Independent University Bangladesh Admission, Program, Tuition Fees All Information

Independent University, Bangladesh or IUB is a private university in Bangladesh. It is located in Bashundhara Residential Area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 1993 under the Private University Act, 1992. With an explicit focus on Research and Global partnerships. IUB has an enrollment of 7,378 students, 11,556 alumni and 401 faculty members (of which 38% have PhD’s mostly from North America). The campus is spread over three acres and is well-equipped with an amphitheatre, a library, state-of-the-art laboratories and more than 70 classrooms. The university is committed to research and global partnerships. This is why students are encouraged to engage in research projects, alongside conventional classroom-based learning. The Independent University has academic research collaborations with a number of prestigious universities including Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

IUB is the only university in Bangladesh that was shortlisted in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020 for student recruitment campaign of the year. IUB’s position is at the top in the whole of Asia. According to world university rankings of Times Higher Education (THE) IUB stands within 400th universities globally in terms of various aspects of impact analysis. The Ranking Web of Universities (RWU) credited IUB as the top institution in the country in 2019. IUB, ranked 1st in Bangladesh, was also ranked 859th among the 11,852 Asian universities (excluding the Middle East), 124th among the 4,479 universities in South Asia, and 3,006th among the 28,000+ universities in the world. For comparison, the lowest ranking institution in Bangladesh (i.e., 147th), was ranked 10,701st in Asia, 4,155th in South Asia, and 26,428th in the world, which clearly shows a wide spectrum of the quality of higher education in the country.

As the leading host institution for Fulbright Scholars in Bangladesh, the university offers exchange programmes with scholars from top American and Canadian universities. The academic curriculum at the Independent University is based on a North American liberal arts model, and courses are taught in English. There are five academic schools at the university: School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE); School of Engineering, Technology and Science (SETS); School of Environment and Life Sciences (SELS); School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS); and School of Pharmacy and Public Health (SPPH).

There are a lot of opportunities outside of the classroom for students to get involved in. The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for organising all student activities including the 17 university clubs. These include art club, debating club, economic club and film club. Students also participate in community service programmes such as blood donation, fundraising for victims of natural disasters and donating warm clothes in winter.

Key Information of Independent University

Year of establishment 1993
Persent campus Plot -16, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Block-b, Bashundra R/A, Dhaka-1229.
Permanent campus Plot -16, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Block-b, Bashundra R/A, Dhaka-1229.
Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Tanweer Hasan
Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan
Treasurer Khandker Md. Iftekhar Haider
Registrar Md. Anwarul Islam
Contact .
Telephone / Mobile +88-02-8401645-53, 8402065-76
Fax +88-02-8401991

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Undergraduate Admission Information

Welcome to Independent University, Bangladesh – also known by its acronym IUB.The University was established in 1993 with professional support from some renowned national and international academics as a pioneer private university. IUB is committed to prepare its students as able professionals — – creative, committed, liberal, alive to their environment and capable to contribute to the country’s advancement as well as achieve their goals in a rapidly changing economic and civic environment.
IUB is known among its students and graduates for providing a good mix of study and social life. A host of activities – including sport, clubs, societies, employment services, accommodation, student services, scholarships, teaching, learning, research – contribute to the total IUB experience. IUB graduates enjoy some of highest employment rates and starting salaries.

Admission Eligibility

Combined GPA of 7 in S.S.C & H.S.C with minimum GPA of 3 in each.
O’Level in minimum 5 subjects with a GPA 2.50 and A’Level in 2 subjects with a minimum GPA 2.00
International Baccalaureate or U. S. High School Diploma
Other 12 years equivalent degree (must have the equivalence certificate from Ministry of Education)
Engineering Students must have
Maths and Physics in O level
Maths and Physics with minimum grade of B in HSC
Students applying for Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology must have Biology in their SSC or O-Level with at least B grade.
Environmental Science students who have taken Chemistry/Physics in S.S.C. or O’Level will get preference.

Admission Period

There are three academic semesters namely, Autumn, Spring and Summer.

The admission procedure for Autumn (the beginning of the academic year) starts within the first week of July and ends with the commencement of classes in the first week of September.
The admission procedure for Spring starts within the first week of November and ends with the commencement of classes in the second week of January.
The admission procedure for Summer takes place in the second week of March and ends with the commencement of classes in the second week of May.

Special Considerations: Exemption from Admission Test
Minimum SAT-1 score of 1000 and
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based) or
IELTS score of 5.5

Merit Scholarship Based on the Result of Admissions Test
Percentage of Scholarship: 50 or 100%
Top 5% of the highest scorers of the selected students in IUB Admissions Test (Test 1 & Test 2 separately) will be given 50/100% Tuition Waiver.
Admission Committee may decide the total number of students for 50 or 100% based on the overall standard of the intake of admissions test.
Students getting scholarship under this category need not apply to the authority, this will be given automatically.
Students of this category will have to earn minimum 30 Credits in a cycle of one year according to any of the suggested combinations: (9+9+12), (9+12+9) or (12+9+9), as per his/her convenience. From forth semester onward the student will have to maintain a minimum of 12 credits.

Reassessment Bar CGPA Percentage of Scholarship
3.51-3.69 30%
3.70-3.79 50%
3.80-3.84 75%
3.85-4.00 100%

Undergraduate Program in Independent University Bangladesh

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Marketing
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • International Business

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Economics

School of Engineering, Technology and Science (B.Sc.)

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

School of Environment And Life Sciences

  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Social Science (BSS)
  • Media & Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Global Studies and Governance (GSG)
  • LLB(Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • English Literature
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)

School of Pharmacy and Public Health

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

Graduate Program in Independent University Bangladesh

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • M.Sc in Economics

School of Engineering, Technology and Science

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Computer Networks & Communications
  • M.Sc. in Software Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

School of Environment and Life Sciences

  • Master of Science in Environment Management
  • Master of Science in Natural Resources and Disaster Management
  • Master of Science in Climate Change and Development
  • Master’s in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

  • MA in English Literature
  • MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT
  • MSS in Development Studies
  • MSS in Media & Communication

School of Pharmacy and Public Health

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Executive Master of Public Health (EMPH)


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