Birkbeck University of London Foundation Programme

Birkbeck University of London Foundation Programme

Birkbeck University of London Foundation Programme

About These Courses

Most high school qualifications from outside the EU1 are not accepted by UK universities, but international students can qualify for entry by studying a University Foundation Course first. Courses start in September or January and take less than one year to complete. On successful completion, most university foundation courses guarantee progression to selected degrees starting the following September.

Start Foundation CourseProgress To University
January 2017September 2017
September 2017September 2018

Why Choose This Course?

  • The fastest route to a British university for most international students.
  • Guaranteed progression on successful completion for most foundation courses.
  • The best option for students who want to study subjects like Art, Business, Computing, Engineering, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences. For Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine see A Level Courses instead.
  • Ideal for students with an English level below IELTS 6.5.
  • A low cost route compared to the alternatives.

Entry Requirements

AcademicCompletion of secondary school in your own country (Year 11+) with good grades, equivalent to 4 – 5 IGCSE subjects (A*-C), but excluding your native language.
Requirements For Your Country
EnglishIELTS 4.5 (4.0+ in all skills).
AgeMinium 17 years old at start of course.

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