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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 Jordan who have taken the Tawjihi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) will normally require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck. 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.

Students who have studied for one or two years at a recognised higher education institution in Iraq may be considered for Year 1 entry.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Jordan must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised 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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Jordanian degree classification:

  • Letter: A; CGPA: 3.25-4.00 (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • Letter: B+/B; CGPA: 2.50-3.24 (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • Letter: B/C+; CGPA: 2.10-2.49 (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
  • CGPA: 2.00-2.09 (English translation or equivalent: Third class).

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.

Find out about our international scholarships.