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Enrol in your preferred study programme by October 5th and use the code WELLE23 to get a 1.444€ discount + a free iPad.

My life. My decision. myStudium

You want to be flexible and have a study programme that adapts to your life? Then sign up for myStudium by September 30th and get a free iPad and €1,444 discount.

Your advantages at IU

100% flexibel

Full-time job, moving house, family or travelling? Flexible time models that you can change at any time. Study at one of our more than 30 locations or completely online.

No Numerus Clausus

What counts for us is your motivation, not your grades. That's why you can start your dream degree programme without NC or entrance exams.


IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. This recognition confirms the high quality of the study programmes and teaching.

Find Your Special Field

Junge Frau, die an einem Projekt

Architecture & Construction

You want to create something great? With IU's bachelor's degree programmes in "Architecture & Construction," you'll have a strong foundation.

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Health & social affairs

Put your social skills to good use.  With the IU Bachelor's degree programmes in the field of "Health and Social Affairs".

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Kreativer Profi an seinem Arbeitsplatz

IT & technology

Look forward to a technologically sophisticated career. With the IU Bachelor's degree programmes in "IT and Technology" you will systematically reach your goal.

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Mein Weg an die Spitze des Erfolgs

Marketing & Communication

Thinking strategically and acting creatively? The IU bachelor's degree programmes in "Marketing and Communication" are ideal for this.

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Lehrerin hilft einer Viertklässlerin in ihrem Klassenzimmer

Pedagogy & Psychology

Actively shape the future of our society. The IU Bachelor's degree programmes in “Pedagogy & Psychology" make it possible. 

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Porträt eines lächelnden Büroangestellter Entspannen Sie sich bei einem Kaffee

Human resources & law

Become a human resources manager or legal expert. With the IU Bachelor's programmes in "Human Resources and Law" anything is possible.

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Es ist sicher ein Kinderspiel, Online-Geschäft zu verwalten

Tourism & Hospitality

Never boring: The IU Bachelor's programmes in "Hospitality, Tourism and Event" bring diversity into your professional life.

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Junge Frau, die zu Hause arbeiten

Business & Management

Whether it's marketing, accounting or human resources: IU's bachelor's degree programmes in "Business and Management" will give you a head start in your career. 

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Continue your education, get ahead

Busy at work or with a family? No problem! At IU, you decide how you want to study - without fixed lectures or exam dates.

Innovative & digital

The wealth of our digital learning tools, personal support and virtual live formats help you to get the most out of your studies and yourself.

Absolute practical relevance

Lecturers from the real world, theory with examples from the working world - here you will be well equipped for your job of the future.

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Who can study with us?

Besprechung mit Kolleg:innen im Büro

Professionals & Career Changers

Have you already started your career, but are looking for new challenges, or do you want to reorient yourself and take your career opportunities to a whole new level? With us you can study 100% flexibly and part-time by distance learning – even without a high school diploma. The subjects of your professional activity can be credited and therefore ensure a significant shortening of the study time.

Master-Studentin sitzt mit Unterlagen in der Bibliothek

Bachelor Graduates

Have you completed your bachelor's degree and/or started your first job? The next step is a master's degree to develop your career and qualify for a management position. We offer flexible, customisable options: You can study 100% online via distance learning or drop by on campus occasionally. This way you can study in the way that suits you best.

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High School Graduates

As a high school graduate, you are spoiled for choice: You can either start a traditional vocational training programme or opt for one of our numerous courses. You can start at any time, even without a high school diploma and without NC (admissions restrictions) – depending on which form of studies, which time model or which course of studies you decide on. This gives you an uncomplicated and diverse start into your future.

The study that adapts to your life

Distance Learning

100% flexible: the innovative way to study  

  • Ideal for anyone who wants to study on their own terms – while travelling, alongside their job, family or other projects 

  • Online study programme with tools for any study type and several options for connecting with lecturers, fellow students or study coaches 

  • Flexible course structure and order adaptable to your individual needs; virtual classes if needed

  • Starting date: any time 

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Study however you want after graduating – with tutorials on campus or virtually

  • Perfect for high school graduates who want the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies

  • Fixed professionally guided tutorials during the day on campus combined with virtual elements

  • Fixed course structure and schedule

  • Beginning of studies: Up to 4 times a year

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Dual Studies

Studies or work experience? Why not both?

  • Perfect for students who want to study and gain work experience with a practice partner at the same time

  • The best of both worlds: switch between in-person classes or virtual courses and practical phases in a company

  • Fixed course structure and schedule 

  • Beginning of studies: Up to 4 times a year

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Private studies for 0 €

Your practice partner pays for your study fees!

That's what our students say

I don’t have my A-levels and have never been to university before, but I qualified for the study programme thanks to my vocational training and work experience.


Bachelor Social Work

It’s great to be in close contact with tutors and coaches and to receive a lot of support.


Bachelor Business Informatics

IU’s online study concept was perfect for me: study whenever, wherever and however I want. No fixed times, flexible exams and lots of locations to sit them at.


Master IT-Management

Why you should study at IU

study programmes to choose from, tailored to your needs
companies educate with us as practice partners
locations or study online worldwide

IU regularly receives top ratings from the best-known study comparison platforms. With 4.5 out of 5 stars, we were awarded "very good provider" in 2023 and were on the best list of distance learning providers and ranked number 1 of the most popular universities on StudyCheck with the dual study programme. All this with a recommendation rate of 95%!

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Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“