Entry requirements and how to apply
We welcome applicants from all educational backgrounds and we encourage those without traditional qualifications to apply. We will consider your knowledge and work experience alongside your qualifications.
Pre-sessional English language courses
Find out about the help we offer to boost your study skills or improve your English before you start your course.
Working in the UK
As our teaching mainly takes place in the evening, many Birkbeck students work during the day. Find out about undertaking paid part-time work while studying in the UK.
Find your country
Find details of entry requirements and equivalencies for over 120 countries worldwide.
International student finance, fees and scholarships
Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. Find out about what is available, how to apply and the advice and support we provide.
Boost your career
Discover how Birkbeck’s unique evening teaching, coupled with our comprehensive careers and employability services, can help you get ahead in a highly competitive job market.
A prestigious university
You will be taught by renowned academics and will gain a University of London degree.
Evening study explained
Birkbeck is London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. With classes held 6pm-9pm, your days are free to study, work, volunteer, or just do your own thing.
Find out everything you need to know about the type of visa you need to come and study at Birkbeck, how to apply, and our free advice and support services.
Birkbeck and the EU
Birkbeck welcomes students, staff and visitors from across the European Union and further afield. Find out everything you need to know about Brexit and making an application to Birkbeck.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Frequently asked questions (FAQS)
If you have a question you might find the answer here, among the questions we are most frequently asked.
We provide advice and support to all international students who want to study at Birkbeck. We can help you with choosing your course, applying to, and enrolling at, Birkbeck, and making a visa application, among other things.
Meet us abroad
Find out if our international team, who visit countries throughout the year, will be in a city near you soon. We also run visa applications advice sessions.
Birkbeck is proud to work in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities. Discover more about the institutions we are working with and how you could benefit.
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Birkbeck students talk about their experiences of studying in the UK’s capital city.
Birkbeck’s Master gives evidence to Lords Committee
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Birkbeck flying high in Times Higher Education’s first Psychology rankings
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Birkbeck welcomes four new Fellows to the College
The autumn graduation ceremonies will formally recognise new additions.