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Entry requirements

Find out which qualifications will be recognised in your Birkbeck application.


  • Applicants from Thailand with Mathayom/Maw 6 with high grades will usually be required to do a Foundation course before commencing a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants with an associate degree or who have completed the first year of a Bachelor’s degree with a grade of 3.0+ may be considered for direct entry to a Bachelor’s degree at the discretion of the department.
  • 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.


  • Successful applicants from Thailand will usually have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or 3.0 in their Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution recognised by the Higher Education Commission of the Thai Ministry of Education. The preferred GPA may vary from one subject to another. Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
  • 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 Birkbeck’s International Foundation Programme, which acts as a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study, preparing students to study a Master’s degree in the UK. There are progression pathways onto various courses at Birkbeck.
  • Another option is the Master's Foundation programme, which is available for 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
  • Thai degree classification:
    • CGPA 3.80 (letter: A; alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • CGPA 3.30 (letter: B+; alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • CGPA 2.80 (letter: B/C+; alternative name: Good/fairly good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees 

  • Successful applicants will usually have a Master's degree with a final GPA of at least 3.2 from a higher education institution that is recognised by the Higher Education Commission of the Thai Ministry of Education. A key consideration will be the quality of your research proposal.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

Contact us in Thailand

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

Hands on Education Consultants

New Cambridge

  • New Cambridge website
  • Address:
    • 16th Floor, Vanissa Building
    • 29 Soi Chidlom
    • Ploenchit Road
    • Lumpini, Pathumwan
    • Bangkok 10330
  • Phone: 02 252 3133
  • Fax: 02 252 3134

Professional InterEducation Co. Ltd

  • Address:
    • Unit A2, 7th Floor, Siam Tower
    • 989 Rama 1 Road
    • Pathumwan
    • Bangkok 10330
  • Phone: 02 658 0730
  • Fax: 02 658 0731


  • ICDL website
  • Address:
    • Alma Link Building 10th Floor
    • 25 Chidlom Ploenchit Road
    • Patumwan Bangkok 10330
  • Phone: 02-650-3339
  • Fax: 02-650-3989

Mentor International 

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