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Your High School Diploma Study Pathway

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

Get your education up to speed - without having to wait

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 high school diploma should stand between you and your dream career.  

But sometimes you have to deal with setbacks — some obstacles just take a little more 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 — so that you can get your high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree studies at the same time

Now you're in charge of choosing your path - with the specialisation that suits your curiosity

The High School Diploma Study Pathway is designed to maximise your learning potential and get you ready for what's to come during your Bachelor's. We’ve bundled the High School Diploma courses together with our Bachelor’s programmes, so you can complete your High School Diploma while already working on your degree, with no additional costs

Unlike other study pathway programmes offered by other universities, the High School Diploma Study Pathway 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, we're giving you the choice between our Tech Track and Business Track. Each track contains 3 modules, which you’ll be taking along with your first Bachelor courses. 

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 the High School Diploma Study Pathway + 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 the High School Diploma Study Pathway, 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!

High School Diploma Study Pathway 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 the Study Pathway?

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

How does the High School Diploma Study Pathway 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 Study Pathway courses and materials – they are free of charge. 

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). You have unlimited chances to retake the exams. 

How do I sign up for the Study Pathway?

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. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

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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.