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What we do differently

IU University of Applied Sciences provides quality programmes for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. We have established campuses for students who want to complete their studies on-site but also offer our full programmes online for distance learning. The most recent development in our story: Eligible students can combine both online and on-campus studies and switch between the two. In this way, we enable students to develop on a personal and professional level and help advance their careers through future-oriented, flexible studies. Over the past year, we grew from 35.000 to more than 100.000 students at IU University of Applied Sciences!

Our mission

What drives us, is what drives you: We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. Our programmes are characterised by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge and soft skills in order to prepare graduates for the international business world.

IU: Geared to the demands of the global market

Studying at IU makes careers in a global environment possible and we welcome students from all over the world. We prepare you for your international career with internationally relevant educational content and pay close attention to providing you with an international perspective for both general management modules and subject-specific content. We impart our international mindset in all we do to prepare the next generation of professionals for global business. 

94 percent of our graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating and, after two years, an average of 80 percent have management responsibilities. These excellent results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, we focus on training social and intercultural competence. IU is proud of its graduates and the impressive careers they have built.

Two Degrees, Double the Advantage

IU University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or traveling. To learn more, please visit the website.

Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships
At IU International University of Applied Sciences, one of our central aims is to provide high-quality degrees, teaching, and resources as well as providing our students with the support they need throughout all stages of their journey with us. Our range of accreditations, awards, and memberships proves that we are delivering. Our courses and teaching have received system accreditation from the Germany Accreditation Council as well as the German Council of Sciences. We have also received a 5-star QS rating and appeared in Germany’s CHE ranking, gaining official recognition for quality and student satisfaction. What’s more, our memberships to learning organisations mean that we will continue to strive for the highest quality for our students in the future.

Our WES Canada Recognition

We are now recognised by WES Canada, a trusted non-profit providing education credential assessments (ECA) that are officially accepted by academic institutions, government bodies and employers throughout Canada. As an IU graduate, you'll be able to work or study in Canada as your degree can be converted into points according to Canadian academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System.

Get a Career Boost Wherever You Are – Learn German for Free When You Study at IU

IU International University of Applied Sciences recognises the importance of diversity in an increasingly interconnected world. That’s why they are offering free online German lessons to all online and on-campus students, no matter where they are studying. You can open the door to working in IU’s home country and Europe’s largest economy and give your earning potential a major boost too.

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Why study at IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Accredited and recognised worldwide: Elevate your career with a European degree
  • Affordable degrees
  • Flexible payment options: Stress free and easy!
  • 100.000 students.

IU International University of Applied Sciences is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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Awards & Accreditations

QS 5 Stars

QS is the world’s most popular source for comparative data on universities and provides ranking systems that are trusted by students across the globe. IUBH University of Applied Sciences is proud to have received 5 stars in the QS Stars University Ratings for Online Learning and achieved 99 out of 100 points in our QS Stars Report. We’re the first institution in Germany to receive such a rating.


IUBH is a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, proudly connecting business schools worldwide. AACSB International is a non-profit association that provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and 840 business schools. Together this network creates a united front to foster engagement and ensure educational excellence.


All current study programmes of IUBH are accredited by FIBAA and bear the seal of the German Accreditation Council. FIBAA assures educational quality in 48 states internationally. Receiving the seal certifies that our curricula meet academic standards, our programmes are structured according to formal requirements and necessary resources such as qualified staff and sufficient equipment are available to students. Five of our programmes were awarded the FIBAA premium seal, recognising extraordinary quality of these programmes. In this sense, IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany, having five or more premium seals.

CHE University Ranking

The CHE University Ranking is the largest study ranking system in Germany. The Centre for University Development evaluates universities at regular intervals using a variety of criteria. In the current CHE ranking (year 2020 - 2022), IUBH tops the Business Administration field in the categories "General Study Conditions", "Contact with Lecturers", "Study Programmes Offered", "Examinations", "Study Organisation" and "Practical Orientation". Winning a total of six out of 25 categories, IUBH achieved more top category rankings than any of over 300 institutions assessed.


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The degree programme at IU is an excellent preparation for a career as an investment banker.

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I enjoyed my time in Germany so much that I decided to stay long-term. Since December 2018, I’ve been in the role of Inside Sales Engineer with Fife Tidland GmbH, a multinational company providing solutions for web-handling. It was a good thing that internationality was such a major dimension of the IU experience, as I deal with clients from Wes...

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