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About Us

Study your own way? You can – with us

We offer the largest range of study programmes in Germany – including online study programmes, work-study programmes and part-time programmes. You can choose from Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA degree courses with innovative specialisations.

About our online learning programme

Studying online with IU International University of Applied Sciences is 100% online, offering full flexibility and the option of studying either full-time or part-time – whatever best suits you and your goals.

Facts & Figures

We are currently preparing over 75,000 students in various study models for a successful start to their careers. You can find an overview of more facts and figures here.

Students: 75,000+

Degree courses: Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA degree courses

Teaching and support staff: 600+

Exam centres: possible online from anywhere in the world and take exams at 130+ Goethe-Instituts worldwide

75,000+ Students

in 5 educational models

200+ Study Programmes

Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes

20+ Years

of experience in providing innovative education


The quality of our study programmes is important to us. That’s why we’ve not only introduced internal quality assurance measures, but also undergo numerous external accreditations and certifications.


Take the opportunity to find out whether an online study programme with IU International University of Applied Sciences is the right fit for you. You can test your desired study programme during your free trial – completely free of charge and with no strings attached. Simply apply for your online study programme and unlock your access. Happy learning!


Diversity at IU International University of Applied Sciences

“Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.”

William Cowper's poem, “The Task” (1785)

IU International University of Applied Sciences has committed itself to taking diversity and gender equality into account in all areas and at all levels of the university’s decision-making processes and implementing this objective comprehensively.

For IU, promoting diversity amongst students and university employees means not only increasing the number of female students, professors and lecturers, but also addressing the needs of people with disabilities and other under-represented groups and taking appropriate measures where necessary.

Equal opportunity is seen as a cross-sectional task and is taken into account in everything the university does.

We show the emphasis that is placed on diversity within IU International University of Applied Sciences and institutionalise the values we live by. The concept of diversity is and has always been part of the organisation and shapes our working and studying culture.

We do our best to adapt study options to meet our students’ needs. Our Student Office Team is always available to help make adjustments to the duration of your studies. Our Examination Office Team is available to assist with any compensation for individual disadvantages.

Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles

The actions and development of IU follow the guiding principles laid out below:


We make it possible for our students to achieve their best results by providing them with individual, tailored options and innovative technological support based on state-of-the-art research and teaching, so that they can be successful in their careers. We help our corporate partners achieve their goals as best we can.


IU International University of Applied Sciences is Europe’s most innovative and top-quality provider of career-oriented degree and further education courses for students and companies. As a pioneer of digitalisation in vocational learning and personal development, we sustainably, efficiently and measurably improve learning outcomes compared to all our competitors and distinguish ourselves with application-oriented research.

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You’ll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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