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

    Under the guidance of experienced lecturers with practical experience, you will work on real case studies and develop skills that are in demand in everyday working life.


    Our study programmes are not only state-recognized and accredited, they are always up to date with the latest research.


    On two evenings a week you will deepen your knowledge in close exchange with your lecturers and fellow students.


In our face-to-face courses on campus, you have the opportunity to clarify open questions with teachers, to discuss them and to exchange ideas in the group. Your courses take place on two fixed evenings per week. There is no IU location in your area or you want to learn as flexibly as possible in the meantime? Then our virtual campus is just the right thing for you: because here you can also optionally take part in virtual live formats and are always connected to your lecturers and fellow students.


We want to give you the best possible support on your way through your studies – from the start of your studies to successful completion. That's why our study coaches are happy to help you if you need it: They will help you with smart tools and tricks to perfectly manage your everyday study life alongside your job, family or other to-dos. You can get individual advice - according to your needs and completely free of charge.

As an IU student, you also have unlimited access to over 14,000 courses and 1,800 video tutorials with LinkedIn Learning.

All the advantages of your part-time studies

  • Start anytime

    Waiting for the semester to start? You don't have to with us, because in part-time studies you start exactly when you are ready. You can start your studies any day. So you are not tied to fixed semester starts and remain as flexible as possible in your job or privately.


    Do you have stress at work or do you need time for your family? Switch flexibly between the combination model with face-to-face courses and complete online studies: You then study 100% online, when and where you want. At the same time, you benefit from virtual exchange opportunities with your lecturers and fellow students. In this way, your studies are compatible with your everyday life in every situation.

  • TAKE EXAMS 24/7

    Early bird or night person? 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 yourself when and where you are ready for an exam, whether in the late evening or abroad.


    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.


    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%.


    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.


    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 learning app

    The future of learning is digital and always on the move - just like IU Learn, our free app for students. With IU Learn you can read scripts, watch learning videos or answer test questions anywhere and anytime. As a smart learning buddy, she teaches you every lesson in short units that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. She notes your learning progress and guides you successfully through your studies.


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

That's what our students say

“I can already put the knowledge I gained from my studies into practice at my employer: I have been responsible for the digitalisation and automation of certain processes in my department for a while now. Here, job and studies complement each other perfectly!“

Lauritz Bärenfänger
Student Digital Business & Manager Sourcing


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.


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.

*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.

IU Learn App

Whether online or offline, on the iPad, smartphone or computer: With over 600 scripts from all educational programmes, more than 14,000 interactive knowledge tests, integrated keyword search and much more, the app is 100% tailored to your needs. As an intelligent learning companion, it teaches you each lesson in short units that you can easily integrate into your everyday life.


    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.


    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.


    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.



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


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".


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, 96% of whom were satisfied with their studies, and 94% would recommend IU without any hesitation.


If you have any questions about the part-time studies programme we are here to answer those. Whether you want to know more about your desired course of study or the financing or the recognition of previous achievements. Book an appointment for a personal consultation now.

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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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