Distance Learning

Benefits of distance learning: Live your master plan

Study whenever, wherever and however you want

Your life is unique – just like your educational path and the goals you want to reach. As the largest private university of applied sciences for distance learning, we offer you a study programme perfectly in line with you and your needs – in any situation. Our digital campus and our study app IU Learn enable you to study independently, innovatively and practically – thanks to many advantages such as flexible time models, smart tools for any study type and personal support.

On your own terms: At IU, you study according to your rhythm

Study flexibly

In IU distance learning, your lecture hall is always where you are – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or chilling at the beach with your family. You can even sit your exams online – 24/7 on 365 days a year – or on location, if you like.

Study innovatively

Via our online campus and our study app IU Learn, innovative and interactive digital study tools are always available to you. They allow for maximum flexibility – whether you’re studying alone or with others, with a script or digitally, day or night.

Keep in touch

If you want, you can deepen your knowledge by talking to experienced lecturers in virtual classes – live or on demand. In addition, our online network allows you to connect with your fellow students as well as your study and career coaches.

Free trial? Let’s go!

You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us. Simply register online for your desired programme.

A study programme to suit your life

No matter whether you’re a family person, working full time or always on the road: IU distance learning let you realise that dream of a degree. How? By letting you decide when, where and how you study.

Busy at work?

No problem! IU lets you determine your own study load – without fixed lecture times or exam times.

Kids keeping you busy?

You can still do it! Our flexible full- and part-time models allow you to schedule your courses according to your own needs.

On the road a lot?

Benefit from study tools you can integrate into your daily life and use anywhere and anytime.

It’s a challenge?

No matter who you are and what you have to accomplish in life: We support you in it.

Your study programme gets you ahead

New challenge 
You qualify for new (more exciting) tasks, vocational fields or industries. 

You have higher chances of getting a promotion and can take on more management responsibility. 

Higher salary 
You benefit from a chance at lucrative pay raises in your old or new job.

Increase your market value

During your distance learning, you develop valuable skills that prepare you for your career. Our graduates are living proof of this: 71,1% of them agree that they were able to develop personally through their distance learning. 62,2% were able to significantly increase their chances on the job market, 40% got a raise and about a third was successful in changing jobs.*

*Source: Graduate survey June 2021 

How our students like to study

Stefanie, Bachelor Business Informatics

  • is completing her distance learning full time 

  • recipient of the IU “women in tech” scholarship 

  • loves the variety of study documents and the personal support 

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

Thomas, Bachelor Social Work

  • is completing his Bachelor part time 

  • is a father of four and former fireman 

  • is using his online study programme to start over professionally 

“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.”

Rita, Master IT-Management
  • already completed her Bachelor in economics at IU besides working in her job 

  • in a leading position in the logistics industry and winner of the IU professional success award 

  • benefits from the study programme’s maximum flexibility as a single mum and career woman 

“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.”

Your distance learning benefits at a glance

100% flexible

You decide! Study completely independently – alongside your job, family or private projects.

Innovative study experience

Get the best mix of digital study tools, virtual live formats and personal support!

Always by your side

Be it planning your studies or preparing for your exams: we are here for you!

State-recognised & award-winning

Our study programmes are state-recognised, accredited and multi-award-winning.

24/7 online exams

Early bird or night owl? Doesn’t matter: Just sit your exams 24/7 online – whenever, wherever.

Flexible time models

New job, new city, new baby? Pick one of our flexible time models and switch between them anytime.

Do you still have questions?

Our free student advisory service has all the answers for you! We take the time to advise you individually and without obligation.

We support you. Right from the start.

Together we will find the best solution for your career path.

Just give us a call*Available from Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

+49 (0) 30 31198810

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