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IU International University of Applied Sciences

Berlin, Germany
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 897 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 80%
Institution type Private

About IU International University of Applied Sciences

What we do differently 
IU International University of Applied Sciences provides quality programmes for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees with a whole new approach. You can choose between studying on one of their established campuses or complete a full programme online by distance learning for more flexibility. The most recent development in their story: Eligible students can combine both online and on-campus studies and switch between the two. In this way, IU enables students to develop on a personal and professional level and help advance their careers through future-oriented, flexible studies.  
IU's mission 

What drives IU, is what drives you: IU International designs their programmes and courses 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 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 International makes careers in a global environment possible and they welcome students from all over the world. IU prepares you for your international career with internationally relevant educational content and they pay close attention to providing you with an international perspective for both general management modules and subject-specific content. IU imparts their 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 excellent results are based on the fact that, in addition to teaching professional expertise, IU focuses on training social and intercultural competence. IU is proud of its graduates and the impressive careers they have built. 

Campus information

IU has 21 Campus locations and more than 40 examination centres in Europe. Our two main campuses are based in Bad Honnef and Berlin

Bad Honnef: Built on the historical site of St. Anno Park, Bad Honnef offers a traditional style university campus. Against a back drop of renovated historical buildings and modern architecture. IU Bad Honnef offers safe, comfortable campus with the following amenities:

  • Modern, well equipped seminar rooms
  • Demonstration kitchen
  • Wine lab
  • Internet across the entire campus
  • Modern library
  • On campus food facilities
  • Modern furnished apartments, single and shared
  • Societies, Sports, and more!

Berlin: The IU Campus Berlin is located in the centre of Berlin and is just a short stop away from major landmarks.


Berlin: Berlin is one of Europe’s most exciting cities to live in and as an IU student you have a lot of options for finding suitable accommodation during your studies. Whether you prefer a single or shared flat, living alone or with friends- When you study with IU you have access to the following forms of accommodation:

1. Studierenden WERK BERLIN

2. Berlin Student Village

3. Housing on your own

Bad Honnef: Bad Honnef is located in North Rhine, Westphalia, One of Germany’s most picturesque regions. With our on-campus accommodations, students at IU immerse themselves in the student life and quickly feel at home. Our student residence consists of 6 blocks of flats, directly on the campus and just a two minute walk from the city centre.

Additional info

Our mission statement consists of the following four key success factors:

1. Internationality
The IU is geared to the demands of the global market. Studying at the IU makes careers in a global environment possible. We live out this credo in that English is the teaching language and the language used on our campus. We also impart internationality with many other distinguishing features-

  • Our experts and faculty from around the world teach both technical know-how and soft skills
  • We maintain multiple collaborations with partner universities in Europe, America, Australia and Asia
  • At the IU languages in international demand are taught at advanced levels by native speakers and additional intercultural communication competence is developed
  • There are currently students from over 110 nationalities/countries on our campuses. For our students, our international commitment pays off in many ways. Approximately 75% of our graduates, work successfully in an international environment.

2. Practical Relevance
The close integration of theory and practice ensures excellent career prospects. At the IU practical orientation is experienced firsthand. The curriculum has multiple facets which reflect this, for example, the inclusion of internship semesters, discussions and lectures with experts from industry and excursions to companies. The integration of theory and practice is a daily reality for every student. In the context of its lectures the IU offers project work and case studies. Many of the benefits of studying at the IU are possible due to the close cooperation that the IU and its faculty maintain with industry. Our faculty has contact to all DAX 30 companies, is recognised in the international market, and well connected in a network with over 3.000 business partners.

3. Reputation & Quality
Numerous certificates and awards confirm the excellent IU reputation

  • On a regular basis the IU achieves top scores in evaluations. Reputable accreditations, partnerships and memberships indicate the high quality of the university and its programmes.
  • In 2009, as part of its institutional accreditation, the IU received the highest seal of quality from the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat): unconditional accreditation for 10 years.
  • The IU is accredited by the Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and received for five of its study programmes five golden FIBAA premium seals so far. Therefore IU is one of the leading universities in Germany to be awarded five or more premium seals.
  • In 2012 the IU also received the seal of quality from the Hanseatic Certification Agency which certified IU study programmes as a way to obtain vocational education and training.
  • In 2012 the IU was also honoured as best cooperation partner of the Association of Internet Travel Sales (Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V./VIR).

The IU is a founding member of the global network & 'Hotel Schools of Distinction' (formerly 'Leading HotelSchools of the World') and the only German university in the network. It is also the first and so far only, German university whose double degree tourism study
programmes have been certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The IU is a member of the academic network 'Global Compact' of the United Nations, the 'Council for Hospitality Management Education' (CHME) and founding member of the 'Quality Circle Events Studies'.
In the field of business administration the IU consistently ranks in the top group. In the current CHE Ranking the IU achieved top scores: in the category “overall study conditions” (grade 1.6) and in the category “practical orientation” (1.7).

4. Employability
IU Graduates are in high demand on the job market. The results of our survey of graduates speak for themselves: 94 percent of our graduates find a job within the first three months and after two years 80 percent already 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. When students go abroad with this knowledge they can then deal with intercultural challenges with much more ease.
The short duration of the study programme and studying in small learning groups is also advantageous for entering the professional world. These conditions are facilitative for exchange among students and proximity to faculty - essential for effective learning.
IU is proud of its graduates who can now look back on impressive careers. Their career paths are as varied as the job profiles of our degree programmes.


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