Benefits of your IU degree

The benefits of IU

Study your way: Welcome to IU!

  • State-approved and certified

    With over 20 years of experience, we will guide you on your path to successfully completing your degree. Every study programme at IU is state-approved and bears the seal of the German Accreditation Council and is globally recognised.

  • Outstanding satisfaction

    At IU we offer top-level education for anyone: 97% of our students recommend us to other students.

  • Germany's largest private university

    With over 60,000 students, we are the largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. At IU, you can choose different Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA study programmes with a wide range of innovative specialisations.

Get to know IU

Thanks to our flexible and practice-oriented online study programmes, you’ll be perfectly prepared to start your career.


You'll get all the support you need!

Innovative studying and media tools

You can find your courses and innovative materials to suit your learning style on the IU Online Campus. This is also where you’ll find the largest online libraries. Because we want you to have everything you need for your studies, 24/7. That’s why our IU Online Campus offers you innovative studying and media tools, such as lecture notes, IU Interactive Books®, video tutorials, revision manuals, online forums, interactive learning units (sprints), and online consultation sessions.

In addition to receiving our free MS Office suite, you will also have the chance to expand your skills via LinkedIn Learning. This will give you unlimited access to over 14,000 courses and 1,800 video tutorials.

Always by your side

Our lecturers and tutors are available to help via online consultation sessions. They’ll support you in your courses and give you tips to prepare for exams. Plus, your study coach and the Student Office Team will help you with any questions about planning and organising your online studies.

You can also exchange ideas with your fellow students in virtual groups such as Teams and study meet-ups.

Take your exams online at any time

At IU, you decide when and where we test your knowledge. You can take your exams online, 24/7, and you can book these at short notice. Easy does it!

You are never alone

We want you to achieve your goals, both personal and professional. That’s why we give you a wide range of support options that provide support exactly where you need it.


Do you want to get started? Test 1 month for free!

Take the opportunity to find out whether an online study programme with IU 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!

Study online with maximum flexibility

You decide where and how to study online

  • Study anywhere

    Whether you like to study from home, a cafe or your favourite holiday destination: with IU you can access your online study programme from anywhere in the world. Just sign in to your Online Campus, access your course material and get started.

  • Start at anytime

    Say goodbye to fixed start dates! Because with IU, you can get started with your studies at any time. You also have the possibility to plan your exams whenever you are ready.

  • Be in charge of your planning

    At IU you can pick the time model that works best for you. Whether you prefer to study full-time or part-time: you decide. Adjust the workload to your own rhythm and successfully combine your studies with family, work, or other things that are important to you.

Studying with a job and a family? Yes, you can!

Busy at work?

No problem. More than 90% of our students successfully work alongside their studies. Thanks to our flexible time models you can easily fit your study programme into your life.

Got your hands full with the kids?

Not a problem either. Around 60% of our students have kids and successfully manage their online studies with IU. Thanks to our Online Campus you can study at your own pace whenever you want. Enjoy time with your family while working on your ambitions.

Studying pays off

Your studies will get you ahead

Do you want a career change or do you aim to get promoted? With our online degrees, you’ll develop skills that increase your chances on the job market and discover brand-new industries and fields of work.

Find out more in your free information material

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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