Admission to the different awards often starts with an informal process in which the prospective students get in touch by email, telephone, letter or visit Leo Baeck  College or participate in an open day. Informal conversations with the Dean or specific Course Team Leaders of awards in which prospective students are interested can be requested. Potential Rabbinic students are also invited to sit in on classes and meet students.

The formal part of the application process begins with prospective students sending in the application form which can be downloaded from the LBC website. Please note the deadline for applications for the specific awards.

What to send/email with the application form:

  • Two current passport photographs.
  • Original copies of qualifications and grade transcripts. Please send a certified translation if the documents are not in English.
  • Proof of English proficiency at level CERF B or International English Language Testing System Level 6 or 6+ for those whose mother tongue is not English or for those who need a Tier 4 (General) visa.
  • Photocopy of the passport pages containing personal information such as nationality etc.
  • Application fee £50. Please pay using the a payment link on the website. Click the Rabbinic and Academic Award Registration fee tab in the menu.

Prospective students who wish to receive accreditation of prior learning (AP(E)L) are asked to state this in their application.  An AP(E)L form will then be sent to them. This will enable the Collaborative Programme Accreditation Board to determine whether credit can be recognised for specific modules (for more information click here).

An acknowledgement of receipt of the documents will be sent to prospective students.

Prospective students may be invited to an interview with the Admissions Team or may be interviewed on Skype. An interview may not be necessary in every case. All Rabbinic students participate in a four-day interview process which takes place in February/March.

The Admissions Team/Board makes a decision as to the suitability of prospective students based on the application form, references and any interviews that have taken place.

A letter with the outcome of the application, including terms of study and financial obligations, is sent as soon as possible following the meeting of the Admissions Team/Board. Prospective students are asked to sign a form indicating whether they wish to take up or decline the offer of admission.

Students applying for courses in Education or for the Rabbinate which involve working with children and/ or vulnerable adults must declare whether they have any criminal convictions, cautions (including verbal cautions), reprimands, final warnings and bind-over orders. This includes convictions which are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974).

Requests for deferrals are considered by the Admissions Team/Board at the time of the admission process.

Prospective students are asked to complete Application Form A.

Rabbinic students should complete  Application Form B.

Please submit the forms to:

Isi Genn-Bash, Leo Baeck College, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY or by email to