IU International University of Applied Sciences (“IU Internationale Hochschule”) is a private, state-accredited university of applied sciences in Germany.

It offers English-language campus-based courses, dual German-language study programs as well as part-time and distance-learning courses in German and English. The university is sponsored by IU Internationale Hochschule GmbH, whose sole partner is Career Partner GmbH. The current name of the university goes back to the university’s original, English-language name: International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef – Bonn (IUBH).

The university was founded in 1998 and is composed of four independent departments/study models: IU Campus Studies, with a focus on international management programmes; IU Distance LearningIU Part-Time; and IU Dual Study. The university serves about 70.000 students in total.

All current courses are state-accredited (or currently in the accreditation process), bear the seal of the German Accreditation Council, are certified and have received various awards, e.g. the FIBAA Premium Seal.[1] IU is also the only German university in the Hotel Schools of Distinction Association. It is a member of the Global Compact networks, such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

IU Campus Studies offers English-language lecture-based study programmes with an international focus. The Campus Studies model at both the Bad Honnef and Berlin campuses features Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes in the areas of hospitality, event management, healthcare, transport and logistics, IT and engineering, business and management, and human resources.

The Dual Study model includes dual Bachelor and Master programmes in the fields of tourism, health and social affairs, transport and logistics, IT and technology, business and management, media and communication, and human resources. By regularly alternating between theory and practice, students can simultaneously undertake academic studies and gain professional experience in their partner company.

The Distance Learning model includes German and English-language Bachelor, Master and MBA distance-learning courses with specialisations for various industries and areas of responsibility. All programmes can be studied module-by-module: full-time or part-time, digitally (through scripts, video lectures and online tutorials) or with some classroom hours. Students may sit exams in one of more than 40 exam centres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, at one of more than 150 international exam centers worldwide, or online.

IU offers part-time courses with a combination of classroom and online participation.

Study Programmes

IU International University of Applied Sciences offers more than 200 Bachelor, Master and MBA study programmes in the following areas:

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Design & Media
  • Healthcare & Social Work
  • IT, Logistics & Technology
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Aviation, Hospitality & Event Management 
  • Management & Economics
  • Pedagogy & Psychology
  • HR & Law

Tution Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MEM(1 Course)1 YearINR 13.9L
MBA(7 Courses)12 – 18 MonthsINR 12.3L – 13L
BE/Btech(1 Course)3 YearsINR 10.4L
BHM(3 Courses)3 – 3.5 YearsINR 10.4L – 10.8L
MS(2 Courses)12 MonthsINR 13.9L
BBA(5 Courses)3 YearsINR 10.4L
MIM(7 Courses)1 – 2 YearsINR 12.3L – 13.9L

Entry Criteria

MEM(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
MBA(7 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
BE/Btech(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
BHM(3 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
MS(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
BBA(5 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above
MIM(7 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 56 & Above

On campus accommodation



  • Bad Honnef:
    • Bad Honnef is located in North Rhine, Westphalia, One of Germany’s most picturesque regions
    • With our on-campus accommodations, students at immerse themselves in 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 center
  • Berlin:
    • Berlin is one of Europe’s most exciting cities to live in and as an IU International University of Applied Sciences student, they have a lot of options for finding suitable accommodation during their studies.
    • Whether they prefer a single or shared flat, living alone or with friends- When they study with the university they have access to the following forms of accommodation:
      • Studierenden WERK BERLIN
      • Berlin Student Village
      • Housing on their own

Know more about Studying in Germany

Studying Germany Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMS INR 1.9 L|MIM INR 8.2 L|BBA INR 7.8 L|BSc INR 1.1 L|MBA INR 15 L|BE/Btech INR 3.6 L|MEng INR 4 L|BHM INR 9.3 L|MA INR 3.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 4.1 L (based on 9 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 84|IELTS: 6|PTE: 57
Part Time WorkPermitted
There are many considerations that affect a student’s decision to choose a country. While some look for top colleges, some look for extensive programs and research options, and many look for post-study work options in the country. Some do it for earning a little extra on the side to enjoy their stay, some for having something better to do, and some others to get a start to their professional careers. 
Post Study Work PermitPermitted
It is important to understand the provision of finding a job commensurate with the qualification attained from a German University. What it means is that while you can take up any employment to support your stay in Germany during the visit, you would have to find a job related to your studies, failing which, you would be asked to leave Germany at the end of the 18 months.
Cost of Visa ApplicationEuro 75 = INR 6,520.5
Visa Application ProcessModerate
Germany Student Visa would cost you around €75. The processing time could take up to 25 days if all your documents are in order. A lot of times applicants are required to provide more/additional documents. For such cases, the processing time for the Germany Student Visa could go up to 12 weeks. Candidates looking to apply for a Residence Permit on arrival to Germany would have to pay up to €110. It can take a long time to be issued, which is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks. Since this roughly translates to 3 months, international students are advised to apply as early as possible
Hot Job SectorsTo find a job in this sector, the companies usually look for engineering professionals with a master’s degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering. Remember, while automotive is a great demand sector, Mechanical Engineers are required too. The Mechanical and Plant Engineering Sector is a billion-dollar sector in Germany – the leader in the world. So, if you are not so lucky as to get a place in the automotive sector, there is plenty of opportunities available for specialized mechanical engineers.
Economy Growth RateGermany has long been on the World Map. Right from the onset of Imperialism to the World Wars and then the regeneration of one of the most robust economies of the world. The country has built its economy around a sound manufacturing base and continues to be one of the top exporters of heavy machinery, vehicles, and chemicals. The country is also at present the fifth largest economy of the world (in terms of PPP) and the largest economy in the European region. It is also the most populous country of the European Union and enjoys many advantages. Last year, (2019) the country recorded an annual growth rate of 0.6 percent. 

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