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Your A-Levels
Complete your high school education while working on your Bachelor’s degree, with no extra fee.

“What stands in the way, becomes the way” — Marcus Aurelius

Don't worry, at IU, we can get your education up to speed before you start university

Everyone deserves a shot at getting a top-of-the-line education. At IU International University of Applied Sciences, it’s our mission to create inclusive, accessible education. And we certainly don’t think a higher secondary school certificate should stand between you and your dream career. 

But sometimes you have to deal with setbacks — some obstacles just take more time and effort to overcome. 

So we've created a new option. IU is now a registered online Cambridge International School. This one-of-a-kind certification from Cambridge Assessment International Education makes it possible for us to prepare you for the Cambridge exam — and lets you begin your Bachelor’s studies with us.

Find answers to FAQs on A-Levels here.

Now you're in charge of your professional path

A-Levels is designed to maximise your learning potential and get you ready for what's to come during your Bachelor's. We’ve bundled A-Levels courses together with our Bachelor’s programmes, so you can complete your A-Levels while already working on your degree.

Unlike other study pathway programmes offered by other universities, A-Levels lets you earn your high school diploma and Bachelor’s degree at the same time, instead of spending 12 months or more just on bridging your knowledge gap. 

To help get you started in today's job market, the Bachelor’s degree you choose is matched with either a Tech Track or a Business Track, to ensure your skills fit your degree requirements. 

The Tech Track

Each track contains 3 modules, which you’ll be taking along with your first Bachelor courses:

Discover the list of online Bachelor programmes in the Tech Track:

The Business Track

The track modules each contain 2 courses on a specific topic — for example, Mathematics AS & Mathematics A. And each course is planned with a workload of ~150 hours which you’ll conclude with an exam.

Give yourself new career options with A-Levels + IU degree

At IU, we use a well-structured learning method that includes live lectures, recordings and course books to get you ready for your exams. And our wide range of learning materials ensures that you can study at your own pace. Yet it also gives you the flexibility to seamlessly integrate learning into your daily schedule. 
To qualify for A-Levels, you must be over 16 years of age – that is the only requirement. However, we recommend that you have at least a B2 English level when applying.  

So if you think you’re ready to start the next step in your career, reach out to us today – simply fill out the form on this page!

A-Levels FAQs:

How are you able to offer a high school diploma?

We are part of more than 10,000 Cambridge International schools that offer these qualifications. IU is registered as an online school that provides these courses digitally to prepare students for the Cambridge examinations.

Do I need any form of school certificate to start A-Levels?

No. The only requirements are to be more than 16 years old when applying, and to have B2 level English. 

How does A-Levels work? What does it include?

To receive your high school diploma equivalent from Cambridge Assessment International Education, you’ll need to pass a final exam within 12 months of starting the programme. We will provide you with all the necessary materials needed to prepare for the Cambridge examination. We provide this through synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) teaching, scripts, Q&A, Slides, Videos, Podcasts, etc. 

Do I have to pay anything to get my high school diploma?

The only fees you will be charged are by Cambridge, for the final exam, and the tuition fees for your Bachelor’s degree programme. There are no fees for the A-Levels courses and materials, but keep in mind that due to the added workload, working on A-Levels might extend the duration of your Bachelor’s degree studies. That means you’ll have more months of study time, which you will be charged for at your set monthly rate. 

What happens if I fail the final exam?

If you do not pass any or all of your exams, you can re-register and wait for the next date to take the exam again (by your own means). That means you have 2 chances of passing the final exam during the duration of your A-Levels. If you fail to pass the exam on your 2nd attempt, you can try again, by your own means and not as an IU member. You have unlimited chances of taking the exam independently. 

How do I sign up for A-Levels?

All you have to do is fill out the application form on this page, and our study advisors will reach out to you to kickstart the process. 

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 26th October and save up to €1444 

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 140 countries around the world. 

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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 26th October and save up to €2,222 on your on-campus tuition! 

Learn on campus at IU and maximise your career growth in Germany. Socialise, build your professional network and soak up a new culture – all while earning an international degree.

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Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

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