Dual Studies

Dual Studies: Finding the ideal Practice Partner

We will find the right practice partner with you so that you can start successfully at IU International University (IU)!

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Practice Partners

Find your ideal practice partner for your dual studies in our extensive network.



We offer you a wide variety of industries, thanks to which your career aspirations will come true.


Chances of being taken on

70% of graduates are taken on by their practice partner after graduation.

Your practice partners for dual studies

In the dual study program, you alternate between theory at the IU and practice in a company. In this way, you gain valuable work experience and your practice partner pays your tuition fees. We support you in your search for a suitable practice partner:

  • We advise you on the basis of your strengths and wishes.

  • IU application portal: complete your application, find open positions at our practice partners and register your interest directly.

  • With our tips, you can prepare your applications to companies.

You already know a company where you would like to complete your practical phases? Perfect! We will be happy to help you contact your preferred company.

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Finding a practice partner: This is how the search works

1. Apply online

  • Fill out our online application quickly and easily

  • Submit your application

  • Create password for IU application portal

  • Confirm e-mail address

IU Application Portal

2. go through application portal

  • Arrange an initial consultation with the student advisory

  • Complete your application

  • Have your CV generated automatically

IU Application Portal

3. Find your practice partner

  • Regular exchange with your personal study advisor

  • Find open positions at our practice partners in the IU application portal and register your interest

  • IU training to prepare for applications to companies

Tips for finding the right practice partner
  • For your research, use job exchanges, trade fairs, the area search on Google Maps and ask your acquaintances. 

  • Get valuable advice for the design of your application documents in the IU training. You can find more on this in the FAQs

  • Get ready for the job interview: Find out exactly about the company.

  • Prepare possible questions such as "Where do you see yourself after graduation?" or "How would you describe your dream job?" and answer them for yourself so that your answers are fluent and coherent.

Take the first step

Apply now for a study place at IU International University (IU) and start looking for a practice partner with the help of your study advisor. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of securing a place with a top practice partner.

You would rather study without a practice partner?

In myStudium you are not bound to a practice partner. You can organize your free time flexibly and work or travel on the side. You also decide for yourself whether you study on campus or virtually.

Frequently asked questions on practice partners

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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.

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Become IU Practice Partner

You would like to offer our dual study program as an employer? We will find suitable candidates to meet your requirements and offer you many advantages:

  • Free recruiting of junior staff via the applicant portal

  • Independent of study location, size and industry of your company

  • Qualified applicants

  • Train specialists yourself

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“