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate 

  • 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 

  • 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

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