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As a creative and forward thinking higher education institution, we offer many Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes of our Partner Universities, with options to study at our campus in Kerkrade Netherlands or at our Partner Universities and affiliate Institutes e.g. in Poland, Germany, Malaysia and Tanzania. Choose your level of study to find out more.



As the programmes of study are focussing on lifelong learning for adults, freshmen, mid-career learners and full-time professionals with a view to sustainable development, the educational process is centred around their needs and requirements. Therefore, the study process is based on full-time and part-time study integrating combined didactical approaches. Educational delivery systems include residential studies, IT assisted learning (blended learning), and work-based-studies supported by systematic coaching or supervised by faculty and teaching staff.

Course Structure

Following the recommendations of the Bologna Follow-up Group and the Bologna-tuning Group, we offer the new, recommended structure of study programs. Bachelor's programs extend over a period of six (eight) semesters and Master's programs over a period of three (four) semesters. Each student has to be enrolled into the first semester of the study programme during which time, students may undergo our APL-Procedure (Accreditation of Prior Learning) and submit an application for exemption from certain modules/units. Certain ECTS-Credits towards a Bachelor's degree may be granted for demonstrated proficiency, while for Master’s studies the amount of credits through exempted modules may vary. Doctoral students should contact the Office of Admissions for assessing their APL opportunities.

Learning Structure

All courses are structured according to the Bologna reform on modules. A module is the connection of several courses related objectively to an educational unit, which will be completed and validated on proof of performance.


UNIES is a modern and inter-disciplinary higher education institution. Our goal is to attract qualified and talented students for our undergraduate degree programs. We offer many innovative courses and qualifications by way of contemporary forms of learning. Applicants and Students will find policies and procedures for progressing towards graduation, and links to study pathways and support organizations.


Our Masters courses combine advanced level teaching with a customized research project or dissertation, supervised by leading academics in their field. Master and MBA programmes will be offered in specific fields. UNIES also offers several double degrees with international first tier Universities and Business Schools. Visit our course pages for more information.

DBA | DOCTOR in Business Administration

We seek applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, and welcome applicants from diverse academic, cultural and professional backgrounds. Professional doctorates are designed to provide research competence for professionals in a range of economic and social science settings; and to enable professional and institutional development through research engagement at a high level. The following pages provide key information about applying for Doctor in Business Administration.

Research Degrees

Applications are welcomed from students interested in pursuing either a full-time or part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and who satisfy the entry criteria of our University's Partner. In partnership with PhD awarding universities, e.g., the Katowice School of Economics, our research offerings provide professional, self-motivated researchers with the freedom to explore their chosen subject to its limits and the support to make a significant contribution to their subject in the form of their research and thesis. | Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.
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