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Admission Requirements

For EU applicants (nationals of a member state of the European Union)

  • Proof of a university entrance qualification allowing direct admission to German higher education institutions, as specified by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) anabin database, for the respective country of origin (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/schulabschluesse-mit-hochschulzugang.html)
  • Proof of required German language proficiency

    • C1 level for Business Administration, Business Administration w/Intercultural Skills, Social Pedagogy & Management, Social Pedagogy, Management & Business Coaching, Physiotherapy, Applied Therapeutic Sciences
    • A2 level for 8-semester programmes Business Administration for international students and Engineering & Management for international students

    Applicants can acquire the necessary German language proficiency at F+U Academy of Languages (fuu-languages.eu).

  • Employment contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. iba’s study advisors will help applicants find a partner company.

For non-EU applicants

  • Proof of a university entrance qualification allowing direct admission to German higher education institutions, as specified by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) anabin database, for the respective country of origin (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/schulabschluesse-mit-hochschulzugang.html)

    In case direct access to universities is not granted, applicants must first enroll in a Foundation course (“Studienkolleg”) and pass the “Feststellungsprüfung“, an official assessment test for university entrance in Germany. (Different institutions offer preparatory courses for the exam, e.g. F+U Academy of Languages. Visit fuu-languages.eu for more information.)

  • A valid student visa for Germany. Please get in touch with the German embassy in your country of residence. You can also check our FAQ.
  • Proof of required German language proficiency

    • C1 level for Business Administration, Business Administration w/Intercultural Skills, Social Pedagogy & Management, Social Pedagogy, Management & Business Coaching, Physiotherapy, Applied Therapeutic Sciences
    • A2 level for 8-semester programmes Business Administration for international students and Engineering & Management for international students

    Applicants can acquire the necessary German language proficiency at F+U Academy of Languages (fuu-languages.eu).

  • Employment contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. iba’s study advisors will help applicants find a partner company.

For German applicants/applicants with a German school diploma

  • One of the following diplomas:

    • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
    • Subject-linked higher education entrance qualification (fachgebundenes Abitur)
    • Entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)
    • Master Craftsman Diploma (Meisterprüfung)
    • Comparable degrees of vocational training (e.g. business administrator); graduates of technical colleges and of professions in the health, social care or social education sector.

    Applicants with vocational qualifications can also be granted admission to iba if they have successfully completed at least two years of professional training and are able to provide evidence their work experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Employment contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. iba’s study advisors will help applicants find a partner company.


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