Distance learning leaders since 2011
Distance Learning Degrees At IU

✔ Boost your career prospects 

Fully online and job ready

Internationally recognised degree. 

Build the career you’ve always dreamt of

And get a discount of at least €1444 if you apply by September 28th!  

Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Earn an internationally recognised degree, 100% online – and build the skills you need for a successful career.  

*You can start anytime.  

Build the career you’ve always dreamt of

Apply by 28th September and save up to €2,222 on your on-campus tuition!

Learn on campus at IU and maximise your career growth in Germany. Socialise, build your professional network and soak up a new culture – all while earning an international degree.

Distance learning at your own pace:

To have the best career, you need to get the best credentials. 

  • With more than 10 years of experience as a distance learning university, we’ll help you find the distance learning degree that will match your professional ambitions.  
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited around the world, are 100% flexible, and structured to meet your needs. 

Take the first step towards your dream career – today. 

  • Choose the degree you want from over 50 cutting-edge, in-demand fields. 
  • Join our distance learning programmes from anywhere and start anytime
  • Get all the support you need from our career and study experts.  
  • Build your studies so they match your schedule: you can study on a full-time or a part-time basis.  
  • Graduate with job-ready skills

Find out more in our free programme information. 

Want to know more?

Request your free programme information material with everything you need to know: 

  • Detailed study content & module overview 
  • Your options for specialisation 
  • Application & financing options 
  • Career prospects as an IU graduate
100% International

Study at your own pace from anywhere in the world 

Recommended by 96% of our graduates

According to our latest alumni survey 

100,000+ students

enrolled in Germany’s largest university 

Your degree options:

Choose from 50+ distance learning Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA programmes 

Study model

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

Language: English

Duration of study

Bachelor: Regular study period 36 months
Master: Regular study period 24 or 12 months
MBA: Regular study period 12 or 18 months

Different time models
Start your studies at anytime

Tuition fees

Starting from US$ 261US$ 426 now US$ 241US$ 384 with discount* per month.

(*Discount available)


Completed undergraduate degree

Degrees offered at IU


Become a part of our 100,000+ international student community: 

Find out more about Matvey Vlasenko’s experience studying a remote Bachelor of Business and IT online in English at IU. Hear why Matvey believes IU is the best choice for distance learning in English.

Business & IT - Matvey Vlasenko

"If you want to study remotely, in English and not pay a lot – compared to other universities – IU is the best choice. It’s the only university that answers all three criteria."

Digital Business - Celine Rieder

"My online studies are easy to combine with swimming practices because it is completely free of time and location restraints. This great flexibility lets me study easily between workouts."

In this video, our IU Interviewer and moderator, Leonie, speaks with Master of Business Administration online student, Simon Zandberg, who just recently started his Distance Learning studies at IU while also living and working in the Netherlands. Simon finds the combination of practical and theoretical skills to be helpful for his career. Find out more about why Simon chose to do his postgraduate studies at IU.

MBA - Simon Zandberg

"An MBA offers the most practical skills you should have to get out there – you combine theories with practice. I definitely think it will help me get the management roles that I want in the future."

Make the best choice for your career- get your degree from IU:

Studies that are 100% flexible + 100% online
  • You decide when and where to study. 
  • 24/7 access to all course materials, videos, and tutorials. 
  • Build your own schedule: full-time or part-time.  
  • Take your exams online, from wherever and whenever it suits you.  
Accredited & globally recognised
  • IU’s degrees are accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council.  
  • All our study programmes, materials, and services are globally recognised, and eare regularly reviewed and updated by global accreditation institutions.  
  • IU’s programmes and services have won numerous awards from institutions and academic portals around the world. 
Enjoy support throughout your studies
  • Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  
  • Book free 1-on-1 sessions with our study coaches.  
  • Get expert help during your job search from our career experts
  • Build your global network through forums, chats, and WhatsApp groups. 
  • 24/7 access to recorded course tutorials 
The ideal mix of theory and practice
  • Develop the essential theoretical knowledge for excelling in your field. 
  • Be ideally prepared for your future career with IU’s practice-oriented studies, designed to give you real industry knowledge and skills.  
  • Choose from a large variety of in-demand specialisations, so you can specialise in the topics that match your personal career goals

Our Partners

To protect education during global disruptions, UNESCO made the Global Education Coalition. IU is proud to be its first European university member.

As the world’s best CRM platform, Salesforce plays a key role in business. So we teamed up to develop specialised Salesforce career courses.

Whichever path you choose, LinkedIn can get you started with a career certification. And IU allows students to convert them into academic credits.

Singularity empowers leaders to leverage exponential technology. Together, we’ve developed applied science programmes to shape future industries.

Thanks to our partnerships with academic and commercial institutions from around the world, we’re able to offer our students and graduates more educational offerings, more professional opportunities and a bigger network to connect with. 

We’ll help you build an international career:

Our degrees are supervised and accredited to match international education standards, and are therefore recognised around the world. 

Your studies at IU are designed to offer the best value for your future career: 

  • Practical work-skills 
  • Industry proven experience 
  • Latest professional developments 

An IU degree is proof for any potential employer that you’re ready to excel in your area of expertise. 

That’s why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months of graduating.  

Accredited, globally recognised degrees

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