IU – International University

The International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is a private, state-accredited university located in Germany with a focus on business, management, and technology. It was founded in 2018 through the merger of three universities: IU Bad Honnef, IU Berlin, and IU Darmstadt.

IU offers a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s programs in various fields such as business, management, marketing, tourism, healthcare management, and engineering. All programs are taught in English, and students come from all over the world to study at IU.

Recognitions and Accreditations:

  • QS 5-star Rating-

IU is the first German university to achieve a 5-star rating and 99 out of 100 points on QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the world’s most popular source for comparative data on universities. 

  • FIBAA Excellence in Digital Education

IU is one of the first German universities (of applied sciences) to receive a Premium quality seal in “Excellence in Digital Education” from FIBAA.


(Business Education Alliance)

  • European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

As IU is recognized by FIBAA, it is therefore also validated by EQAR. This means that its programs, teaching, and resources are aligned with the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG)

· CHE University Ranking (2021/2022)
In the current CHE University Ranking (2020-2022), IU achieved top ranks in six out of 25 categories – the most categories won out of over 300 institutions assessed.
  • German Council of Sciences and Humanities

In 2021, IU was reaccredited for five years by the German Council of Sciences and Humanities.


Member of COVID-19 Global Education Coalition Launched by UNESCO

Graduate Degree Programs-

General MBAs-

  • Master of Business Administration
  • One-year MBA

Specialized Master Degrees:

Data & IT

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business & IT
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Management
  • Data Science
  • DevOps and Cloud Computing
  • DevOps and Cloud Computing Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Information Technology Management

Business & Management

  • Business Intelligence
  • Digital Innovation & Intrapreneurship
  • Digital Product Management
  • Finance, Accounting & Taxation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Management + Majors
  • Product Management
  • Project Management

Marketing & Communication

  • Digital Marketing
  • Growth Hacking
  • Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing Management

Health & Social Care

  • International Healthcare Management


  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Undergraduate degree programs-

Data & IT-

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Business & IT
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Robotics
  • Software Development

Business & Management-

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Administration
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Management
  • Management

Health & Social Care-

  • International Healthcare Management


  • Applied Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology


IU has campuses in several locations across Germany, including Berlin, Bad Honnef, Bremen, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, and Stuttgart. All campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, computer labs, and student lounges.

The campuses offer a vibrant and diverse student community, with students from all over the world studying together. This provides students with the opportunity to learn from each other and gain a global perspective on their chosen field.


IU has a rolling admissions process, meaning that students can apply at any time throughout the year. To be admitted, students must meet the university’s academic requirements, which vary depending on the program. Students whose native language is not English must also provide proof of English proficiency.


IU has a growing network of alumni who are working in various fields all over the world. The university provides opportunities for alumni to stay connected with each other and with the university through alumni events, professional development opportunities, and other activities.

As per fernstudiumcheck.de, Germany’s leading online studies review portal, 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months of graduating. The practical and industry-relevant nature of all of thedegrees mean that its graduates stand out from the crowd and go straight into jobs atindustry-leading companies.

Its Alumni Work At

  • Capgemini
  • Accenture
  • Microsoft

In conclusion, IU is a young and dynamic university that provides students with a high-quality education in a supportive and welcoming environment. With its practice-oriented approach, flexible learning options, and a strong focus on internationalization, IU is an excellent choice for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s global marketplace.