High school graduates, professionals, Bachelor's graduates and people with a thirst for knowledge of all kinds - at IU International University of Applied Sciences, everyone can find the perfect course of study! Kickstart your career now: Whenever you want. Wherever you want. Even without an Abitur.

Your life. Your career. Your studies.

A degree programme that adapts to your rules. That’s exactly what you’ll find at IU! What matters here is your personal motivation to investin your own professional future. There are only a few steps left until you reach the starting line: On your marks, get set, start your studies!

You too can study at IU!

With a few years of work experience under your belt or with a brand new high school diploma in your pocket: at IU International University of Applied Sciences, you will find the study programme that will take your career to the next level. This is how you can quickly go from being a prospective student to a professional!

High school graduates

You have the choice: gap year, vocational training… or the start of your dream studies! As an Abitur student, you can start at IU at any time. Choose exactly what best suits you from a wide range of subjects in a distance learning or a dual studies programme. Without an NC. Full-time or part-time. According to your own rules.

Bachelor-Studentin macht sich Notizen im Hörsaal


Do you want to climb new career levels? With our flexible distance learning programme, you can balance your job, private life and further education. Thanks to your professional experience, with the right prerequisites you can even get started without an Abitur - and have your previous career successes credited towards your studies.

Master-Studentin sitzt mit Unterlagen in der Bibliothek


Get ready for management! If you want to build on your Bachelor’s degree, IU has a wide variety of flexible Master’s distance learning programmes ready for you. You’ll only take your exams when you feel ready - 24/7 online or on campus.

Find the perfect programme to achieve your goals!

Need a little help choosing the right degree programme? Then simply answer a few short questions about your interests, your daily routine and, of course, your future aspirations - and the IU Study Finder will tell you which degree programme suits you best. A perfect match!

Find the right form of study for you!

Do you prefer digital learning or a lot of practical experience? The choice of the ideal form of study for you depends, among other things, on your personal learning preferences and your other life circumstances. And of course, last but not least, your career goals - you can achieve them with our distance learning, dual studies or MyStudium programmes!

Our forms of study

Why us? Here’s why!

Our goal is to accompany you on your way to success so that you can start a new career future.

We are many!

Over 100,000 students are already successfully reaching for their dream careers with us. And you can become one of them!

We are flexible!

Every student is different. That's why your studies are tailored to you and your needs.

We are international!

Our students come from all over the world. Study from anywhere - wherever and whenever you want.

Your speciality

Coding software, teaching children or managing companies - what does your professional future look like? At IU International University of Applied Sciences, you can choose from a wide range of career prospects. Your dream degree programme is already waiting for you.

Architecture & Construction

You want to create something great? With IU's bachelor's degree programmes in "Architecture & Construction," you'll have a strong foundation.

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Health & social affairs

Put your social skills to good use.  With the IU Bachelor's degree programmes in the field of "Health and Social Affairs".

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IT & technology

Look forward to a technologically sophisticated career. With the IU Bachelor's degree programmes in "IT and Technology" you will systematically reach your goal.

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Marketing & Communication

Thinking strategically and acting creatively? The IU bachelor's degree programmes in "Marketing and Communication" are ideal for this.

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Pedagogy & Psychology

Actively shape the future of our society. The IU Bachelor's degree programmes in “Pedagogy & Psychology" make it possible. 

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Human resources & law

Become a human resources manager or legal expert. With the IU Bachelor's programmes in "Human Resources and Law" anything is possible.

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Tourism & Hospitality

Never boring: The IU Bachelor's programmes in "Hospitality, Tourism and Event" bring diversity into your professional life.

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Business & Management

Whether it's marketing, accounting or human resources: IU's bachelor's degree programmes in "Business and Management" will give you a head start in your career. 

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Questions and answers about your studies

After all this new information, you still have a few questions? No problem! Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions by our prospective students. And of course, the answers to them.

Your unanswered questions: We can help!

Don’t worry if you have unanswered questions. Our Student Advisory Service is here to help you: Do you want to know more about financing your studies? About your own enrolment process? About possible scholarships? We have the answers you need.

Student success stories: You can do it too!

Nothing is impossible: At IU, each and every one of us is important. That’s why our degree programmes adapt to your needs, not the other way around. Our own alumni can confirm that through their stories, in which they tell how they mastered their studies.


Health Psychology

If there's a will, there's also a way to take a few minutes of your time or to really go full throttle for three days. I'm also really grateful that IU is so flexible. A normal in-person study programme or a distance study programme, as offered by other universities, would be out of the question for me.


Social Work

In addition to my job for Caritas, where I maintain the emergency operation of the station mission at Augsburg's main railway station together with my colleagues from the Diakonie, I am in my sixth semester of studies. I'm grateful for the high degree of flexibility in my studies, especially when it comes to online exams: I can even take my exam in the middle of the night when I feel ready.


Human Resource Management

An obvious advantage is, of course, the freedom to organise my time: I was able to work full-time, plan my emigration and a wedding abroad, and learn a new language - all while studying. Also, distance learning can be perfectly integrated into my everyday life with learning Italian, working and a bit of household chores.

Ready for your dream degree? Then request some information material now!

With your studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences, you can turn your career dreams into reality. Are you already in the starting blocks? Then request your information material herefree of charge and without obligation.

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Our free student advisory service will gladly help you find your optimal study programme.

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