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The education you need to take off in life

At IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), we offer accredited studies according to the highest quality standards. As a multi-award-winning university, IU is the place where students set out on their path to a successful future. 

The university that motivates to the highest performance. The studies that empower a career.

IU, Germany's most renowned private university*, supports your child wherever possible as if they were our own. We support them in deciding on the right degree, in choosing the ideal form of study and in studying itself. At IU, every student is in the best of hands and will receive exactly the support they need.  

(*among 18-24-year-olds, Source: Forsa, Sep 2023)

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An investment in their life

Studying at IU International University of Applied Sciences is a big investment that will pay off over the course of your child’s life. Better career and promotion prospects and higher positions in later professional life are just two of the arguments in favour of studying. The quality of teaching and the innovative as well as digital teaching concepts also speak in favour of studying, and not just anywhere, but at IU. 

Unsere Studienformen im Überblick


  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Study model: 2-3 days a week of classes during the day on site or worldwide at our virtual campus 

  • Starting dates: up to 4 times a year 

  • Duration: Bachelor full-time 36 months 

  • Study location: online & on-site 

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Dual Studies

  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 

  • Study model: Regular alternation between classroom or virtual courses and practical phases in the company, fixed course structure  

  • Starting dates: up to 4 times a year 

  • Duration: 7 semesters 

  • Study location: online & on-site 

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Distance Learning

  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Ars (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Laws (LL.M), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

  • Study model: 100% online study 

  • Starting dates: possible at any time 

  • Duration: Bachelor full-time 36 months, Bachelor part-time I 48 months, Bachelor part-time II 72 months, Master full-time 24 months, Master part-time I 36 months, Master part-time II 48 months 

  • Study location: 100% online 

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Our learning tools

At IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), we provide our students with optimal support in the learning process. We place great emphasis on interactivity and excellent online teaching. Learn more about our teaching concepts and methods.

Networking platforms & live consultations

Learning App IU Learn

Learning sprints (Intensive teaching units)

Interactive teaching events

Revision courses

Learning videos

Digital study scripts

Online campus myCampus

Online library

MS Office Package and LinkedIn Learning

24/7 online tests

The highest quality

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, we place great importance on offering our students first-class, well-structured study programmes with a high level of service.  

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Learn from the best

In Germany's largest study ranking, the CHE Ranking, IU is the university with the highest number of top ratings in six out of 25 categories in business studies (in-person) and social work (dual studies).  The Centre for Higher Education Development is working on concepts for higher education reform and advocates for a high-performance and fair higher education system. Just like us! The CHE ranking is thus the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German universities and universities of applied sciences.  

Quality management

IU’s Quality Management System is the result of an intensive cooperation process between university management, university administration, teaching staff, university committees and students. This is intended to ensure compliance with both internal and external requirements and to provide significant support for the achievement of defined development goals.  

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Our accreditations

All of our study structures and teaching programmes have been accredited by the most important inspection agencies and state institutions without objection. In addition to the Accreditation Council, this also includes the State Central Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) and the Science Council. This means that your IU degree is state-recognised.  

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Rankings & Certifications

IU is always at the top of other rankings other than the CHE. Furthermore, we repeatedly prove our quality externally through various certifications and seals, such as the renowned test seal "TÜV SÜD tested customer satisfaction" or the Hanseatic Certification Agency (HZA).  

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More about studies at IU

Find out now in our online info session about your options at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU). And ask us all your questions about myStudium, dual studies and distance learning.

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Support & Supervision

We support our students on their path, be it through career and study coaches, in student counselling or at our informative events. No one is left alone here! 


Our study coaches advise students on these topics: 

Time management


Learning strategies

Career coaching

For all open questions

Of course, you can always make use of our student advisory service, which is there to help all students and interested parties every step of the way. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do you still have questions?

Our free student advisory service has all the answers for you! We take the time to advise you individually and without obligation.

We support you. Right from the start.

Together we will find the best solution for your career path.

Just give us a call
*Available from Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

+49 (0) 30 31198810

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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“