Study at IU

The flexible route to success: IU study models and programmes work for you.

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96% Recommendation rate
85,000 Students

Studies to suit you

Welcome to IU International University of Applied Sciences! We provide students all over the world with everything you need to study anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a distance learning programme to study online at home, or you want to experience university life on campus, we have programmes for both. The majority of our programmes are available fully online with options for part-time studies and generous scholarships: so, you can find a degree that suits your learning style and situation. 85,000 students already study with us—we hope you will too.

Everyone deserves the chance for higher education

At IU, we support students from all over the world with competitive scholarships based on where you are and your individual needs and circumstances. Make sure to apply before and benefit from a scholarship of up to 80%! That’s a huge weight off your mind during your studies so you can concentrate on your success. 

Explore your options with us, today! It’s our goal to help you get started on a degree to transform your future. 

*Sorry! Scholarships are not available to applicants in Europe, Canada and USA 
**For online studies. Talk to our team about scholarships for on campus students.

Your degree summed up

All the important details about the programmes

Study model

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

Study format: Online / On Campus

Duration of study

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

Part time models available

Study fees

Bachelor: From 375 75 euros per month
equals about R1,249 per month*

Master: From 489 98 euros per month
equals about R1,632 per month*

MBA: From 555 111 euros per month
equals about R1,848 per month*

*based on exchange rates, 16th June 2022 9:42 SAST


All study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards


All Degrees: English Skills

Bachelor: High School Certificate

Master: Completed Undergraduate Degree

MBA: Completed Undergraduate Degree
One Year of Work Experience

Reduce your study fees

Many scholarship options available

Want to work and study in Germany?

IU’s flexible on-campus study option offers you the perfect opportunity to live in Berlin or Bad Honnef while getting your accredited degree. The mix of in-person and online classes means you can build a network, socialise, and benefit from real-time, practical teaching. Talk to to your personal study advisor to find out more about on campus studies IU.

Your career is our passion

IU is the leading private university for online studies in Germany. We put great emphasis on maximum flexibility in our study models to help you fit learning to your schedule. Whether you want flexible online studies from home or want to join us on campus in Germany, we’ll help you do just that and get you started on the path to your ideal career.

Get your fully accredited German degree from the largest private university to offer online studies in Germany. We already serve over 85,000 students worldwide.

Our Partnership with The Knowledge Trust

75% of young South Africans are not in education, training, or employment. 

South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, and the highest gini coefficient in the world. IU has partnered with The Knowledge Trust to close the skills gap by offering bursaries to empower the youth and build pipelines of future talent for employers.

What our students say

  • The flexible online learning model means I can work during the day and still set aside roughly 5 hours daily to study my course modules. It really helps me balance work and studies. What I also enjoy is the practical approach to learning with industry-relevant case studies. The summarised lecture slides give me a quick understanding of the theoretical concepts without overloading my brain.

    Velile Freddy

    BEng Industrial Engineering, South Africa

  • I chose the MBA program at IU (International University) because I recently left my job to operate my own businesses full-time and I want to learn how to better manage my team and serve as a strategic partner to my clientele. IU is the right choice for me because of its flexibility and international exposure. I am an attorney and thus my work schedule is quite intense, as I work from morning until late at night. Therefore, it is quite useful to be able to schedule my exams around 3am and 4am.

    Tokyo Ndela

    MBA, South Africa

  • I chose my degree as it’s IT-oriented, which is what I like, and in today’s digital era, the field is bustling with opportunities for graduates. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to get an IU scholarship so I could afford to increase my employability and pursue my dreams.

    Shamila Adegboye

    Bachelor Business and IT, South Africa

  • 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've found all the modules in my program useful, eye opening and interesting for me. They are all well-structured, informative, and knowledgeable.

    Julia Nkosi

    Master of Engineering, Engineering Management, South Africa

  • My educational journey at IU equips me with the necessary skills to take on management roles and will hopefully open doors internationally for me in my career. Studying online gives me greater flexibility in my study journey and helps with my financial planning. Thanks to IU’s range of study tools, I can also structure my learning more effectively.

    Charles Chitondo

    MBA Big Data Management, South Africa