Easier Admission, Simpler Start

Want to start your studies easily? Here's how you can get going with your application to IU, even if you don’t have all your documents ready.


If you want to apply to our university in Germany or apply for an online degree, admission is straightforward with IU. Here’s how.

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When you successfully complete your studies, you'll receive your accredited and globally recognised degree.

Application Checklist

What you need to apply: 

  • CV in tabular format 
  • Copy of your proof of identity  
  • Proof of English skills (see below) 
  • Certificate from your previous studies: your secondary school diploma, for bachelor, or university degree, for master and MBA. A certified copy must be submitted to the Student’s Office before the start of your studies. If unavailable, a report card of your grades may be used instead.

All-important admission information

Before you start your application, take a look at our admission requirements (you can find more detailed information specific to a degree on each programme page). Generally, proof of English skills is required for all programmes and proof of work experience for certain degree levels. 

Here is an overview of admission criteria.



At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market. ​ 

We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills. ​Proof includes:

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)​ 
  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or ​ 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or ​ 
  • Duolingo English-Test (minimum 95 points) or ​ 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or ​ 
  • Equivalent proof * ​ 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years. 

A scholarship that goes beyond

Furthering your studies is a big decision. An easy start can make all the difference. That’s why IU International University of Applied Sciences offers you individual support to help you begin your online studies today with scholarships of up to 80%. We understand that not everyone can fulfil admission requirements right away for many reasons, and we believe that should not stop you from starting your online studies and getting your scholarship. Our Study Advisors will guide you on how to meet the admissions criteria required for your programme after you have started with us.

Opportunities don’t wait, why should you?

Navigating through the application process and meeting all admissions criteria can take time. That’s why our scholarship programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study. Benefits at a glance:  

  • Personalised counselling to plan your online study programme 
  • Begin your online study programme sooner (general admissions requirements must be met) 
  • Receive a scholarship of up to 80% 
  • Prepare to meet specific admissions criteria after you begin your study programme 
  • Gain work experience required to meet your study programme’s ECTS as you begin your course

Have the Right Technical Set Up?

If you want to know if you meet our technical requirements, such as device and internet setup, head to our What Do I Need page.

Student Recruitment Team

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal student advisor is there for you!

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