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IUB at a glance

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Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) established in 1993 is the leading private university in Bangladesh with an explicit focus on Research and Global partnerships. We are a full service, oriented university with a current enrollment of 5,500 students, 8900 Alumni and 250 faculty members (of which 25% have PhD’s mostly from North America).

IUB Campus

The IUB campus sprawling over 3 acres, has an amphitheatre, state-of-the-art laboratories, a well-equipped library with online access to journals and books, above 50 classrooms, lecture galleries, a world-class auditorium, gymnasium, food court, playground, medical centre, counseling centre, students dormitory and an alumni office.

Research Strength

The faculty members of IUB are actively engaged in research and publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals. Along with conventional classroom teaching, students are engaged in research relatively early in their studies. IUB has academic research collaborations with various universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Brown University, McMaster University, University of Heidelberg, University of South Alabama, Southern Illinois University, University of Vermont, University of Minnesota, Aga Khan University, Institute of Psychiatry in Pakistan, Public Health Foundation of India, and Institute for Research and Development, Sri Lanka.

Academic Programs
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Our academic curriculum is based on a North American liberal arts model and the medium of instruction is English. We currently have six academic schools: School of Business, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Environmental Sciences and Management, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Public Health.

Academic Terms & Admission

IUB has three academic terms: spring, summer and autumn with classes commencing in January, May and September respectively. Admission tests are conducted in November, April and July, two months prior to the beginning of each term.

Financial Aid & Student Employment

IUB offers substantial discounts on tuition fees to undergraduate students, based on performance in IUB admission test and financial need. Financial discounts are also offered for concurrently admitted siblings & spouse on entry.

Scholarship for Female Students

100% scholarship with free board & lodging will be provided to meritorious underprivileged female candidates from outside Dhaka by Shaheed Khalek& Major Salek Bir Uttam Trust.

Live-in-Field Experience

IUB's pioneering program, Live-in-Field Experience, a 3-credit program mandatory for all undergraduate students, provides a distinctive opportunity to learn about practical rural life. It complements the unique course, a comprehensive study of the history, society and culture of Bangladesh.

2+2 Programs

Moreover, IUB has established 2+2 programs with University of South Alabama, Southern Illinois University, University of South Australia and Griffith College.

Research Centres & Institutesh

IUB has twelve Research Centres and Institutes. These are:

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