Online Campus

Online Studies or myStudies?

When you decide to study at IU International University of Applied Sciences, you get to choose not only what your future career will be, but also how your road to it will look like. You choose the study programme that matches your ambitions, and the study model that matches your preferences: online studies, or myStudies.

Regardless of the model you choose, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art learning materials, full support from your study coaches and advisors, and an international study environment committed to your success.

Online Studies

In the online studies model, you have complete flexibility – you make your schedule. You’ll have all of the materials in our digital learning platform available to you 24/7, from wherever you are. Watch pre-recorded lectures from your professors anytime, anywhere, and take your exams whenever you want to. And it all takes place completely online, in English.


In the myStudies model, you’ll also study online, but you have the option to combine it with on-campus studies in one of our locations in Germany. Instead of pre-recorded lectures that you can view anytime, you’ll attend live lectures with tutors, in a virtual or in-person classroom, 2-3 times a week. You’ll study with other students and have the ability to interact directly with lecturers in every lecture. Combine independent learning with digital study materials, with a structured studying format, to help you stay focused.


Regardless of where you are, or how you like to study, our myCampus digital learning platform is equipped with all the tools you need to ace your studies. At IU International University of Applied Sciences, we take special care to make our programmes accessible and flexible, and myCampus was designed with those two factors in mind.

At the click of a button, you’ll get access to a wide range of tools, apps, resources and databases - 24/7, 365 days a year, 100% online.

Use the materials wherever and whenever you want, at your own pace and as much as you need.

And in addition to all of the videos, e-books and virtual libraries, you’ll also receive free access to the full MS Office suite for the entire duration of your studies.

Here are some details about what you can expect as a myCampus user: 

Interactive Book®

The Interactive Book® is the e-book version of the lecture notes. Read, remembered, understood? Thanks to your Interactive Book®, you can test yourself straight away. At the end of each study unit, you answer questions to check what you’ve learned. And you’re shown the answers straight after. You also have the option of taking digital notes which you can save and access at any time. By the way, you can also use the Interactive Book® offline and synchronise it across all your devices.

Modern students need modern learning tools. No more printed books: from now on, you’ll be using the IU Interactive Book®, a sophisticated e-book that will take your studying process to the next level.

With the Interactive Book®, you can:

  • Take digital lecture notes and store them in an easily accessible digital form
  • Test your knowledge of the material directly in the e-book itself
  • Get immediate results and feedback on your answers, so you can constantly improve
  • Access all of your learning materials even when your offline
  • Synchronise your materials across all of your devices, so you can easily use these features your way
  • Stop worrying about getting books from the library, late return fees or carrying around heavy books. Everything you need is just a few clicks away.

Digital Lecture notes

In addition to the personal lecture notes that you can make digitally on your own, our courses are equipped with learning materials such as texts and multimedia files, which are available to you on myCampus.

You’ll also find specified learning objects and tasks, all laid out in units based on thematic concepts. With this setup, you’ll be able to study at your own pace, but according to a recommended studying plan, designed to help you understand the material in an easier way.

Add to this the extensive range of media files you’ll have access to via our the IU online library, and you’ll have the option to build your own mix of study materials that best suit your preferred ways of studying: whether you prefer watching more videos, reading more texts or performing more tasks, you decide on the studying plan that works for you.

To top it all off, students in the MA programmes will have access to all of the further reading materials they’ll need in order to expand their knowledge and expand their expertise.

Video Lectures – Live or Pre-Recorded

One of the most important tools for your studies are the video lectures, where our team of highly-qualified and experienced professors will cover the course materials in an engaging way. In addition, some courses offer additional video tutorials where tutors will break down complicated terms and theories, and present case studies from real-world professional situations.

Depending on the study model you choose – online studies or myStudies – you’ll be able to either:

  • Watch pre-recorded lectures at whatever time you want to, even in the middle of the night (online studies)
  • Or attend live lectures via a video call or live on Campus in Germany, in fixed times, along with other students (myStudies)

Choose the right study model for your needs and preferences, and we’ll provide you with everything you need in order to succeed.

For Online Studies Students:

For myStudies Students:

My studies. My way. My benefits.

You already have a job, a family, or private projects, and still want to study? No problem! At IU International University of Applied Sciences you can study for your degree in a way that suits you – with maximum flexibility, full support and at the very highest level.


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!

Exam Formats:

100% Flexibility – Exams Whenever and Wherever You Want

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, you decide when and where we test your knowledge: you can take your tests online in written or oral form, or in person at one of our 40+ examination centres across Europe.

Our Online Exams

We want you to perform at your best when taking your exams. Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird shouldn’t matter: your study programmes should meet your needs.

Different people are at their best at different times of the day or night. You should take exams at a time when you feel on top of your subject and in top shape. That’s why you can simply go online and book the slot you want for your exam. It could even be at 3 a.m.!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Log in
    Create an online profile with our service provider and book your desired exam slot.
  2. Check your equipment
    To start your exam, connect with the proctor, your online invigilator. The proctor will use the webcam to check your identity, your equipment and whether your workspace is set up appropriately.
  3. Take the online exam
    Now you can start scoring points with your knowledge. When you’ve completed your exam, end it by clicking the “submit” button and let the proctor know.

Done! You’ll get your results back in approx. six weeks.

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