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IU International University of Applied Sciences

IU 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

  • Study the way you want to - 100% Online, or Online and on Campus,
  • Accredited and recognised worldwide - elevate your career with a recognized degree or even a dual degree
  • Flexible and affordable higher education - flexible payment options and discounts available!


At IU you’ll find a wide range of online and campus degree programmes, for:

  • Bachelor studies
  • Master studies
  • MBA studies. 
With over 20 years of experience, IU offers a unique online campus and support systems, as well as full campus life immersion at our two locations in Berlin and Bad Honnef. All the IU staff are working together to offer you a high-quality learning experience – with maximum flexibility.


IU's mission is your success. Their study programmes are built to fit your schedule and interests, with a wide variety of specialisations that allow you to develop skills that match your goals. Study content and learning materials are of the highest quality, with a focus on equipping you with all the tools you need for a successful career in the international business world.

You will receive support every step of the way: 

  •  Reach out to classmates, professors or study advisors if you have questions or need advice 
  • IU’s AI-driven teaching assistant Syntea helps you prepare for exams, find materials in the virtual library, and clarify questions 24/7 
  • Go through course content, check your progress and ask questions in IU’s monthly 120-minute Intense Live Sessions with tutors and peers 
  • Online career services: Job and internship opportunities, company and networking events, career and interview coaching
IU's New partners
  • UNESCO Global Education Coalition is our mission to make education accessible worldwide.
  • Cambridge A-Levels
  • WES - World Education Services (WES) - Canada & U.S.


Data&IT, Business&Management, Health&SocialCare, Psychology


Join over 100.000 students from over 150 countries, and study in a truly global and internationally minded environment. With an internationally recognised degree from IU, you’ll take the first step towards developing a successful international career, and gain all of the tools and knowledge to help you become a leading global professional in the field of your choice. 94% of our graduates land a job within three months of graduating from IU; in two years, 80% of our graduates are promoted to managerial roles. 

These numbers tell you that at IU, we give you not only the theoretical knowledge you need but also the interpersonal skills that will help you excel. The success of our alumni is the success of IU.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (52)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)

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

For students at our Bad-Honnef campus, we offer the possibility of on-campus accommodation, in six modern apartment blocks. The student apartments are located either right at the heart of campus, or just a two-minute walk away; are fully furnished and with Wi-Fi; and also include a shared laundry room. Experience campus life to the fullest, in an intimate town, combining privacy and being surrounded by friends and colleagues, on your own or in a shared apartment. Or, you can live close by, and rent an apartment or a shared room in the bustling cities Bonn or Cologne, and combine living in a big city with studying in a quiet campus.  For students at our Berlin campus, on-campus accommodation is not available.

ICT services


Campus life

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. 

Berlin students enjoy: nightlife, internationality, central location, modern facilities

Bad Honnef studnets enjoy: relaxed atmosphere, nature, closeness to students, sports clubs

Sports facilities

The campus in Bad Honnef has:

  • Rugby Team
  • Basketball Team
  • Dancing Club
  • Volleyball Team
  • Handball Team
  • Kickboxing Club
  • Running Club
  • Soccer Team
  • Tennis Team
  • Chef Society

Among many others.

  • With over 20 years of expertise, all our programmes have been officially accredited by the German Accreditation Council. This certification attests to the fact that study programmes adhere to the most recent academic standards and are designed by qualified professionals. Since IU is system accredited, we can independently accredit new programmes — in compliance with legally specified quality criteria – and adapt to market demands without sacrificing quality. It is reaccredited for five years by the German Council of Science and Humanities in 2021.
  • IU is a member of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).


Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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