At IST University of Applied Sciences, we consistently strive to enable our students and staff to expand their international experience and are always interested in new partnerships worldwide.

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About us

Bild Frau mit GlobusThe IST University of Applied Sciences is state approved by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and offers management degree programmes in the specialised areas sports business, fitness & health, tourism & hospitality and communication & business.

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Our blended learning concept

Our blended learning concept enables students to study wherever and whenever they want.


Our university is taking part in the Erasmus+ programme and has several university partners all over the world. We are always interested in new partnerships.
Incoming students are very welcome. All degree programmes are in German, therefore German language skills at B2-Level are necessary. Please find here more information for applicants with foreign educational certificates.

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If you have any questions, please contact our international office:

Nina Jestaedt
International Office
+49 211 86668 34

English Qualifications and Courses

We offer the English diploma “International Sports Business Management”. This diploma provides you with useful knowledge to act confidently and successfully in the international sports business. Furthermore, IST University of Applied Sciences created a completely new option for IST students: the international “Business Simulation and Online Company Project”. There are other courses on offer for international students such as „International Marketing“ and „International Management“ with 5-15 credit points.

International Sports Business Management

Business Simulation and Online Company Project

Research Cooperations

One overall objective of the IST-University in terms of research is to work as often as possible in productive collaborations with research teams from other national and international universities or scientific organisations. To support these cooperative research projects the ”Alumni and Supporter of the IST-University of Management gGmbH” as a 100% subsidiary of the IST-University was founded, which supports research projects and also charitable tasks. Studies are already conducted with organisations in the field of sports economics and sociology, fitness and health science, tourism and hotel management and media and communication. If you are interested in a research cooperation with the IST-University please contact

Dual Study for Overseas Applicants

You are hailing from a non-European country and would like to apply for a dual study with our University? Our International Office is happy to assist you regarding all matters related to general and German language entrance requirements, Visa application, Uni Assist and VDP, Academic Evaluation Centre (APS), Block Accounts, etc. Please contact our International office at +49 211 86668 6184 or