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Accreditations & rankings

Accreditation & Certification

Raising the Benchmark

Want proof of IU’s high quality? Let’s start with accreditation.

State recognised

You can be assured of programme and teaching quality with this accreditation.

Institutionally Accredited

Reaccredited for five years for meeting the German Science Council’s standards.

System Accredited

IU is trusted to accredit new programmes, meeting stringent quality standards.


  • System Accredited

    We're system accredited by FIBAA, according to specifications set out by the German Accreditation Council. Our high-quality courses, staff, and resources met their standards and in 2021 we were reaccredited for another 5 years.

  • Programme Accredited

    Our system accreditation means that we are able to accredit our own programmes. We are trusted to carry the Accreditation Council seal on all our programmes without the need for an external agency being involved.

  • German Council of Science and Humanities

    It isn't just the teaching at IU that is of the highest quality. In 2021, the German Council of Science and Humanities reaccredited us for five years due to our development, science and research meeting their standards.

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.

Do you want to get started? Test 1 month for free!

Take the opportunity to find out whether an online study programme with IU International University of Applied Sciences is the right fit for you. You can test your desired study programme during your free trial –completely free of charge and with no strings attached. Simply apply for your online study programme and unlock your access. Happy learning!


State-of-the-Art Education

You can be rest assured of our quality due to the numerous prestigious rankings we appear in and the awards we have won, take a look!


You deserve to know that the education you’re getting is industry-relevant and completely up to date. We make sure that’s the case by aligning with networks that connect people and develop your skills for the working world.

Online Learning Consortium

Our membership with the Online Learning Consortium offers us a range of benefits, including webinars, options for certifications as well as Quality Scorecards which offer ratings for degree programmes. This means you’ll get the benefits from the knowledge and continued development this membership will give our university.

AACSB Associate Business Membership

This non-profit association links students to educators and business who want to discover the talent of the future. AACSB's network includes over 1,700 member organisations and over 840 accredited business schools, giving you unparalleled connections to step out into a successful career.

Business Graduates Association

As an IU graduate you will have all the tools to be a manager of the future. One of the ways we ensure this is being part of BGA, whose high-ranking member are committed to responsible management practices and lifelong learning.

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

Do you have any questions?

Do you need help with picking the right study programme or model for you?

QS 5 Stars Rating System – Online Learning United States Distance Learning Association WR AACSB Business Education Alliance Member eqar eLearning Award 2021