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IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies

IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies

IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies


About IU

As Germany's largest university, IU International University of Applied Sciences is home to a diverse student body exceeding 100,000 individuals from over 153 countries. IU stands out by offering state-accredited, high-quality Bachelor, Master, and MBA degree programs, all delivered in English, and characterized by an innovative approach.

IU's programs are highly regarded, boasting an impressive recommendation rate of 96%. They are intentionally designed to provide students with unparalleled flexibility in their educational journey. Leveraging a fully integrated digital platform and cutting-edge learning tools, IU empowers you to earn a 100% online degree tailored to your individual schedule.

IU’s programmes are designed with the busy professional in mind: they provide a new level of flexibility so you can balance studies and work, life, or family. Rated 5 stars on QS, their online degree programmes make it possible for you to earn a German degree from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time. With their fully integrated digital platform and innovative learning tools which incorporate AI technology such as ChatGPT and Syntea, you can tailor your learning journey to your own needs and schedule. That’s why 96% of their students recommend studying at IU.

For those who want to study and live in Germany, IU also offers blended on-campus programmes at their campuses in Berlin and Bad Honnef. You can benefit from a more structured schedule, while still enjoying some flexibility thanks to the mix of in-person tutorials and online self-study. That way you can immerse yourself in a foreign country, build your social and professional network, and explore work-study options. At the end of your studies, you will also be eligible for an 18-month post-study visa to start your career in Germany.

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What IU does differently

IU provides quality programmes for Bachelor's, Master's, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. IU has established campuses for students who want to complete their studies on-site but also offers programmes 100% online for distance learning. Eligible students can combine both online and on-campus studies and switch between the two. In this way, students are to develop on a personal and professional level and help advance their careers through future-oriented, flexible studies.

Why IU?

  • Affordable: Enjoy discounts on online tuition fees of up to 50%
  • Flexible payment options: Monthly instalments or pay in full, upfront
  • All-inclusive fees: Course materials included, no application fees Flexible
  • Start online right away with no fixed semester intakes
  • Study and take exams 100% online, at your own pace and schedule - 24/7 access to IU’s digital learning materials, wherever you are Career-oriented
  • IU offers degrees in in-demand fields, with specialisations
  • Courses combine theory and practical application through real-world case studies
  • Learn from industry professionals who are experts in their fields

Succeed globally with IU

With IU, you can open doors to career opportunities all around the world. Their state-accredited programmes will equip you with industry-relevant knowledge and in-demand skills so you can stand out in the global job market. Studying at IU also gives you access to their exclusive online career services and events and connects you to their global network of academic partners so you can study in the US, Canada, or Australia.

IU: Geared to the demands of the global market

Studying at IU makes careers in a global environment possible and we welcome students from all over the world. IU will prepare you for your international career with internationally relevant educational content and pay close attention to providing you with an international perspective for both general management modules and subject-specific content. IU imparts their international mindset in all and prepares the next generation of professionals for global business.

94% of IU's graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating and, after two years, an average of 80% have management responsibilities. These excellent results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, they focus on training social and intercultural competence.

IU's mission

What drives IU, is what drives you: IU designs its programmes to be as flexible and innovative as possible— without sacrificing quality. They deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. IU's programmes deliver subject-specific knowledge and soft skills with a future-oriented approach and digital tools to prepare graduates for the international business world.

Free Upcoming IU Webinars and Q&A

Study with IU! Find out what it’s like to study at IU. IU's experienced study advisors will give you all the insights about the study programmes, online or on campus, study coaching and more. It’s also a great chance to ask your questions in the live Q&A

Visa Requirements

• Students planning to perform all of their studies online via the IU virtual campus, do not need to obtain a residence permit – regardless of their citizenship.

Scholarships and Funding

Secure Your Dream Career – Enjoy Up to 50% Savings!

Join IU's accredited online program and save up to 50% on your tuition fees.

With IU's cutting-edge online campus and digital learning resources, you'll access affordable, high-quality education.

The best part? You decide when to begin!

* Note: This exceptional discount applies exclusively to the online study model. For insights on On-Campus study discounts, reach out to IU's Study Advisory Team.


Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships


IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.

Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma A-Levels

IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma A-Levels. Students now have a chance to earn a high school diploma while studying for a bachelor’s degree – with no additional cost. The A-Levels is a unique 12-month course with a 150-hour workload, which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The A-Levels concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.

Awards and Rankings 

IU is the first German university to get 99/100 on the QS Stars Report, but they also topped 6 out of 25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. Recently IU’s online MBA programmes ranked 26th in Europe in the prestigious QS Online MBA Rankings, an impressive achievement and recognition on the international stage. 


IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.

Global Recognition and Academic Partners

Global Recognition 

As IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., their degrees can be converted into points according to local academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System and American Immigration Assessment Scheme. In April 2023, IU became the first German university to be a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the only public authority in India that ascertains foreign institutions. This means that their on-campus programmes are recognised by employers across India and other Commonwealth Nations.

Academic Partners 

Through partnerships with academic institutions from all around the world, IU offers a more affordable way for students to study and live abroad. The IU Study Abroad Alliance lets students start a degree online at IU and complete it at a partner university in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty.

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