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



Entry Points Per Year

6 x entry per year possible

Next Starting Date(s)
Degree or Qualification

Foundation IBA Certificate



Tuition Fee

€7.500 (September 2019 Start: €8.900)


Studey a Pre Master or Pre Bachelor Foundation Programme at Wittenborg UniversityFoundation Programmes -

Prepare for study and life at Wittenborg University!

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, based on IELTS exam style, offered at Wittenborg can help you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in your degree.

The foundation year concept at Wittenborg University is simple:

Pre-Bachelor: 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: 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

Study IELTS English at Wittenborg UniversityWittenborg University 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 1 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 start 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 entry IELTS = Academic IELTS 6
  • Master 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. Or send anEmail to Ms Florian Oosterberg at admission@wittenborg.eu

Call us today: +31(0)628364624

To gain quick contact with our admissions team, why not pick up the phone and call our office number (+31) (0)88 667 266 or our mobile phone number +31 (0)628364624, 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