Business English Preparation Program

The Business English Preparation program is designed to prepare you for studying at university level in English.


Program Duration

One Year (for Bachelor students with 5.0 IELTS)*

Half Year (for Bachelor students with 5.5 IELTS)*

*Once the student passes the IELTS with 6.0, they can enter their respective program at the next intake.


  • 02 September 2024

Application Deadline – 26th of July

  • 21 October 2024

Application Deadline – 5th of September

  • 2 December 2024

Application Deadline – 17th of October

  • 10 February 2025

Application Deadline – 5th of December 2024

  • 31 March 2025

Application Deadline – 13th of February

  • 19 May 2025

Application Deadline – 3rd of April




Bachelor Students

Bachelor students who do not meet the English entry requirement of 6.0 IELTs (or equivalent) are eligible for the Business & English Preparation Program. A successful completion guarantees progression into our academic programs.

This supplementary program is designed to introduce you to the world of studying at university level in English. Focused on international applicants, the successful completion of this program guarantees your placement into our Bachelor of International Business Administration program and gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with student life in the beautiful city of Munich.

Master & MBA Students

Master & MBA applicants who do not have Academic IELTS 6.5 but have at least a score of 6.0 and fulfill all other program entry requirements are eligible for the Pre-Master program. Upon successful completion of the Pre-Master program, the student can enter into their respective MBA or MBM program at the next intake. If the student chooses to complete the Academic IELTS during their Pre-Master program and achieves a score of 6.5 or higher, they can enter into their respective program at the next intake. Learn more about the Pre-Master program here.


Students who do not have a minimum Academic IELTS score of 6.0 but fulfill all other requirements for the Bachelor of International Business Administration program can participate in this program. All Bachelor students must have a minimum of Academic IELTS of 5.0 (or equivalent) to enter into this mandatory preparation program. Please check our entry requirements for details.


Ready to apply for entry to New European College? Here are the materials you will need to provide when submitting your online application:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic IELTS (Minimum 5.0 or equivalent)
  • Academic Transcripts & Certificates
  • Color Copy of Passport
  • Color Passport Photo
  • Color Copy of Passport Information Page
  • Diagnostic interview: An interview conducted on campus or via Skype by the NEC admissions team to determine the intention, motivation and aptitude or the applicant

Application Deadlines: International students who do not live in the European Union (EU) must apply 6-8 weeks before the entry date of choice. Students living in the EU must apply 2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice. In case the student does not apply before the deadline, their application will be automatically changed into an application for enrolment to the next block, unless they desire otherwise. In individual cases, an application can be expedited.


Please feel free to contact us via the form below with any questions you have! Our admissions team is very happy to provide you with a free consultation to help you find your perfect program.

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