Birkbeck, University of London - Foundation


Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant center of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. The College is situated in the heart of the University of London’s central campus, next to many other University of London Colleges, including UCL and SOAS. The central location is only minutes’ walk from the British Museum and other famous London attractions. Established in 1823, Birkbeck has a long history of offering the highest-quality university education.

Foundation courses at OnCampus London lead to a degree program at the university.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Matt Barnett
Matt Barnett
BA Geography and Environment
"The four years I spent at Birkbeck were some of the most challenging I have ever spent, but also some of the most rewarding. Going back to education in my late twenties left me with a much more serious/studious attitude towards my studies. Having lived a little bit more allowed me to understand and enjoy the learning in ways I feel I probably wouldn't have if I'd gone straight to university from school. The confidence and ability that I now have in my life and career are much higher than before I graduated. I didn't undertake the degree for any clear prior reason, but soon into the course realised that learning purely for the sake of learning itself is what spurred me on and still does even after finishing the course. Birkbeck's BA Geography and Environment course is so well taught, so interesting and crosses so many academic boundaries I feel, that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who just wants to know more about the world in which we live."
Michelle Ponting
Michelle Ponting
BSc Environmental Conservation
"Everything I learnt could be directly applied to my work. I encountered some really inspirational tutors who could answer every question the class threw at them. I feel my confidence and knowledge are now up to the level of my peers. There are always new things to be learnt, but I now have the skills and tools to be able to do my own research."


Business & Management
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) in Business
  • International Year One (IYI) in Business
  • Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) in Business
  • University of London Graduate Diploma (GDP) in Management
  • University of London Graduate Diploma (GDP) In Finance
Engineering & Technology
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) in Engineering & Physical Sciences
  • Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) in Engineering
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) in Social Sciences
Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) in Life Sciences
  • Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) in Life Sciences

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 36,652 Average cost per year
£ 18,235Tuition
£ 10,802Housing
£ 7,615Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

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