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The FAQ gives you answers on your open questions about studying at IUBH

The FAQ gives you answers on your open questions about studying at IUBH

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Of course the world of online studies is really exciting and offers a lot of new things to deal with properly. What equipment is required to study online? Am I even allowed to pause my studies? How long does a module exam take and how often am I allowed to repeat a test? IUBH wants to fully support you on your journey of online studies. Please find additional answers to all of your open questions below, to be well prepared before you start your fascinating study adventure. In case you need further assitance and the answers you are looking for are not listed below, please always feel free to reach out to our supporting student advisors.

Of course the world of online studies is really exciting and offers a lot of new things to deal with properly. What equipment is required to study online? Am I even allowed to pause my studies? How long does a module exam take and how often am I allowed to repeat a test? IUBH wants to fully support you on your journey of online studies. Please find additional answers to all of your open questions below, to be well prepared before you start your fascinating study adventure. In case you need further assitance and the answers you are looking for are not listed below, please always feel free to reach out to our supporting student advisors.

Student advisory

IUBH Online in 60 seconds

General Information

All modules are 100% online, even the exams, that means you can study from anywhere in the world! However, for some of our programmes, such as our MBA programme, we do offer our students the “Smart-Entry” option. This means that you could complete your degree on campus in Germany after the first few modules of your programme. Please contact our student advisory and check out the visa requirements for your country to find out more

Working towards a degree may be a challenge, but it is also worthwhile. At IUBH Online, we guarantee all-round personal support throughout your studies.
Our student advisory will walk you through the application and enrolment process.
During your studies, you will not only have our student office take care of all of your administrative needs, but our skilled and experienced tutors will also oversee your academic development.
If you are having trouble combining your degree with your everyday life, contact your personal study coach to help you with organization and planning. And of course, the IT Helpdesk will make sure our virtual campus,”mycampus”, runs smoothly for you. Anything you need as a student at IUBH Online is only a phone call or email away. Please check out the IUBH team so you can see everyone who will support you.

All of our current study programmes have received numerous accreditations and awards. You can find more detailed information here.

We have already taken your time restrictions into account during the conception of our study programmes. You can divide your studying time as individually as your everyday life requires. If you are especially restricted on time, you can also opt to study part-time.

The amount of time you spend studying each week depends on multiple factors such as your chosen programme and time model (full-time or part-time), your weekly schedule and your strength and weaknesses. On average, our (full-time) students need about 10 to 15 hours a week of studying time to stay on track. If you are having difficulties finding the time to study, please let us know so that we can find the best solution for you.
From planning a tailored study schedule with your study coach, switching from full-time to part-time to pausing your studies - there are endless possibilities.

Though we are a university based in Germany, the language of instruction of all of our degrees is English. However, we do offer free online German lessons for students who are interested in completing their course on campus in Germany. Students will have to complete at least 30 ECTS credits and express their interest in coming to Germany in writing to qualify.

Since 1998, we have supported thousands of students of various backgrounds and age groups in developing themselves both personally and professionally. Currently, we have over 30.000 students from more than 110 countries. So believe us when we say, you will fit right in!

IUBH Online grants you a free trial month. After your enrolment, you have the right to revoke your contract at any given time within one month without giving reasons.

Yes, in case of illness or for other proven personal reasons, you can apply for a leave of absence.

Regardless of time model, IUBH Bachelor students can exceed the standard period of study by 18 months, Master students by 12 months, free of charge.

As a student, you are able to personally download your certificate of enrolment from our administrative platform, “CARE”. Should you need any other documents, please let us know; we will gladly assist you.

Twice a year, we hold graduation ceremonies on our campuses in Germany. IUBH Online students are welcome to participate at their own expense. If you do not wish to attend, we will send you your degree certificate by post, free of charge.

IUBH has an extensive network of corporate partners. Please click here to find out more.

Course Fees and Scholarships

You can find information about the costs of our programmes under “course fees” of the respective study programmes.

Yes, we offer flexible payment options. Please contact our student advisory team for more details.

If you decide to pay in instalments, the first payment is due before you start your studies. After that, the instalment will be deducted from your account on a monthly basis until the full balance is paid.

We accept credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express) and PayPal as payment methods.

No, our payment system allows international payments to be made without additional fees.

Yes, there are. Please click here to find out more about IUBH scholarships and the application process.

No, you only have to consider the course fees. Other than that, all of our services are available to you at no extra charge.

How to Study Online

At IUBH Online, we emphasize maximum flexibility, modern and interactive study methods and comprehensive care. You can start your programme at any time and study when- and wherever you want. Students do not have to attend classes in person and can even choose their own exam dates. As long as you have a device (laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone etc.) with a stable internet connection, you will have access to our virtual campus, “mycampus”, where you will find everything you need.

You only need a reasonably up-to-date PC (desktop or laptop) with a stable internet connection. Other internet-capable devices such as a tablet or smartphone can also assist you in your studies.

Yes, once you´re registered as a student you will also receive access to our online library, where you can search for an unlimited amount of journal articles and literature that can be downloaded in an e-book format.

Interactivity is a top priority for us. This means that you will have numerous online learning materials at your disposal. This includes video tutorials, podcasts, interactive PDFs, presentations and e-books from our online library.
Further, we stress the practical relevance of our teaching material by using case studies and reports from everyday work life. We also attach great importance to intensive exam preparation through non-graded self-tests.

Yes, you can exchange ideas with other students via our virtual campus.

Admission and Enrolment

The eligibility criteria depend on the study programme you are interested in. You can find the exact requirements under “Eligibility Criteria” of the respective study programmes.

Please contact our student advisory team to find out more. Your personal advisor will guide you through our application process.

Please refer to the “Eligibility Criteria” section of your chosen programme on our website. Our student advisory team will also provide more information.

No, there aren’t. Our advisory services are free of charge.

At IUBH Online, we guarantee maximum flexibility. We do not believe in fixed enrolment dates and rigid semester structures. You can choose your own starting date and on that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin.

Online examination

Once you have passed most of the self-tests in a given course, you can register for an exam. Exams can be taken at any time, and appointments are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

The duration is determined by the ECTS points earned through the course:
- A 5 ECTS course means the exam is 90 minutes long.
- A 10 ECTS course means the exam is 180 minutes long.

The exams consist of approx. 50% open/ semi-open questions and 50% closed questions (e.g. multiple-choice, yes-no, matching questions, etc.). They will reflect the content of the course scripts and required reading.

The results will be published three to six weeks (max.) after the examination date.

You have three attempts, in other words, an exam can be repeated twice.

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