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Requirements for application vary according to programme. You can see the required documents and English skills for all English language programmes below.

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1. Bachelor's programmes

Academic requirements:

High school diploma and a certified English translation of your high school diploma if it is not in English.

  • US High School Diploma
  • Maturita
  • Abitur
  • аттестат зрелости
  • VWO
  • French Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Érettségi bizonyítvány
  • Other international secondary or postsecondary qualification will be considered individually.

English skills:

BSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test  that consists of a 100 minute test and an oral part with a listening task.

If the applicant has a certificate of

  • the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.0 points (including a minimum of 6 for both the reading and writing component)
  • or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 (213 in the computerised version, 80 in the iBT version)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 176-184 (with a minimum of 175 in each component)
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language with a score of C or higher on extended curriculum
  • London University GCE O level Syllabus B in English Language with a score of C or higher
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a score of 59-65 (with 4 minimum component scores of 59),

the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the oral part.

Students must be at least 18 years old when starting the Bachelor’s programme. 

2. Master's programmes

Academic requirements:

International Management, Human Resource Management:

  • first or second class Bachelor's degree in any field of study

Financial Management, Marketing Management:

  • relevant first or second class Bachelor's degree. 

MBA in Data-Driven Management: 

  • Bachelor's degree in any field of study,
  • transcript with at least one module in mathematics or finance,
  • CV,
  • work reference of 3-5 years,
  • motivation letter

Mature students not meeting the above requirements should contact us with their complete application documentation, which will be considered on an individual basis.

English skills:

MSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test and an Orientation Interview.

If the applicant has a certificate of

  • the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 points (including a minimum of 6.5 in each component of assessment)
  • or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 575 (232 in the computerised version, 90 in the iBT version),
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 176-184 (with a minimum of 175 in each component)
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language with a score of C or higher on extended curriculum
  • London University GCE O level Syllabus B in English Language with a score of C or higher
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a score of 59-65 (with 4 minimum component scores of 59),

the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.

3. PhD programmes

Academic requirements:

  • first or second class, upper division Master's degree. Please email your detailed research plan and one academic referee’s report soon after your online application to info@ibs-b.hu,

  • sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype,

  • if student is accepted by the Research Programmes Council, student will proceed with payment transfer of the first year’s fee and start the visa application if required.

English skills:

The IBS Research Officer checks the applicant's English skills with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application.

4. International University Foundation

This is an English course with goups from beginner to advanced level. Non-EU students must have a high school diploma to be able to attend. Students take IBS’s own  English Language Placement Test before starting the programme.

Students must be at least 17 years old when starting the International University Foundation programme.