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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 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 second /third week of August.

  • The admission procedure for Spring starts within the first week of December and ends with the commencement of classes in the third week of January.

  • The Admission Test for Summer takes place in the first week of May and ends with the commencement of classes in the second week of June.

Admission Eligibility 


  • Combined GPA of 8.0 in S.S.C and H.S.C with minimum 3.5 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 Math and Physics in their H.S.C. with at least B grade.

  • Students applying for Microbiology and Biochemistry 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

Special Considerations

  • Exemption from Admission Test for the students with

    1. Minimum SAT-1 score of 1550 and

    2. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based) or

    3. IELTS score of 5.5

 Credit Transfer Facility
 B.A., B.Sc., B.S.S., B.Com (pass) graduates are also eligible for admission. These students may apply to transfer their credits in relevant courses.  Syllabus of IUB are designed to suit credit transfers and postgraduate studies abroad.