Admission Requirements

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

  • Proof of university entrance qualification (e.g. High School Diploma, Matura, A-Levels, Bachillerato). These entrance qualifications are verified on the basis of anabin, a database published by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal States of Germany.
  • Proof of required German language proficiency:
    • C1 level for Business Administration, Social Pedagogy & Management, Social Pedagogy, Management & Business Coaching, Physiotherapy, Applied Therapeutic Sciences
    • A2 level for 8-semester programmes Business Administration + German as a Foreign Language and Engineering & Management + German as a Foreign Language
    Applicants can acquire the necessary German language proficiency at F+U Academy of Languages (www.fuu-languages.eu).
  • Work contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. The student counsellors at iba | University of Cooperative Education will help applicants  find a partner company.

For non-EU applicants

  • Proof of university entrance qualification. These entrance qualifications are verified on the basis of anabin, a database published by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal States of Germany.  In case direct access to universities is not granted, applicants need to enroll in a foundation course (“Studienkolleg”) and can take a so-called “Feststellungsprüfung“, an official assessment test for university entrance in Germany. (Different institutions offer preparatory courses for the exam, like F+U Academy of Languages. Visit www.fuu-languages.eu for more information.)
  • A valid visa for study purposes. Please get in touch with the German embassy in the country of your residence or contact our International Office (LINK). Applicants can also apply for a language course visa to take preparatory German classes.
  • Proof of required German language proficiency:
    • C1 level for Business Administration, Social Pedagogy & Management, Social Pedagogy, Management & Business Coaching, Physiotherapy, Applied Therapeutic Sciences
    • A2 level for 8-semester programmes Business Administration + German as a Foreign Language and Engineering & Management + German as a Foreign Language
    Applicants can acquire the necessary German language proficiency at F+U Academy of Languages (www.fuu-languages.eu).
  • Work contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. The student counsellors at iba | University of Cooperative Education 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.
    A with vocational qualifications can also be granted admission to higher education institutions if they have successfully completed at least two years of professional training and are able to account for their work experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.
  • Work contract (“Praxisvertrag”) with a partner company. The student counsellors at iba | University of Cooperative Education will help applicants find a partner company.