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The International University Foundation programme is one academic year long, and includes  400 hours of English and university study skills lessons per academic year. Classes are any time between 8 am and 6 pm every weekday in small groups of 15 students taught by experienced teachers.

Students are grouped according to their level of English which IBS determines with the English Placement test; the levels range from Beginner to Upper-Intermediate.

At the end of the programme all students take a Placement test and if they pass they can continue their studies on our Bachelor or Master programme. You can do our sample test for practice.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma and its official English translation (please note that you will need to present your original high school diploma and its official English translation when you enroll at IBS in Budapest)

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the one-year programme is 5500 EUR and there is a 900 EUR one-off registration fee for non-EU citizens. Non-EU students should pay the whole programme fee with the DHL delivery fee of EUR 25 in one amount prior to receiving our Visa Support Certificate.

Upon the online application, you will have to transfer EUR 100 application fee (non-refundable).

If your documents have been accepted, you will proceed with the payment of the programme fee, EUR 6325 and after receiving your payment, we will issue our Visa Support Certificate for the visa application.


The programme starts in September each year, but it is possible to join it in the second semester starting in February if the applicant’s English level is at least pre-intermediate (there are no beginner’s groups in February).