Distance learning

Flexible study models and fees

Invest the smart way – with a study model that suits you.

Are you busy at work, do you have a family or projects that you want to take care of while studying? No problem! We help you reconcile everything that’s important to you. And if you realise you need more time during your studies, you can take a semester off or extend your studies or extend your studies/continuing education by up to 12 months – both completely free of charge.

You can find the exact amount of the tuition fees on the respective programme page under Tuition Fees.

Financing and saving tips

Find out about various financing options and reducing the costs of your studies. 


All our study programmes include the following services

Your distance learning are the full package

We want you to be completely happy with your online study programme. That’s why we offer more: more flexibility, more freedom, more personal support. Simply adapt your studies to your personal wants and needs. 

Innovative Teaching and learning material

Online tutorials and supervision by tutors

Online exams

Correction of your final module exams

Use of Online Campus & learning app

Study Coaching and Career Coaching

Free trial of four weeks

Interactive lectures via video chat*.

Free extension of the duration of studies

*Interactive classes are currently available for a selection of courses and will be rolled out gradually to other study programmes of IU.


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.

Study programmes

As unique as you are: Our full and part-time programmes

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That's why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our study programmes that offer flexible and longer durations. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time options, your weekly study load is reduced.


Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and shorten their study time by learning at a faster pace.

Part-time I

Great for all-rounders who want to go full throttle in their studies alongside their job and reduce monthly tuition costs at the same time.

Part-time II

Ideal for those who want to complete their studies in peace and quiet alongside the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a job, and who want to reduce monthly study costs.

Duration of the study models

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Our free student advisory service will gladly help you find your optimal study programme.

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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.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“