Accreditations & rankings

Accreditation & Certification

Top-level education

We are Germany’s largest private university and with over 20 years of experience, we will guide you through your studies. And because the quality of whatever course you choose means so much to us, all of our programmes are state-approved and system-accredited.

State-approved university

IU International University of Applied Sciences is a state-approved and accredited university. This approval confirms the high quality of both our study programmes and our teaching.

We also take care to adapt our course content to meet the latest standards. And we do so with success – as shown by the awards, accreditations and certifications we have received.

Institutional accreditation

IU International University of Applied Sciences has been accredited unconditionally by the German Council of Science and Humanities for ten years. This is the best possible result that can be achieved in this connection.

The German Council of Science and Humanities has been advising Germany and the federal states on university development, science and research since 1957. In this role, it also has the task of ensuring the quality of teaching and research at private universities.

System-accredited university

IU International University of Applied Sciences is system accredited. The university can therefore accredit new programmes independently – in accordance with legally defined quality standards – and respond to market requirements without loss of quality. In its system accreditation report, Quality assurance agency FIBAA emphasised that IU ‘established a comprehensive and convincing quality management system’. 

Our quality management

The quality of your studies is our top priority! That is why we have developed our own quality management system that systematically checks and ensures all IU service areas.

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Rankings & Memberships

Service & Quality

What matters to us is you

Your satisfaction is our top priority! That’s why we make sure that you are optimally supported from the very beginning – an aspiration that has proved its worth. Our quality objectives are taken from our guiding principles and the university’s development goals:

  • To develop high-quality, innovative degree courses that enable us to achieve the targeted level of growth.
  • To continuously develop our teaching quality, taking into account the latest technologies and innovative teaching formats to increase student satisfaction.
  • To ensure high levels of transparency concerning the quality of the teaching and of the administrative and technical support for students.
  • To involve the relevant stakeholders in the quality assurance process through regular evaluations and active inclusion in the quality assurance process.

Stay flexible

There are no enrolment deadlines or semester commitments. You decide how, where and when you want to study!  

Study support

We want you to achieve your goals, both personal and professional. That’s why we give you a wide range of support options that provide support exactly where you need it.


Personal counselling

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