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Your everyday life as a student

Find out everything you need to know about your everyday life during your myStudies!


Tips and benefits WITH YOUR MYSTUDIES

Do you want to know what your everyday life at university might be like? Here you will find tips on topics such as financing, finding accommodation and support during your studies. We'll also show you the benefits from which you can profit as a student!

Organise your time by yourself

In myStudies, you have courses 2-3 days per week. The other days are at your free disposal! So you can decide for yourself when you would like to learn, when to pursue a part-time job and when to take a break. Would you like to get a detailed picture of your daily study routine? Here you can find a sample timetable for myStudies.

Download timetable (German)

We provide you with personal advice

Even before you start your studies, our study advisors will support you with your concerns. In your everyday study life, study coaches help you with challenges and answer your questions about myStudium. Together with you, they will find the best solution to your concerns. At the end of your studies, career coaches will prepare you for your career entry.

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These are your benefits with myStudies

You benefit from many advantages during your studies: For example, you can try out a Spotify subscription and Amazon Prime for free and then only pay half price. You can improve your skills thanks to free access to LinkedIn Learning with over 5000 exciting courses, and you can also use our LIS Online Library or free access to programmes such as Statista, Microsoft 365 or Adobe Cloud for your projects.

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Part-time job, accommodation, financing: Our tips

Moving out of home for the first time, financing your first big project, your first part-time job: these exciting stages are part of your studies. We give you useful advice on how to look for a flat or a job, or how to reduce your study costs.

How do I find a flat?

Whether it's a shared flat, a hall of residence or a room for subletting: You have many options. The best time to start looking is 2-3 months before the end of the current semester when many graduates leave the city.
Our tips:

  • Mobilise your friends and family
  • Post a notice at the university
  • Start an appeal on social networks
  • Post an ad in a local newspaper

How do I find a job?

You can earn money and gain valuable work experience while studying with a part-time job. With a 450 € mini-job or a student job, you will have enough time for your studies. For working student jobs, you might even be hired after your graduation. You can find offers on social media, in newspaper ads or on job portals such as studentenjob.de.

How do I finance my studies?

Do you need additional financial support? You can apply for a scholarship or BAföG. You only need to pay back half of this state funding after finishing your studies. Please note that your BAföG entitlement is no longer applicable if you earn more than €450 per month.

Looking for more tips on how to reduce your tuition costs? You can find them on our page dedicated to tuition and financing your studies.


How to secure your place at university


As unique as each IU campus is, they all have one thing in common: they offer you optimal opportunities to study, exchange ideas with others and relax. Our modern facilities give you plenty of opportunities to eat, study in peace and take breaks.

You can get them in the video of the Hamburg campus as an example, in which we show you all the highlights. You can also find out more about other advantages you can look forward to enjoying at campus below:

  • You study in small groups and can better participate in the learning process
  • You can study in a relaxed atmosphere in our Learning Areas
  • You benefit from our innovative infrastructure and central location
  • You have the opportunity to spend time with your fellow students

Sounds exciting? Then apply!

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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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