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  • 100 % flexible

    You decide where and when you want to study.

  • Versatile & innovative

    Your digital learning journey with personal support!

  • Top-level education

    First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.

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Study – whenever, wherever and however you want

Your life is colourful and unique. No matter which goals you are pursuing or daily challenges you face: you deserve a study programme that adapts to your needs – without compromise. That’s why distance learning at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is online and 100% flexible. We offer you a selection of digital study tools and virtual live formats that make studying on your own terms easier than ever. 

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Six great reasons for studying online with IU

100% online – 100% flexible

 Every aspect of our study programmes is done online and with maximum flexibility – from the enrolment process to the classes right up to the exams. This gives you the freedom to study on your own terms and according to your own schedule. You decide when to start: there are no application deadlines or waiting periods.

Our innovative learning tools

Our online campus offers a fully digital learning environment with a diverse set of e-learning tools: interactive books, videos, online forums, interactive study sprints – and much more.

Personally here for you

You and your goals matter to us! Our tutor system and teachers are always there to personally support you during your studies. If you need tips for planning your courses or boosting your motivation, simply contact our study coaches. 

Rated “Excellent” at 96% recommendation

You want a quality study programme? So do we! Our programmes are state-approved and have received several awards: Currently, the IU is in first place in FernstudiumCheck.de’s live ranking of most popular universities for online studies. 

24/7 online exams

Whether you're an early bird or a night owl: With us, you can sit your exams when you feel perfectly prepared – 24/7 online, 365 days a year, bookable at short notice and regardless of location.

Flexible learning models

With our flexible full- and part-time models, you decide when to schedule your courses. If you need more time to complete your studies, you can extend them by up to twelve months or take a semester off – completely free of charge.


You decide who you want to be tomorrow.

Life is all about getting ahead. And about the next step you decide to take. Are you ready to go beyond your limits? Let us support you! At IU International University of Applied Sciences, you get to study on your own terms. Without boundaries. Digitally. Close.

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Well informed and closely supported from the beginning

"I like the online study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences because it is very flexible and I can study 100% online without losing time commuting. Thanks to the informative online info sessions, I felt well informed and closely supported right from the start. What also won me over was that I could study anywhere – for example at home or on the train to work."

Pia Leopold – Bachelor Student in Industrial Engineering and Management


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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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