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Why choose IU?

IU International University of Applied Sciences provides quality programmes for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. They have established campuses for students who want to complete their studies on site but also offer full programmes online for distance learning. Plus, IU takes flexibility one step further. IU offers a combined approach for many of its programmes, for students to study both online and on campus. With the combined online and on-campus study model, students have the freedom to spend a semester studying from home, and the next semester on a university campus in Berlin or Bad Honnef. Study each semester wherever it makes most sense. In this way, IU enables students to develop on a personal and professional level and help advance their careers through future-oriented, flexible studies.

The IU mission statement

What drives IU, is what drives you: IU International designs their programmes to be as flexible and innovative as possible, without sacrificing quality. They deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. IU's programmes deliver subject-specific knowledge and soft skills with a future-oriented approach and digital tools to prepare graduates for the international business world.

IU: Geared to the demands of the global market

Studying at IU International makes careers in a global environment possible and they welcome students from all over the world. IU prepares students for an international career with industry relevant educational content and they pay close attention to providing a global perspective for both general management modules and subject-specific content. IU imparts its international mind-set in all they do to prepare the next generation of professionals for global business.

94 percent of IU's graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating and, after two years, an average of 80 percent have management responsibilities. These results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, IU focuses on training social and intercultural competence; plus all IU professors have a minimum of five years' experience working directly in their field. IU is proud of its graduates and the impressive careers they have built.


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.


Singularity and IU — a partnership to enable leaders of tomorrow

Students studying with IU will have access to Singularity Membership and a network of global innovators. As a change-maker, students will develop, connect, and thrive, while being inspired by a community of experts.

By building up the skills of future leaders, students will be empowered to use technology in new ways to positively impact people and the planet.

Build a bright future with Singularity and IU:

  • Attractive Bachelor's, Master's, and MBA degree courses
  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos
  • Support and career services
  • Extensive study materials and learning app
  • 100% flexible online learning, study anytime
  • Exclusive Singularity Premium Membership
  • Community-generated content and events
  • Diverse podcasts, articles, and tech releases
  • Year-round live webinars, workshops, and discussion panels

Success stories from our participants

“We all come from different industries, from different countries, from different backgrounds. But there is a unifying element and that is our own self-selection to spend our time improving the way we think in order to solve world challenges and use technology for good. And that's the unifying element that brings this diverse group of people together.” — Mitra Best — PwC

Start now and shape the future with a Singularity-enriched IU degree.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accredited and recognised worldwide: Elevate your career with a European degree
  • Flexibility to study alongside work or family and switch from online studies and on campus studies
  • Study on campus for a semester or more to fully enjoy the student life
  • Study 100% online, take your exams whenever you're ready. 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world.
  • Start studying online whenever you want to: no need to wait for a semester to start
  • Study Coaches and a Student Office are ready to support you at any time.
  • Boost your career opportunities with a dual degree from LSBU (London South Bank University)
  • Take advantage of our discounts on the tuition fees and multiple payment options
  • Build your international network: Connect with fellow students and great companies

On Campus Housing

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.

Off Campus Housing

For students at our Berlin campus, on-campus accommodation is not available. However, we do offer help with finding an apartment in the city, or a room in one it’s many shared apartments. Due to the campus’ central location, at the heart of Berlin, it’s easily accessible by public transportation or bicycle.

Career Planning

IU Career Office

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, we offer career advice and support services to students at our campuses in Germany.

Regardless of the campus you choose, you'll have the opportunity to receive help from experienced career support professionals, who will help you at any step of the way: from writing a cover letter, to coordinating an internship or preparing for a job interview.

The Career Office also arranges regular job fairs and events where you can connect with one of our thousands of corporate partners; they're a great way to take your first step into the international job market.

And the best part? The support doesn't end after you graduate. At IU, we maintain a strong alumni network, with thousands of students we keep in touch with and help regularly, long after they've graduated.

These alumni are also a great resource for our current and future students, and interacting with them is a great way to kick-start your career.

Sports

At the Bad Honnef campus:

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

International Involvement

Studying in Germany

Germany is one of the world's most popular destinations for international students, for a good reason. It's one of the safest countries in the world, even in big cities.

It's multicultural and diverse, both in terms of population and landscapes. From mountains to lakes: Germany has it all!

As Europe's biggest economy, the country offers a wealth of career opportunities. Renowned for its industrial expertise, degrees earned from German universities are some of the highest rated in the world.

Berlin Campus

Founded in 2015, our campus in Berlin is the perfect place for students looking to experience life in a major European capital.

And not just any capital: Berlin is one of the most unique places in Europe, offering a truly international mix of cultures, experiences, career opportunities and fun activities.

IU's Berlin campus is quiet and intimate, so you can study in peace, but also centrally located, in the city's lively Friedrichshain neighbourhood. Need a break from studying, or want to relax with oyour study partners? Explore the many restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and bars located just a few minutes' walk from the campus.

And to top it all off, your student transportation card, included in the costs of your tuition, will allow to visit all of the city's many cultural hotspots, along with historical sites such as Brandenburg Tor and sections of the Berlin Wall.

What can you expect on campus?

  • Spacious lecture halls equipped with modern facilities
  • Campus library with access to a wide variety of online databases
  • Comfortable common areas
  • Quiet working areas
  • A wide selection of restaurants and cafés right around the corner

Bad Honnef Campus

Founded in 1998, our campus in Bad-Honnef campus is located just a short distance from beautiful Cologne, at the heart of Germany's NRW region, in the country's west.

The campus is quiet and relaxed, located in a beautiful and serene green village, but it's also a part of one of Europe's main business and financial areas, with countless work and networking opportunities all around you.

You can choose if you want to live in the big city nearby, or live on campus in the student village, where you can enjoy life at an easy pace as you focus on your studies.

Whatever you choose, you'll live an international environment, with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops close by.

What can you expect on campus?

  • State-of-the-art lecture halls
  • Campus library with access to a wide variety of online databases
  • A beautiful study environment, located in a quiet park
  • A large canteen, a café, a student bar and a fine-dining restaurant
  • Plenty of peaceful study areas

Student life

The student experience that awaits depends on your preferences, and on the campus you choose. The Bad-Honnef campus environment is different that the Berlin campus environment, and living in Germany's NRW region is different than living in the country's capital.

What both campuses offer though, is a strong international network of fellow students, full support from experienced lecturers and various administration departments, such as the International Office and the Career Office, and the opportunity to live in two of Europe's largest tech and industry hubs.

Students in Berlin can expect exciting events happening on a regular basis, Europe's best nightlife, people from every corner of the world and a faced-paced attitude, with countless of career opportunities for young professionals. The city also has many parks and lakes, and it's surrounded by woods, which means there's always a great trail to hike or a new place to swim in on the weekends.

Students in Bad-Honnef can expect a quieter, more relaxed pace, having the campus and friends all within a short distance, and many unique student activities, celebrations and clubs that they can join, such as the IU:

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

Among many others.

And if you feel the need for something different, Cologne and Bonn, with their museums, galleries, shopping malls and great nightlife options, are just a short distance away.

Accommodation

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. However, we do offer help with finding an apartment in the city, or a room in one it's many shared apartments. Due to the campus' central location, at the heart of Berlin, it's easily accessible by public transportation or bicycle.

Visa

Students with an EU-member country citizenship, planning to attend on-campus lectures during a part (or all) of their studies, do not require a residence permit in order to enter Germany.

Students without an EU-member country citizenship, planning to attend on-campus lectures during a part (or all) of their studies, must obtain a valid residence permit in order to be able to study in Germany.

This only applies to students who wish to attend one semester or more on campus in Germany. Students planning to perform all of their studies online via the IU virtual campus, do not need to obtain a residence permit, regardless of their citizenship.

If you have any questions regarding the residence permit application process, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.

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Accredited.

IU International University of Applied Sciences is accredited not only by the German Council of Science and Humanities, but also system and programme accredited by the German Accreditation Council. This means their courses, staff and teaching material all meet high standards set out to them. This means they are now trusted to accredit their own programmes.


Award Winning.

Not only was IU the first German university to get 99/100 on the prestigious QS Stars Report, but they also won 6/25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. They have also won a range of awards for their innovative distance learning resources, student support, and a huge recommendation rate of over 90%.


Connected.

IU is members of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, and the AASCB. These memberships give them connections to other schools and companies, lifelong learning and development courses as well as degree rating programmes. This gives our students the guarantee that IU keeps up with the latest learning and teaching trends.

Modified on July 13, 2022

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