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Germany: Your Career Destination

✔ Enjoy the perfect mix of online and on-campus studies

✔ Launch your career in Germany, Europe's largest economy today

✔ Gain a global recognised Bachelor's or Master's degree with IU

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited by the German Accreditation Council and is internationally recognised. Our rigorous quality standards ensure your degree holds weight globally.

Study & Live in Germany

Learn on campus and discover opportunities in Europe's largest economy.

100% Flexible & Online

Study when and where it suits you with our fully online degree programmes. Whether full-time or part-time, benefit from our flexible learning schedules, online exams, and full support throughout your studies.

94% Job Success

Our graduates are equipped with the latest industry know-hows and land a job within their field of study within 3 months after graduation.

Pick a study model that suits you best

At IU, we understand that everyone has different learning needs and circumstances. That's why we offer various flexible study models to fit your goals, lifestyle and schedule.

Whether you prefer the convenience of studying fully online or the enriching experience of on-campus learning, we've got you covered. It’s your studies, your way – choose your ideal study model and apply online today.


  • 100% online and remote
  • Full-time or part-time, with no fixed intakes
  • Online exams available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Career support services and free online English and German language courses
  • Easier admission with later document submission

On campus

  • On-site tutorials 2-3 days per week and self-paced online study
  • Full-time, with up to 4 intakes a year
  • Online or on-site exams - you choose
  • Career support services and free online German language course
  • Optional internship and 18-month post-study visa eligibility

On Campus

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)

Your degree summed up

All the important details about the programmes


Bachelor: From 36 months
Master/MBA: From 12 months

Study language


On-campus free German Classes

Monthly tuition fees

Bachelor from €399 - pay monthly
from €497 - pay monthly
from  €676 - pay monthly

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Study start

Bachelor: January, April, July or October
Master/MBA: April or October

Work option

Part-time student job (20 hrs/week)  


Bachelor: 180 ECTS credits
Master: 120 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits
MBA: 90 or 60 ECTS credits

What our students say

  • “In addition to growing as an IT professional, I also want to develop professionally in the area of IT business. This gives me the perfect balance between IT and Business.”

    Reon Smith

    Bachelor Business and IT, South Africa

  • “I wanted to have an education that is different from our national one to be able to see the world differently. To study at a renowned university like IU and in a country like Germany means quality for us Afghans.”

    Mohammad Ajan Jalilzad

    MBA Supply Chain Management, Afghanistan

  • “One of the highlights of IU was the opportunity to work with real-life scenarios and hands-on projects. Having professors from established companies and self-founded businesses was a true advantage since they provided real-life business insights.”

    Renjit Vincent

    M.A. International Management, India

  • “I was able to gain practical experience, broaden my specialist knowledge and have lots of flexibility to organise my study time myself.”

    Mareen Sellmann

    Graduate, Germany

  • “The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.”

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Meet our professors: Learn from the best in the field

At IU, our faculty members aren’t just educators – they’re seasoned professionals.

From startup visionaries to consultants and board leaders, IU professors bring a wealth of real-world business knowledge along with academic expertise into every lecture, every course, and every interaction with our students.

Regardless of your academic goals, our faculty is primed to equip you with employer-valued skills and is committed to transforming learners into leaders and dreams into careers.

Ready to meet the driving force behind your success? Meet our inspiring Faculty Members:

IT and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall

Professor of: B.Sc. + M.Sc. Cyber Security

A professor of cyber security at IU. Among other roles he has fulfilled in the private sector, he was the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

More about Prof. Dr. Lawall

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall is the director of the Bachelor and Master courses in Cyber Security at IU University of Applied Sciences, and a professor of cyber security. His focus is on system and network security, the security of web applications and cloud technology, security in relation to the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial information technology.

After obtaining his PhD from the Technical University of Dresden, Alexander Lawall turned to work in the private sector as an information security specialist / architect, later advancing to a leading global position as the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

In addition, he has conducted regular academic research work in the fields of information and cyber security, and his work has been published in international scientific publications. His research focus is on topics related to Industry 4.0, IoT and rights management.

Selected publications:

Alexander Lawall. Hypergraph-Based Access Control Using Organizational Models and Formal Language Expressions – HGAC. In Markus Helfert, Andreas Holzinger, Orlando Belo, and Chiara Francalanci, editors, Data Management Technologies and Applications - Fourth International Conference, DATA 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France, July 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Resource Management and Authorization for Cloud Services. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, S-BPM ONE ’15, pages 18:1–18:8, New York, NY, USA, 2015. ACM.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Restricted Relations between Organizations for Cross-Organizational Processes. In 2014 IEEE 16th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), volume 2, pages 74–80, July 2014.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Cross-Organizational and Context-Sensitive Modelling of Organizational Dependencies in C-ORG. In S-BPM ONE (Scientific Research), pages 89–109, Heidelberg, 2014. Springer-Verlag.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Propagation of Agents to Trusted Organizations. In 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), volume 3, pages 433–439, Aug 2014.

Finance and Management

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer

Professor of: MBA Finance & Accounting

An experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies.

More about Prof. Dr. Sälzer

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer teaches business administration and corporate finance at IU University of Applied Sciences. In addition, he has been appointed as study programme director of the IU online study programmes Controlling M.A. and Financial Management B.A. Gerhard Sälzer is both an experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies. 

He began his professional career in 1995, at the telecommunications branch of the RWE Group. Between the years 2000 and 2010 he was the chief financial officer of several venture capital and private equity financed telecommunications companies. Also in 2000, he co-founded and acted as CFO of a start-up that was later acquired by Deutsche Bank. Since 2010, he has been working as an advisor to various companies. Gerhard Sälzer’s key professional competencies and expertise revolve around business ​​administration, corporate finance, controlling, mergers & acquisitions (in particular due diligence and company valuations), as well as corporate restructuring and start-up management.

He has studied business administration at the Universities of Münster and Innsbruck. After graduating with a degree in business administration from the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster in 1993, he worked as a research assistant for the Department of Business Administration, Human Resources and Organization at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, where he obtained his PhD. Among his various private sector roles, Gerhard Sälzer also worked as a lecturer at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Prof. Dr. Sälzer teaches at IU since 2012, and has become a part of the institution’s academic administration team in 2018.

Selected publications:

Deipenbrock, S./ Landewee, L./ Sälzer, G. (2019): Digitale Transformation des Controllings bei Deutsche Post International Potentiale und Herausforderungen durch Nutzung von Predictive Analytics. In: Controller Magazin, 1/2019, S. 45-51.

Sälzer, Gerhard. (2000): Die Effizienz deutscher Winzergenossenschaften - institutionelle und empirische Analysen, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.

Sälzer, Gerhard (2002): Shareholder Value und Humankapitalmanagement - Herausforderungen der Personalpolitik in Telekommunikations Start-Up’s, erschienen in: WunderbareWirtschaftsWelt - Die New Economy und ihre Herausforderungen, Verein der Freiburger Wirtschaftwissenschaftler (Hrsg.), Baden-Baden.

Your career success story begins at IU

Step into a brighter future and join our community of graduates who are thriving in their careers all around the world. With IU's internationally accredited programmes, you'll gain an academic qualification alongside:

  • Coveted skills highly valued in the job market
  • Experience from practical projects reflecting real-world scenarios
  • Expertise in the latest industry trends and developments

Earning an IU degree sends a strong signal to employers: you possess the knowledge, skills, and drive to excel in your field. That's why 94% of IU graduates secure a job within three months post-graduation. Unlock your potential at IU - your launchpad to career success.


Do I need to pay it back?

No, we award our scholarships based on merit and you do not need to repay them.  

Am I able to get a scholarship?

Depending on your circumstances, location, and academic achievements, we offer competitive scholarships of up to 25%. Simply reach out to your personal Study Advisors to discuss your scholarship options. 

Can I get a 100% scholarship?

We currently only offer up to 25% scholarship. However, we also work together with local funding partners and can guide you in seeking employer funding if it is a possibility for you. Please reach out to your personal Study Advisor to discuss other funding options. 

Will I be called?

Yes, we’d like to be able to talk to you one-on-one to answer all your questions and guide you through the application process. Make sure you submit the correct phone number so your personal Study Advisor can get in touch with you quickly.   

We are also GDPR-compliant so your data will not be shared with any third-party services. Only IU employees who are directly responsible for contact requests will receive access to your personal data. 

Am I able to use the money of a third party (employer, credit etc) to pay my fees?

Yes, we work closely with local funding partners, financiers, and employers to pay for your studies. Simply reach out to your personal study advisor and they will guide you through the payment process. 

How does my financial situation play into it?

We believe in making education accessible to everyone. Aside from your previous academic achievements, we’ll also take your financial situation into consideration when offering our scholarships.