Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

London , United Kingdom
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 123
    Available Programs
  • 12915
  • 14000
    Average Cost
  • 85
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Birkbeck, being part of the University of London, shares the University's academic standards and awards University of London degrees. Birkbeck has been shortlisted by the Times Higher Education Awards as University of the Year. Birkbeck is a member of academic organisations such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the European University Association. The university's Centre for Brain Function and Development was awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize for its brain research in 2005.

Birkbeck has produced many notable alumni in the fields of science, law, politics, economics, literature, media, art and drama. Alumni include four Nobel laureates, numerous political leaders, members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and a British prime minister among its former students and faculty.

Entry requirements

The university bases decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. It may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in each subtest.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): overall score of 62 with 60 in each subtest.
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test): overall score of 79, with 18 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 19 in Speaking, 23 in Writing. 

Scholarship & funding

The university offers a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck, others are offered in partnership with other organisations. For more information


Student life

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.