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!

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (62)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



At IU you’ll find a wide range of online and campus degree programmes, for Bachelor, Master or 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.


Our mission is your success. Our 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.

Our support network offers you any help you need, every step of the way. Boost your career opportunities with a Dual Degree. With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements or costs.

IU's New partners
  • UNESCO Global Education Coalition in our mission to make education accessible worldwide.
  • Cambridge A-Levels
  • WES - World Education Services (WES) - Canada & U.S.


Business and IT relevant courses.


Join over 100.000 students from over 110 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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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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

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


Student Life

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 of our programs have received the German Accreditation Council's official mark. This certification validates that study programs fulfil the most recent academic requirements and that the resources required for program execution are accessible in the form of trained employees. Because IU is system accredited, we may independently accredit new programs — 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 included in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), which recognizes institutions that have demonstrated considerable conformity with a set of European quality assurance conventions.

  • IU is now recognized by WES Canada, which implies that IU graduates will be eligible to work or study in Canada since your IU degrees can be translated into points according to Canadian academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System. IU achieved a 5-star rating for online learning from Quacquarelli Symonds, the world's most popular source of comparative university statistics, and was the only training provider to get the German Society for Consumer Studies' Service Award 2022. (DtGV). It achieved high grades for student participation, instructor interaction, and technology, as well as a 10 out of 10 for its dedication to online learning.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good library and some lecturers are willing to help

Awesome and career-oriented university offering great flexibility when studying
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like how structured each of the modules are and the flexibility to study at your own pace and book exams once you yourself are confident that you're ready to write. Course objectives are clear and communication about how you are assessed. There's a lot of material that one can work with and access to useful library databases such as Emerald. It's been a great experience...

IU university of applied Sciences
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am studying online. The university application is very user friendly and student Advisor are very cooperative.

Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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