English & Business Preparation Programme (1 Year)

Course Details
Course Name

IBA English & Business Preparation Programme

Course Type

Foundation Year

Course Sector

English & Business

Course Duration

1 year


60 ECs

Entry Points Per Year

6 x entry per year possible

Next Starting Date(s)

29 March 2021, 17 May 2021, 23 August 2021

Degree or Qualification

Bachelor Foundation Programme Certificate



Tuition Fee



Wittenborg English PreparationFoundation Programmes -

Prepare for study and life at Wittenborg!

If you are an international student, and you need additional preparation and support in English or foundation subjects to complete undergraduate or postgraduate study at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, then the Foundation Programmes with Intensive English Language course offered at Wittenborg, based on the IELTS exam style, can help you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in your degree.

The foundation year concept at Wittenborg is simple:

Pre-Bachelor's: Foundation Modules of the Bachelor International Business Administration, together with intensive lessons of Academic English. Minimum IELTS level 5 required for entry.

On successful completion, students will be awarded an IBA Foundation Year Certificate and progression to the bachelor's degree programme, with exemption for all IBA credits already achieved.

Pre-Master's: New! 18-Month Master of Science 'Combi Package'

This programme is for students wishing to study the Master of Science in International Hospitality, International Tourism or International Event Management, and require or would like to study a half-year master's preparation course that will fully prepare them for their chosen MSc programme. Students only have to choose the Master of Science pathway at the end of the first semester, allowing complete flexibility. 


IELTS English

Wittenborg English PreparationWittenborg offers an intensive IELTS English preparation programme for entry into its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students with an IELTS level 5 are offered a full, one-year IELTS English programme. If progress in the target language reaches a 5.5 level of IELTS, then students can combine a number of business modules from the first year of the International Business Administration. This decision rests with the tutor and coordinator of the foundation course.

Students whose entry level is IELTS 5.5 are offered a half-year preparation programme before starting their chosen bachelor's pathway.

NOTE: The IELTS Preparation Programmes start 6 times a year, which means that as soon as you have completed your IELTS test successfully you can stream into the bachelor's degree programme at the next entry point (also 6 times a year).

For master's students, there is a special Advanced Academic IELTS programme offered as part of the Pre-Master's programme. This starts in February, allowing students to begin their chosen MSc programme in September.

English language requirements for entry into Wittenborg degree programmes

In order to successfully study at Wittenborg, students must have adequate skills in the English language, comparable to certain levels used by the English Language Testing System (IELTS):

  • Bachelor's entry IELTS = Academic IELTS 6
  • Master's entry IELTS = Academic IELTS 6.5 with at least a 6 for the writing component.

Wittenborg also carries out its own internal testing known as WELTS, which mirrors the IELTS examination. This testing is carried out by experienced IELTS teachers, and is used to monitor entry levels and progress throughout the programmes.


Info Request / Apply

Request Information

Click the link above to go to the Information Request Form to get more information about programmes and admission at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. Or send an email to Ms Florian Oosterberg at admission@wittenborg.eu.

Call us today: +31 (0)628 364 624

For prompt contact with our admissions team, pick up the phone and call our office number (+31) (0)88 667 266 or our mobile phone number +31 (0)628 364 624, and speak to Ms Florian Oosterberg, our Senior Admissions Officer, or Mr Santosh Aryal, our Student Registrar. If you would like us to call you back, we will!

Apply Online

If you would like to start your application online, just fill in the form at the link above. You can download application documents and upload scanned copies into the form. Alternatively, you can send all your application documents by email to Ms Florian Oosterberg at admission@wittenborg.eu.