Birkbeck, University of London

Established in 1823, Birkbeck is part of the world famous University of London. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and research degrees across a wide range of subjects.

Ranked in the ‘Top 250’ universities in the Times Higher World University Rankings, Birkbeck, University of London is different, diverse and unique.

Birkbeck is unique in that its full-time bachelor’s and master’s degrees are taught in the evening. A significant number of its students have professional work experience related to their studies, which enhances the learning environment. Wherever possible, study combines theory with real-world experience.

Birkbeck is diverse, offering a wide range of programmes and having students from a very wide range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages. It has a well-balanced international student population with students from over 120 countries.

Chevening and Birkbeck

Birkbeck has been successful in attracting strong numbers of Chevening Scholars to their programmes since the scheme’s inception.

From the university:

'The Chevening Scholarship scheme is very prestigious, with global reach, and attracts high calibre students. This complements and reflects Birkbeck’s own aspirations. Last year, Birkbeck welcomed thirteen scholars under the standard Chevening Scholarship scheme. The scholars came from twelve different countries and studied across a wide range of master’s degrees, adding to the diversity of the College’s student population and contributing to the College’s international outlook. This number is expected to increase in 2017, following Birkbeck’s additional participation in the Partnership Scheme.’

Who do Birkbeck support?

Birkbeck, University of London welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree offered by Birkbeck. This includes five awards under the partnership scheme in addition to standard Chevening Scholarships.

Applicants can choose from a wide range of subjects in the Arts, Business, Economics, Informatics, Law, Science, Social Science, History , Politics and Philosophy. Visit our website for more information.

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Birkbeck are encouraged to select Birkbeck as their first preference in their Chevening application.