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Ivory Coast


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

Students from the Ivory Coast with a Baccalauréat or a Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré can be considered for a four-year course with foundation programme in their field of interest. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will automatically progress on to our three-year degree. Our four-year foundation programmes offer a joint confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) for all four years of study.

Alternatively, applicants can opt for a Foundation course at our partner provider OnCampus London (or another recognised provider) for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck.

Applicants can be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes with a:

  • Certificat d'Aptitude Pédagogique pour les Collèges d'Enseignement Général
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Economiques Générales (DEEG)
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Juridiques Générales (DEJG)
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG)
  • Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Littéraires (DUEL)
  • Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Scientifiques (DUES) 

Applicants with a Diplôme Universitaire de technologie (DUT) and Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) in relevant subject can also be considered for entry into our undergraduate programmes

Applicants with a French Baccalaureat (with minimum grades from 12/20) or 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 the Ivory Coast must have completed a Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees from a recognised university (14-15 out of 20 or Bien from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2:1, while a score of 12-13 out of 20 or Assez Bien is considered comparable to a UK 2:2).

If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for OnCampus London's Master's Foundation Programme which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master's degrees at Birkbeck. Foundation programmes from other providers will also be considered.

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.

Research degrees Entry Requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree.

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

More information

Contact the Birkbeck international team

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at Birkbeck, do not hesitate to contact the International Team.

Financial support

As an international student, you will be expected to self-finance your studies, so before you apply to join a programme you should be aware of the fees that you will be required to pay and any discounts or bursaries that you may be eligible for. 

Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your studies. 

We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck, others are offered in partnership with other organisations.

You may be eligible to apply for School and Departmental funding linked to your programme of study.

Birkbeck offers flexible payment options that allow you to spread the costs of your fees across the year at no additional cost. 

Online events

Our open events and taster sessions are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course and studying at Birkbeck, University of London. 

A taster session will provide you with a more in-depth view of the College and your chosen department.

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Ivory Coast students at Birkbeck

Randolphe N’Guessan's desire to learn about modern and standardised education systems is what brought him to Birkbeck. Read his blog.

Find out about our international scholarships.