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Kazakhstan

Please note: Birkbeck is currently receiving a high volume of international applications. Please read our entry requirements carefully to ensure you submit the correct set of documents when applying. We may take longer than expected to process your application.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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 Kazakhstan who have taken the Diploma of Completed Secondary Education 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.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Kazakhstan must have completed a Bakalavr/Diplom Specialista/Magister 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 two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

  • 5 (alternative name: отлично/otlichno; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • 4.5 (alternative name: хорошо/khorosho; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • 4 (alternative name: хорошо/khorosho; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees Entry Requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; some departments may accept students with very good Bachelor’s degrees.

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

Find out about our international scholarships.