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Future Students

At IU, we always enhance your experiences

Helping someone is its own reward, but at IU, we like do things a little differently. So when you introduce your friends, family or colleagues to our study programmes — and they successfully enrol — you win too. 

If you’re not yet enrolled, this is how it works

Spreading the word

You’ll get your referral email just after your first month with us. You can then share your IU email with your network. 

Decisions, decisions

Whenever someone you’ve recommended chooses their study programme, they can enter your details on the application form.

It’s always a win-win

When someone you’ve recommended successfully enrols at IU, you receive a €100 voucher for every time.  


Friends make great classmates

Pursuing an education doesn’t have to be a lonely time for you. At IU, you can surround yourself with like-minded people. Studying with friends makes everything from planning your coursework to keeping yourself motivated that much easier. 

And here’s how it works if you’re already at IU

A message worth sharing

Show your people what IU has to offer — from our top-of-the-line programmes to discount offers and more. After your first month, you'll automatically qualify for a referral email.

New journeys begin

The people you’ve recommended can start their application process right away by clicking the link and filling out the application. All they need to do is add your information in the referral section.   

Time to celebrate

Once they're successfully registered, you can start studying together — which is cause for celebration if you ask us. Meanwhile, you'll receive a €100 voucher for every person you’ve helped.  

Do's and Don'ts

Bringing a friend is easy

Consider the following points when applying:
  • Please make sure you've signed up to get the most up-to-date information on your favourite programmes. Please ensure that you are still successfully enrolled with us.  
  • It's important that the people you recommend use the same email address that you used to register with IU or your official IU email address if you are currently enrolled. 
  • The person you refer must be new to IU and not already registered in our system.  
  • You cannot combine this campaign with other IU campaigns.  

Get some answers before you get started

Am I eligible to refer friends to IU?

To participate in our referral program, you must be enrolled and have completed at least one month of your studies. If you're not enrolled, you'll only be considered once you’ve applied for a study programme.

Where can I find my referral email?

If you're currently enrolled, you will automatically receive the referral email through your IU student email after one month. If you’re not yet enrolled but have applied, you'll receive it through the personal email address you used to sign up with IU. 

If you’re currently enrolled at IU and qualify but haven't gotten your referral email, please contact us at If you’re not yet enrolled, please reach out to

When can I expect to receive the voucher?

Whether you’re already enrolled or waiting for your application response, you'll still receive the €100 online voucher shortly after the person you referred successfully registers and completes their first month at IU.

Is there a limit to how many people I can refer?

There is no limit to how many people you can refer, so go ahead and refer as many friends as you like. You will continue to receive rewards in the form of vouchers for every person that successfully registers, completes their first month of studies and successfully continues their education at IU.

I’m still not sure how it works. Who should I talk to?

If you’re already enrolled, please reach out to our team at And if you’re not yet enrolled and still have unanswered questions, contact us at

Terms & Conditions

The rules are simple

The following guidelines apply:

Bring a Friend Terms and Conditions  

The reward for the recruitment of a student or an attendee will only be paid out if the recruited person has enrolled at a study programme at IU, has begun the study programme, and the applicable withdrawal period has elapsed without notice of termination. For claiming the payout, it is necessary that the referred person names the recommender in the online application of IU International University of Applied Sciences along with the recommender’s official IU e-mail address.  After the application no recommendation is possible anymore. A reward will not be paid if the recruited person has already contacted IU before he/she was recruited. In addition, the commercial marketing of the Bring a Friend campaign on websites or in similar forms is strictly prohibited. Staff members of IU Group, or any of its subsidiaries, are not eligible to participate in the Bring a Friend campaign.   

Reward will be paid within eight weeks after these conditions have been fulfilled. The reward will be paid in cash, via bank transfers, to persons who have an IBAN bank account in Euro currency. All others, as an alternative, will receive an Amazon® voucher for the equivalent amount of the cash bonus. Vouchers will be sent within eight weeks after the relevant conditions have been fulfilled.  

All existing IU students, whether studying online or on campus, can participate and recommend their family, friends and colleagues to the IU. Students cannot combine the ‘Bring A Friend’ campaign with any other IU promotional offers or campaigns.  

The IU shall assume no liability for the due fulfilment of orders by third party online voucher websites operating in different countries. In no event shall the IU be liable for any claims, penalties, loss, damage or expenses, howsoever arising, out of or in connection with your use of these third party online voucher websites, including, without limitation, direct or indirect loss, consequential loss or damage, loss of profit or goodwill, loss of data, loss arising from use or inability to use these websites, loss arising from any errors or omissions in the Website as a result of a breach of contract, negligence, delict. In no event shall the IU be liable for any human loss or personal injury caused or suffered, at the operating units of these third party voucher websites, due to negligence or man-made events or due to natural calamities.  

(As of November 2021) 

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.