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United School for Liberal Studies

United School for Liberal Studies

United School for Liberal Studies

Introduction

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Dedicated since 2002 to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, European College for Liberal Studies (ECLS) is an independent private education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. ECLS offers flexible liberal and global studies at the Undergraduate (Bachelor/BA) and (Post)Graduate (Master/MA and Doctor/PhD) level leading to private degrees.

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Our flexible study programs are based on the American model of higher education, allowing students to choose their courses based on course requirements, previous studies, current interests, and future ambitions.

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Students can choose between multiple starting dates in the fall, winter, spring, and summer of each academic year. Our modular course design and program structure allow for an optimal further education planning.

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Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia.

Our 9 global campus locations are based in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo, and Zurich.

Our campuses are all located in the city center of several exciting destinations. Students are encouraged to transfer between campuses for one or more quarters, but may also choose a single campus as their destination of choice. Students who prefer shorter periods abroad can join our seminar courses taught by visiting professors at several of our campuses throughout the academic year.

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Our truly global community of students, faculty, and staff, is made up of over 95+ different nationalities from around the world, with students showing great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative.

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Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future.

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Small class sizes with up to 30 students allow professors to use interactive teaching methods, thereby increasing group interaction, improving group dynamics and building long-lasting connections among students.

Admissions

Applying online is easy, and can be completed in as quick as 5 minutes! Once you have submitted your application we'll be getting in touch with you in 2 to 3 working days regarding the status of your application.

How to submit your application

Step 1: Start your application here

Step 2: Send all required application documents to the admissions department

Step 3: After review and approval, you will receive your official acceptance documents

Step 4: Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

Step 5: Start your studies!

Upcoming starting dates

  • July 3, 2023
  • August 14, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • January 8, 2024
  • February 19, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • May 13, 2024

Application deadlines

Our Admissions Department applies a rolling admissions process and does not set deadlines to submit applications because of the multiple starting dates available. Applications are reviewed continuously throughout the year. In case a student visa is required, we recommend applying a minimum of 3 months prior to the intended starting date.

Join one of our upcoming admissions webinars

Sign up here: upcoming admissions webinars – United International Business Schools (UIBS)

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships are limitedly available, in the form of a fee reduction of the total program fees. Students can apply for a scholarship based on previous academic merit (minimum average grade of 80% or more). Scholarships are only available for full-time, on-campus students. Contact our admissions department directly for more information via: [email protected]

Scholarships are only limitedly available, in the form of a fee reduction of the total program fees. Students can apply for a scholarship based on previous academic merit (minimum average grade of 80% or more). Scholarships are only available for full-time, on-campus students.

Visa Requirements

How to submit your application for visa students

Step 1: Start your application here

Step 2: Send all required application documents to the admissions department

Step 3: After review and approval, you will receive your conditional acceptance documents

Step 4: Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

Step 5: After confirmation, you will receive your official acceptance documents needed to apply for a student visa

Step 6: Comply with the student visa guidelines and apply for a student visa with the Embassy or Consulate closest to you

Step 7: Start your studies!

For more information on student visas, check our site directly here: European College for Liberal Studies (ECLS) - Admission - Student Visa Guidelines

Campus Features

  • City-center campus locations
  • Local full-time team members
  • Accommodation assistance for off-campus housing options
  • Student council with regular social activities for students
  • Extra-curricular activities such as company visits and guest speakers
  • Language courses in cooperation with local language schools

ECLS has 9 global campus locations across Europe and Asia. All locations are based downtown, in the heart of the city.

Start to #experienceECLS in:

  • Zurich
  • Amsterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Barcelona
  • Brussels
  • Madrid
  • Geneva
  • Milan
  • Tokyo

Having a hard time choosing the right location? Get in touch with the institute via the program form, the admissions advisors are happy to help you and discuss all your options.

ECLS does not provide student accommodation. We do provide a list of student services per city, with a variety of services and websites, to help you find the accommodation that fits your needs.

    Why study at United School for Liberal Studies

    Our flexible business and management programs will enable you to kick-start your career in any industry.

    • Customize your studies 100% to your personal needs
    • 85+ different nationalities
    • Build long-lasting connections
    • Small class sizes
    • Contemporary case studies
    • Launch your career 8 times per year! Join the program every 5 weeks in: October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August
    • Global study abroad experience across Europe and Asia

    Awards & Accreditations

    Certified Member

    CRKBO (2017)

    Certified Member

    Qfor (2015)

    Certified Member

    EduQua (2013)

    Quality Label Awarded

    NRTO (2017)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    • Student council
    • Guest speakers
    • Company visits
    • Global- and career seminars
    • Dedicated career platform
    • Summer Schools
    • Student events
      • Welcome Drinks
      • Holiday Dinner
      • New Years Drinks
      • Spring Drinks
      • Student Council Organized Activities
      • Graduation ceremony
    • Annual Trips:
      • European Study Trip
      • Ski Trip to Andorra
      • Global Study Trip to Tokyo, Japan

    United School for Liberal Studies is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Locations

    • Barcelona

      UIBS Branch Campus Barcelona (ES) Cross-Cultural Education Center Rambla de Catalunya 2-4, 08007, Barcelona

      • Brussels

        UIBS Branch Campus Brussels (BE) Cross-Cultural Education Center Rue Dejoncker 42-46, 1040 , Brussels

        • Madrid

          UIBS Branch Campus Madrid (ES) Cross-Cultural Education Center Calle de Goya 6, 28001 , Madrid

          • Zürich

            UIBS Main Campus Zurich (CH) Cross-Cultural Education Center Brandschenkestrasse 38, 8002, Zürich

            • Tokyo

              Satellite Campus Tokyo (JP) Spaces Business Center 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004 , Tokyo

              • Antwerp

                UIBS Branch Campus Antwerp (BE) Cross-Cultural Education Center Koningin Astridplein 41 2018 Antwerp, Belgium, 2000, Antwerp

                • Amsterdam

                  Amsterdam, Netherlands

                  • Geneva

                    Quai de l'Île 13 1204 Geneva, Switzerland, , Geneva

                    • Milan

                      Satellite Campus Milan (IT) Spaces Business Center Piazza Vetra 17, , Milan

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