Need a Change | Transfer & Exchange Opportunities at GBSB Global

Are you already attending a University but you would like to study in Spain or even change completely your study path? Don’t wait! GBSB Global is here to assist you. Let our courteous admissions advisors guide you through the process. Take the next step in the right direction, and embrace the opportunity to continue your education by transferring to GBSB Global, where our state-of-the-art programs, diverse student body and immense network of professional contacts and resources will help you lay a strong foundation for a successful career. There are also opportunities for students that want to join.

Transfer Students

GBSB Global Business School with campuses in Malta, Madrid, Barcelona and online is an international European college offering professional programs in English. Our business school welcomes transfer students and believes the inclusion of these individuals into our dynamic student body enriches the learning environment and promotes the flow of talent.

GBSB Global Business School follows the Bologna Process which facilitates the mobility of students from Europe. Under the Bologna Process and a point system, known as the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), students are able to transfer and study at European Universities without the need of interrupting their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Here, at GBSB Global, we also have substantial experience reviewing transcripts and processing applications from non-EU universities or colleges that do not follow regulations set out by ECTS.

Where do I start?

All undergraduate (Bachelor’s) and graduate (Master’s) programs at GBSB Global Business School are open to transfer students. When deciding on your course of study, you should take into account your previous academic experience. To increase the likelihood that your courses will transfer, it is advised that you follow a similar program. If you were pursuing a non-business discipline before, you may also apply as a transfer student, however do keep in mind that less courses may be transferred.

What are the admission requirements for transfer students?

Transfer students who have accumulated a minimum of 20 ECTS or 200 university contact hours at the time of application may be considered for admission. Prospective transfer students who have earned less than 20 ECTS (200 contact hours) may also be considered as transfer students based on their previous high school academic record, pending the successful completion of their first semester of university coursework. All students, no matter if you are transferring or not, are required to submit proof of proficiency in the English language.

(If your English Language level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive English Language Preparation course before starting your program studies.)

How to apply as a transfer student?

Application Online

  • Step 1: Email us at An admissions officer will contact you in order to provide information on the further steps to follow.
  • Step 2: Send the scanned copies of all the required documents requested.

What are the required documents to apply as a transfer student?

  • A copy of your valid passport or identity card
  • An official transcript from a previous school, college or university
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • A letter of motivation stating your career aspirations and the reasons behind your decision to apply
  • 3 passport-size photographs or a digital photo
  • Graduate students only: Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate students only: Certified / notarized copies of all relevant degrees, diplomas, and transcripts earned to date
  • Students who have earned less than 20 ECTS only: Certified / notarized copy of High School Diploma

GBSB Global offers a modular format with intakes in October, January and April. This means our admissions department actively accepts transfer applications all year round. Students who are not citizens of the European Union are encouraged to apply early in order to allow time for the visa procurement process.

Exchange Students

Student exchange programs offer an incredible opportunity to students looking for an advanced academic experience to round out their already attained education. Taking part in an exchange program is an opportunity of a lifetime and an investment in your future! Going from the familiar to the unfamiliar will provide you with a unique experience for your personal and academic growth. Student exchange programs can advance your language skills and help you prepare for the challenges that lay ahead in an ever-evolving global employment market.

You are an exchange student, or a visiting student, if you want to take credit courses at GBSB Global Business School but are not actively pursuing a degree.

Exchange students are those who participate in student exchange programs within an agreement established between GBSB Global Business School and our partner universities around the world.

Visiting students are those who attend GBSB Global either on a Letter of Permission from their home university or those who take our courses independently for personal or professional reasons.

Students who wish to receive academic credit for their work completed studying any one of our programs will receive an official transcript indicating the number of class hours and ECTS (academic credits) completed and an overall grade for performance. The appropriate administrator at the student’s home university must agree to his/her participation in the program at GBSB Global Business School prior to arrival.

Where do I start?

As an exchange student you must first obtain permission from your university to apply to GBSB Global Business School under the international student exchange program. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire at the appropriate office at your university if we have an exchange agreement with your university. If in the case your university does not have an agreement with GBSB Global Business School, you may still apply as a visiting student. In this situation, you need to obtain a Letter of Permission from your University authorizing you to take part in our programs.

If you would like to take courses independently for personal or professional reasons, you do not need to submit a Letter of Permission. Taking individual courses that fulfill your career ambitions can be an excellent way to sharpen your skills, prepare for employment, earn professional credentials and increase your marketability.

Are my studies credited to my degree?

  • Your home university must determine whether you receive credit towards your home degree for the time you have studied at GBSB Global Business School.
  • This decision will usually be based on the the courses in your program and the courses you pursue at GBSB Global Business School and how they compare.
  • You will be enrolled as a non-award seeking student at GBSB Global Business School so you will receive an official transcript, but you will not receive a degree.

What is a Letter of Permission?

If you are currently attending a different university, you are welcome to apply to study at GBSB Global by procuring a Letter of Permission, permitting an exchange student or a visiting student to take courses at GBSB Global Business School for credit toward the student’s home university. The Letter of Permission should indicate the allocated duration of your studies and the recommended number of ECTS credits you register to take.

How long can I study as a Exchange Student?

As an exchange student, you can study GBSB Global for one term (three months), two terms (six months) or three terms (nine month or one academic year).

If you are interested in taking individual courses with GBSB Global Business School, there are no limitations on time. You can also take a variety of courses from different terms based on your time and availability.

What are the documents required to apply?

  • A copy of your valid passport or identity card
  • An official transcript from a previous school, college or university
  • A passport-size photograph
  • Graduate students only: Curriculum Vitae
  • A Letter of Permission from your University (if relevant)

Applications are accepted all year round. Students are always welcome to inquire. One of admissions advisors will be happy to help.

Don’t wait! Changing your academic path can make all the difference in your educational experience, qualifications and employment marketability. GBSB Global is dedicated to your academic success!

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