Studying at INU – Innovative Hochschule gives you complete freedom to organise your studies. You can choose when, how and where you complete your study units and have the opportunity to work and travel at the same time. A study programme that adapts to your needs and not the other way around.
The INU – Innovative Hochschule sees itself as an innovative online university where you can combine digital and real events as well as various options abroad.
To help you make the most of your opportunities, we have rethought the way you study. We make a large part of the learning and study content available to you online via the INU App. This means you can study without a rigid timetable, whenever your daily schedule allows. And you can also take care of many of the tedious formalities involved in studying without spending a lot of time using the INU APP. For all our full-time and part-time students, there is of course also a real ‘student life’ at INU. Whenever you can arrange it, you can attend selected events on campus in person.
Even if you are already in the middle of your professional life, have a family or other personal commitments, you can make flexible use of these options.
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Accreditations & awards
INU – Innovative Hochschule has successfully completed all formal accreditation, admission and recognition procedures and, as a state-recognised university under private sponsorship, will be able to commence official study operations with the start of the coming summer semester 2023.
After INU – Innovative Hochschule successfully completed the concept accreditation procedure by the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) in September 2022 and the unconditional accreditation of all INU study programmes by the Foundation Accreditation Council until March 31st 2031 was granted at the beginning of December 2022, the approval of all INU study programmes as distance learning programmes by the ZFU (State Central Office for Distance Learning) followed at the end of December 2022.
In addition, in accordance with Section 2 (2) of the Federal Act on the Individual Promotion of Education (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz—BAföG), attendance at INU's bachelor's programmes ‘Psychology (B.Sc.)’ (full-time), ‘Business Psychology (B.Sc.)’ (full-time) and ‘International Business Studies (B.A.)’ (full-time) are recognised as equivalent to attendance at a state higher education institution within the meaning of Section 2 (1) No. 6 BAföG and the study programmes are eligible for BAföG funding accordingly.
Reasons for studying with us
Studying at INU – Innovative Hochschule offers you a completely new approach. It is a mix of a modern digitalisation concept in combination with selected face-to-face events on campus. This means that you can combine work, travel and study. The opportunity to travel during your studies is one of the greatest benefits of our teaching programme. Through the INU App, you can easily access all learning content online and thus get closer to your degree from anywhere in the world. As a state-recognised university with distance learning courses approved by the State Central Office for Distance Learning, we offer you:
– Courses and events on our campus in Cologne;
– Flexible study in full or part time;
– Online study via smartphone, tablet or laptop—learn independent of time and place;
– INU App as your digital educational companion;
– Individual support for your study success;
– Semester abroad to deepen your skills;
– Practice-oriented research and the latest scientific findings at the university;
– Co-operation with attractive partners from business, research and associations;
– Are you also interested in other subjects? With a degree in international business studies you will be fit for business and management.
Although the INU – Innovative Hochschule itself does not award any university scholarships, there are numerous scholarship programmes that are available to students throughout Germany.