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Study models and time models

Study models

As a student at IU International University of Applied Sciences, you have full control and flexibility. Choose the right study model for your degree and for your personal preferences. Want to study in the evenings after work, or while traveling? With our online studies model, you can access courses and learning materials at any time, from anywhere. Looking to study in small groups and with close, direct contact with your lecturers? The myStudies learning model offers a unique combination of live virtual courses and in-person classes in one of our campuses in Germany. You decide on the type of attendance that works best for you, whether it’s physical or digital, and you’ll have full flexibility to switch between them each semester. Build a schedule that suits you best – choose your own path to success, with right learning model for you.

Here you will find an overview of all our study programs by study models.


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.

Fully flexible, fully online 

  • Study at any time, from anywhere, 24/7 
  • Plan your own schedule and learn at your own pace 
  • Start your studies as soon as you like

Perfect for:  

  • Students who work full-time 
  • Students with families 

This is how it works:

  1. Enrol 
  2. Pick your courses 
  3. Study at your own pace with digital learning materials  
  4. Take your exams at any time, whenever you feel ready


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.

Virtual and physical campus experience, in-person lectures   

  • Study in small learning groups and interact with other students 
  • Stand in close contact with your lecturers 
  • Start 4x/2x per year from one of our campuses in Germany, or from anywhere else 

Perfect for: 

  • Students who want to study full-time  
  • Students looking for a campus experience 

This is how it works  

  1. Enrol 
  2. Take courses according to your study plan 
  3. Join live lectures with other students 
  4. Take your exams at fixed times 


Online Studies


Individual Service & Support

Individual study coach

Q & A sessions with tutor

Innovative Digital Learning Tools

Community and Networking with other students

Online exams

Start possible any time

Start up to 4 times per year

Study at your own pace

Study full-time at a set pace


View recorded short casts

Option to study on campus in Germany


Peer group and small study groups

Study individually

All our programmes include the following benefits

State-Approved & Accredited Top-Level Education
Personal Service & Support
Job-relevant skills for a global job market

For Online Studies Students:

For myStudies Students:

Time models

Full-time studies are not always easy to manage, depending on your personal or professional situation. That’s why we’ve developed part-time programmes that offer flexible and extended study periods for all of our study programmes. This way, you can study alongside your job or in your free time, whether you’re in Germany or abroad. The various models are all identical in content. We will adapt your tuition fees to suit your time model. If you choose one of the part-time options, your weekly study workload will be reduced.

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

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