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Recognition of previous achievements Studies & Vocational training

Benefit from your completed vocational training: By having your previous achievements recognised, you can complete your degree at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) quicker and save on tuition fees.

Getting a degree after your vocational training: the fast track to graduation.

Have you completed vocational training and want to improve your career opportunities by getting a degree? Find out how you can benefit from your previous achievements at IU. By having your previous achievements recognised, you can shorten your study time by up to 50% and save on tuition fees.

Shorter study duration

Skip modules or entire semesters that overlap with the contents of your vocational training to shorten your study time by up to 50%. 

Reduced tuition fees

Save valuable time as well as tuition fees by having the contents of your vocational training recognised.

Improved Career Opportunities

Top up your practical and theoretical knowledge from your vocational training with an academic degree and improve your career prospects.

Getting a degree after your vocational training: how much you can save

Depending on the vocational training you have completed and what you want to study at IU, you can reduce your study duration and tuition fees by having your previous achievements recognised. You will benefit particularly from your vocational training in our top-up study programmes.

Top-up study programmes: Graduate twice as fast

The IU top-up study programmes are programmes that build on specific vocational training and can only be completed if you have this training.  

  • You will automatically be credited with 90 ECTS credits based on your vocational training. 

  • Your study duration is reduced by 50% or 3 semesters. 

  • You do not need to apply for recognition of previous achievements.  


Which top-up study programme matches your vocational training?

Your vocational training does not match to any top-up study programme?

Find out in which study programme you can save the most with your vocational training

Even if your vocational training does not match any of the top-up study programmes listed above, you can still use your previous experience in other study programmes – and save 30 Euros per ECTS credit. Use the following tool to find out in which study programme you can save the most with your vocational training*:


*Note: The vocational trainings for the top-up study programmes listed above are not taken into account in this tool.

Anerkennung von Vorleistungen

Du hast eine Aus- oder Weiterbildung, Berufserfahrung oder bereits studiert? Dann lass Dir Deine Vorleistungen fürs Fernstudium anerkennen! So sparst Du Zeit sowie Studiengebühren – und zwar 30 Euro pro anerkanntem ECTS-Punkt.

Time saving: 30h/ECTS-Point
Cost savings: 30€/ECTS-Point

Complete your online application for recognition in 5 steps

This guide shows you how you can easily have your vocational training and other previous achievements recognised online for your studies.

Apply online for recognition

We are happy to check in advance if we can recognise your previous achievements – no strings attached and 100% online. You do not need to enrol yet. Regular, non-certified copies are sufficient for us to review your options.   

FAQ

Here, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about studying and vocational training.

Do you still have questions?

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