This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the German education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Germany and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur, a Fachgebundene Hochschulreife, a Fachhochschulreife, or a Zwischenzeugnis/Vordiplom.
  • Top-up courses
    If you have a Berufsakademien Diplom/Studienakademien Diplom/Diplom (BA), you can apply for a Top-up course.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us if you have a Bachelor's degree, a Fachhochschuldiplom with an overall grade of ‘gut’, or a Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination).
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

English Language requirements

If you have achieved a mark of 10 (gut) in English during the Abitur qualification when taken as an achievement/main/intensive course.You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.