Central London , University of London", United Kingdom

Birkbeck is proud of being in the top 350 research-intensive universities in the world. Most international students choose to study with Birkbeck because of their reputation for being a world-class research and teaching institution based in central London. Birkbeck award globally recognized University of London qualifications – a mark of quality and excellence. Graduates and staff of the University of London include 74 Nobel Laureates, 52 presidents and prime ministers, and numerous international luminaries. Birkbeck joined the University of London 100 years ago and, in 2023, will celebrate 200 years of providing higher education.

Students from over 120 countries study at the university, so you’ll find yourself surrounded by committed enthusiastic students from all backgrounds, careers, and cultures, ages from 18 to 80 plus. Unique evening teaching means that you can study alongside London’s working professionals and pursue an internship or part-time work opportunities during the day. This will not only help you finance your studies but also means you can explore job opportunities and enhance your career prospects. You can take advantage of the professional recruitment service, Talent, which works with some of the UK’s top employers to help Birkbeck students find relevant work experience and get ahead in a competitive job market.

International Students: 9.5%

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There is nowhere better to study than London. The main campus is in Bloomsbury, central London, a bustling, student-centred area that’s home to a number of universities and colleges of the University of London.

The University have their own cafés, coffee shops and a bar, as well as an award-winning cinema at 43 Gordon Square which offers free screenings. Birkbeck is also situated in one of the world’s greatest concentrations of libraries – including the British Library and Senate House Library – and they have their own richly resourced, newly refurbished library as well. World-famous museums,including the British Museum and the National Gallery, are also close by, whilst The West End, Soho, Covent Garden, and King’s Cross are on Birkbeck's doorstep, so you can take full advantage of London’s world-famous shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and clubs. Everything that London has to offer is here for you to enjoy.

Student Guide

Birkbeck, University of London organizes a number of orientation events for international students, ranging from college-wide to department-specific. The general International Orientation Week runs for the first week of each year and features talks on study skills and trips around London. Pre-entry preparation and post-induction and support programs are also available.