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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 Croatia who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Certificate of Maturity) can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees.

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.

Applicants from Croatia who fall short of the entry requirements may also complete a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the University. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.

  • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 5 (corresponding subject grades: A = 5)
  • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.5
  • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.2
  • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4 (corresponding subject grades: B = 4)
  • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.8
  • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.6
  • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.4 (corresponding subject grades: C = 3).

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Croatia must have completed a Diplom Visokog Obrazovania or Baccalaurea with a minimum score of 3.8 from a registered university. 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 OnCampus' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Croatian degree classification:

  • 4.5-5 (alternative name: Odlican (excellent); English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • 3.5-4.49 (alternative name: Vrlo dobar (very good); English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • 3-4.49 (alternative name: Dobar (good); English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
  • 2-2.99 (alternative name: Pass; English translation or equivalent: Third class)

Research degrees Entry Requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree from a recognised Croatian university. Some departments also accept students with a first- or upper-second-class Bachelor’s degree.

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