Personal support and community


Your lecturers and tutors

When pursuing distance learning, you can organise your learning day freely and flexibly, according to your individual needs. At the same time, you get full support – wherever you need it! Our teaching staff will help you with questions about the content of your courses, provide you with literature tips and accompany you step by step until you successfully complete your studies.

This is the support we offer 

  • Support with questions about the content of your courses

  • Live tutorials

  • Exchange with tutors via MS Teams

  • Interactive live-sessions via video conference

  • Supervision of your Bachelor's or Master's thesis

  • Provision of an exam guide

Your interactive live sessions

You want to learn with maximum flexibility - and for some topics you would like to have a personal exchange with teachers and fellow students on top? Then our Interactive Live Sessions via video conferencing are just right for you. The offer is completely optional.


Moving forward together: Your student network

We know how important it is to exchange ideas, motivate each other and overcome challenges together. That's why you can network with your fellow students via our myCampus learning platform and Microsoft Teams – at any time and from anywhere in the world.

In our online community you can expect to find:

  • Personal exchange
  • Learning groups
  • International Networking

Personal exchange: Meet like-minded people via our online campus to make valuable study contacts.

Learning groups: On the MS Teams chat platform, you will find numerous groups where you can discuss specific topics with your fellow students.

International Networking: You can also use our social media channels to expand your study network across borders.

Our social media platforms

Instagram +38K Followers

As of September 2022 

Free trial? Let’s go!

You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.

Coaching & Community

Your Study Coaching

Get in top shape with our Study Coaches

At IU, you shape the path through your studies the way you want. And if you need help along the way, you can turn to our Study Coaches.

They will ...

  • accompany you through your studies from start to finish, regularly or as needed. 
  • work with you on learning, motivation and reflection strategies – entirely according to your personal needs and completely free of charge.

We can advise you on these topics:

  • Time management

    How do I integrate my studies into my everyday life?
    How do I reconcile my studies with my job and/or family?
    How do I create a personal plan to achieve my goals?

  • Motivation

    How do I overcome my inner voice telling me not to bother?
    How do I define short, medium and long-term goals for myself?
    How do I find the right "drive" in my studies?

  • Learning strategies

    How can I organise my learning time efficiently?
    Which learning style and which learning methods suit me?
    How can I make the best use of teaching materials?

How Study Coaching has helped our distance learning students 

Alexander Fuchs
Stefan Preuss

Your Career Coaching

Your career coach

You want to advance professionally with your studies but still have a few questions on your mind? Then take matters into your own hands – with our free 1:1 video coaching!* Our certified career coach Kai will advise you on how to effectively plan and implement your goals. Whether it involves application tips, self-presentation, changing careers or personal development: You decide the topics of your 45-minute session via Zoom. If necessary, you can make a follow-up appointment.

As an additional offer, we also provide you with a free check of your application documents, including feedback and comments. Nothing stands in the way of you taking your next career step!

*The offer applies to Bachelor students who have already earned at least 120 ECTS points and Master students

Other contact points

Your Student Registrar’s Office (Studierendensekretariat)

Our Student Registrar’s Office will help you with all questions that arise during your studies: from registering for courses to changing time models. We make it as easy as possible for you to organise your studies and find the right solution for your needs.

Your study events

With a weekly introductory event, our student office will make it easier for you to get started and answer any questions you might have. Our study coaches provide you with information and ideas in scheduled events as well as consultation hours open to students of any programme. In addition, the team of the Library and Information Services offers regular training courses on various library topics, e.g. on Statista, e-books or Citavi.


It pays to study: What our graduates say

As ambassadors for various Bachelor's, Master's and MBA programmes, our alumni are happy to pass on their personal impressions of distance learning and starting a career!

Edeltraut – Graduate with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Florian - Graduate with a Master's in General Management
Jenny - Graduate with a Master's in General Management
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