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Build the career you’ve always dreamt of

And get a discount of up to €1444 if you apply by July 18th!  

Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Earn an internationally recognised degree, 100% online – and build the skills you need for a successful career.  

*You can start anytime. 

Build the career of your dreams

Apply by July 18th and save up to €1444 on your on-campus tuition!   

100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

State-approved & accredited top-level education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%

AI-enhanced learning

Learn faster with both academic and AI tutors

Finish your courses 27% faster with Syntea

In a recent study conducted by IU, students using our AI-powered tutor completed their first course 27% faster than other students.

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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.”

    Cédric Gobrecht

    Online student

  • “The practical relevance of the degree programme was impressive. The lecturers clearly explained which knowledge is relevant for which tasks or situations.”

    Julia Fuchs


  • “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.”

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

  • “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.”

    Janet Blasius


  • “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.”

    Celine Rieder

    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, 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.

Free webinars

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.

Tue 16. July
Study online with IU - 16.07.2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CEST

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.

Wed 17. July
Get to know IU on-campus - 17.07.2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST

Want to know more about the advantages of learning in Germany? Sign up for our online webinar with our experienced study advisors now!

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Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

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