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04/03/2024 12:48

IU Academy co-operates with Schülerhilfe

IU Press Department Presse + Kommunikation
IU Internationale Hochschule

    Further education participants at IU Academy can learn at over 600 Schülerhilfe locations nationwide – Schülerhilfe school leavers will also be informed about study and career prospects free of charge

    • On 1 April 2024, IU Academy will cooperate with Schülerhilfe and thus expand its nationwide presence. At the same time, a joint information event will be offered free of charge to all Schülerhilfe school leavers.
    • Participants in further training at IU Academy can use facilities at over 600 locations.
    • IU Academy's further training programmes support jobseekers, employees, people returning to work and career changers with certified further training courses.

    On 1 April 2024, a far-reaching cooperation between two major players in the education sector will begin: The IU Academy, part of Germany's largest university, IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), and Schülerhilfe, the leading provider of qualified education and tutoring services in Germany and Austria, are announcing their future cooperation. IU is significantly expanding its presence: in addition to the 39 existing IU Campus locations, students and continuing education participants of IU Academy will be able to learn at over 600 locations throughout Germany in the future. This step emphasises the joint commitment of both institutions to the highest learning standards and illustrates the mutual desire to make education more comprehensive and accessible.

    "Cooperating with such a strong partner as IU Academy is an absolute win-win situation for our students. IU and Schülerhilfe continue to be strong partners for the future of our graduates even after they have passed their school-leaving exams. Together with IU, we are opening up future prospects, as evidenced by the numerous positive responses to our first online information events. We see this cooperation as an excellent opportunity to make learning easier and to support the pursuit of higher education even better. Our aim is to show that we can achieve more together and that this step is just the beginning of a successful and fruitful partnership," says Dieter Werkhausen, CEO of Schülerhilfe.

    Fit for your study and career choice: with a free online information event organised by Schülerhilfe and IU

    In collaboration with IU Academy, Schülerhilfe will offer all school leavers guidance through their studies and careers from April 2024 on. What happens after the A-levels? This question will be answered during the free online information event. On 18 April 2024 at 4:30 pm, Schülerhilfe will once again be hosting a free online information event. It will provide initial guidance on choosing a course of study and career. At this event, school leavers will receive information about the general conditions, study options and departments at universities. In addition, coaching will be presented as an online orientation seminar.

    Interested parties can register for the free information event at

    IU Academy's continuing education programme, which is equivalent in quality and content to a university degree course at bachelor's or master's level, is aimed at employees who want to develop professionally and personally and prepare for the changing job world of the future. It is also aimed at jobseekers who want to improve their chances on the labour market through subsidised further training. The training costs for jobseekers are covered 100 per cent by the employment agency via an education voucher. IU Academy's online programme offers a flexible and independent learning experience without rigid lessons or fixed learning times. As a pioneer in e-learning, it is completely digitalised. The online campus is accessible around the clock and offers various learning formats such as podcasts and videos so that everyone can learn according to their own preferences.

    "In addition, our learners at IU Academy now have access to our AI assistant Syntea. This innovation not only enables the individualisation of learning, but also positions Syntea as the first generative AI application of its kind in Germany to be used specifically in the field of continuing education – especially in subsidised continuing education. With Syntea, we are opening doors to a new era of learning and making AI-supported, personalised educational paths accessible to a larger target group," says Franziska Bader, Director of the IU Academy.

    Since October 2023, Syntea has been supporting distance learning students at IU International University of Applied Sciences in almost all online courses as an AI learning companion. The approximately 4,000 students currently enrolled at the IU Academy can now also access Syntea via this online course system. Further information at

    About the IU Academy

    The IU Academy offers innovative, state-recognised online continuing education at the university level. It is part of Germany's largest university, IU International University of Applied Sciences, with over 20 years of experience in digital education. The IU Academy's continuing education courses support jobseekers, employees, people returning to work and career changers on their path to a future-proof job through certified continuing education courses with a focus on the labour market. IU Academy participants learn digitally, regardless of time and place, on a full-time or part-time basis and with personal support from coaches, career advisors and lecturers. Online students can learn and network on site, at any of the IU Academy's nationwide locations with free WiFi and learning areas.

    About Schülerhilfe

    Schülerhilfe is one of the leading providers of qualified educational and tutoring services in Germany and Austria and Germany's third-largest franchise system. It has been offering individual tutoring in small groups of three to five pupils for 50 years. Schülerhilfe offers tutoring in maths, German, English and many other subjects. Qualified and motivated tutors look after each pupil individually and help them to improve their performance in the long term. This is also confirmed by a scientific study by the University of Bayreuth. Schülerhilfe supports more than 125,000 pupils every year at around 1,100 locations. As an important private education service provider, Schülerhilfe offers a wide range of services, including tutoring, exam preparation and holiday courses. A quality management system, certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, serves to maximise quality and customer orientation. With success, as 94 per cent of customers are satisfied and would recommend Schülerhilfe to others. Consumers also voted the tutoring institute the test winner 2023 in Deutschlandtest. Further information at

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    Franziska Bader, Director IU Academy
    Franziska Bader, Director IU Academy
    IU Internationale Hochschule
    IU International University of Applied Sciences

    Dieter Werkhausen, CEO Schülerhilfe
    Dieter Werkhausen, CEO Schülerhilfe

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    Franziska Bader, Director IU Academy

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    Dieter Werkhausen, CEO Schülerhilfe

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