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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 Israel who have completed the Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate) can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.

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.

  • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 9 = comparable offer 90-100%
  • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 8.5 = comparable offer 85-89%
  • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 8 = comparable offer 80-84%
  • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 7.5 = comparable offer 75-79%
  • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 7 = comparable offer 70-74%
  • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 6.5 = comparable offer 65-69%
  • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 6 = comparable offer 60-64%.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Israel will usually require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution in Israel. 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' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Israeli degree classification

  • 90-100% (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • 80-89% (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • 65-79% (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
  • 50-64% (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 UK university or a Master’s degree (Track A) from a recognised university in Israel.

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

Find out about our international scholarships.