Birkbeck University 

Foundation Year 

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK. This is a one-year (three term) programme that will allow you to progress to an undergraduate degree at a top UK university, including our University of London partner universities.  

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Entry Requirements


5 extended course if 4.5

  • Speaking - 5
  • Listening - 5
  • Writing- 5


  • High School Diploma from your own country, which is equivalent to A Levels or a recognised International Foundation Programme


  • £16,995 - £24,310

Four Reasons to Choose Birkbeck

On Campus

The opportunity to study on the university campus, so you feel part of the university from the moment you arrive. Live in university accommodation - mixing with current undergraduate students.

Teaching excellence

Birkbeck was awarded the highest recommendation of broad confidence in its academic standards from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for higher education.


This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.

A Top 40 UK University

Birkbeck was rated as one of the UK's top 40 universities in the Times Higher Education UK University Rankings 2018!

Where is the campus located?

London is a leading study destination for international students. You will be surrounded by business, finance, media and creative excellence as you study in the UK capital. Home to prestigious international companies and exciting industries of the future, London is a city of opportunity. Our main campus in Bloomsbury, central London, is a lively student-centred area that’s home to a number of other universities and colleges of the University of London, including University College London (UCL) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

How do I sign up?

Please click the button below to begin the process. Once you have done so, one of our education counsellors will be in contact via phone or email to answer any questions you may have!

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