Undergraduate Programs

International Foundation Year

Pre-degree program
The foundations of your future

The Pathway to your desired international degree program

The International Foundation Year (IFY) at Constructor University prepares students for a successful higher education journey. This one-year academic preparatory program allows you to explore different fields of study, strengthen personal and academic skills, and develop English language abilities.

International Foundation Year offers two pathways to an Undergraduate degree course at Constructor University. Based on your high school diploma, you will either go on the Qualification or on the Orientation pathway.

Qualification Pathway

You want to study your favored degree program at a top private international university in Germany, but you don’t meet the entrance requirements yet?
Then the Qualification Pathway is your choice! Study a specific subject area (Technology, Science, Society) and qualify for direct entry.

  1. Choose one subject (from subject areas Technology, Science, Society)
  2. Choose 2 modules within the same subject area and study one in the 1st and one in the 2nd semester. Get prepared for the exams necessary for guaranteed admission to your desired degree program at Constructor University
  3. Take part in the Test AS examination
  4. Successfully complete the program
  5. Progress directly onto year one of the chosen degree
Orientation Pathway

Are you unsure what you want to study? The Orientation Pathway gives you the chance to explore a variety of subjects and make the right decision for your degree program later.
Our academic staff will assist you in finding your study direction. Or stay within one subject area and prepare for a specific degree course.

  1. Choose a subject in the first semester
  2. Have the option to stay within a specific subject area or choose again from a different subject area. Select your preferred modules in different subject areas.
  3. Decide on a degree program in the second semester
  4. Successfully complete the IFY program
  5. Progress directly onto year one of the chosen degree
Your benefits at a glance
  • Gain experience from a highly supportive and academically challenging university environment
  • Develop your study skills, decide on your study direction and qualify for the route to your international degree
  • Improve your Academic English – academic literacy as the foundation for successful education
  • Take your time to develop and learn in a less formal teaching approach, strongly supported by your teachers and academic advisors
  • Intercultural Experiences - Gain an understanding of other cultures to prepare you for your international career
  • Earn up to 15 transferable undergraduate course credits (ECTS) that will count towards your bachelor’s degree at Constructor University.
  • Get guaranteed admission to Constructor University after successful completion of the IFY program. Constructor University is top ranked #3 Young University in Teaching in Germany (THE Young 2022)
  • Enjoy the inspiring atmosphere of living and learning in an international, safe campus environment with students from over 110 nations and a rich offering of sports activities, clubs and socializing events.
  • Benefit from promising career prospects thanks to strong professor and alumni networks
Ready for your future?
4 reasons, why Constructor University is your best choice

As a private, non-profit, English-speaking university offering the highest standards in research and teaching, Constructor University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. On Germany’s most international campus students become citizens of the world, able to take responsibility for a sustainable and peaceful future of humanity.

Academic Quality
Students are held to the highest academic standards and benefit greatly from interdisciplinary education, individualized mentorship from faculty, and early research opportunities.
Personal Development
Our students graduate with self-competence and social skills. The diversity encountered during their education prepares them to participate within diverse cultures and global industries.
International Outlook
With more than 110 nations represented on campus, students live and learn among a melting pot of ideas and viewpoints, providing an experience that uncovers new passions and broadens perspective.
Success Stories
After successfully completing the International Foundation Year, our students prove to be well prepared for their future by successfully transitioning into our undergraduate degree programs. They excel as mature and competent students, who want to make a difference in the world.
Study at Germany's #1 THE ranked private research university for international outlook (THE 2023)

At Constructor University, we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of research and teaching in a private, non-profit, English-speaking environment. Our university attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. By studying at the most international campus in Germany, students are given the opportunity to become global citizens and play a role in shaping a sustainable and peaceful future for humanity.

International university in Europe (THE 2023)
private university in Germany (THE 2023)
Job success within a year (Alumni survey)
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Life on campus

The experience of your lifetimeAre you into sports or arts? Develop your interpersonal and intercultural skills by joining one or more of our many clubs and participating in a variety of campus life activities. Build good sportsmanship on our Rowing Team, strike the right notes in our J-Cappella choir, or philosophize in our Debating Society. No matter what your interests and hobbies are, there is something for everyone. Of course, having a good time with new friends in college is a given!
You will live in your own furnished room in a modern two-bedroom apartment unit sharing bathroom facilities with your roommate. There are four residential colleges on campus, each with its own spirit and atmosphere.

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    You will benefit from:

    • Personal support on campus by Resident Mentors in each college
    • Full board in student cafeterias (“serveries”) in each college
    • Coffee Bar on campus (yum)
    • Sports facilities and a library
    • A theater, a student bar and an interfaith house
    • 24/7 security on campus
    • Beautiful location close to a river and recreational park
    • Close to the city center of Bremen, 20 minutes by public transportation
    Contact & Support

    Should you have questions regarding the admission process or the International Foundation Year Program in general, do not hesitate to contact the International Foundation Year Team.

    Nicoleta Dvornicov
    IFY Recruitment Conversion Officer
    Tel: +49 421 200 4452
    Skype: foundationyear
    Email: foundationyear@constructor.university

    I am originally from the Republic of Moldova, but I also lived, worked, and studied in the USA, Mexico, Spain, and Germany. I have a BA in Economics focusing on International Politics and Policy, a BA in Spanish, and an MA in Multilingualism and Education. I am interested in foreign languages, learning about new cultures, and connecting with people worldwide. Outside work, I like books, adventure tourism, traveling, and being in nature.
    Languages I speak: English, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and German.

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