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Dual Studies

Dual Studies - Theory and Practice in One

You not only acquire fundamental know-how but also gain valuable professional experience: with the dual studies programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

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Dual Studies at a glance

Dovetailing theory and praxis

You can apply your knowledge from the theory phases at IU directly to your practice partner. You learn in the study model Dual Studies (Classes on campus) or Dual myStudium (optional classes on campus or virtually via livestreams).

High-Quality Teaching

Our degree programmes are accredited and state-recognised. In addition, you benefit from a high calibre of training. This is also reflected in the employment rate: 2 out of 3 graduates are employed by their practice partner after graduation.

Study privately for €0

You can study at IU without having to pay tuition fees. These are fully covered by your practice partner.

Start without Numerus Clausus

Instead of your grades, we focus on your strengths and interests. That's why you can start your studies with us without any NC and - depending on your professional experience - without A-levels.

Large network of practice partners

We support you in finding the right practice partner and have access to a network of over 15,000 practice partners - throughout Germany and in various industries.

Personal atmosphere

You will study in small groups where you can interact more intensively with fellow students and professors. You can ask questions any time, actively participate and make better progress.

Find your dual study programme

At IU, the focus is on your interests and strengths instead of your grades. Simply choose the dual studies programme that suits you from our wide range of programmes! Are you still unsure about your choice of degree programme? Then answer a few questions in our IU Degree Finder! It will suggest suitable degree programmes based on your answers.

Do you already know which degree program is right for you?

What are you waiting for!

getting admission to the dual studies programme

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  • Would you like to be admitted to the dual studies programme at IU? You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Individual IU application interview with the Student Advisory Service office

  • A-levels or university entrance qualification

  • Without A-levels: State-certified technician or management expert, master craftsman's certificate or at least two years of vocational training followed by at least three years of full-time work experience.


4 steps to dual studies

Dual studies on campus or online

You can start with us at over 35 study locations or completely online. On the virtual campus, you are entirely independent of location and learn the theory from wherever you want! You complete your practical training at a company in the region of your choice.

Find your ideal practice partner for the dual studies programme

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Want to find a practice partner?

We will support you in your search. Your Student Advisory Service will inform you about suitable companies based on your strengths and wishes and give you tips for your application.

Additionally, we offer you an extensive network of over 15,000 companies from many different industries.

Get to know us: on campus or online

Request free study brochure

Thank you for deciding to find out all about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences. Request your study brochure here - free of charge and without obligation.

Your personal contact

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We will support you

Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the study locations or dual studies, for example.

Just give us a call
*Availability: Mon - Fri from 8am - 7pm

+49 (0) 800 600 16 16 7

Frequently asked questions about dual studies

Here you will find the full FAQ on dual studies.

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