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Admission requirements Erfolgreich bewerben – für Dein Wunschstudium.

Are you ready to take the first step into your future? Then find out here what the admission requirements are for your studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences. Start your desired degree programme now.  

What you need for your studies at IU

Do you want to start your dream degree programme? At IU you can take the next step on your career path. You don't necessarily need an Abitur for admission. Find out here which admission requirements you have to fulfil and what counts as a university entrance qualification.  

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Start now! Your studies. Your future.

With us, your talents are in the foreground. And not your grade point average. That's why you can study your desired degree programme at IU without an NC. The university entrance qualification is not only a classic Abitur - there are also other possibilities for admission to your IU degree programme: for example, a corresponding apprenticeship or work experience.  

Once you have decided on your degree programme, it's easy to apply online. We will check all your documents for you and support you with your enrolment. You can do this at any time and without any obligation. This way, you can be sure that your degree programme fits your needs. Ready to go your way? 

The most important questions about admission

Getting admitted to your dream degree programme is very easy. Do you still have questions? We will be happy to help you! We have summarised all the information about your start at IU in our FAQ.   

Your checklist for your Bachelor's or Master's degree programme

Are you ready to start? Here you will find an overview of the most important admission requirements and official documents that you need for your studies at IU. With this practical checklist, you'll keep track of everything and won't forget anything. So nothing can go wrong! 

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  • Completed online application and confirmed study contract    

  • Officially certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification by post: (Fach-)Abitur or subject-linked higher education entrance qualification, master craftsman's certificate, advanced training, training certificate incl. proof of the necessary professional experience.   

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form with details of training, studies and work experience   

  • Registering your studies with the health insurance fund*.  

  • Copy of your official photo ID   

  • If applicable, proof of your language skills (not older than two years)  

*In order to do this, you must inform your health insurance company as soon as possible about the start of your studies so that they can register you with us.  

Deine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung

Um ein Studium an einer Hochschule oder Universität zu starten, brauchst Du eine beglaubigte Kopie einer Hochschulzugangsberechtigung. Dazu musst Du kein Abitur gemacht haben, es reicht schon, wenn Du eine abgeschlossene Ausbildung vorweisen kannst. Wir zeigen, wie Du ganz einfach an die Kopie kommst.

Further information on your desired IU study form

Still haven't decided which IU study form suits youb best? No problem. We have summarised all your options here, how you can shape your study path! Find out more about the individual admission requirements for the different forms of study - so that you can easily start your desired degree programme. 

IU Distance Learning

Don't have a traditional university entrance qualification? That doesn't matter! Your IU distance learning programme will also work without an Abitur. Not every educational path runs in a straight line: that's why you can also study at IU with a master's certificate or relevant work experience. The best thing about distance learning? You can test it for four weeks free of charge and without obligation.  

You can find out more about the admission requirements for your distance learning programme here:

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Decide for yourself whether you want to study on-site or online! You can get a taste of campus air at our locations throughout Germany. Or you can use our virtual campus from the comfort of your own home. Your advantage at IU MyStudies: we take your previous experience into account! A completed apprenticeship or professional experience can count as a university entrance qualification just as much as an Abitur. 

You can find out more about the admission requirements for your MyStudies here:

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IU Dual Studies

It's easy to start your dual studies programme with an online application. We will clarify all important questions in an information session via our application portal. Together, we will find you a suitable practice partner. Would you like personal support? With our application training, we make sure that nothing stands in the way of the start of your IU studies. 

You can find out more about the admission requirements for your dual studies programme here:

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You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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Our free student advisory service will gladly help you find your optimal study programme.

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