RECOGNITION OF PRIOR Achievements
IN YOUR ONLINE STUDIES

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Save time and money: We recognise your previous achievements.

With relevant previous experience, you can reduce your study time and save 30 euros per ECTS point on top of that.

We distinguish between recognition and credit. We recognise academic achievements that you have completed at another university. Apprenticeships and professional experience can be credited towards your studies. In the following, we use the general term "recognition".

We have prepared a standard an individual application for you for the recognition of your previous achievements. If necessary, you can also combine the two:

Your standard application

We have pre-filled recognition applications for many training and further education courses. First of all, check whether there is a collective application that corresponds to your education or training. If this is not listed, you can use our individual application.

Your individual application

Do you have professional experience for which there is no general recognition option, or have you already studied at another university? Then submit our individual application. We will guide you through the individual steps below.

Complete your standard application for recognition in 5 steps

You have a completed vocational education that can be selected in our recognition form? Then you will receive a standard application. This is how it works:

  • 1. Start your online recognition

    First click on the button "Go to online recognition", which you will find directly below or in the tab "Recognition" on the page of your study programme.

  • 2. Fill out the contact form

    In the next step, select your desired study programme and the planned start date and enter your contact details. We need this for any queries about your application. If you have not yet started your studies, please enter the current date.

    Are you already studying at IU? Then enter the start date of your studies.

  • 3. Choose your education or training

    Now you can enter your completed education or trainingif it corresponds exactly to one of the selectable options. That is: The name on your training certificate must be identical to the option in the list. If you do not find this in the selection list, you will automatically be forwarded to the individual application.

  • 4. Enter your adress

    Once you have selected one or more courses, please enter your address so that we can prepare your final application.

  • 5. Submit your application

    Your standard application will be automatically forwarded to us. Now you only need to upload your proof. You can also download the contract directly and submit an additional individual application if required.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND SECURE YOUR BENEFITS!

We will also be happy to check in advance whether we can recognise your previous achievements – without obligation and 100% online. You do not have to enrol directly for this!

Simple (i.e. non-authenticated) copies of your certificates are sufficient for us to check.

Complete your individual application in 5 steps

Do you have professional experience for which there is no general recognition option, or have you already studied at another university? Then use our individual application for recognition of prior learning achievements.

1. Start your online recognition

You want to get started right away? Then go directly to our online recognition.

And, by the way: We will be happy to check whether (and to what extent) we can recognise your previous achievements before you apply for your desired study programme. Simple (i.e. non-authenticated) copies of your certificates are sufficient.

2. Fill out the contact form

Next, you choose your study programme and enter your details. Already a student at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU)? Then enter the programme you want to have individual experience recognised for. 

3. Optional standard recogintion

We review a number of vocational trainings and formations in advance. Have you completed one? Then select it from the drop-down menu. Can’t find your particular training? Then you can apply to have the corresponding modules individually recognised in the next step. 

 You can combine standard and individual application of previous experience. 

4. Enter your previous experience

In your module handbook, you will find an overview of all courses in your course of study. Check if you can demonstrate relevant previous experience. To do this, you compare your professional experience or completed courses from previous study programmes with the contents of the listed modules. Next, you can select the courses you want recognised from the drop-down menu for compulsory as well as elective subjects. 

Please take notice of the regulations for elective subjects. You can find them on the corresponding study plan. 

5. Submit your documents

To finish, you submit relevant proof (see required documents) in the corresponding upload space. And you’re done! 

Our tip: To help us review your application faster, name your documents like this: Content_FirstName_LastName, e.g. Report_John_Doe 

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND SECURE YOUR BENEFITS!

We will also be happy to check in advance whether we can recognise your previous achievements – without obligation and 100% online. You do not have to enrol directly for this!

Simple (i.e. non-authenticated) copies of your certificates are sufficient for us to check.


Your checklist: Have you submitted everything yet?

We still need a few documents to check your recognition: You are welcome to send us simple (non-certified) copies, as we cannot return your documents to you. Here you will find an overview of which documents are required as proof of your previous achievements.

Your path to recognition

  • 1. Application received

    As soon as you have submitted your application, we will contact you by e-mail and inform you of any documents we may still need.

  • 2. Final acceptance

    We will send you a message when we have processed your application and forwarded it to the Examination Board for final approval.

  • 3. Recognition notice

    You will receive your finalised certificate of recognition.

  • 4. Entering your achievements

    We will forward the notification to the Examinations Office so that your recognised achievements are recorded in your transcript of records. However, this only happens after your official matriculation.

  • 5. Cost reduction

    If you also save tuition fees through recognition, you will receive a supplementary agreement which will be sent to you before payment starts and is valid from your official enrolment date.

Tips for your recognition process

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