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First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%
Your digital learning journey with personal support
The right study programme for you
Master of Business Administration
Big Data Management
Master of Business Administration
Big Data Management
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs
Management + Majors
Make AI your new super-power at IU
Learn with AI
Get 24/7 support from IU’s own AI-powered tutor: Syntea, so your learning can continue on your schedule.
- Tutor verified answers to study-related questions
- Exam success with the pre-assessment feature
- Coming soon: navigate concepts and learn through dialogue
Master AI for future success
Master working and learning with AI for your future career with our AI prompt engineering electives.
- Learn how to write prompts for chat-based tools
- Increase your productivity and efficiency
- Work ethically with AI, and add these skills to your CV as proof of AI literacy
Institutions we partner with
Our collaboration with UCLA Extension under the IU Study Abroad Alliance allows you to study in Los Angeles, California and earn your IU degree plus an additional certificate from UCLA.
With IU’s Study Abroad Alliance, you can now start your degree online with us and complete your final two years on campus at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Canada.
Thanks to the Cambridge Assessment International Education certification, IU offers you a chance to earn a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree at the same time, with no additional costs.
Our global recognition
IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., which means your degree can be converted to points in the local system for purposes of immigration, work, or studies.
As the first EU institution in UNESCO's Global Education Coalition, IU is committed to ensuring accessible quality education to students in crisis worldwide through free online micro-credentials.
Our company partners
For over 20 years, IU has established partnerships with leading global companies. This offers you the chance to gain firsthand experience through internships and projects and allow us to adapt our learning content to the ever-evolving needs of the labour market. You'll benefit from an education designed to bridge the gap between theory and real-world practice, ensuring your readiness for your future career.
This is what our students say
“The Study Advisory Team gave me very good tips on how to manage my time as a student who also works full-time.”
“The practical relevance of the degree programme was impressive. The lecturers clearly explained which knowledge is relevant for which tasks or situations.”
“In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.”
“I found studying at IU to always be dynamic and exciting. There was the practical side of the learning, which was very important, but I was also never short of opportunities to be academically challenged.”
“My online studies are easy to combine with swimming practices because it is completely free of time and location restraints. This great flexibility lets me study easily between workouts.”
Online Student and German Olympic Swimmer, Germany
Our alumni work at
94% of our graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating
And, after two years following their studies, an average of 80 % have management responsibilities. On top of that, 96 % of our students recommend studying with IU International University of Applied Sciences. This information was reported by 9,000+ students who participated in an external quality review performed by fernstudiumcheck.de, Germany’s leading online studies review portal, which named IU as one of Germany's leading online studies universities.
These excellent results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, IU International University of Applied Sciences focuses on training social and intercultural competence, with a focus on quality and practical skills. IU is proud of its graduates and the impressive international careers they have built.
Where our students come from
Our students live in over 170 countries, in 6 different continents. When studying and interacting with students from the USA, Canada, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and France, you'll have plenty of opportunities to network on a global scale. Jumpstart your international career: study at IU.
Learn from the best
Your professors are here to help you succeed. Benefit from their business world experience, academic expertise and global mind-set.
At IU International University of Applied Sciences, we believe that the key for building high-quality study programmes is having a high-quality teaching staff. That’s why we place an emphasis on finding the best professors and lecturers, whom all have to meet our high standards by having an excellent academic reputation, subject-specific expertise, practical experience and a strong international approach.
Meet our advisory board
IU’s advisory board, which offers expert advice to the university on research and education topics, consists of noted figures such as Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Raffaela Rein (Career Foundry), and Karina Montilla Edmonds (SAP), among others.
We regularly offer free webinars about studying at IU International University of Applied Sciences. These events give you the opportunity to get to know our University of Applied Sciences and our wide range of educational offerings. The webinars are hosted by our study advisors, who offer expert knowledge about studying at IU, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions you might have at the end of each webinar.
How do I pay for my studies? What do I need to prepare for my application? We'll cover everything in this free online event.
Accredited and certified
Rated 5 stars for our online learning, among the best in the worldRead more
WES Canada U.S. recognised: our grads can work/study in both countriesRead more
Globally recognised for our quality-assured digital educationRead more
Enhanced research opportunities help IU provide the very best to youRead more
Our teaching and faculty meet European educational standardsRead more
Academically top ranked in Germany with 6 out of 25 categories wonRead more
Reaccredited until 2026 for our competency in teaching and researchRead more