You want to enter Germany‘s High-Tech sector?

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Gain an academic qualification BEFORE your studies begin!

You can’t wait to get started with your first semester at university and would like to get a taste of student life as soon as possible? In addition to boosting your language skills in German, our Foundation Programme* includes nano degrees, delivered online by iba and our partner VICTORIA | International University of Applied Sciences.

The nano degrees equip you with business-focussed academic knowledge and the skills employers value. On completing the nano degree, you will receive academic credits can be transferred to our bachelor's programmes.

You can study for the following nano degrees BEFORE you enrol for your degree course:

For applicants requiring a preparatory course (Studienkolleg):

  • Business Essentials*
  • Engineering Essentials*

If you are unsure whether WORK & STUDY GERMANY is the right foundation programme for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to check your school or university certificates and give you detailed feedback about your study options at iba. Write a mail to, and we‘ll help you find your individual pathway to study with us!

* in approval process; planned start: Sept. 2023