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You have your university entrance qualification in the bag and a head full of plans that you want to realise? Nothing can stop you with IU distance learning: You design each semester to suit you and your goals. This is because, at IU, your lecture hall is always where you are. And if you move, you simply take our online campus with you.
You can choose from more than 70 state-recognised Bachelor's degree programmes and numerous specialisations that prepare you perfectly for your dream job – without any participant number restrictions. Thanks to our flexible time models, you can shape your personal workload freely and independently. This way, you can work part-time, do an internship, explore the world or do other things that are important to you.

Why you are making the right decision with IU

You study with 100% flexibility and online – right from the start

At IU, you have the opportunity to start at any time. Our flexible full- and part-time models allow you to freely schedule your courses and study online. You can also take your exams online around the clock – just when you are perfectly prepared.

We offer quality – state-recognised and award-winning

IU is state-recognised and each study programme bears the seal of the German Accreditation Council. We attach great importance to ensuring that all study programmes, materials and services meet our high internal and external quality standards – a claim that we regularly review.

You get full support

On the virtual campus, you will find our innovative learning and media tools, such as study scripts as interactive books, learning videos and online forums for exchange with other fellow students. You also have access to our large online library at any time. In each course, you will have a tutor who will answer your questions. Our Study Coaches will also help you at any time.

The ideal mix of theory and practice awaits you

Our courses provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge, but are above all practice-oriented and designed to prepare you optimally for your career. Our wide range of innovative subject and industry specialisations gives you maximum choice: In this way, you can delve into exactly those areas that suit your personal development aspirations.

Excellent quality and satisfaction

We offer first-class study programmes, both in terms of content and organisation, which convince our students. We are currently proving this in the CHE University Ranking with the highest number of top ratings among all German universities.


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

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