50% of the first year tuition fee

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About the Scholarship

The IBS Starter Scholarship is to cover 50% of the first year tuition fee for applicants for any Buckingham-validated English-language Bachelor programme of IBS who, in addition to general entry requirements, meet the criteria below.
Scholarship does not have cash value. Other related fees (accommodation, visa, insurance etc.) are students' responsability.


the capital of Hungary and the largest city with over 1.7 million inhabitants

situated right in the heart of Europe along the two banks of the Danube

voted 2nd best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller

3rd (out of 65 cities) on Mastercard's Emerging Markets Index (2008)

the most liveable Central/Eastern European city on EIU's quality of life index (2009&2010)

"Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes

one of the most beautiful cities in Europe

International Business School

campuses in beautiful european cities: Budapest and Vienna

a wide range of Bachelor's and Master's programmes in cooperation with The University of Buckingham, UK

strong focus on practice-oriented education

’Excellent business school with 3 palms’ prize in the business school ranking by Eduniversal

accredited by British Accreditation Council, European Council for Business Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and other quality assurance bodies

University of Buckingham

the first independent university in the UK

40 years of excellence

"UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR FOR TEACHING" by the Times' Good University Guide 2016

rated top in The Guardian League Table for 2015 for graduate employment (98.1%)

leading the British National Student Survey in student satisfaction since 2006

ranked 1st in England and Wales for safest campus (The Complete University Guide 2016)

ranked 1st for upholding Free Speech (Spiked Magazine Poll)

Application Process

Who can apply?

Age limit: 18-25 (at the time of the scholarship application)
High school students in their final year (12 form)
College students (only year 3 or 4)
University students (1-4 years)
Students with Advanced level of English (IELTS 6.5 or iBT TOEFL 90 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend an IBS Bachelor program


No, the scholarship does not have any cash value. If your application is approved, your tuition fees will be reduced and you will have to pay only the remaining amount (50%).
No, the Starter Scholarship cover only 1st year of studies.
If you meet the entrance requirements, you will be admitted to the programme of your choice and receive a Letter of Acceptance in due course.
Yes, you can only in case the official test results are published by the deadline – 30th of April.
Yes, IBS also offers IBS Academic scholarship to the students who already started their studies. The amount of scholarship depends on the student’s academic performance and covers 50-75% of the next semester fees.

Students should apply simultaneously to a Bachelor programme of their choice and Starter Scholarship by filling in the Registration Form below. Please, fill in all the fields.

After submitting your Registration form and receiving the confirmation email, please, be sure to provide the following document as instructed below:
1. A copy of your passport
2. Your High school certificate or your recent academic report in case you are last year school/college student
The document must be officially translated into English.
3. Proof of your English proficiency level (TOEFL iBT min. 90, IELTS min 6.5 with not less than 6.0 on each band, or an equivalent)
4. A Scholarship Motivation essay including the following main outlines:
The essay must be written in English
Make sure to include your motivation to choose the proposed course of study and IBS as educational instituion
It should include your personal experience in which you have gained significant insight, or which motivated your choice
It should include your career aspirations
Be authentic and honest
Be specific with your descriptions
The simplest structure of an essay has three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

Please submit your paperwork either by e-mail to: elena@excel.md or in person directly to our office: 45, Pushkin street, Chisinau, Moldova.
Please, note that the incomplete applications or submitted after deadline (28th of April 12.00 noon) will be automatically rejected.

Completed applications from eligible candidates will be assessed by the IBS Rector and selection results published by 15th of May 2017.
As soon as the Admissions Board has made a decision, you'll received a message with the outcome of assessment.
There is no appeal against Rector’s decision. If scholarship is approved, students must pay the remaining part of their tuition fee latest until 31 May 2017.
The fee is not refundable. In case the fee is not paid by the indicate date, the scholarship is cancelled!

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