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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 who have completed the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (OHSC) can be considered for direct admission; we will consider the best three OHSC principal subjects (subsidiary subjects such as French and General Paper are not considered sufficient). Grades at OHSC will be considered entirely equivalent to British GCE A-levels.

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 taken the French Baccalaureate will be considered on an individual basis. You may also gain entry to Year 1 of our undergraduate degree programmes if you have successfully completed one or two years of an undergraduate degree with good grades (2.8-3.0 GPA, depending on the department).

Applicants who do not meet these criteria 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.

Alternatively, applicants can opt for a Foundation coursefor entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Mauritius would need to have completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

For programmes requiring a UK upper-second-class degree (2:1), you will need an overall score of at least 60% or equivalent. For programmes requiring a UK lower-second-class degree (2:2), you will need a GPA of at least 50% or equivalent.

Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and you may be admitted to a Master's programme with a lower-level degree if you have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

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.

Research degrees Entry Requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.

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

Our agents in your country

Please get in touch with our in-country representatives if you have any queries.

Campus Abroad Mauritius

Edabroad DP

  • Address: Cnr St Jean Road & Draper Avenue, Quatre Bornes
  • Phone: +230 466  5366


  • IDP
  • Address: 1st Floor, Ken Lee Building, 20 Edith Cavell Street, Port Louis
  • Phone: +230 210 1971


  • Uniserv
  • Address: Ebene Junction, Office C020, Rue De La Democratie Ebene
  • Phone: +230 5906 6795

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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