UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, BIRKBECK

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. A global elite, top 150 institutions, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications and we have awide range of programmes to suit every entry level.

On the evening of 2 December 1823, around 2000 people flocked to the Crown and Anchor Tavern on the Strand to witness Dr George Birkbeck and his supporters, including Jeremy Bentham, JC Hobhouse MP and H Brougham MP, launch London’s first-ever Mechanics’ Institution, dedicated to the education of working people. This foundation meant that, for the first time, artisans and craftsmen could learn about science, art and economics. Seven years later, the Institution took a further radical step by becoming one of the first colleges to admit women as students.

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By 1858, Birkbeck was the first choice for students who wanted a university education but who could not afford to study full-time. This role was formalised in 1920, when Birkbeck officially became part of the University of London.

ACADEMIC SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS AND RESEARCH CENTRES:

Birkbeck consists of five schools that comprise a total of 19 different academic departments:

  • School of Arts
  • School of Business, Economics and Informatics
  • School of Law
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy
  • Research centres at Birkbeck
  • Scholarships and loans
  • Birkbeck scholarships and studentships

If you are entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, you will be able to apply for the following courses:

BIRBECK OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. THEY ARE:

School of Arts

  • Gordon Square International Awards: Two full or partial fee waivers, full-time or part-time, for outstanding international (non-EU) MA students. Deadline for applications: 23 April 2012.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

  • The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is a merit and needs-based scholarship scheme aimed at students from developing Commonwealth countries.

ACCOMMODATION

There are a wide range of accommodation options available to Birkbeck, University of London students. The links below provide details of some providers; along with their contact details so you can address any specific questions you may have to them directly.

  • University of London Halls of Residence
  • University of London houses and flats
  • Independent halls of residence
  • Short-term accommodation
  • Rented accommodation

For more information, on accommodation, visit: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/international/accommodation

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