Foundation Diploma Business / Tech / Psychology

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Kickstart Your Future: Foundation Diploma in Business, Tech & Psychology

We help you prepare for your Bachelor's programme at UE with our foundation diploma. In just one semester you gain all the skills needed to pass the admission requirements at UE, so you can start your Bachelor's degree in the following semester.
  • Optimal preparation for Bachelor studies
  • Boost your linguistic competence (esp. English)
  • Orientation assistance for varied study programs
  • Smooth segue into on-campus studies in Germany
  • Successful completion linked to high success rate in Bachelor studies
  • Invest in your career: the tuition fee for the foundation diploma will be awarded as a credit for your subsequent bachelor’s programme at UE (6th semester)
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What you can expect to learn

In the foundation course, students will acquire a diverse set of skills and knowledge to prepare them for further studies and professional endeavors. The course also emphasizes culture skills and networking, fostering interpersonal abilities crucial for diverse environments.
You will learn:
  • Intermediate English-level
  • Office package
  • Mathematics
  • Scientific Writing
  • Research planning
  • Culture Skills/Networking
  • Setting up and completing a final project

Check out our Locations

Take a look at our Campuses in Berlin and Hamburg.
Immerse yourself in a city full of culture, diversity, and opportunities!

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Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • High school certificate
  • IELTS English level 4.5 or higher


  • Starting from € 820 monthly

Got questions about financing? Check out our fees!

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Semesters & Credits

  • Standard Track (120 ECTS)
  • Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS)
  • 18 hours per semester week
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in the winter and the Summer Semester


The pre course consists of 18 hours per week (HPW). Learn more about the course content in the curriculum.
Distribution of the semester hours per week

  • English (6 HPW)
    • Listening comprehension
    • Reading comprehension
    • Speaking: taking part in discussions, summarizing texts
    • Writing: producing increasingly complex texts, such as summaries, comments
  • IT/Tech (6HPW)
    • Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    • Understanding the basic concepts
    • Managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets
    • Creating presentations
    • Obtaining information and communicating with the help of computers
  • Mathematics (3 HPW)
    • Review of basic mathematical operations
    • Solving equations
    • Basics of descriptive Statistics
    • Practical applications of mathematical concepts
  • Scientific Writing (3 HPW)
    • Basics and access to scientific work
    • Introduction to dealing with scientific texts
    • Working with scientific literature
    • Basics of scientific research methodologies
Dual Degree Programme in BSc Business Informatics & Data Science

Connected Bachelor programmes and how to apply

The Foundation diploma Business / Tech / Psychology is available for the following

Should you wish to add the Foundation diploma to one of these bachelors, please use the UE online application portal and choose “Undergraduate + Foundation” as Programme type.

Why study at University of Europe for Applied Sciences

Best Provider for Further Education Among Private Universities with Multiple Locations. Stern Rankings 2023/24
Best Provider for Further Education Dual Study. Stern Ranking 2022
TOP 25 in Business Studies at private universities in Germany. Multirank 2020
93% Employed 12 months after graduation

Learn from our experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

Prof. Dr. Silke Heuse

Prof. Dr. Silke Heuse

Dr. Silke Heuse is the Programme Leader for Psychology and Vice Dean for the Business department at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Hamburg Campus.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Burgartz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Burgartz

Dr. Thomas Burgartz is the dean of the Economics faculty and Head of various Bachelor and Master programs at UE Germany, Iserlohn campus.
Prof. Dr. habil. Daniel F. Heuermann

Prof. Dr. habil. Daniel F. Heuermann

Dr. habil. Daniel F. Heuermann is the Professor for Economics and Vice-Dean at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Berlin campus. More info here!
Prof. Dr. Iris Lorscheid

Prof. Dr. Iris Lorscheid

Dr. Iris Lorscheid is the Vice-Rector of Research, Programme Leader Business Informatics & Data Science at UE Germany, Hamburg campus.

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