Private studies

Fend off hacker attacks, render malware harmless and close security loopholes: In your private Bachelor's study programme in Cyber Security, you learn how to protect computers from attacks.


Language : English

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Digitalisation now permeates every area of our lives. This means that the question of IT security is becoming increasingly important. Cyber security specialists are in demand like never before.

Sounds like an exciting job? Start your private study programme in Cyber Security at Germany's largest university. You will initially delve into the basics of modern IT systems and, building on this, learn everything you need to successfully defend against cyberattacks. You will deal with the programming and maintenance of security systems, and familiarise yourself with data analysis and computer forensics. At the same time, what you learn will always be at the cutting edge of industry practice.

*Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than by the start of the study programme. To date, this has always been available on time.

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Why you should study at International University

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.
study the way you want
Simply decide for yourself whether you want to study on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.
Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.


Your myStudies in a nutshell

  • Degree and duration

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), 180 ECTS
    Duration of studies: 6 semesters
    Language: English

  • Study concept

    Regular courses at the location. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases.

  • Courses

    2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.

  • Study locations

    Next start date: October 2022 in Berlin and Bad Honnef.

  • Accrediation

    State-approved study program: AR seal, ZFU 1116721c

  • Tuition fees

    369€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.

  • Admission

    A-levels(Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.

  • Examinations

    Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

Our study formats

study on campus

  • 22 locations throughout Germany
  • 2-3 classroom courses per week
  • Access to learning areas for exchanges with lecturers and fellow students
  • Regular lectures and events
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year


  • Virtual campus with 2-3 courses per week (optional)
  • Attend courses live or enjoy the flexibility of self-study for individual time management
  • Exchange with lecturers and fellow students
  • Online community with numerous networking options
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year



First, you will learn the basics in the areas of operating systems, computer networks, data protection and programming. In the course of your private studies, you will then get to know various programming languages, as well as the aspects of Pentesting and Reversing, which are used to test the security of computers and networks. IT forensics, IT law and project management are also on the agenda. Finally, in the fifth and sixth semesters, you have the opportunity to choose various elective modules, in order to flexibly adapt your studies to your personal plans for the future.

The private Bachelor's study programme in Cyber Security has a modular structure. This means that you learn the various subject areas through modules, for the completion of which you earn ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System). These ECTS are recognised internationally.


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Admission requirements

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  • Contents of the courses
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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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