Dual studies

Dual studies in Cologne

Welcome to the metropolis on the Rhine: Start your dual study programme in Cologne.

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Your dual studies on campus Cologne

“Church and carnival” – this is the image Cologne uses to promote itself all around the world. But the city has a lot more to offer than its famous cathedral and its carnival, like its many popular excursion destinations nearby. Among others, the Cologne Zoo, the nearby amusement park "Phantasialand" or the Rhine, where you can just relax or take a boat tour. As you can see, Cologne is perfect for a dual study programme.

The Eifel and Sauerland regions also offer recreational opportunities, as do its numerous city parks and green spaces. Had enough rest, looking for some action? Of course, there is also a wide range of nightlife options for night owls. Whether it's a cosy bar or a large disco, there's something for everyone in Cologne.

The campus of IU’s dual study programme in Cologne offers everything you need for successful studies: a family atmosphere, modern facilities and plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself outside of the lectures.

Your Campus - Your Benefits

Start of programme

1. October

1. January (not for all degree programmes)

1. April (not for all degree programmes)

1. July (not for all degree programmes)

From October 2024: Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Management, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Maschinenbau.


Sporty on the road with the semester ticket: With it, you can use KVB bicycles at a special rate.

Fitness discount

25% discount on membership at The Gym Society gym

Applicant training

Free training for your application phase

Courses in Cologne

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Get to know us: on site or virtually

You want to get started with a dual study programme, but still have questions? Then take part in one of our events: We will advise you - either on site or virtually, depending on the campus!

You can find out here which type of event will help you best to choose the right degree programme:

  • IU Info Events
    You would like to get to know our study programme or inform yourself without obligation about studying at the IU International University of Applied Sciences? In our regular events we show you our extensive offer.

  • IU meet your campus
    Get to know the dual study program, our team and your campus in person at the IU Meet Your Campus!

  • IU Open Student Counselling
    You have already found your desired degree programme? If you still have questions, are looking for information or need support: We will inform you about your options at IU International University of Applied Sciences.

To the events in Cologne

A selection of our practice partners in Cologne

25h cologne / the circleAlthoff HotelsExcelsior Hotel ErnstSprengnetterEchoheldenAlexianerWesselingNetzwerk e.V.Spyke MediaGin de Cologne

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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.

Das sagen unsere Studierenden

Through the three and a half years of experience in the company, one has the best prerequisites to be taken on directly after graduation
E. Hatz über ihr Duales Studium in Gesundheitsmanagement

Elena Hatz

B.A. Gesundheitsmanagement

What I particularly like about the dual study programme at IU is the pleasant size of the classes and the modern atmosphere on campus.
D. Pech über sein Duales Studium in Soziale Arbeit

Daniel Pech

B.A. Soziale Arbeit

The lecturers are also available to the students outside of lectures and give individual advice. That is not a matter of course.
J. Noehrnberg über ihr Duales Studium in Wirtschaftsinformatik

Jenny Nöhrnberg

B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

Duales Studium Praxispartner finden

A perfect fit: you and your practice partner

No matter which degree programme you are interested in: Together with us, you will find the right company for your practical phases. We offer you extensive support in your search for a practice partner.

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Experienced in practice: lecturers from practice

Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and are experts in their field. They not only impart their knowledge to you in a particularly practice-oriented way, but are also there for you outside of the events if you have any questions.

To the lecturers in Cologne