I U International University of Applied Sciences

I U International University of Applied Sciences

IU International University of Applied Sciences provides quality programmes for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. They have established campuses in Germany for students who want to complete their studies on site but also offer full programmes online for distance learning. Plus, students have the freedom to combine both.

Top reasons to study here

  • Flexibility to study alongside work or family and switch from online and on campus
  • Study on campus for a semester or more to apply for a post-study work visa
  • Scholarship opportunities and multiple payment options

Bachelor's programmes



IU is Germany’s largest university with over 20 years of experience. They deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. Their programmes are characterised by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge in order to prepare graduates for the international business world. 


  • IU is Europe’s most innovative and top-quality provider of career-oriented degree and further education courses for students. As a pioneer of digitalisation in vocational learning and personal development, they sustainably, efficiently and measurably improve learning outcomes. IU makes it possible for their students to achieve their best results by providing them with individual, tailored options and innovative technological support based on state-of-the-art research and teaching, so that they can be successful in their careers.
  • IU offers various study models online or on campus in Germany. You can choose from Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA degree courses with innovative specialisations.


  • Business and management skills are becoming more and more important in today’s career climate. IU's graduates boast intercultural awareness, excellent English skills and extensive knowledge of general management, which opens the door to great careers and managerial positions in many industries. 
  • The figures from IU's graduate surveys speak for themselves: 94 percent of their graduates find a job within the first six months of graduating and, after three years, an average of 90 percent have management responsibilities. The average salary increases by 10 percent per year.

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Student services

  • IU's team of professional advisors and educators support you with your search for internships, with job placement issues, and to put you in contact with companies that align with your studies. 
  • They organise company presentations on their IU campuses in Bad Honnef and Berlin, carry out applicant training and interview coaching, examine application documents, and offer you personal advice to ensure you have every chance to boost your career.

Housing services

  • IU's campuses in Germany are excellently located in Berlin and in Bad-Honnef, right next to Cologne, so that you enjoy life as a student while working hard to achieve your goals. For students attending a semester or more at IU's campus in Bad Honnef, they offer the possibility of accommodation. You can rent a student room in a shared flat, in one of our six blocks of modern flats, either directly on campus or just a short walk away. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • IU's campuses in Germany are intimate, welcoming and easily accessible to all students. You’ll have plenty of space to study, meet other students, talk to your teaching staff and socialise.
  • At IU, you can choose between different study models. With their new hybrid on campus study model IU takes flexibility one step further. On campus students have the flexibility to study and work or spend their time exploring all Europe has to offer thanks to the online component of the programme. All of the study material including module scripts are available on our MyCampus app, additionally some of the modules are completely online, meaning you decide when and where to do them from.


IU is state recognised, as well as an institutionally, system accredited university. This means that its study programmes and teaching are recognised for their high quality. It also means that the quality of their teaching has been reaccredited for the next five years, and IU are trusted to independently accredit new programmes to meet quality standards. They are also certified by the German Accreditation Council, which ensure resources, teaching, and curricula meet high standards. IU has also obtained many external rankings and certifications.

Student Reviews

Enjoying studying online at IU for applied science
Haitham Ghosn rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm enjoying studying at IU for applied science online, where I can have tome for studying, learning, and working. The courses are really interresting and well informed with some examples, studies.

Disappointing to say the least.
C. B. rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very little to no interaction with professor required to pass courses. Most students are simply interested in meeting basic requirements. There doesn't seem to be an actual interest in learning or doing work that may encourage professional growth. Apparently this is what they were referring to in their advertisements when saying that it required "independent students"....

IU is actually that good.
Edan Huang rated 4 out of 5 stars

IU is actually a really good school, and at first it might seem to be too good to be true, however, it's that good. Students here can take the advantage of flexibility, Iam a founder of a online teaching platform, I am taking the benfit of being flexible and therefore bulid the app while learning as well. I was lucky enough to have scholarship, and I really appreciate...

Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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