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Why you should study at IU

Recognition for your studies
Get credits that will be accepted as academic credits for our study programmes. The assessment participation won't cost.
Certified Training
Our courses are accredited by well-known certification bodies and award multiple times. We offer education with a high quality.
Boost your career opportunities
Build your career with a completed study programme at IU

The study that adapts to your life

Distance learning

For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 
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Part-time studies

Flexibility and clear structures - cleverly combined 

  • Perfect to take your career to the next level: Study while working  
  • Possible at 14 locations as well as at the virtual campus  
  • Mix of flexible online modules and regular classes  
  • Choose your own pace in online studies and deepen your knowledge with the help of experienced professors on campus 


Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online - you decide.  

  • Study on campus or participate in online events  
  • Studying abroad or living at home for the first few semesters? Check! 
  • Great additional offers from coaches to events in the Study Café  
  • Currently for 13 study programs at 4 locations as well as at the virtual campus 

Dual studies

Study or work? Just do both!  

  • The perfect way to start your career: study and gain work experience at the same time  
  • At over 35 locations as well as at the virtual campus 
  • Regular rotation between theory on campus and practice in the company 
  • Apply what you have learned directly in practice and have more than three years of professional experience after graduation  

Who can study with us?



Have you already started your career, but are looking for new challenges, or do you want to reorient yourself and take your career opportunities to a whole new level? With us, you can choose between the 100% flexible distance learning program or the customized study program alongside your job - even without a high school diploma. The subjects of your professional activity can be credited and therefore ensure a significant shortening of the study time.



Have you completed your bachelor's degree and/or started your first job? The next step is a master's degree to develop your career and qualify for a management position. We offer flexible, customizable options: You can study 100% online via distance learning or drop by on campus occasionally. This way you can study in the way that suits you best.



As a high school graduate, you are spoiled for choice: You can either start a traditional vocational training program or opt for one of our numerous courses. You can start at any time, even without a high school diploma and without NC -depending on which form of studies, which time model or which course of studies you decide on.This gives you an uncomplicated and diverse start into your future.

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