How to start

How to get started

How to get enrolled in your study programme

1. Your online application

Open our online application form, select your study programme and the starting date of your choice and upload your documents (certificates, CV, etc.) – straight away or at a later time.

For more information reach out to our Study Advisory Team

2. Your study contract

You can send off your online enrolment form with no obligations whatsoever. You can also try out our online study programme as you sign up for your 1 month free trial period.

We’ll send you your contract per e-mail. If you choose to study at IU, all that’s left for you to do is sign your contract and send it back to us.

3. Getting started

We’ll check your documents and enrol you for the study programme of your choice.

We’ll then send you your log-in details via e-mail, so you can log in to the IU Online Campus and take part in the introductory tutorial for an easy start to your studies. You should be able to start studying for your degree in just a few days.

Study the way you want with IU Online Studies

Your goals are our top priority. That’s why we want to make online learning as easy for you as possible – whether you’re looking after your family, working alongside your studies, or pursuing private projects. At IU your can successfully combine your studies with your everyday life.

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Bachelor study programmes entry requirements

Your entry requirements for a Bachelor's study programme

At IU, you can start studying for your Bachelor’s degree with or without a secondary school diploma.

General or subject-related secondary school diploma (or equivalent)
No secondary school diploma

Your checklist for starting your Bachelor study programme

We need the following documents to enrol you for your online study programme at IU:

  • Your signed study contract
  • A copy of your university entrance qualification: general or subject-related secondary school diploma or equivalent, master craftsman’s certificate, advanced vocational qualification, training certificate or proof of the required work experience.
  • A tabular CV, including your training, education, and work experience
  • A copy of your official photo ID


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!

Master and MBA study programmes entry requirements

Your entry requirements for a Master or MBA study programme

In order to study for a Master’s degree at IU, you need to have completed an undergraduate degree – for example, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma. Certificates for degrees completed outside Germany must be sent along with a copy that has been translated into German or English. Some Master’s degree programmes also have special entry requirements.

Please note that some study programmes have special entry requirements (e.g. previous degree in a specific field, requisite work experience, evidence of English language skills, previous knowledge in certain subject areas). You can find up-to-date information about entry requirements on our website by visiting the study programme of your choice and looking under “entry requirements”.

Your checklist for starting your Master study programme

We need the following documents to enrol you for your online study programme at IU:

  • Your signed study contract
  • A copy of the certificate for your previous degree, including proof of the number of ECTS credits
  • A tabular CV, including your training, education, and work experience
  • Proof of health insurance from within the last three months
  • A copy of your official photo ID


How the TASC test works: study programme content and exam requirements

The TASC qualifying test shows whether you have the knowledge and abilities you’ll need to successfully complete your degree in your chosen IU programme. We’ll provide you with study material, additional literature, and detailed information on completing the TASC test via our myCampus study platform. The test costs 499 euros.

The TASC test consists of three parts:

Academic paper
Written case study
Oral presentation of your findings including discussion

Please note: The academic essay and case study form the core of the qualification test and must be passed in order to take part in the final oral examination. To pass the TASC test, the panel must grade all three parts as at least “sufficient”.

Find out more in your free information material

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

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  • Information on study content and specialisations
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options

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