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.Show more
I have been studying at IUBH for a month. For me, this institution is a complete online study. You get everything you need to be successful in your studies. From online scripts to online exams, I have the flexibility to study at home. This is especially important for me because I also work.
All in all, I can only recommend this institution.
The future is here.
I am enrolled in the MSc AI distance learning program. So far I have completed only one module and currently doing Advanced Maths module. The exam for the first module was proctored online via webcam, it was a hassle-free experience.
The study is mostly reading-based. The reading material is written in a way to make it easier to understand. In reference to books the content is taken from is also provided. The university also provides access to an online library which is great and contains many online library services including IEEE Xplore.
The program is accredited by the German Accreditation Council that makes it a legit Masters degree program. There are live sessions with the tutor as well which gives a chance to ask about anything related to the content provided.
Overall I am happy with the program and it seems well organized. The program cost is inexpensive because they provide some nice scholarship options.View more
I have recently asked *again* for my grade, after waiting for almost 2 semesters. The examination office told me that fail and my other colleagues received exactly the same high distinction grade. They told me to wait for them for 2 weeks to clarify my grade again. It has been almost 2 semesters, they did have way enough time.View more
I just started my Master’s degree and overall it’s been a good experience. Since it is online there is a lot of flexibility but at the same time a good amount of work has to be put in to succeed. I recommend this university to all!!View more
I am a double degree International Hospitality Management student, soon finishing my studies at IUBH, I just wanted to give you an honest review, especially considering that I have not been on campus for almost 1.5 years (internship + year abroad) and the fact that I am looking forward to going back to Bad Honnef!
IUBH (campus Bad Honnef) is small, international and has a strong community feeling. You run into your friends on campus all the time; many live in dorms right around the academic buildings.
After my first three semesters, I completed my 6-month internship at a 5star hotel in Asia and have now studied in the UK as part of their double degree programme. While I was in Asia, I met many students of the “oh so brilliant” Swiss hotel schools… Well, let’s say – they pay around ten times more than at IUBH, but to be honest, they don’t learn nearly as much as what we do (they probably do make better connections talking to the other rich kiddies though…)
The business modules in the first three semesters at IUBH are very strong… If you are lucky with your professors (yes there are of course some that are not AS great, as always in life…) then it is a truly great experience. I have been taught by former McKinsey and BCG staff, investment bankers, CFO/CEOs etc – and it shows in their teaching that they know what’s happening. They are true business people, but the vast majority does also have an academic background (to be a Professor, you need a doctorate, and I believe for (visiting) lecturers, they at least require an MBA/Masters.). This is something I missed in the UK, being mostly taught by academics who start at Uni straight after their PhD…
To a large degree how much you gain from the experience at IUBH depends on YOU. You can, of course, skip classes, only chill at the bar (which you should do, just not too much) and never really progress in your studies, having to add another semester etc. But if you are proactive in class, engaged and truly interested, there are countless opportunities for you. I remember just yesterday (this is also the reason I am writing this review) talking to two friends of mine who just graduated from IUBH and now work in Switzerland and Bavaria. We discussed our experiences and compared it to our work colleagues from other Unis (especially from the Swiss Schools, they are everywhere in Hospitality…) and concluded, that, honestly, now that we have a comparison, IUBH is much better than we thought (not that we ever thought that it is rubbish, but I hope you know what I mean).
Of course, it might just be my group of friends, and there were also people in my groups of studies where I thought “why are you here? – you are not even interested in this?”. But the ones that are interested and engaged form such strong bonds with professors that they help you even after graduating, finding jobs or giving advice, or even asking you to provide feedback from the industry so they can update their course contents. Something which is rather rare at big institutions.
Of course, there are things I didn’t like, sometimes the Students Office seems slow or Accounting makes problems, there are admin problems etc.. But overall, if you are an organised person and proactive in your approach you can gain so much from this experience and meeting more and more people in the industry from other hospitality schools but also from business schools, I realise that we are at least on par with them in what we learn at IUBH!
So all in all – it really is a great Uni, if you invest a lot of time and energy into it, you will be greatly rewarded…View more