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IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online

IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online

IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online


About IU

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 programmes are designed with the busy professional in mind: they provide a new level of flexibility so you can balance studies and work, life, or family. Rated 5 stars on QS, their online degree programmes make it possible for you to earn a German degree from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time. With their fully integrated digital platform and innovative learning tools which incorporate AI technology such as ChatGPT and Syntea, you can tailor your learning journey to your own needs and schedule. That’s why 96% of their students recommend studying at IU.

For those who want to study and live in Germany, IU also offers blended on-campus programmes at their campuses in Berlin and Bad Honnef. You can benefit from a more structured schedule, while still enjoying some flexibility thanks to the mix of in-person tutorials and online self-study. That way you can immerse yourself in a foreign country, build your social and professional network, and explore work-study options. At the end of your studies, you will also be eligible for an 18-month post-study visa to start your career in Germany.

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What IU does differently

IU International University of Applied Sciences provides quality programmes for Bachelor's, Master's, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. IU has established campuses for students who want to complete their studies on-site but also offers programmes 100% online for distance learning. Eligible students can combine both online and on-campus studies and switch between the two. In this way, students are to develop on a personal and professional level and help advance their careers through future-oriented, flexible studies.

Why IU?

  • Affordable: Enjoy discounts on online and on-campus tuition fees
  • Flexible: Start online right away with no fixed semester intakes or study on-campus
  • 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, for on-campus students
  • 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)

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.

IU: Geared to the demands of the global market

Studying at IU makes careers in a global environment possible and we welcome students from all over the world. IU will prepare you for your international career with internationally relevant educational content and pay close attention to providing you with an international perspective for both general management modules and subject-specific content. IU imparts their international mindset in all and does to prepare the next generation of professionals for global business.

94% of IU's graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating and, after two years, an average of 80% have management responsibilities. These excellent results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, sine they focus on training social and intercultural competence.

IU is proud of its graduates and the impressive careers they have built.

  • Accredited and recognized worldwide: Elevate your career with a European degree
  • Affordable degrees: Get a scholarship of up to 67%
  • Flexible payment options: Stress-free and easy!

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.

Free Upcoming IU Webinars and Q&A

Study with IU! Find out what it’s like to study at IU. IU's experienced study advisors will give you all the insights about the study programmes, online or on campus, study coaching and more. It’s also a great chance to ask your questions in the live Q&A

Visa Requirements

• 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.

• 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.

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 67% for online studies!

IU is always looking for new ways to help you combine high-quality education, accessible education, no matter your circumstances. You have the chance to get up to 67% off your online studies!

IU's lectures will offer great flexibility, giving you a chance to work, socialize and explore a new continent while working towards your future.

Request free information and join today!


Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships


IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.

Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma A-Levels

IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma A-Levels. Students now have a chance to earn a high school diploma while studying for a bachelor’s degree – with no additional cost. The A-Levels is a unique 12-month course with a 150-hour workload, which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The A-Levels concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.

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.

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. In April 2023, IU became the first German university to be a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the only public authority in India that ascertains foreign institutions. This means that their on-campus programmes are recognised by employers across India and other Commonwealth Nations.

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, UK, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty.


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