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Why study with us

There’s plenty of good reasons to study at IU International University of Applied Sciences. Our distinguished professors combine years of industry and academic experience; we have a wide network of global partners, like London South Bank University, so we can even offer you a dual UK and Germany degree when you graduate; and our degrees are globally accredited and recognised as having excellent academic qualities. 

But don’t just take our word about us and all the benefits we offer: read what our students and alumni have to say about their experiences at IU, or chat directly with one of our current students

Studies that match your lifestyle

Study without making compromises

Studying at IU offers full flexibility, so it can be combined with your work and family life.

Realise your full potential

Challenge yourself and rise to the occasion: our flexible online degrees will help you become a better version of yourself and prepare you to take on any professional challenge.

Cutting-edge study platform

With the wide range of innovative digital learning tools on offer, you can study anytime, anywhere – on the go or at home.

Broaden your horizons

Explore new skills, fields of interest and professional worlds. It’s both fun and practical.

Why choose IU

State-approved and certified

With over 20 years of experience, we will guide you on your path to successfully completing your degree. Every study programme at IU is state-approved and bears the seal of the German Accreditation Council and is globally recognised.

Outstanding satisfaction

At IU we offer top-level education for anyone: 96 % of our students recommend us to other students.

Germany's largest private university

With over 100,000 students, we are the largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. At IU, you can choose different Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA study programmes with a wide range of innovative specialisations.

Learning and Support

You’ll get all the support you need!

Work, family, vacation – Live a full life even as a student

Becoming a student doesn’t have to mean giving up on other areas in your life or commitments that are important to you. That’s why at IU, we offer you the option to complete your studies fully online with a flexible schedule or on campus. You don’t have to choose – you can work, spend time with your family and even travel abroad, all while working towards obtaining a degree. 

Flexible and adaptable study programmes

At IU, our mission is to make education accessible for everyone. That’s why you can choose between on-campus studies and our flexible online degrees that are designed to meet your needs and your schedule. You should be able to adapt your studies to your life, not the other way around! 

Your digital learning platform is available 24/7, and accessible from anywhere, anytime. And if the unexpected happens, we’ve got your back: you can take a semester off, switch to a different time model or extend your study period for up to 12 months.

Independent, but not alone: we’re here for you

Like working independently, setting goals for yourself and doing things your own way? With IU’s online studies model, you have full control of your study programme. 

Make the most of your flexible online degree, study at your own pace and take exams whenever you’re ready.

Don’t worry – you won’t be on your own. Our study coaches, career coaches and tutors will be there for you every step of the way, and we’ll connect you with other students from your degree programme.

The advantages of studying at IU

  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • Easy to combine with work or having a family
  • Innovative learning tools
  • In-person attendance not mandatory
  • Full support from our study advisors
  • State recognised and awarded
  • Top lecturers with practical experience
  • Online or on-site exams
  • Large selection of courses and study programmes
  • Learn German and English for free

Want to start today? Test 1 month for free!

Let your curiosity be your guide and test any Online Studies programme you like — no strings, no charges. Simply apply for your Online Study programme, unlock your access and get to your studies!

*The 1 month trial is only available for IU’s Online Studies programmes
*If you decide not to study at IU, all you have to do is cancel your trial. Just make sure to do so within the first 30 days.

Career Booster

Your studies will get you ahead

Looking for a career change or a promotion at your current job? All you need to do is pick your new career path from the list of best online degree programmes for working adults, and we’ll help you reach your goal

With our online degrees, you’ll discover new industries and fields of work, and develop in-demand skills that will increase your chances on the job market. 

Salary booster

An internationally recognised and accredited degree from IU will give you the chance of lucrative salary increases in your old or new job as a more qualified and skilled professional.

Career booster

Whether you’re looking to take your first steps in the professional world, change careers or advance into a managerial position, a degree from IU will give you all the tools you need: practical work skills, industry familiarity, and theoretical proficiency.

Personal growth

Earning a degree isn’t just great for your career, it’s also great for you. You’ll expand your horizons, deepen your knowledge and expertise, challenge yourself and develop new skills – maybe even in a completely new field.

Take flight in the international job market

All the study programmes at IU are designed to equip you with practical and relevant work skills you’ll need to succeed. We want to make sure our graduates are perfectly prepared to take on a wide range of professions across a wide variety of industry sectors. 

According to alumni surveys, these efforts pay off – 94% of our graduates have found a job within three months of graduating; 80% took on management roles within two years of graduating. 

Ready to lift your career to the skies? 

Our Network

Tap into our network

When you graduate, you’ll also benefit from the ever-growing IU alumni community and be able to participate in a wide range of alumni-focused events.  

  • Network with more than 7,000 professionals in the alumni community  
  • Hear career opportunities from IU partner companies  
  • Expand your professional sphere via social groups and alumni events  
  • Connect, collaborate, and even pool resources with fellow alumni  
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