QUnited International Business Schools 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    United International Business Schools’ satellite campus at Amsterdam, Netherlands invites students from all over the world to apply for admissions on a rolling basis for various intakes of fall, winter, spring, or summer. Seeking admission at this highly regarded institute in the list of top business colleges in Netherlands can offer you a global experience with students and faculty belonging to more than 85 different nationalities.

    The institute provides undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, associate, certificate, pre-masters programs and certain additional programs as well, in wide range managerial and entrepreneurial disciplines, with online MBA, Master in Asian Management, digital marketing, HR, etc. being the most popular courses. Students of the organization are offered the option of transfer between campuses to enable them to have a study abroad experience across Europe and Asia.

    The institute is not very highly selective in its approach towards admissions and observes a moderate acceptance rate where the admission process is majorly governed by factors like GPA, Work Experiences, Letters of Recommendation and Portfolio (for some courses). Though there is not a fixed GPA specification at the school, a GPA of 3.4 or above for graduate courses is a recommended score for an ideal candidate to enroll at the institute.

    Some salient points regarding admissions at United International Business Schools are as mentioned below.

    • UIBS accepts students on a rolling basis and thus applications are reviewed throughout the year by the admission department.
    • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the online application or send them to the Admission Department by post.
    • Students who wish to be considered for scholarship should submit separate letters describing the reason they should be considered eligible for receiving scholarship along documental proofs of the same. Limited scholarships are provided by UIBS.
    • Transcripts must be sealed and mailed from the issuing university.
    • More than 83% of the university graduates found a job within 6 months of graduation.
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic did not have a severe effect on education at the institute as it was already prepared with online platforms for learning.


    Application Portal Online Application
    Application Fee (non-refundable) 400 CHF
    Test scores accepted TOEFL/ IELTS/ GMAT/ GRE
    Mode of Payment Direct bank transfer or PayPal
    Academic Calendar Semester-based 
    Intake Seasons Fall/ winter/ spring/ summer
    Work Experience Preferable
    Financial Aid Available but limited

    United International Business Schools Acceptance Rate

    Although, UIBS houses students of all nationalities from various countries across the world, getting into the institute is not a cakewalk. The institute observes a moderate acceptance rate and is not very selective in its approach towards admissions. The admission process is majorly governed by factors like GPA, Past Work Experiences, Letters of Recommendation, Cover Letters and Portfolio (for some courses). Though, there is not a fixed GPA specification at the school, a GPA of 3.4 or above for graduate courses is considered an ideal score for a  candidate to enroll at the institute.

    Admission Deadlines

    UIBS invites and reviews applications on a rolling basis all year round and there’s no specific deadlines for submitting your applications. International Students are advised to apply no later than approximately 1 to 3 months before the preferred starting date/semester. In case the student visa is delayed, international students can postpone their studies until the next available starting date/semester.

    Given below are the details of the University’s Academic Calendar for the exact starting dates/semesters. All international applicants can have a look at them to get a clear idea of submitting their applications:

    Quarter/Semester Dates
    Fall October 2020 to December 2020
    Winter January 2021 to March 2021
    Spring April 2021 to June 2021
    Summer July 2021 to September 2021

    International Student Admissions

    United International Business School, Netherlands accepts international applicants, given that they have completed secondary education with a college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, provided required official records, met the appropriate deadlines, and verified financial support for one academic year.

    The admission process is similar for both international and domestic applicants. However, international applicants need to meet some additional requirements.

    How to apply?

    Application Portal: Applicants seeking admissions at the institute can use the online application portal of the university and apply here.

    Application Fee: 400 CHF

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    Below are the guidelines and requirement highlights to be considered while applying to any program at the university. These guidelines include academic scores required (SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE), English language proficiency scores, other academic requirements -GPA scores, transcripts required and evaluation of transcripts for international students.

    • Admission application
    • Official transcripts of previously attended educational institutions
      • To be accompanied by English translations
    • CV/ resume
    • Copy of identity proof e.g. Passport, birth certificate, etc.
    • Proof of financial support
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Work experience
    • At least one Letter of recommendation is mandatory.
    • Passport-size photograph.
    • Students must submit an updated resume consisting of professional experience and educational qualifications.
    • It is recommended to attach a Letter of Intent or Statement of purpose which highlights an applicant’s career objectives and future goals.

    Additional Requirements: inbound assessment test (if no prior business degree), GMAT test scores, work experience, etc.

    Application Process: The step-wise application process for international applications is as follows:

    • Send all required application documents to the Admissions Department.
    • After review and approval, applicants will receive their conditional acceptance documents.
    • Pay the non-refundable tuition fees to confirm the acceptance.
    • After confirmation, applicants will receive the official acceptance documents that they would need to apply for a student visa.
    • Applicants must comply with the student visa guidelines and apply for a student visa with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate closest to you.

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    All the programs at UIBS are delivered in English language and thus, students attending those must be fluent in English. Students belonging to non-native English speaking countries are required to submit proof of their English language proficiency like TOEFL, IELTS etc. as part of the admission requirements.

    Following are the minimum required test scores for International students:

    Test English Lessons optional English Lessons recommended English Lessons mandatory
    TOEFL IBT 79 or higher 65- 78 64 or lower
    TOEFL CBT 213 or higher 183-210 180 or lower
    TOEFL PBT 550 or higher 513- 547 510 or lower
    IELTS 6.0 or higher 5.5 5.0 or lower
    CEFRL C1 or higher B2 B1 or lower
    English Test C1 or higher 60% to 79% 59% or lower

    In case of average test scores, students in order to enter the study program may enrol themselves for the Advanced English program offered by the school and in case of Inadequate test scores, students will have to attend Intensive English Language program before entering the desired study program.

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students are required to hold a valid Netherlands Student Visa to be able to study as a full-time student at UIBS. Students must apply a few months in advance for admission keeping in mind the time taken in receiving a valid visa and thus not interrupting your date of beginning the course.

    Once you’ve been successfully accepted for admission at the institute i.e. you’ve received the acceptance letter, the student is then required to make a timely deposit of program fees. Students should start the visa process as soon as they receive the acceptance letter.

    The following documents are required while applying for the long stay student visa or MVV at a Dutch embassy located nearby:

    • Valid passport
    • Passport-size photographs
    • Acceptance letter
    • Proof of financial support
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Medical certificate

    Cost of applying for such a visa amounts to 220.88 USD. This entire application process is carried out by the university itself. As you reach the Netherlands, students must also obtain a valid resident permit or VVR from the office of Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) located in the Netherlands.

    United International Business School Undergraduate Admissions

    United International Business School offers a number of undergraduate degrees such as BBS, BBA, BA (in design, fashion, hospitality, sports, technology and tourism management), Associate degree, and undergraduate certificate programs on business studies and global business, finance, economics, etc.

    Where to Apply: UIBS Online Application Portal

    Application Fee: 400 CHF

    Admission Requirements:

    • Completed application form
    • Academic Transcripts
    • CV or Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Letter of motivation
    • Health Insurance coverage certificate
    • Work experience

    Students must send these application documents to the Admission Department either through mail or online through the official website itself.

    United International Business School Graduate Admissions

    United International Business School provides a wide range of graduate courses in business studies, business administration, international management (as per various countries and types of management), arts degrees in design, fashion, sports, technology, tourism and hospitality, financial, HR, marketing and operations management for international applicants seeking to study in the Netherlands.

    It also offers graduate certificate programs in various managerial courses. In addition to all these degrees, UIBS also provides an additional pre-master foundation program for students who do not have any business-related bachelor degree or equivalent.

    Graduate students are not mandatorily required to submit results of standardised test scores such as GMAT, GRE, etc. However, students may submit the same as an additional reference.

    Following are certain major graduate programs offered by the university:

    Requirements MBA Master in Asian Management Master of Arts in Digital Marketing Master in International Management (MIM) Master in Supply Chain Management
    Application Fee 400 CHF 400 CHF 400 CHF 400 CHF 400 CHF
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/GRE Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
    Letter of Motivation Required Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience Optional Highly recommended Required (if not having a professional undergraduate degree) Required Required
    Professional CV/ Resume Required Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations Required Required Required Required Required
    Proof of English Proficiency Required Required Required Required Required

    Students are informed about the admission decision by the Admission Department within two weeks of submitting the application documents. Minimum GPA is also not required during admission. For any query, students can contact the admission department at UIBS, Amsterdam, through either or +31 20 2402496.


    How will virtual class sessions affect my studies?

    A. The teaching method will be somewhat different from the usual group teaching method, but your studies can continue as normal.

    Q. How will Covid-19 affect my graduation in June?

    A. Students who enroll for courses and consequently earn credits will not be affected by graduating later than initially expected at the start of the program. All courses remain available, but are only temporarily organized differently.

    Q. In case I decide to pause my studies in the Spring and have paid fees, will the fee transfer to the Summer of Fall Sessions, or will it be refunded back to me?

    A. Fees are due payable according to a fixed payment schedule. Any fees already paid are added to the balance. Only charges are added to the balance related to the actual courses attempted.

    Q. How can I get in touch with the admissions department?

    A. All our admissions team members remain available by email, phone, Skype and WhatsApp. We currently advise against non-essential personal face-to-face meetings.

    Q. Is it possible to pause my studies for the Spring quarter? Are there any fees for pausing my studies?

    A. Students may pause their education for 3 months/1 quarter per academic year without the applicable program fees changing to the newest program fee schedule. The program fees for those pausing more than 3 months/1 quarter will change to the newest program fee schedule, which is likely to be higher.

    Q. Can I pause only for Spring - Term A and continue in Term B?

    A. Graduate students may pause per Term as all courses start and finish in a single Term. Undergraduate students typically could not, but from the Spring Quarter onwards also all Undergraduate courses are scheduled on a 5-week basis, allowing for this option.


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