IU International University of Applied Sciences announces new partnership with StraighterLine, offering US American students a direct pathway to obtaining a top-rated European bachelor’s degree.

·      StraighterLine’s partnership with IU is the first of its kind in Germany and Europe

·      US American students will now have access to a globally recognized, top-rated bachelor’s degree from Europe

·      High quality education at a fraction of the US cost

Erfurt, Germany 14. June 2022.
Effective immediately, StraighterLine students can transfer credits to IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) towards a bachelor's degree in a variety of study programs. The partnership – which allows US American students the opportunity to obtain a globally recognized, top-rated bachelor’s degree through IU – is the first European partnership of its kind for StraighterLine. The partnership offers StraighterLine students flexible study programs in both English and German, as well as the possibility to study a semester in Germany.

With more than 50 customizable study programs available in English at IU, StraighterLine students will find options that fit their study needs at an attractive price.

“We are happy to welcome StraighterLine into our partnership network and offer its students the opportunity to study in an international and flexible environment. We believe that we can offer US students a real added value with our three-year job-relevant bachelor programs at just a fraction of the US cost.” said Carolin Kreuder, COO Corporate Programs at IU.

“There is so much synergy between the missions of IU and StraighterLine. We both seek to help adult learners succeed on a pathway to employability and career success by offering high-quality online courses coupled with all the support they need to be successful,” said Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer for StraighterLine.

“Our partnership offers students in the United States and around the world an opportunity to save money on their degree and graduate faster so they can get started in their career.”

For more information about the partnership, visit: www.iu.org/about/our-partners/straighterline.


With over 85,000 students, IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is the largest university in Germany. The private, state-recognised higher education institution offers more than 200 bachelor's and master's degree programmes under its roof, available in German or English. Students can shape their studies their way through the help of a digitally supported learning environment with various study models, such as dual study, distance learning and myStudies – which combines online and on-campus studies. In addition, IU facilitates continuing education and promotes the idea of lifelong learning. In alignment with the university’s mission, it aims to provide access to personalised education to as many people worldwide as possible. IU began operations in 2000 and is now represented in 28 German cities. It cooperates with over 10,000 companies and actively supports them in employee development. Its partners include Deutsche Bahn, Motel One, Telekom, Vodafone und VW Financial Services. Further information at: http://www.iu.org


StraighterLine is a student success company and the category creator for providing scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective, and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. The StraighterLine platform supports over 45,000 new students a year, including directly through the straighterline.com website as well as through the company’s growing network of university and employer relationships. Visit straighterline.com or https://partners.straighterline.com/ for more information.

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