Discover what it's like to study with IU.

Join our Webinar on December 13!

Our dual degree in collaboration with London South Bank University

Boost your career with a validated UK degree

Together with LSBU (London South Bank University), IU International University of Applied Sciences is offering an additional validated UK degree in selected study programmes. Simply apply for the Dual Degree, and you will earn a validated UK degree alongside your German graduation certificate.

Once you’ve applied successfully, you will receive your UK degree from LSBU following the successful completion of your studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences – without any extra academic work or additional semesters required.

Improve your chances in the international job market – get your UK Dual Degree now.

Build an international career. Graduate with a dual degree

In order to earn your validated UK degree along with your German IU International University of Applied Sciences degree, all that's required is that you study in one of the participating study programme, apply for a Dual Degree at the start of your studies, and pay the required fee. That's it!

No extra credit points needed, no added effort and 100% online - No need to travel between destinations to earn your Dual Degree. You can complete all of your studies online, at your own pace.

Just complete your studies successfully at IU Online, and get your validated UK degree from London South Bank University – along with your German diploma from IU.

Can you tell me more about LSBU?

LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.

Why did we choose to work with LSBU? Our cooperation was born out of one goal: to help you get the best jobs in the world with a dual degree.

How do I apply?

Get in touch with our Student Advisory Team, send in your application form and receive your British graduation certificate after you’ve successfully graduated from IU International University of Applied Sciences!

Read our dual degree press release

IU International University of Applied Sciences is proud to announce its partnership with London South Bank University.

Read the official press release to learn more about why we decided to partner with a UK academic institution.

Download the press release here.

Which programmes can I study?

Bachelor programmes

Note: The application can only be submitted if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (ECTS credits earned through recognition are to be included) of your degree programme.

Some elective modules are not compatible with the LSBU degree, and therefore must not be taken if you would like to receive a dual degree. Please consult our study advisors for more details.

Master programmes

M.A. Management + Majors
M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Data Science

Note: The application can only be submitted if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (ECTS credits earned through recognition are to be included) of your degree programme.

Some elective modules are not compatible with the LSBU degree, and therefore must not be taken if you would like to receive a dual degree. Please consult our study advisors for more details.

MBA + Majors

You can earn a dual degree with a 60 ECTS MBA or a 90 ECTS MBA, with these specialisations:

Note: The application can only be submitted if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (ECTS credits earned through recognition are to be included) of your degree programme.

Some elective modules are not compatible with the LSBU degree, and therefore must not be taken if you would like to receive a dual degree. Please consult our study advisors for more details.

Need more advice?

For more information, check out our FAQs below. If you are interested in a Dual Degree but still have question, reach out to our Student Advisors! We’re happy to help. 

What is a dual degree?

Students who apply for a dual degree are awarded two graduation certificates once they complete their studies - a German certificate from IU International University of Applied Sciences, and a British certificate from London South Bank University (hereinafter referred to as LSBU).

The degree acquired from LSBU is not related to IU International University of Applied Sciences in any way. LSBU alone is responsible for issuing the British graduation certificate, and IU acts solely as the mediator between the student and the University. IU has no influence on how LSBU decide to award its certificates.

Upon successful completion of the student’s studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences, we transmit the information and documents to LSBU, who – pending completion of all prerequisites by the student – issue the British graduation certificate.

What degree will I get?

Once you have successfully completed your studies in one of the eligible Dual Degree programmes (see list above), and assuming you have applied for a Dual Degree on time, you will be given both a German degree – Bachelor’s, Master’s or MBA; as well as a UK degree –Bachelor’s with Honours (Hons), Master’s or MBA.

Am I eligible for a dual degree?

In order to apply for a dual degree, the following requirements must be met:

  • You must be registered to one of the selected study programmes (see list above).
  • The application can only be submitted if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (ECTS credits earned through recognition are to be included) of your degree programme.
  • A fee of € 750 must be paid.


Will I have to do some of my studies at LSBU?

Dual degree students enjoy the same educational process as any other IU International University of Applied Sciences student, and there are no further demands or tasks that need to be done outside of your studies at IU. LSBU extensively and regularly examines our study programmes, in order to ensure that students who complete their studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences are eligible for a British degree as well.

Students who successfully complete their studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences, and have applied for Dual Studies, are therefore eligible for a certificate from LSBU as well – without any extra modules or exams.

What are the benefits of having a dual degree?

With a dual degree, students earn an additional internationally recognised degree, without having to complete any further courses or perform any studies at any other university but IU International University of Applied Sciences.

Having both degrees on your CV can greatly improve your career prospects.

How will I receive my LSBU certificate?

Upon successful completion of all academic duties required to earn your degree, your information and documents will be submitted by us to LSBU. This initiates the process of issuing your British certificate, which you will receive no later than 6 months after graduating from IU International University of Applied Sciences.

Please note: LSBU only awards graduation certificates twice a year. Due to that fact, you might receive your British certificate only several months after graduating from IU International University of Applied Sciences.

How do I apply?

To apply for a dual degree, get in touch with our Student Advisory Team.

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

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.