Distance learning

Valuable tips for an important decision

An increasing number of people of all ages are considering going to university today. Over time, the range of study programmes and models is also increasing. Are you looking for help in deciding which study programme is right for you? In the following, we have compiled current developments in the German academic world, as well as some useful tips for you. Get all the relevant information you need to decide which study programme you would like to start (or continue) your career with.

Online studies on the road to success

Studying online is becoming increasingly important in German academia. Firstly, because it is a more flexible alternative for working people. Secondly, because the topic of “lifelong learning” is becoming increasingly important in our society.

Advantages of studying online for you

Studying online has many advantages that allow you to combine it with your job, family or other commitments.

  • Start at any time

    You decide when you want to start your online study programme – at any time, without annoying enrolment deadlines and waiting times.

  • 100% flexible when it comes to your studies

    Today more than ever, we want to remain flexible. That's why your study programme is online – from the initial application, to study scripts, to exams.

  • Better career opportunities

    Your online studies don’t only offer you personal fulfillment, your also benefit from more leadership responsibility and a higher salary.

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 that suits you

There is definitely no lack of versatility in German higher education: You are spoilt for choice between so many study programmes and models. To give you an overview of your options, there are various information services available.

Study selection tests

Study selection tests are especially useful at the beginning of your orientation phase. They give you an initial tendency as to which field of study matches your interests and goals. You can find helpful study selection tests here:

Student advisory service

Our student advisory service will be happy to support you in your choice of study programme at any time – by phone, by e-mail or in our live chat via WhatsApp. We are here to help you with these and other topics:

  • We will help you choose the right study programme and show you possible subject combinations.
  • We will inform you about our different study and time models.
  • We will advise you on your financing options.

The role of your personality in choosing a course of study

When looking for the right study programme, it is important that you consider more than just your career goals. Your personal interests, characteristics and strengths should play at least as big a role in your decision. Here, you can find out what factors make up your personality that are important for choosing a study programme.

The role of your interests in choosing a study programme

Many different personality categorisations exist. For vocational orientation and occupational psychology, above all the Interest model by John L. Holland has proven to be useful. It distinguishes between six interest orientations based on personality, which can be used to determine aptitude for specific occupational fields.

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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.

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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