BENEFITS OF PART-TIME STUDIES

Do you want to achieve more, change yourself and are you ready to go the extra mile? We would love to support you in this process - with a part-time study programme that is flexible, individual and perfectly tailored to your needs.

Part-time studies

WE ARE AS FLEXIBLE AS YOU ARE

START AT ANY TIME

Why wait until the semester starts? You don't have to wait with us, because in our part-time degree programmes you start exactly when you are ready. You can start your studies any day. In other words, you are not tied to fixed semester timetables and you can stay as flexible as possible at work or in your private life.

TAKE COURSES ONLINE

Are you running out of time because you are moving or planning to stay abroad for a while? No problem! With us, you can switch to the virtual campus every semester or take individual courses and exams online at any time. Thanks to our rolling course system, you also have the option of starting a course any time that will perfectly fit into your study schedule.

TAKE EXAMS 24/7

Early bird or night owl? It doesn't matter, because you should also remain flexible when it comes to exams. Take exams directly on campus on a specific date or online at any time. With the 24/7 offer, you decide for yourself when and where you are ready for an exam, whether late in the evening or abroad.

FREE EXTENSION

In life, things often turn out differently than you think. You cannot always plan everything perfectly, and that includes your studies. That is why we offer you the opportunity to extend your studies with us for up to 12 months – free of charge.

STUDY WITHOUT A-LEVELS

In the part-time studies at IU International University, you have the opportunity to study without A-levels. A completed apprenticeship with subsequent work experience or an aptitude test also qualifies you to start your studies.

Watch our video if you want to learn more about the requirements and the procedure! Please note: due to the fact that the study programmes offered on this website are in German, the video is in German as well.

We will be happy to provide assistance and advice on all aspects of admission requirements.

WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

  • TOP CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    If you want more in your job, you usually need a specific qualification, a decisive upgrade. This is the only way to advance on the career ladder successfully. The IU trend study shows that majority of our graduates were able to take on more management responsibility after their studies.

  • INCREASE IN SALARY

    Studies pay off – today more than ever! Because gaining further professional qualifications is rewarded in almost every industry: more than 60% of our IU graduates benefit not only from better job prospects, but also a significantly higher salary after graduation.

  • PERSPECTIVES & GOALS

    Only when you are ready to go new ways in life, you can realise big projects and realise your potential. By starting part-time studies, you have the opportunity to reorient yourself professionally or to improve your skills. This will bring you a decisive step closer to your goals and dreams.

WE ARE ACCREDITED

STATE-RECOGNISED & Accredited

IU is a state-recognised and accredited university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.

EXCELLENT QUALITY

The quality of our programmes is of great importance to us. For this reason, we offer our students study programmes that are first-class in terms of both content and organisation and are outstanding when it comes to quality. In the current CHE rankings, Germany's top university assessment index, IU also achieved top scores in the areas of " support from teaching staff" and "practical relevance".

SATISFACTION & RECOMMENDATION

IU currently occupies first place in the FernstudiumCheck Live Ranking, making it one of the most popular distance learning universities in the competition. You can trust our graduates, 97% of whom were satisfied with their studies, and 94% would recommend IU without any hesitation.

WE CARE FOR YOUR WALLET

  • RECOGNITION OF PREVIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS

    Whether you have completed your advanced training, have professional experience or have an additional qualification - you can easily have your previous achievements verified and recognised. This gives you the possibility to skip individual modules or entire semesters and save a lot of time and money.

  • TAX DEDUCTION FOR STUDIES

    Did you know that you can claim the costs of part-time studies in the income tax return? In addition to tuition fees, this also includes the purchase of learning materials and commuting tickets. This way you can reduce your study costs by up to 42%.

  • YOUR STUDENT ADVANTAGES

    As a student, you also benefit from numerous advantages, for example, with popular providers such as Amazon Prime or Microsoft. You receive a cheaper Prime trial membership and are entitled to the Office 365 package and all Adobe benefits during your studies.

That's what our students say

At IU International University, I was able to have some certificates and professional activities credited to me, saving me 1,000 euros of the total cost of the degree! That's great!
Timea Siman
Childhood Education Student & Qualified Childminder

HAVE PREVIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS RECOGNISED AND SAVE MONEY

Get your academic or professional achievements credited to your studies and save money like Timea did.

TEST US FREE FOR 4 WEEKS!

To check whether our programme is something for you, you can try it out free of charge for the first four weeks. During this time, all IU offers and services will be available to you. If studying with us is not a good fit for you, you can cancel your enrolment at any time - at no additional cost. If you like your degree programme, you can simply continue your studies after the trial phase.

By the way: During your free trial phase of our part-time degree programme, you can easily switch between on-campus and virtual lectures at any time. Of course, without any additional costs.

Please note: due to the fact that the study programmes offered on this website are in German, the video is in German as well.

*The first four weeks of your studies are free if you decide not to continue. If you continue your studies, this first month is considered a regular study period and subject to a tuition fee.

WE MAKE YOUR STUDIES EVEN SMARTER

ONLINE AND OFFLINE LEARNING

In the part-time degree programme at IU, you can access your study scripts at any time, even without the Internet. This way, no matter where you are, you always stay in the optimal learning flow and can work on your documents both online and offline.

ONLINE LEARNING PORTAL

Studying online means you can learn whenever and wherever you want. Thanks to the online learning portal, you can access scripts, Interactive Books® and learning videos at any time. You can also take exams online 24/7. Furthermore, you can always stay in contact with your fellow students and lecturers via our platforms and networks - so you are guaranteed not to miss a thing.

SMART ONLINE LIBRARY

When you register, you will receive login credentials for our online library, which you can visit 24/7. Here you have unlimited access to selected specialist literature, scientific papers and academic articles. A large part is also available as e-books.

TEST YOUR LEARNING PROGRESS INDEPENDENTLY

Our study scripts contain various assessment exercises to support you in your learning. These are primarily for self-testing and self-assessment. The online assessment questionnaire also records your learning progress and provides guidance. The results can be evaluated and discussed with lecturers on the campus at any time.

WE MAKE IT BETTER

  • STUDY COACHING

    How do I organise my studies? When should I take exams? And how can I prepare for them in the best possible way? To this end, our study coaching team will help you with smart tools and tricks to manage your everyday study life perfectly. You can get individual advice or inspiration from our channels.

  • LINKEDIN LEARNING

    Learn smarter now! As an IU student, LinkedIn Learning gives you unlimited access to over 14,000 courses and 1,800 video tutorials. In this way, you can deepen your knowledge individually and get valuable input on top of your studies. LinkedIn Learning is the ideal supplement to your part-time studies.

  • INNOVATIVE SPECIALISATIONS

    To prepare you even more specifically for your future field of activity, our subject and industry specialisations offer you numerous options for specialisation. The content of our specialisations is constantly optimised to meet the latest knowledge standards.

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