Work and Study in Germany

Welcome at iba | University of Cooperative Education, Germany’s largest state-recognised university of cooperative education. We offer work-study undergraduate programmes at eleven iba campuses throughout Germany.

Work-integrated education is very popular in Germany. Students enrolled in so-called ‘dual’ undergraduate programmes work at a company while obtaining a bachelor’s degree at the same time. They receive valuable work experience during their studies and are thus easily able to find work in the competitive German job market.

iba’s “split-week” study model offers an innovative concept that is very popular with both our students and partner companies. Each week, students invest around 20 hours in their academic education and work up to 20 hours at a partner company. They receive profound academic teaching combined with on-the-job practical training, thus becoming qualified specialists through comprehensive professional experience at an early stage.

iba | University of Cooperative Education is part of the F+U group of companies. We can rely on more than 30 years of experience in the education sector and operate schools, languages schools, universities and vocational schools. For international students, we offer intensive support, including consultation throughout the admission process and assistance with finding a partner company.

Good reasons for studying at iba

  • Choose from eleven study centres located throughout Germany
  • Profit from the close support from our team
  • Combine classroom-based education and professional training in a unique way
  • Practice your professional skills ‘on-the-job’
  • Gain work experience at an early stage of your career
  • Receive a salary while completing your bachelor’s degree

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!

International Office
+49 6221 7050-221


Rebecca Kunert-Olgac
International Sales Manager
Tel. +49 6221 7050-221


Prof. Dr. Matthew Kershaw
Academic Coordinator
Tel. 06151 492488-267