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IU International University of Applied Sciences

IU International University of Applied Sciences

IU International University of Applied Sciences


What IU does differently?

With over 100,000 students from more than 153 countries, IU International University of Applied Sciences is Germany’s largest university. They offer state-accredited, top-quality Bachelor, Master and MBA degree programmes taught in English – with a whole new approach.

IU’s on-campus programmes in Berlin and Bad Honnef provide a structured yet flexible study experience so you can balance studies, work and personal life in Germany. With a schedule that blends in-person tutorials and online self-study, you can immerse yourself in a foreign country while building your social and professional network.

At each of IU’s campuses in Berlin and Bad Honnef, you’ll be part of a truly vibrant and international community. The modern campus facilities, supportive learning environment and fun campus activities allow you to fully experience student life in Germany while working hard to achieve your goals.

On off-campus days, you can also tailor your learning thanks to IU’s fully integrated digital platform and innovative learning tools which incorporate AI technology such as ChatGPT and Syntea. Upon completing your studies, you will also be eligible for an 18-month post-study visa to start a career in Germany.

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Succeed globally with IU

With IU, you can open doors to career opportunities all around the world. Their state-accredited programmes will equip you with industry-relevant knowledge and in-demand skills so you can stand out in the global job market. Studying at IU also gives you access to their exclusive online career services and events and connects you to their global network of academic partners so you can study in the US, Canada, or Australia.

Why IU?

  • Blended learning: Attend tutorials on campus only 2-3 times per week.
  • Flexible: Study online at your own schedule for the rest of the week.
  • Explore work-study options in Germany: up to 20 hours per week while studying
  • Career-oriented: IU provides specialized degree programs in high-demand fields.
  • Courses: combine theory and practical application through real-life case studies.
  • Kickstart your career in Germany: after graduation with an 18-month post-study visa.
  • All programmes are accredited: according to German and EU standards in education.
  • IU degrees are internationally recognised and can be converted to overseas equivalents for work or further studies.
  • Recognised by WES Canada & US and member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

IU's mission

What drives IU, is what drives you: IU designs its programmes to be as flexible and innovative as possible— without sacrificing quality. They deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. IU's programmes deliver subject-specific knowledge and soft skills with a future-oriented approach and digital tools to prepare graduates for the international business world.

Campus Features

Living in Germany

Germany is considered one of the top study destinations in the world and at the heart of Europe. A leader in innovation, business, and engineering, career prospects with a German degree are diverse and far-reaching. Germany is also welcoming to international professionals and offers an 18-month post-study work visa to students who carry out their last semester in Germany.

IU Campuses

At IU, you can choose between two modern campuses in Berlin and Bad Honnef, each equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, learning spaces and libraries. Experience the vibrant Berlin scene or settle into the friendly environment of Bad Honnef, where on-campus accommodation is available. Join clubs and societies, relax in social areas, and embrace the supportive international community throughout your educational journey.

Support for Students

As you work towards your goals at IU, you'll find a strong support system with helpful study advisors, career office experts, and knowledgeable tutors. These friendly professionals guide you through your academic journey, from choosing courses to finding internships and job opportunities.

Study-Life Balance

At IU, you’ll enjoy a healthy study-life balance through a blended learning model on campus which combines classes in small groups and online self-study. This flexible approach allows you to effectively manage studies, work, and personal life, while engaging in a diverse international community and pursuing work-study opportunities, such as part-time jobs or internships, thus enriching your overall study abroad experience.

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    Visa Requirements

    • Students with an EU-member country citizenship, planning to attend on-campus lectures during a part (or all) of their studies, do not require a residence permit in order to enter Germany.
    • Students without EU-member country citizenship, planning to attend on-campus lectures during a part (or all) of their studies, must obtain a valid residence permit in order to be able to study in Germany.

    * This only applies to students who wish to attend one semester or more on-campus in Germany. Students planning to perform all of their studies online via the IU virtual campus, do not need to obtain a residence permit – regardless of their citizenship.

    If you have any questions regarding the residence permit application process, please get in touch with the IU's Study Advisory Team.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Change your future with IU - apply and save up to 25%!

    IU is always looking for new ways to help you combine high-quality and accessible education, no matter your circumstances.

    Join one of its campuses in Bad Honnef or in Berlin and enjoy IU's unique approach that enables you to strike a balance between your academic pursuits, work commitments, social interactions, and the exploration of a new continent while working toward your future goals.

    Apply today and you will have the chance to get up to 25% off your on-campus studies!


    Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships


    IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, and the German Council of Science and Humanities. This means that their courses, faculty and teaching materials meet the rigorous standards set according to European academic guidelines and they can now accredit their own programmes. 

    Awards and Rankings 

    IU is the first German university to get 99/100 on the QS Stars Report, but they also topped 6 out of 25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. Recently IU’s online MBA programmes ranked 26th in Europe in the prestigious QS Online MBA Rankings, an impressive achievement and recognition on the international stage.


    IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning

    Since April 2023, IU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the largest university association in the world with foreign universities as an associate member. IU is also the only European member of Association of African Universities (AAU), a network of over 420 universities and research centres from across the African continent

    Global Recognition and Academic Partners

    Global Recognition 

    As IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., their degrees can be converted into points according to local academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System and American Immigration Assessment Scheme.

    Academic Partners 

    Through partnerships with academic institutions from all around the world, IU offers a more affordable way for students to study and live abroad. The IU Study Abroad Alliance lets students start a degree online at IU and complete it at a partner university in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty

    Student Testimonials


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      • Berlin

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        • Berlin

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