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IU International University of Applied Sciences

Your starting point for an international career

IU International University of Applied Sciences combines bachelor and master programmes on campus model with online, distance learning models. Most of our programmes are available completely digitally or on-site in Berlin or Bad Honnef, near Cologne. In this way, we can focus on welcoming international students and providing them with a comfortable way to study that suits their needs. Our courses are all taught in English and the contents are tailored to building careers in an international environment. Over the past year, we grew from 35.000 to more than 60.000 students at IU International University of Applied Sciences!

A more flexible way to study 

Designed with an innovative and digital approach, IU International provides accredited higher education programmes with ease and flexibility. When you join IU International, you have much more freedom to choose when, where, and how you study—no matter where in the world you come from.

Teaching with real business value

Our professors and lecturers attach great importance to close integration of theory and practice. We tailor your training precisely to professional requirements for after you graduate. As a student, you can test your specialist knowledge in daily tasks and develop solutions to everyday challenges. Many of our Bachelor programmes include internships to give you additional practical experience. Our Career Preparation Programme offers individual coaching and numerous opportunities for networking. All of this provides you with an excellent foundation for quick entry into a new career or job promotion and puts you ahead of your competitors.    

Ideal infrastructure for optimal in-person learning  

We want to make sure students studying on campus, in Berlin or Bad Honnef, have the ideal place to learn but also enjoy student life. Students who want to focus on their studies shouldn’t have to spend time in crowded lecture halls or dusty libraries and should have a place to relax and enjoy the student experience. Our locations offer you everything you need for your studies and your well-being: modern seminar rooms, libraries, IT support, WIFI and dining options. There are also many various associations and sports clubs to join so you can enjoy your free time and your studies together with your fellow students. 

Two Degrees, Double the Advantage

IU International 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 travelling. To learn more, please visit the website.


Bachelor's degree
Business Administration Delivery method Length Location
B.A. Business Administration On campus 36 months Bad Honnef
International Management
B.A. International Management On campus 36 months Multiple (2)
B.Sc. Business and IT On campus 36 months Multiple (2)
Computer Science & IT
B.Sc. Computer Science On campus 36 months Multiple (2)
Engineering & Technology
Industrial Engineering
B.Eng. Industrial Engineering and Management On campus 36 months Multiple (2)
Master's degree
M.A. Management in Finance & Accounting On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
International Management
M.A. International Management (MIM) On campus Multiple (2)
M.A. Management On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
M.A. Management in International Marketing On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
Computer Science & IT
M.Sc. Computer Science On campus 24 months Multiple (2)
Engineering & Technology
M.A. Management in Engineering Management On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
M.Eng. Engineering Management On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (One Year) On campus 12 months Multiple (2)
MBA in Finance & Accounting On campus 18 months Multiple (2)
MBA in International Marketing On campus 18 months Multiple (2)
Engineering & Technology
MBA in Engineering Management On campus 18 months Multiple (2)

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Today we want to start the weekend with feedback from our students. In this video you will get an insight into the students' experiences with an online course of study with us.


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Why study at IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Accredited and recognised worldwide: Elevate your career with a European degree
  • Flexible payment options: Stress free and easy!
  • Build your international network: Connect with fellow students and great companies

IU International University of Applied Sciences is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

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.


Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews.

The quality of the courses is excellent. Professors make it very interesting and always add some practical content. The campus is nice and the region is beautiful. I also recommend the career office and coaching they provide for finding your future job. It helped me a lot!


IU International University of Applied Sciences

Mülheimer Str. 38
53604 Bad Honnef

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