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No, BSBI is a business school offering recognised undergraduate and postgraduate programmes via collaborations with universities.

Yes, degrees delivered at BSBI, awarded by Universitá Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, University for the Creative Arts and Concordia University Chicago, are recognised and accredited.

UNINETTUNO, a no-state Italian university accredited by the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, specialising in blended and online international programmes. UNINETTUNO is authorised and has the jurisdiction to deliver programmes, sponsor visas and conduct teaching activities in Germany. UNINETTUNO is a recognised university in Italy and globally, whose awarded degrees fulfil the criteria of the Bologna Process of Universities. Please consider that each individual member state of the EU can have its own rules regarding the recognition of specific degrees.

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) has a history of 150 years and is fully recognised in the United States and also in Germany by the German NARIC as an H+ Institution. The programmes offered by Concordia-Chicago are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, the University’s College of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The University for the Creative Arts is fully recognised in the UK and also in Germany by the German NARIC as an H+ Institution. It is a highly ranked institution based in the UK. More specifically it ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020 and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing. UCA also has the highest place as a specialist creative university.


Under the title ‘master’s degree of Primo Livello’, the study programme does not guarantee a direct entry to a third cycle degree such as a DBA or a PhD in any university, as you also need a solid research proposal and usually five years of previous education in the first and second cycles. Doctorate applications are assessed on their merit and each university and country has their own admissions criteria. However, all graduates that we know with a UNINETTUNO master’s degree did not encounter any problem in being accepted. UNINETTUNO is now also offering, via BSBI, its own DBA course for students who wish to progress from their postgraduate qualifications, in Berlin.

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) uses UK credits and in this framework all Bachelor programmes have 360 UK credits (e-year duration) and all Masters 180 UK credits (18-month duration).

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) uses the American credit system and the 2 Master programmes (the MBA and the MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship) that BSBI runs in Berlin carry 36 and 30 credits/ credit hours respectively (2-year duration).

No, according to student contract, it is clear that if a student fails to submit on time or did not successfully pass his or her assignment, we require a resubmission which will incur an admin fee of 100 euros. The cost covers the resubmission of the assignments as well as the marking. Students who have experienced personal circumstances, such illness etc. will not be charged. 

Our university partners’ degrees (UNINETTUNO, UCA and CUC) are recognised across Europe and the rest of the world as well as being approved by Anabin as a H+institutions. 

The DAAD website is only for German institutions and awarding bodies, which means that BSBI is not required to be featured on the DAAD website. Many international universities teaching degrees in Germany are not on the platform for the same reason.

That is correct – a Hochschule is a different kind of institution and BSBI is not meant to be listed on this type of website.

If you receive an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, you will be required to pay a deposit upon acceptance of that offer. You will normally receive a deposit invoice within five working days of accepting your conditional offer. Once you receive your deposit invoice, you will need to make the payment within 28 working days. Once we receive your deposit payment, your place will be fully secured. If you have any queries related to paying your deposit, please contact us.

Please contact us directly for any questions regarding the content of the application form, as well as clarification on which documents to submit.


Tuition fees amounts are different depending on the programme you are studying. For more specific information on a particular programme’s fee, please visit our programmes page.

All of BSBI’s existing scholarships are available to students of all three academic bodies (UNINENTTUNO, UCA, + CUC). Please check here for more info.

Yes, you will need to apply for an instalment plan.

  1. IELTS
  2. PTE
  3. TOEFL

Please note that English proficiency requirements can be waived for:

  • Native English speakers;
  • Applicants who completed their education in English (high school diploma or IB);
  • Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English-speaking country.

This new way of studying combines face-to-face and online learning. You attend regular classroom sessions at BSBI Berlin campus with other students, and carry out the rest of your weekly study independently using the online materials you’re provided with. Our Blended Learning model enables you to complete your programme, with just two days face-to-face commitment per week. Find here more info about our online services.

This varies depending on which course you are studying, but we generally recommend a minimum of 40 hours per week, which is the combination of face-to-face, online and self-study.

No. At BSBI, we believe that your studies and your career go hand-in-hand, so we provide this service alongside your studies. Find out more here about our career services

We have partnered with Spotahome, Erasmusu, HousingAnywhere, Neon Wood, Fizz Berlin, NGB Living, Village M and Uniplaces to help you find the right place to live during your studies in Berlin. Find out more here.

Yes. After graduation, if you would like to extend your residence permit in Germany, you can apply for a job-seeking residence permit. Please find more detailed information here

Yes, BSBI now offers Free Legal Support in partnership with law firm SERS RECHTSANWALTSGES.mbH. Find here all the information about visa and immigration.

You will need to have a laptop with the minimum following specifications:

  • CPU: Intel i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 (at least)
  • RAM: 4GB RAM (at least)
  • HDD: 128GB SSD (at least)
  • S.O: Windows 7 (at least)

Yes, you’ll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony held in Berlin. If you’re unable to attend, you’ll receive your certificate in the post.

Our main intakes are February, May and October. This vary depending on the programme, for more info please check our programmes here

Business, Marketing and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership, Logistics, Communication, Project Management, Economics and Tourism and Hospitality, Health Management and Maritime and Shipping Management.

An induction week is provided for all programmes before the start of the classes. It also includes many things, including orientation information about the college, non-academic services, and the attendance of the Module “Study Methods” which is designed to equip students with the necessary skills of didactic methodology, essay drafting and exam preparation. (for more info regarding the induction week please contact BSBI programme coordinators office).