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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 Turkey can apply for direct entry to Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees with:

  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) from a private foreign-language medium school, science high school or Anatolian high school with an average grade of at least 4.0/5.0; particular attention will be paid to relevant subject grades
  • Önlisans Derecesi or Diplomasi (Pre-licentiate or Associate Degree) with a final GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.

Applicants from Turkey who fall short of the minimum requirements may require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.

Postgraduate  entry requirements

For entry onto a Master’s degree, we generally expect Turkish applicants to have a good Lisans Diplomasi/Mühendis Diplomasi from a recognised state or private university.

  • For programmes requiring a UK 2:1, a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent is required. Students from highly ranked universities with a GPA of 2.8/4.0 may be considered at the discretion of the department. 
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2:2, a GPA of 2.5/4.0 is required. 

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' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
Turkish degree classification (CGPA):

  • <3.50 (alternative name: Yusek Seref; English equivalent: 1st)
  • 3.00 (alternative name: Seref; English equivalent: 2:1)
  • >2.50 (English equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees entry requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Yüksek Lisans Diplomasi/Yüksek Mühendis Diplomasi from a recognised state or private university with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent; students should have undertaken a thesis as part of their degree.

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

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

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