Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What degrees and courses are available?

You can see the academic bachelors we offer here.

What makes FORWARD COLLEGE's learning approach better than traditional lecture-based learning?

The learning methodologies we've combined enhance the development of multiple intelligences (cognitive, social, emotional and practical), whereas traditional classromm learning only develops cognitive intelligence. Through our different learning activities students will develop skills such as autonomy, self-regulation, time management, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

How are the two bachelors taught together?

While the sessions of the Academic Bachelor mostly take place in the morning, the afternoons are dedicated for the most part to the activities of the Leadership programme (projects, workshops). During the activites of the leadership program students can integrate the theoretical knowledge learned during their Academic learning sessions with practical experience. For example: The community initiatives as part of the BBL will give you the possibility to research the social, economic and political context in which you live. Research based inquiries, conducted as part of an interdisciplinary group of peers, will ensure the development of a series of fundamental research skills transferable into your Bachelor Degree as well as ensure the training of a set of leadership skills necessary to successful project management.

Can I switch from one program to another once I already started an academic program?

It is not possible to switch from one programme to another. You may start a new application process for starting over another Double Bachelor programme.

Where are the FORWARD COLLEGE campuses?

Students will spend the three years of the Double Bachelor in Lisbon (1st Year), Paris (2nd Year) and Amsterdam (3rd Year).

What tuition fees will I have to pay?

Tuition fees for the double programme amount to an annual € 15,000. However, we offer financial aid for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Academic Bachelor

Why is FORWARD COLLEGE's innovative pedagogy better?

It has been proven by research that Flipped classroom combined with clear guidelines and sturctured peer learning is increases academic performance and learning skills in the long run (cumulative effects). This is related to its active approach of learning where students first make an individual effort to learn by themselves. This approach will be all the more effective that it is combined with individualised teaching through one on one tutoring and small group teaching that allow high quality interactions.

Which institution will award the degrees?

Academic Degrees will be awarded by the University of London with the academic direction of its member institutions that have designed the degrees (King's College, LSE, UCL, Goldsmith...). The Bachelor in Business Leadership will be awarded by FORWARD COLLEGE.

What does the academic calendar look like?

The academic year will start in September and end in June.

Are the examinations set by Forward College or The University of London?

The daily self assessments and weekly examinations are set by Forward College, but the term exams are supervised and graded by the 3rd party universities that award the academic degree.

Business Leadership Bachelor

What are the skills developed by the FORWARD Business and Leadership Bachelor?

During the FORWARD BBL degree you will develop a broad range of leadership skills across our cognitive, social, emotional, technological and practical intelligences. See the breakdown of the skills you'll develop here

What do you mean by Leadership?

Society and Businesses are evolving from hierarchical structures where leadership is about reaching positions of power into communities and networks where leadership is about engaging people for a shared purpose across areas of expertise, cultures, social backgrounds, and organisations. This engagement-based leadership reflects the changing aspirations of younger generations who wish to make change happen here and now, of employees wanting to feel engaged rather than “managed”, of citizens who seek to participate more actively in decision-making processes.

What type of business skills will students develop?

As detailed in our prospectus, students will build up their skills in finance, marketing, project management, communication, strategy, negotiation, communciation and data analysis and leverage them for their projects.

How will students be assessed

Project Work: Teams will be graded based on weekly reviews by faculty and the Grand Jury (twice a year). Students will also be assessed individually through tests on project skills, faculty observations during the reviews and our 360° skills evaluation.
Personal Development: Personalities will not be graded. We help you reflect on your progress, assess your engagement, and set your aspirations during 90-minute individual coaching sessions each semester. These sessions are based on anonymous feedback from your teammates, teachers, project partners, and other peers through our 360° skills evaluation system.

Application Process

Can I still apply?

Yes, our admissions process is in its rolling basis now, so your application will be under consideration. We will inform you with a decision as soon as we can. You can do so by clicking Apply Now at the top.

How do I apply?

You will be able to apply online, directly with FORWARD COLLEGE. See more details here

Are there any application fees?

No, applications are free of charge.

Can I apply through UCAS?

No. FORWARD COLLEGE is an international programme that is not related to any national application system, which means you may add your application to FORWARD on top of your applications in national systems like UCAS

Can I take a gap year and defer my entry?

Yes

Will you take my background or personal circumstances into consideration?

Yes, we do want to understand where you come from as we believe equitable treatment of applications should be contextual. Equitable treatment is a key value at FORWARD COLLEGE.

I have a disability. Am I still eligible to study at FORWARD COLLEGE?

We are an inclusive college and welcome applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to participate fully in student life.

How will I be informed about a decision?

You will be informed about every decision regarding your application through emails and will have the possibility to ask for notifications through WhatsApp.

What are the admission criteria?

In addition to the eligibility criteria (see here), we want to understand your background history and why you wish to join FORWARD's founding class.

General Questions

What degrees and courses are available?

You can see the academic bachelors we offer here.

What makes FORWARD COLLEGE's learning approach better than traditional lecture-based learning?

The learning methodologies we've combined enhance the development of multiple intelligences (cognitive, social, emotional and practical), whereas traditional classromm learning only develops cognitive intelligence. Through our different learning activities students will develop skills such as autonomy, self-regulation, time management, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

How are the two bachelors taught together?

While the sessions of the Academic Bachelor mostly take place in the morning, the afternoons are dedicated for the most part to the activities of the Leadership programme (projects, workshops). During the activites of the leadership program students can integrate the theoretical knowledge learned during their Academic learning sessions with practical experience. For example: The community initiatives as part of the BBL will give you the possibility to research the social, economic and political context in which you live. Research based inquiries, conducted as part of an interdisciplinary group of peers, will ensure the development of a series of fundamental research skills transferable into your Bachelor Degree as well as ensure the training of a set of leadership skills necessary to successful project management.

Can I switch from one program to another once I already started an academic program?

It is not possible to switch from one programme to another. You may start a new application process for starting over another Double Bachelor programme.

Where are the FORWARD COLLEGE campuses?

Students will spend the three years of the Double Bachelor in Lisbon (1st Year), Paris (2nd Year) and Amsterdam (3rd Year).

What tuition fees will I have to pay?

Tuition fees for the double programme amount to an annual € 15,000. However, we offer financial aid for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Academic Bachelor

Why is FORWARD COLLEGE's innovative pedagogy better?

It has been proven by research that Flipped classroom combined with clear guidelines and sturctured peer learning is increases academic performance and learning skills in the long run (cumulative effects). This is related to its active approach of learning where students first make an individual effort to learn by themselves. This approach will be all the more effective that it is combined with individualised teaching through one on one tutoring and small group teaching that allow high quality interactions.

Which institution will award the degrees?

Academic Degrees will be awarded by the University of London with the academic direction of its member institutions that have designed the degrees (King's College, LSE, UCL, Goldsmith...). The Bachelor in Business Leadership will be awarded by FORWARD COLLEGE.

What does the academic calendar look like?

The academic year will start in September and end in June.

Are the examinations set by Forward College or The University of London?

The daily self assessments and weekly examinations are set by Forward College, but the term exams are supervised and graded by the 3rd party universities that award the academic degree.

Business Leadership Bachelor

What are the skills developed by the FORWARD Business and Leadership Bachelor?

During the FORWARD BBL degree you will develop a broad range of leadership skills across our cognitive, social, emotional, technological and practical intelligences. See the breakdown of the skills you'll develop here

What do you mean by Leadership?

Society and Businesses are evolving from hierarchical structures where leadership is about reaching positions of power into communities and networks where leadership is about engaging people for a shared purpose across areas of expertise, cultures, social backgrounds, and organisations. This engagement-based leadership reflects the changing aspirations of younger generations who wish to make change happen here and now, of employees wanting to feel engaged rather than “managed”, of citizens who seek to participate more actively in decision-making processes.

What type of business skills will students develop?

As detailed in our prospectus, students will build up their skills in finance, marketing, project management, communication, strategy, negotiation, communciation and data analysis and leverage them for their projects.

How will students be assessed

Project Work: Teams will be graded based on weekly reviews by faculty and the Grand Jury (twice a year). Students will also be assessed individually through tests on project skills, faculty observations during the reviews and our 360° skills evaluation.
Personal Development: Personalities will not be graded. We help you reflect on your progress, assess your engagement, and set your aspirations during 90-minute individual coaching sessions each semester. These sessions are based on anonymous feedback from your teammates, teachers, project partners, and other peers through our 360° skills evaluation system.

Application Process

Can I still apply?

Yes, our admissions process is in its rolling basis now, so your application will be under consideration. We will inform you with a decision as soon as we can. You can do so by clicking Apply Now at the top.

How do I apply?

You will be able to apply online, directly with FORWARD COLLEGE. See more details here

Are there any application fees?

No, applications are free of charge.

Can I apply through UCAS?

No. FORWARD COLLEGE is an international programme that is not related to any national application system, which means you may add your application to FORWARD on top of your applications in national systems like UCAS

Can I take a gap year and defer my entry?

Yes

Will you take my background or personal circumstances into consideration?

Yes, we do want to understand where you come from as we believe equitable treatment of applications should be contextual. Equitable treatment is a key value at FORWARD COLLEGE.

I have a disability. Am I still eligible to study at FORWARD COLLEGE?

We are an inclusive college and welcome applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to participate fully in student life.

How will I be informed about a decision?

You will be informed about every decision regarding your application through emails and will have the possibility to ask for notifications through WhatsApp.

What are the admission criteria?

In addition to the eligibility criteria (see here), we want to understand your background history and why you wish to join FORWARD's founding class.

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