IU International University of Applied Sciences 

Private (state-approved) (University of Applied Sciences)
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Date of Establishment


University Status

Private (state-approved)




University Type

University of Applied Sciences

Best Known For

Business Studies

Lecture Mode

Virtual, Hybrid


IU International University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognized Applied Sciences university in Erfurt, Germany. It provides in-person, distance, and blended learning programs in German and English on its campus. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the largest state-accredited university in Germany with 85,000 students, around 480 professors, and more than 1,000 lecturers. In addition to a "virtual campus," the university currently operates in 28 campus locations: Augsburg, Bad Honnef, Berlin, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Peine, Stuttgart and Ulm. In 2022, the following locations are to be added: Aachen, Bochum, Kassel, Kiel, Mönchengladbach, Potsdam, Ravensburg, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, and Wuppertal. Examination centers for distance learning are available worldwide at every Goethe-Institut location. IU International University offers around 200 Bachelor's, Master’s, and MBA degree programs in various study formats and subject areas- Design, Architecture & Construction, Health, Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Human Resources, IT & Technology, Marketing & Communication, Social Sciences, Transportation & Logistics and Business & Management. IU provides students with a diverse course catalog that is always up to date in terms of research and teaching. They can study entirely online or in person through distance learning, dual studies, or myStudium. The IU provides an excellent dual course of study with which students can look forward to a bright future: After graduation, two out of every three students are hired by their practice partner. You pay nothing at the IU because your practice partner pays your tuition. IU has a widespread network of more than 10,000 practice partners in a wide variety of industries throughout Germany or abroad and supports students in their application to other companies.

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