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English & Business Preparation Programme (6 Months)

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Preparatory Apeldoorn

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary 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 future degree study.
Course description Pre-Bachelor: Foundation Modules of the Bachelor International Business Administration, together with intensive lessons of Academic English. Minimum IELTS level of 5 required for entry. On successful completion students will be awarded an IBA Foundation Year Certificate and progression to the Bachelor degree programme, with exemption for all IBA credits already achieved. Pre-Master: Final Year International Business Administration Modules with extra MSc course related modules and if required: intensive lessons of Academic English. Minimum IELTS level of 5.5 required for entry. On successful completion students will be awarded an IBA Post Graduate Certificate and direct entry to the Master degree programmes. Duration of the programme: between half year and 1 year depending on the entrance level of the student.
Study subjects 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 degree programme at the next entry point (also 6 times a year) For Master students, there is a special Advanced Academic IELTS programme offered as part of the Pre-Master programme, which starts in February each year.
Course objectives 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, then the Foundation Programmes with Intensive English Language course that is based on IELTS exam style offered can help you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in your further study.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 6 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes individual assignment, excursion, lecture, group discussion, self study, tutorial
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department English Department of Wittenborg Univeristy
Information about the institution - We are a private international University with more than 50 nationalities working and studying together. - We were established in 1987 and have thousands of graduates are now following careers in the Netherlands and around the world. - We are located in the centre of Europe, in the city of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Only 3 minutes from train to classroom! - We provide proven quality education in English with international academic lecturers and supporting staff. - We encourage local engagement of students, carrying out socially responsible projects; thinking globally, but acting locally. - We instigate and carry out European and local projects within our research centre whenever possible directly involving our students. - We are committed to a unique student-centered experience through our personal approach. - We offer personal tutoring, guiding and supporting students from start to finish. - We create opportunities for top students through the Wittenborg Fund and many other scholarship programmes. - We offer top-notch facilities and services in a state-of-the-art building and offer a variety of student accommodation.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 5.5
TOEFL internet based 70
TOEFL paper based 525
Professional experience required -
Duration 6 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
18 May 2020 4 May 2020 4 Apr 2020
31 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020 12 Jul 2020
19 Oct 2020 2 Oct 2020 31 Aug 2020
7 Dec 2020 18 Nov 2020 18 Oct 2020
15 Feb 2021 1 Feb 2021 28 Dec 2020
5 Apr 2021 22 Mar 2021 22 Feb 2021
24 May 2021 10 May 2021 28 Mar 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 4500

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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