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International University Foundation

Tuition fee €2,750 per semester
Application fee €100 one-time

This is a non-refundable fee that will be deducted from your tuition fee.

Registration fee €900 one-time

This is a one-time registration fee for non-EU citizens.

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This 1-year programme will definitely boost your English and your university study skills with 16 per week in small groups of 10-12 international students.

The International University Foundation has been running successfully for a decade now at International Business School. Its primary objective is to prepare students for continuing their studies in English at higher education level. It is, therefore, first and foremost recommended to those who eventually wish to obtain an English university degree from the International Business School/The University of Buckingham. It is also an excellent opportunity to those who simply want to improve their English for various purposes.

Programme structure

The programme includes a total of 400 hours of English and university study skills lessons per academic year. Students will receive preparation and practice in some or all of the following areas, depending on their language competence upon entry:

Business English
General English
International Issues
Study Skills
Quantitative and IT skills
All our teachers are highly qualified and have substantial experience in teaching. Students are grouped according to their level of English; the levels range from Beginner to Upper-Intermediate.

Besides the language modules, IBS offers the following extra opportunities to the course participants:

At the end of the programme, those students whose average score in the Business English subject is at least 60%, may take the LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Language Exam free of charge in the school.
We provide students with feedback on their academic achievement continuously during the semesters.

Those students who achieve passing results (a min. 40% in each module) and meet further educational requirements of the programme (their absences do not exceed 20%) receive a Certificate of completion of the course.

Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Dec 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Feb 10, 2020
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
May 31, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States