Gain the skills you need for direct entry into a degree programme at IU
IU Pathway Programme
Have a university entrance qualification from your home country but still don’t meet our bachelor’s programme requirements? There’s no reason to put your dreams on hold, thanks to the IU Pathway Programme.
12 months (2 semesters)
October or April
On campus: Bad Honnef
*Not including the one-time campus fee, enrolment fee, or semester ticket.
Your pathway to an education and future in Germany
The IU Pathway Programme is a one-year bridging course which will help you gain the competencies you need to enrol in your desired degree programme at IU. The course is designed to help you:
- Develop communication skills in academic and business English
- Build a solid foundation in economics and business application of maths
- Get a head start in your future career with German language skills
- Integrate seamlessly in Germany with understanding of its history and culture
Once you’ve completed the Pathway Programme, you will be able to start your desired bachelor’s degree programme at IU.
Maximise your learning
Benefit from supervised assignments, peer support and group work, as well as 24/7 accessible online study materials.
Experience campus life
Meet fellow students from 100+ countries, join student societies and clubs, and participate in events on campus.
Get full support, always
Have 1-on-1 discussions with your personal or programme tutors and receive support if you face difficulties.
Am I eligible for the IU Pathway Programme?
You will need to have at least a university entrance qualification from your home country to be eligible for the Pathway Programme.
If you don’t have an IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent certificate), you will also have to complete an IELTS preparatory course in the second semester of the Pathway Programme.
Can I enrol in the IU Pathway Programme online?
No, the Pathway Programme is only available on campus in Bad Honnef. For online students, we offer the opportunity to earn a Cambridge A-Levels qualification through the High School Diploma Study Pathway.
Is the IU Pathway Programme valid elsewhere?
No, the IU Pathway Programme is a non-official bridging course solely designed to prepare you for a bachelor’s degree programme at IU.
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