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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Birkbeck initiative provides life-changing education opportunities for asylum seekers
20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.
Birkbeck student wins prestigious Institute of Business Ethics’ Competition
David Kerr has been announced as the winner of this year’s Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) student essay competition, for his exploration of the ethical questions of tax avoidance.
Professor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
Sunil Gupta: In Pursuit of Love
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
No booking required
beo International Education Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Belle Salle Shibuya First, Tokyo, Japan
Free entry; booking recommended
Independent Employment? Business Pioneers Workshop (part of Bloomsbury Festival 2017)
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Free entry; booking required
Take a virtual tour
Explore our beautiful Bloomsbury campus in the heart of London and state-of-the-art Stratford campus in east London.
A day in the life
of Dr James Hammond who visited Chile as part of his research into earthquakes.