Age requirement

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International Business School treats all its students, regardless of age on entry, as independent, mature individuals.

However, under 18s living in Hungary are considered by law to be children, which means the University has additional responsibilities towards students it admits under the age of 18 until the date when they turn 18, even if this period is brief. Additional responsibilities include increased protection against safety and health risks, intimidation, abuse, bullying, harassment (physical or online), discrimination, radicalization, and extremism. In this section below, we outline for you, your parents and guardians as much information as possible to ensure a smooth start in IBS whilst you are under the age of 18.

If you are under 18 when you enroll at IBS, you are officially an underage person in Hungary.

As a result, you will have to bear in mind some legal restrictions when starting your IBS studies and stay in Hungary: 
• you cannot sign any official documents including the IBS Education Contract or your residence permit at the Immigration Office without your parent/guardian,
• you cannot rent a flat by yourself,
• you cannot open a bank account in Hungary by yourself

While you are still under 18 your parents should accompany you in Budapest, or you should present an official authorization where your parent/guardian authorizes a person above 18 who stays in Budapest and can act and sign documents on your behalf.

You can find attached the authorization form in two languages. Please bring 2 signed hard copies of the authorization form (in Hungarian and English) with you for enrolment along with the person who can sign documents on your behalf.

If your parents cannot find an appropriate person to be authorized, please contact our partner lawyer’s office at nguyen.trang@dukkon.hu or dukkon.zsolt@dukkon.hu.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@ibs-b.hu

Bachelor's programmes

The minimum age to start a degree programme at the university is at least 17 years.

September intake:

Bachelor’s students must turn 18 years of age by 31 December of the year of their enrolment. 

For example: if you start your Bachelor's studies in September 2020, you must be 18 by 31 December 2020.

February intake: 

Bachelor’s students must turn 18 years of age by 31 July of the year of their enrolment. 

For example: if you start your Bachelor's studies in February 2021, you must be 18 by 31 July 2021.

International University Foundation

The minimum age to start a foundation programme at the university is at least 16 years.

September intake: 

International University Foundation students must turn 17 by 31 December of the year of their enrolment.

For example, if you start your International University Foundation studies in September 2020, you must be 17 by 31 December 2020.

February intake: 

International University Foundation students must turn 17 by 31 July of the year of their enrolment.

For example, if you start your International University Foundation studies in February 2021, you must be 17 by 31 July 2021.