Don’t delay your start date, join us online!
We are aware that applications for international student visas have been delayed this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the good news is, if you have received an unconditional offer to start studying at our Berlin campus this year, you can join us online via face-to-face classes and with full access to your study materials through our online learning platform, ilearn.
This means that you don’t need to delay your plans for studying and working in Germany. Get a head-start online and keep your Berlin plans on track.
How does it work?
Study your first three course modules online
Students who were planning to join us to study in Berlin in 2021, but have not been able to secure their student visa, can start their course with us via online learning for the first three course modules. Studying online means you’ll be able to start your degree studies from your home country, giving you more time to prepare for your eventual relocation to Germany.
We are hoping to reopen our Berlin campus as soon as German Covid-19 regulations permit us to do so, at which point those students who have successfully obtained a German Student Visa should continue their studies with us here in Berlin. Students who have not been able to secure their visa due to Covid-19 regulations will be offered the option to continue the remainder of their studies fully online.
Please note: The offer to start online may be withdrawn at any time dependant on German travel or Berlin Senate restrictions.
Save money when you join us online
If you begin your studies online this year, after completing your first three modules you’ll receive a 1000 EUR discount, which will be deducted from the final instalment of your existing payment plan (deducted from your final Year 1 instalment if you are an undergraduate student). If you are starting your programme online in June 2021, September 2021, or November 2021, you can also pay even less with our Early Bird Discount if you have accepted your offer of a place on the course and paid your initial deposit by the Early Bird offer deadline for your intake.
Please speak to your enrolment advisor for more details.
After paying the initial deposit to enrol on your course, you have the option to delay your payments for two months. Remember, we provide affordable payment plans to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees over the duration of your studies – speak to your enrolment advisor for more information.
Work in Germany
Once your visa is approved, you can join us on campus in Berlin to complete your remaining modules, and take advantage of your 18-month post-study work visa after graduation. The flexibility of our course scheduling means you’ll also be able to work in Germany while you study.
How will I study online?
We’ll provide you with the full Arden University Berlin experience, online. You’ll have the same study schedule and live interaction with your tutor and fellow students as you’d experience on campus, so you won’t be missing out on university life while you wait for your visa. The current situation will have no impact on the quality of our course delivery – and your transition to on campus learning should be seamless.
If you choose to study your first three modules online, you will need to have the following:
• An internet enabled device (desktop computer or laptop) that is audio enabled (you may also wish to use a headset), with speaker facilities.
• A strong internet connection to be able to attend online classes successfully.
Don’t press pause on your education
COVID-19 doesn’t mean you need to delay your higher education journey. Start your degree with us online and avoid waiting another year for your graduation day!
Am I eligible?
We plan to make this offer available until campus studies can recommence here in Berlin and will be open to anyone who has not yet received their visa to start studying at our Berlin Campus.
As the offer could change relating to the further developments of the pandemic situation, please speak to your advisor for the latest updates.
What if my visa is delayed?
If you complete your first three modules with us online but have still not received your visa, you will have the option to choose between applying for a full refund, or, to start paying your instalments while you wait for your visa.
Speak to your admissions advisor for more information on your options if your visa is delayed.
Our COVID-19 refund policy outlines the closing date for refunds for each upcoming course intake. In the event that you wish to apply for a refund, please ensure you have submitted your request to us before the relevant COVID Refund End Date. Please check the full terms and conditions for our Covid-19 refund policy here.
What if my visa is refused?
If you begin your studies with us online but are not able to secure your visa within 6 months of your intake, you can apply for a full refund (minus €150 processing fees) if you decide to discontinue your course.
Our COVID-19 refund policy outlines the closing date for refunds for each upcoming course intake. In the event that you wish to apply for a refund, please ensure you have submitted your request to us before the relevant COVID Refund End Date*.
As Arden University is one of Europe’s leading providers of online degree courses, we highly recommend continuing your studies with us online in the event of not being able to travel to our Berlin campus.
Our dedicated tutors will support you throughout your course, no matter your physical location.
*You can read the full terms and conditions for our Covid-19 refund policy here.
How will I complete my face-to-face exams if I study online?
During the current pandemic restrictions, all face-to-face exams have been replaced with time-constrained online assessments. This means you will still complete an assessment for your module, but in an online format. The assessments will usually be essay-based with a set word count and you will have a 24-hour window to complete each one.
Please note: the assessments do not take 24 hours to complete; they require approximately 3 to 4 hours of attention and focus from you – which you can undertake at any time within the allocated 24 hour timeslot.