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.

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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
Facebook +65K Likes
LinkedIn +3K Followers
Youtube +30K Followers

As of September 2022


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

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?


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

Your Career Services

You want your degree to get you ahead professionally? Then take matters into your own hands – with our free Career Services! What's included:

  • Online career service hub: creating your CV, AI career coach and many more

  • Practical career trainings and events

  • 1:1 video coaching* and counselling*

In the 1:1 video coaching, a certified career coach will advise you on how to effectively achieve your goals. Whether it's tips on application, self-presentation, career change or personal development. Additionally, we offer you a free check of your application documents including feedback and comments. This way, nothing stands in the way of you and your career!

*The offer is valid for bachelor students who have already acquired at least 120 ECTS credits, and master students.

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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.

We are here for you

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

We will support you

Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the right time model or your financing options, for example.

Just give us a call
*Available Monday–Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. CET, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CET

+49 30 311 988 00

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!


You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

What you get for free

Information material

  • Information on study content & electives

  • Career prospects

  • Information on financing options

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