You DO NOT need to take a real IELTS test if you intend staying here at Wittenborg to complete your Bachelors Degree. All you need to do is to reach a score of 5.5 in one of our internal mock IELTS tests (WELTS) which we hold in every exam week. Our testing is proven to be an accurate reflection of a student’s abilities, and saves the stress of taking a real IELTS test. If you achieve a 5.5 you will be allowed to start your studies for one of the two Bachelors Degrees we currently offer:
- Business Administration (Bachelor)
- Banking and Insurance (Bachelor)
- Real Estate Management (Bachelor)
- Communication Management (Bachelor)
- Masters in Business Administration (Bachelor)
Those who reach 5.5 in one of the next three exam periods (end of Blocks 4, 5 and 6) will be able to commence their Bachelors Degree program in the autumn. If you have previous study at higher education level, you may be qualified to enter the 2nd or 3rd year, or the MBA!
For those students interested in taking a “real” IELTS test, we will be holding IELTS exams at Wittenborg University in early June 2004. All students in the Foundation Year pay for one test as part of their study package. The academic staff anticipated that most students would want to wait until they have completed two full terms of study before taking a real test, but any student can, on signing the list which will appear on the exams notice board, take the test this summer.
Students from S3 are encouraged to take the test if they want, as they are most likely to be in a position to gain from the experience, and have a reasonable chance of achieving a 5.5 score. Students in S1 and S2 may take the test, but it is recommended that they talk to their teachers first for individual guidance about whether the timing is right to take such an important exam.
Final numbers for the IELTS tests to be held in June are not needed until the beginning of May, so there is plenty of time for students to consider their options and speak to their teachers.
NB. There has to be a gap of 90 days between IELTS tests. This means that any student who goes independently to Amsterdam for a test in the coming weeks will NOT be able to do another test in Deventer in June .