Ask any entrepreneur the question: “did you have to learn your entrepreneurial traits after you graduated?” and they will tell you: “YES”! (300 startup entrepreneurs in Cascais Portugal). This is the problem we are solving.

We want you to learn how to become an entrepreneur by being one. We facilitate our students to create their own business with modules. The modules take five weeks and they are focused on a single topic. Together they offer you the bachelor degree. The order of our modules is aligned with the process of starting and growing your business. This way we ensure that our modules are relevant to you personally.

We also offer incubator time from day one. This is a massively important part of our program because every student is different. The incubator is there to help you create your dream. From day one, we will coach and mentor you alongside the modules to apply the lessons learned immediately to your own startup during the incubator time. This is also why students find it difficult to explain to their friends what we are. They tell us: “you are not a school. You are a platform where you go and become great.” (Kenneth).

With our bachelor, you can get your Bachelor degree and create your startup at the same time. Where other educators only offer you a minor of half a year to apply theory, we guide you for four years and from day one. This is unprecedented.

It is not necessary to enter Global School with an existing business or a business idea. We will help you discover and create the opportunity from scratch. The only thing you have to bring, is the willingness to become an entrepreneur. We have four years to create your business and earn back your tuition fee. There are students who have earned back their tuition fee, which we see as an investment, within three months.

Are you interested to get access to our network, get mentored by experienced entrepreneurs to create your own startup and get your Bachelor of Science degree while you develop your own business? Then you should really book a meeting with us.

“When I started hiring my first employees I suddenly realised how valuable this school really is for me as an entrepreneur.”

Griffin Dettmer

Five-week modules

the 4 year bachelor program

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we still can’t believe it’s true

reasons why STUDENTS love our program

  • Every module takes five weeks and that’s the only module you have to focus on those five weeks.
  • With the profiling modules you can tailor your modules to what suits you and your interests.
  • Our faculty all have an entrepreneurial background.
  • You get to start, further develop and grow your own business from day 1. We are in the heart of the major startup scenes and can connect you to leading corporates through our network.
  • The curriculum is designed with you in mind. We have worked with over 25,000 startups and our bachelor is what they said they missed during their education experience.
  • We don’t believe in memory testing – we test application
  • We have partnered with The Student Hotel, which means you can travel and study around Europe while you are in school because we offer a tailored distance learning approach and we have a deal for you with The Student Hotels in all of Europe’s major cities!

Question to you: which aspect do you value most? Please let us know.

PS: Have you seen this Forbes.com article about us?

Tailored for 4 types of entrepreneurs 

today’s students, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

The selfmade entrepreneur

Are you aspiring to develop a start-up and grow it into a scaled business in the future? Meet Coen He has his own company now called StoryofAms, which is growing like crazy.

The social entrepreneur

Are you aspiring to develop a social venture and are you willing to play the long game to achieve massive societal impact in the future? Meet Eric. He is building his own shoe brand for Ghana, as he is inspired by Africa.

The business successor

Do you aspire to take on the leadership role and grow the family business in the near future? Meet Niels. He has now taken over his father’s company and made it feel as his own. Watch the amazing commercial.

The corporate entrepreneur

Do you want to contribute to the impact of organizations and run their inspiring innovation projects?Meet Katherine. She is now working as a scrum master at TomTom in innovative projects.



You will learn how to become an entrepreneur by being one. You will develop a wide range of business, social and tech skills that will help you thrive in the fast changing global economy. So even if you decide not to become an entrepreneur and proceed with your start-up after four years, you will always have your bachelor degree that will offer you access to a master in another university. Everyone is looking for capable, entrepreneurial talent. So why not try if entrepreneurship is also your life-style.


Get Mentored

As useful and inspirational as our content and knowledge can be, there’s no substitute for the advice of an experienced entrepreneur who doesn’t have a personal interest in your business, but simply wants to help. You can rely on their advice being impartial and feel reassured by their knowledge and experience, and with their amazing networks, it’s likely that they’ll be able to help.



By studying at our school you will be able to make use of our network of mentors, teachers and connections in the world of investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. 



Act now if you want to apply for the upcoming school year. We select our students based on their fit with the overall program and the culture within our school so please make sure you also add a motivation letter. Please note: we will take care of the VISA application process. For all entry requirements click here.

Dutch students

Students from the Netherlands are eligible for our Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship & Innovation if they have any of the following diplomas:

  • HAVO Diploma
  • VWO Diploma
  • IB Diploma
  • MBO-4 Diploma

You do not need to have an IELTS or other English proficiency certificate. Don’t have any of these diplomas? Check out our 21+ test!

The 21+ test caters individuals that want to apply for our Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship & Innovation that do not have any of the aforementioned diplomas and are at least 21 years old. You will also need to have an IELTS certificate with an 6.0 or higher (see the entry requirements for international students to see the required scores of other English proficiency certificates). Contact Thomas Meijer to find out more about the 21+ test.

International students

We require evidence that you have passed the standardised examinations or equivalent for university entrance in your nation of origin. These include but are not limited to International Baccalaureate Diploma, Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife, GCE A/AS-Levels in two subjects plus GCSEs in 4 additional subjects grades A*-C, 6 different subjects in total or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma. To get an indication about the comparison of your educational system to the Dutch system you can go to the Nuffic website. Additional requirements may be applicable.

Additional to having a sufficient diploma of your nation of origin, you are required to prove proficiency in spoken and written English.* Below are scores needed from the most common English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper) 550
  • TOEFL (Online) 80
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading** 670
  • TOEIC Speaking & Writing** 290
  • Cambridge ESOL First (FCE) – Grade B (scale 173 – 175) or First (FCE) – Grade C (scale 169 – 172)</li?

* High school education completed in English-language educational environments are not required to submit English proficiency test results.

**Provided that the student passed both parts “Speaking & Writing” and “Listening & Reading” with the required scores.



Act now if you want to apply for the upcoming school year. We select our students based on their fit with the overall program and the culture within our school so please make sure you also add a motivation letter and tell us about yourself.

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Please note: we will take care of the VISA application process. You can also download our brochures for more info here.

1. Fill in the application
Please provide us with an application you can download here.

2. Add all documents

Additionally, please provide us with the required attached documents, these are:

– Copy of your passport
– Your resume
– Highschool diploma (translated in Dutch or English)
– Highschool grades (translated in Dutch or English)
– IELTS Certificate (or similar certificate)

3. Write your letter

Please add your motivation letter and tell us about yourself. Why do you want to study at our school? We want to get to know you and make a proper decision so please be clear in your motivation.

4. Submit your application

After you went through all the steps above please send all required documents to apply@gs4e.com (either via mail or WeTransfer).

5. Receive confirmation

Once you’ve submitted your application one of our student advisors will confirm your application. We will contact you within 2 to 3 weeks regarding your application.


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