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Distance Learning Degrees At IU

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

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Distance learning at your pace

Welcome to IU International University of Applied Science! With more than 10 years of experience as a distance university, we’ll help you find the distance learning degree that matches your career ambitions. Our programmes are recognised and accredited around the world, and are offered completely online. You can join our distance learning programmes from anywhere, anytime, while getting as much support as 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. Join over 75,000 other students, and apply for a degree from Germany’s biggest distance university.

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised towards a distance learning degree, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees.

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  • Detailed Study content & module overview
  • Our options for specialisation
  • Application & financing options
  • Career opportunities
State-approved & accredited top-level education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Most popular online university

96% of our students recommend studying at IU.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

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 219 euro per month, 209* euro now with discount. (discount available*)

Admission

Completed undergraduate degree

Bachelor's degrees


  • B.A. Aviation Management - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.A. Business Administration - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.A. Digital Business- 180 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • B.A. Entrepreneurship - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.A. Hospitality Management - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.A. International Healthcare Management - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • B.A. International Management - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus

  • B.Eng. Industrial Engineering and Management - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Eng. Robotics - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus

  • B.Sc. Applied Artificial Intelligence - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Sc. Business and IT - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Sc. Computer Science - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Sc. Cyber Security - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Sc. Data Science - 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • B.Sc. Software Development- 180 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus


Master's degrees

  • M.A. Digital Innovation & Intrapreneurship - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.A. Human Resource Management - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.A. Information Technology Management - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.A. Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 120 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.A. International Healthcare Management - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.A. International Management (MIM) - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.A. Marketing Management - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.A. Project Management - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online

  • M.A. Management (MAM) - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM Big Data Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM Engineering Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM Finance & Accounting - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM International Marketing - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM IT Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MAM Leadership Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online

  • M.Eng. Engineering Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus

  • M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.Sc. Business Intelligence - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.Sc. Computer Science - 120 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.Sc. Cyber Security - 120 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.Sc. Cyber Security Management - 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.Sc. Data Management- 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online
  • M.Sc. Data Science - 120 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • M.Sc. Finance, Accounting and Taxation - 120 ECTS, Study format: Online

MBA degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 90 or 60 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Artificial Intelligence - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Big Data Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA E-Sports Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Engineering Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Finance & Accounting - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Healthcare Management- 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Human Resource Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Innovation Entrepreneurship - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA International Marketing - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA IT Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Salesforce - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus
  • MBA Supply Chain Management - 90 ECTS, Study format: Online / On Campus

Why IU is the best choice

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."

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."


Your studies are flexible and 100% online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You gain full support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time.

The ideal mix of theory & practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal 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.

94% of Our Graduates Find a Job Within the First Three Months of Graduating

And, after two years following their studies, an average of 80 % have management responsibilities. On top of that, 96 % of our students recommend studying with IU International University of Applied Sciences... learn more about our Student Success Stories here.