iba | University of Cooperative Education is part of the F+U group of companies. F+U looks back on 40 years of experience in the education sector and operates schools, language schools, vocational colleges and universities. We provide intensive support and consultation and our institutions work hand-in-hand, providing a true ‘one-stop service’ for international students.
F+U Academy of Languages and VICTORIA | Academy of Languages
With 12 000 students from over 120 countries every year, F+U Academy of Languages is one of the largest language schools in Europe. Offers include year-round intensive courses and exam preparation in German and English (A0-C2) at the study centre in Heidelberg or online, as well as university admission language exams such as TestDaF, telc C1 Hochschule, TestAs, TOEFL®, IELTS and more. F+U Academy of Languages in Heidelberg offers German and English courses in summer and winter for juniors aged 6 to 17, specialist language courses for prospective medical doctors and nurses as well as teacher training courses and compact business language courses. Several halls of residence, a student hostel, a school-owned hotel, a boarding school and many host families provide our students with accommodation all year round (for details on the types of accommodation and prices, please click here). Under the name VICTORIA | Academy of Languages, the Berlin Language Center specializes in university-preparatory language courses and corporate training. Accommodation is available on the university campus, in a private student hostel or with Berlin host families. The Academy also acts as the International Office of VICTORIA | International University of Applied Sciences.
VICTORIA | International University of Applied Sciences
As a state-accredited private university located in the centre of Berlin and in Baden-Baden, VICTORIA | International University of Applied Sciences offers three study models for its Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes: Application-oriented dual work-study (DUAL), flexible full-time studies (CLASSIC), distance learning (DISTANCE). The dual work-study model with the split-week system offers international applicants the possibility to combine theory with practice: Students are employed at a partner company for the duration of their studies and spend 20 hours studying and 20 hours working as trainees. Most partner companies not only cover the tuition fees but also pay a monthly allowance as well. On-campus accommodation as well as an experienced, multilingual International Office provide “Internationals” with all the help they need for a perfect start in the academic and business world. iba graduates can continue their studies in VICTORIA’s Master’s programmes Business Management & Development (M.A.) or Business Psychology (M.A.) with specializations in Business Coaching or Business Consulting. VICTORIA offers English and German-language degree programmes.