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Uganda

Welcome to students from Uganda. We are delighted you are considering joining our vibrant academic and student community at Birkbeck, University of London.

Entry requirements

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

Undergraduate 

  • Applicants from Uganda can apply for direct entry with a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) OR an East African Advanced Certificate of Education OR a Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC). A higher diploma, awarded by a technical college or Ugandan Polytechnic, could be considered for advanced standing if the relevant subject material has been covered.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2-5 (descriptors and meaning: (A) Very good)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 2-5 (descriptors and meaning: (A) Very good)
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 6-7 (descriptors and meaning: (B) Good)
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 6-7 (descriptors and meaning: (B) Good)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 8-9 (descriptors and meaning: (C) Above average)
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 8-9 (descriptors and meaning: (C) Above average)
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 10-11 (descriptors and meaning: (D) Average)
  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will also be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.
  • If you do not have these qualifications, you could consider applying for a four-year course with foundation programme in your field of interest. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress onto our three-year degree. Our four-year foundation programmes offer a joint confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) for all four years of study. 
  • Alternatively, applicants can opt for a foundation course from our partner OnCampus London which offer guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes. Foundation programmes from other providers will also be considered.

Postgraduate

  • To be considered eligible for entry, Ugandan applicants should have obtained a Bachelor's degree with a minimum final GPA of 3.0.
  • 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 

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; a Master’s degree from Uganda is considered equivalent to a British Master’s degree standard. 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 representatives in your country

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

Pathway Study Abroad

S3 Education Consultants

  • S3 Education Consultants website
  • Address:
    • Plot 48, Windsor Crescent
    • Near Metropole Hotel
    • Kololo, Kampala
  • Phone: +256 782 138 959

SI-UK Kampala

Uniserv Education Kampala

More information

Contact the Birkbeck 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.

Talk to a current student

Take a virtual campus tour

  • Explore the campus from the comfort of your home and visit our learning facilities, social spaces and local amenities. 

Ugandan students at Birkbeck

  • Esther Joyce Ariokot, who graduated with an LLM in International Economic Law, Justice and Development, talks about how Birkbeck equipped her with knowledge that has helped her continue making a difference in her community.
  • Read Esther's blog.