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Bircham International University

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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Bircham International University is committed to fulfill the needs of the adult professional student. A distance learning university is the best option for those adults who choose not to attend a formal campus-based university. More info...

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

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CLICK TO DOWNLOAD... Application for Admission

 

Every adult student's situation and profile is different, and we like to handle cases individually. Contact us to get your questions answered directly. Then, you will be ready to apply for admission at Bircham International University. You may also choose the language of study. Please note that BIU does not provide visa and immigration services, because all our distance learning degree programs may be completed at home.

The first step is to fill out and submit, either by post or as an e-mail attachment, the Application for Admission, accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae or resume, and any relevant additional documents.

Upon receipt, and a processing time of 7 business days, BIU will issue a certificate of admission indicating the number of credits transferred from your previous education, the credits (and courses) that you are required to earn for the distance learning degree program, and the tuition fee.

Without your application for admission we will only be able to tell generic information, like the one you may now read on the web, but we will not be able to be specific about how many credits may be required for your degree program and the final cost. BIU programs are personalized for each student. More info...

 

 

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Enrolling at Bircham University is an important decision.

Consider the advantages of a distance learning university and how we can effectively help you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

A university education is a lifetime asset. More info...

 

Bircham International University

 

A distance learning university is neither for everybody nor for all purposes.

 

 

Admission requirements

 

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma

* Duration ranges from 3 to 9 months.
* Program Structure: 100% based on textbooks.
* Applicants over 19 years of age are eligible for enrollment.
* The final exam consists of writing one or two 20 to 35 pages report based on your assigned textbook.
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).

 

Bachelor's Degree

* 130 credits above a Secondary School.
* Duration ranges from 1 to 3 years.
* Program Structure: 100% based on textbooks.
* Admission is open for adults over 23 years of age.
* General education minimum requirements: A minimum transfer of 40 credits from previous education should be accounted as an equivalent of general education credits towards the Bachelor's Degree online via distance learning.
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).

 

Master's Degree

* 36 to 54 academic credits above a Bachelor's program.
* Duration ranges from 9 to 12 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% project.
* Admission is open for adults over 25 years of age.
* Bachelor's degree or international equivalent (3 to 4 years of study) is required for admission.
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).

 

Duration depends on your dedication to complete the required assignments.

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies. More info...

 

 

Payment Plan

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

Here we present different payment options available. Any monthly installment payments must be charged on your credit card. Initial or single payments can be charged on your credit card, sent via bank check, bank or wire transfer or Paypal.

 

PAYMENT PLAN SAMPLE FOR AN AMOUNT OF 1000:

If the cost of the degree program is 3000, multiply by 3, if it is of 5000, multiply by 5.

 

(...) Total tuition cost: 1000

(...) 3 Monthly installments of 333 = Total: 1000
(...) 6 Monthly installments of 182 = Total: 1091
(...) 12 Monthly installments of 100 = Total: 1200
(...) 24 Monthly installments of 59 = Total: 1412

(...) Initial payment of 333 + 12 Monthly installments of 67 = Total: 1133
(...) Initial payment of 333 + 18 Monthly installments of 48 = Total: 1190

 

These payment plan options are automatically offered by Bircham International University to all enrolling students. Each option adds a part of administrative expenses, banking fees, and financial costs. Each option shows a total that includes those expenses. To qualify for any payment plan you just need to select the option and sign the form. In case you do not meet your payment obligations, as agreed and described by each option, you may be withdrawn form the program of study.

 

Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.

Cost per BIU earned undergraduate credit: 70 Euros (90 US$)
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)

 

 

Refund Policy

Bircham International University provides a very much beneficial refund policy for the student: 100% tuition refund within 15 days from the program start; 80% tuition refund within 90 days; and 50% tuition refund within a whole year from the program start. This policy guarantees no financial risk to anyone willing to try the BIU's innovative distance learning higher education for adult professionals. More info...

 

An investment in education always pays the best interest.

Payment plans up to 24 installments.

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Bircham International University

 

A distance learning university makes studying & working easy and compatible.

 

 

Application for Admission

 

For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

Allow 10 business days for processing.

All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD... Application for Admission

 

CURRICULUM VITAE - Resume presentation guide.
Always begin with the most recent activity.

EDUCATION:
1) Dates when programs / courses began and finished.
2) Name description of each degree or diploma earned
3) Name of the institution that awarded the degree. City and country where the institution is based.
4) Credits or total hours to complete the program.
5) Copies of diploma and transcript. Original documents are not required.

Per Example: Sept 2001-May 2004 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. Center of Human Sciences - Lyon, France 2700 hours. Transcript shows 180 ECTS and 21 courses. See attached copies of diploma and transcript.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1) Dates when employment began and finished.
2) Name of the company.
3) Name of the position held and brief description of responsibilities and tasks involved.

Per Example: Nov 2003-July 2005 CALCO Export - Manager in charge of customer service & shipment verification. Two people under my supervision.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:
This section should include all other experience that may be considered for validation of credits, such as articles or books published, language skills, club memberships, seminars and conferences attended, independent research, etc. All entries in this section should be briefly described and assessed in terms of time devoted to it.

IMPORTANT: BIU will not validate any information from the CV that may not be verified with documentary evidence. Include photocopies of your diplomas, transcript, certificates, etc... and any relevant documents. Do not submit original documents. You may submit these documents by email attachment in PDF or JPG format.

 

Submitting forged documentation, or including false information in the curriculum vitae will result in the immediate dismissal of the student and the loss of the registration as student and any payment refund rights.

 

 

Official Admission Certificate

 

After submitting the application for admission; you will receive an Official Admission Certificate that will indicate all the credits transferred from your previous education (identified as TRANS), any credits allocated from professional experience (identified with a CFLEX code), and the credits that you are required to earn at Bircham International University in order to complete your degree program. Also, this certificate details the official tuition cost of your selected degree program. If you agree with our proposed syllabus, the next step would be to formalize your enrollment. More info...

 

 

Formal Enrollment

 

To formalize your registration in a distance learning degree program, you need to deposit the corresponding tuition payment according to the payment plan (up to 24 monthly installments) you have chosen. To ensure consumer protection, BIU has issued a program cancellation and refund policy after enrollment.

You are formally registered as soon as a payment is received. Then, Bircham International University will determine the academic work assignments and textbooks necessary to earn the credits you need to complete your distance learning degree program.

International legalization documents, p.e. the Hague Apostille Certificate, and other diploma validation services specified in the Graduate Services Order Form are not included in the tuition.

For memberships into recommended professional entities, you should contact each organization directly.

 

At Bircham International University, we do not want you to simply enroll but to graduate, to earn your deserved distance learning degree program, and to achieve your goals.

We are not in a hurry, are you?

 

 

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