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Czech Republic


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 the Czech Republic who have completed the Maturita/Maturitni Zkouška (School Leaving Certificate) or a Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce with a minimum final grade of 3 when awarded after a minimum of four years of study 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 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 1.0 (comparable offer: A = 1)
  • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 1.5
  • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 1.8
  • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2.0 (comparable offer: B = 2)
  • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2.2
  • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2.4
  • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2.6 (comparable offer: C = 3).

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from the Czech Republic must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable 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.

Czech degree classification:

  • Pre-2001: 1.0; post-2001: 1.0 (English translation or equivalent: Excellent = 1st)
  • Pre-2001: 2.0; post-2001: 1.5 (English translation or equivalent: Good = 2:1)
  • Pre-2001: 3.0; post-2001: 2.0 (English translation or equivalent: Pass = 2:2).

Research degrees Entry Requirements

For entry onto our research degree courses, students should normally have a Magistr/Master’s degree or professional title such as Inzenýr or Doktor Mediciny (since 2001). However, schools also accept students with high grades in the Bakalar/Bachelor’s degree (since 2001) or the Magistr/Master’s degree or professional title such as Inzenýr or Doktor Mediciny (before 2001).

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