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 or watch our explanatory video.

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 International University of Applied Sciences, all that’s left for you to do is sign your contract and send it back to us.

If your application will not be accepted due to not meeting the admission requirements, your contract will be terminated and you will not be charged any fees.

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 International University of Applied Sciences 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.

How to Start your Studies

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, we aim to make high-quality education affordable and available to everyone. That’s why we’ve made sure that starting your studies is as easy and simple and possible – so that you can focus on learning on not on administrative obligations.

In the following video, we’ll take you through the steps you need to follow in order to start your studies.

Bachelor study programmes entry requirements

Your entry requirements for a Bachelor's study programme

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, 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 International University of Applied Sciences:

  • 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
  • Proof of English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, Cambridge Certificate or other equivalent proof), obtained no more than two years before the start of studies


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

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!

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 International University of Applied Sciences, 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 or 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 International University of Applied Sciences:

  • 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
  • A copy of your official photo ID
  • Proof of English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, Cambridge Certificate or other equivalent proof), obtained no more than two years before the start of studies


Online Degree Saver Programme

With our new Online Degree Saver Programme, you get more than just a special discount on your fees; you also have more options for starting your studies even if you don’t meet all of the admission requirements.

However, you still must meet certain criteria in order to be able to successfully be admitted to your study programme, and in order to graduate.

Below you will find information regarding the options you have in cases where you do not meet the admission requirements for a specific programme:

Work experience as credit points
Applying for a Master’s programme with a non-subject related undergraduate degree
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.

Information material
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Information material

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

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