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Entry requirements

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


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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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