THE UNIVERSITY THAT MOTIVATES TO THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE.
THE STUDIES THAT EMPOWER A CAREER.
IU 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.
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.
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 IU LEARN APP
- INTERACTIVE TEACHING EVENTS
- LEARNING SPRINTS (INTENSIVE TEACHING UNITS)
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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).
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
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
IU International University of Applied Sciences is a privately-run university whose degree programmes are accredited but not refinanced by the state. For this reason, we have to charge fees for our studies. Only in the dual study model at IU are these fees usually paid by the practice company; and in some cases, an internship allowance is also paid.
Yes. IU was re-accredited in 2021 for a 5-year period.
The term "accreditation" describes the recognition of higher education institutions or study programmes according to certain criteria in order to ensure the quality of teaching and studies. In addition, it is intended to increase the transparency of study programmes and improve the international comparability of degrees. The institutional accreditation of private universities is carried out by the German Council of Science and Humanities, while the accreditation of study programmes at state-recognised universities is carried out by special accreditation agencies. The respective principles for this are defined by the Accreditation Council.
IU currently has over 28 locations in Germany and over 45 examination centres where students can take their exams. Our students can study directly on campus in Aachen, Augsburg, Bad Honnef, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Cologne, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Mönchengladbach, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Potsdam, Ravensburg, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Ulm and Wuppertal. Students can also study at our virtual campus from the comfort of their own home and take their exams online.
IU deliberately does not have a numerus clausus (NC) – instead, we talk to interested students personally and work with them to find out where their talents and strengths lie and what goals they are pursuing with their studies.
Students can study either with or without an Abitur. The admission requirement is a general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or a technical college entrance qualification (Fach-Abitur). Students who have completed at least two years of vocational training and have at least three years of work experience in the profession they have learned can enter the programme without an Abitur. Alternatively, a master craftsman's certificate or successful completion of an educational programme in the subject area of the respective degree programme can be submitted.
Foreign applicants must have a higher education entrance qualification equivalent to the German one. When applying, applicants must provide proof of German language skills with a language level of B2 (exceptions: for the Applied Psychology, Psychology, Communication Psychology and Health Psychology degree programmes, the language level C1 is required) and an internal university admission test must also be passed.
- For English-language degree programmes, one of the following proofs of English language skills is required:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. overall grade B) or
- Equivalent proof, e.g. through the free IU English course (min. B2.2), further information is available from our student advisory service.
For this purpose, we have created a separate information section on financing, where you can find various financing options, grants and scholarship programmes.
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