Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Questions about New European College’s academic partnership and programs? Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

1. What is the difference between an academic degree from the Netherlands and from Germany?

There is no difference. Both are European degrees and have the same academic value as regulated through the Bologna Process.

2. What is the Bologna Process?

It is part of the European Higher Education Area, all 48 participating countries agreed to the mutual recognition of qualifications for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies.

3. Can I get a Visa for Germany if I am studying at a university of applied sciences from the Netherlands?

Yes. You have the same visa rights as a student from a German university.

4. What is the benefit of studying at a Dutch university in Germany?

This is the spirit of the European Union and globalization. Study in the language that is spoken throughout the business world in an innovative business program developed by a University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands, located in the economic hub of Germany – Munich – with an international student body. No doubt, a truly unique opportunity for students from around the world.

6. Does Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences have FIBAA accreditation?


7. Will I receive a degree from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences?

Yes, you will receive a Dutch degree from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, including a Diploma Supplement that explains in detail the academic program you graduated from.

8. When can I start my studies?

There are six intakes per academic year. More information on the exact starting dates can be found here.

9. Do students receive an 18-month work seeking visa after graduating?

Yes. Students graduating in Germany from a European university have the same rights as students that graduated from a German university.

10. If my IELTS score is not sufficient can I study at New European College?

Yes. Students can receive a conditional acceptance to the Bachelor or Master programs and must participate in a Business English Preparation Program and once students pass the IELTS examination with 6.0 for the Bachelor program and 6.5 for the Master programs. Students that achieve the necessary IELTS score during the preparation program can enter their respective program at the next intake.

11. What is the Pre-Master Program?

The Pre-Master Program is a program for students who want to join the Master of Business Management (MBM) program but have no background or degree in business.

12. What is the difference between the Master of Business Management (MBM) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

a. The MBM is a consecutive program – students must have obtained a Bachelor degree in a business related field and do not need prior work experience.

b. The MBA is a non-consecutive program – students must have obtained a Bachelor degree but it is irrelevant from which faculty. MBA applicants need 3 years of professional work experience

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