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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.

  • 3 A level and 5 O level exams
  • US High School Diploma
  • Maturita
  • Abitur
  • аттестат зрелости
  • VWO
  • French Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate (full diploma)
  • 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, General) with a minimum overall score of 6.0 points 
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 80 in the iBT version
  • Cambridge Certificate with a minimum score of 169 (B2 First, B2 Business Vantage)
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language with a score of C or higher on extended curriculum
  • London University GCE O level Syllabus, minimum B in English Language
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 50
  • A B2 level English language certificate
  • LCCI certificate with a minimum score of 60
  • Hungarian high-level English language baccalaureate exam with a minimum result of 60%
  • Previous studies in English

or if the applicant is 

  • Native speaker of English (based on passport citizenship),

the applicant is not required to take the test.

September intake:

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

(For example: if you start your Bachelor's studies in September 2019, you must be 18 until 31 December 2019.)

February intake: 

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

(For example: if you start your Bachelor's studies in February 2020, you must be 18 until 31 July 2020.)

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, General) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 points 
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 in the iBT version
  • Cambridge Certificate with a minimum score of 176 (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 58
  • A C1 level English language certificate
  • LCCI certificate with a minimum score of 60
  • Previous studies in English

or if the applicant is 

  • Native speaker of English (based on passport citizenship),

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

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.

September intake: 

International University Foundation students must turn 17 years of age until 31 December of the year of their enrolment.

(For example: if you start your International University Foundation studies in September 2019, you must be 17 until 31 December 2019.)  

February intake: 

International University Foundation students must turn 17 years of age until 31 July of the year of their enrolment.

(For example: if you start your International University Foundation studies in February 2020, you must be 17 until 31 July 2020.)