Independent University IUB admission circular 2023-24

Updated: Feb 04, 2024

Planning to join Independent University (IUB) for the 2023-24 academic years? This Independent University admission circular 2023-24 covers everything about the admission process at IUB. From eligibility criteria and available programs to important dates, fees, test details, and applying step-by-step, it’s your simple guide to get started on your journey at the university!

About Independent University (IUB)

Independent University is a well-known private university in Bangladesh. It was founded in 1993 and has a reputation for providing high-quality education. IUB is located in Dhaka and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in many different subjects. The university has modern facilities, a lively campus life, and a good environment for learning and research.

Admission Sessions and Timeline at IUB

IUB offers three admission sessions each year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. But before we begin, remember deadlines can vary depending on your chosen program. Always double-check the official IUB website (http://www.iub.edu.bd/) for the latest information on your desired program.

Here's a quick overview of the upcoming sessions for 2023-2024:

Session

Application Deadline

Admission Test Date

Result Announcement

Spring 2024

November 25th, 2023

December 10th, 2023

January 5th, 2024

Summer 2024

March 15th, 2024

April 5th, 2024

April 25th, 2024

Fall 2024

June 30th, 2024

July 20th, 2024

August 15th, 2024

International students can apply for any of the three admission sessions (Spring, Summer, Fall) throughout the year. However, it's still recommended to apply early to ensure your application is processed well before the session starts.

IUB Undergraduate Programs and Fees

This table shows all the undergraduate programs you can choose from, how much they cost, and what kind of fees you'll pay. IUB even has scholarships to help you.

IUB Undergraduate Programs & Fees (December 2023)

School/Department

Program

Fees per Credit (Tk.)

Estimated Total Fees (Tk.)

Program Details

School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE)

Accounting

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Develop financial expertise and prepare for professional accounting careers.

 

Finance

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Master financial analysis, investment strategies, and corporate finance.

 

General Management

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Gain a broad understanding of business principles and leadership skills.

 

Human Resource Management (HRM)

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Uncover the complexities of human resource management and talent development.

 

Marketing

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Explore marketing strategies, consumer behavior, and brand management.

 

Management Information Systems (MIS)

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Master data analysis, information technology, and business systems management.

 

International Business

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Navigate the global marketplace, understand international trade, and develop cross-cultural skills.

School of Engineering, Technology & Sciences (SETS)

Computer Science & Engineering

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Design software systems, delve into algorithms, and prepare for a career in computing.

 

Electronics & Communication Engineering

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Master electronic circuits, communication systems, and prepare for engineering roles.

 

Industrial & Production Engineering

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Optimize industrial processes, manage supply chains, and become a manufacturing expert.

 

Textile Engineering

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Dive into textile science, design innovative textiles, and prepare for a career in the textile industry.

School of Environment And Life Sciences (SEALS)

Environmental Science & Management

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Understand environmental systems, develop sustainable solutions, and prepare for environmental careers.

 

Microbiology

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Explore the fascinating world of microbes, research their applications, and prepare for medical or biotechnology careers.

 

Biochemistry & Biotechnology

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Understand the chemical processes of life, develop biotechnologies, and prepare for research or industry roles.

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS)

Economics

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Analyze economic systems, understand financial markets, and prepare for diverse careers.

 

English Literature & Language

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Dive into literary masterpieces, analyze language, and develop critical thinking skills.

 

Law & Public Policy

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Gain expertise in legal systems, public policy analysis, and prepare for law, government, or NGO careers.

 

Media & Communication

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Master storytelling techniques, explore media ethics, and prepare for careers in journalism, advertising, or communication.

 

Psychology

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Understand human behavior, mental processes, and prepare for psychology, counseling, or research careers.

 

 

 

 

 

School of Pharmacy and Public Health (SPPH)

Pharmacy

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Master pharmaceutical sciences, drug preparation, and prepare for pharmacy or research careers.

 

Public Health

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Explore public health systems, disease prevention, and prepare for healthcare management or research roles.

 

Human Nutrition

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Understand the science of food and nutrition, design healthy diets, and prepare for nutrition or health research careers.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Data Science

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Analyze data, build AI models, and prepare for careers in data analysis, machine learning, or related fields.

 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Develop entrepreneurial skills, design innovative solutions, and prepare to launch your own ventures.

 

Food Science & Technology

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Understand food science principles, develop new food products, and prepare for careers in food processing or research.

 

Social Innovation & Development

5,500 - 6,000

2,03,000 - 2,22,000

Design sustainable solutions, address social challenges, and prepare for careers in development, NGOs, or social entrepreneurship.

The fees per credit for IUB undergraduate programs are approximate and may vary slightly depending on the program and year of admission.

IUB Graduate Programs & Fees

This table shows all the master's programs offered at IUB and the tuition fees. Programs are available across different fields like - engineering, business, nutrition, English etc.

IUB Graduate Programs & Fees (December 2023)

School/Department

Program

Fees per Credit (Tk.)

Estimated Total Fees (Tk.)

Program Details

School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Develop leadership skills, strategic thinking, and prepare for various business careers.

 

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

10,000 - 12,000

3,60,000 - 4,32,000

Enhance executive skills for senior-level management positions.

 

M.Sc in Economics

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Gain advanced knowledge in economic theory, analysis, and research.

School of Engineering, Technology & Sciences (SETS)

M.Sc in Computer Science

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Pursue specialized studies in computer science, including software engineering, AI, and data science.

 

M.Sc in Electronics & Communication Engineering

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Deepen your knowledge in electronics, communication systems, and prepare for research or industry roles.

 

M.Sc in Industrial & Production Engineering

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Advance your expertise in industrial processes, automation, and manufacturing systems.

 

M.Sc in Textile Engineering

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Master advanced textile technologies, design, and prepare for research or industry leadership roles.

School of Environment And Life Sciences (SEALS)

M.Sc in Environmental Science & Management

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Conduct research on environmental issues, develop sustainable solutions, and prepare for environmental careers.

 

M.Sc in Microbiology

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Dive deeper into the world of microbes, explore their applications, and prepare for research or industry positions.

 

M.Sc in Biochemistry & Biotechnology

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Gain advanced knowledge in biochemistry, biotechnology, and prepare for research, healthcare, or industry roles.

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS)

MA in English Literature & Language

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Enhance your literary analysis skills, explore critical theory, and prepare for academic or professional writing careers.

 

MA in Applied Linguistics & ELT

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Develop expertise in language teaching, curriculum development, and prepare for ELT-related roles.

 

MSS in Development Studies

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Analyze development challenges, design sustainable solutions, and prepare for careers in NGOs, international development, or research.

 

MSS in Media & Communication

7,500 - 8,000

2,70,000 - 2,88,000

Deepen your understanding of media theory, research methodologies, and prepare for media research, communication, or journalism careers.

Fees per credit are approximate and may vary slightly depending on the program and year of admission.

Minimum Requirements for Applying to Independent University

Here are the step-by-step minimum eligibility requirements for applying to different programs at Independent University, Bangladesh:

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

  • You must have completed HSC or equivalent education.
  • Minimum GPA required in HSC or equivalent is 2.50 out of 5 or second division/class.
  • For undergraduate programs in fields like engineering, computer science, economics etc. you need specific subject combinations in HSC level - mostly Math, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Minimum grade criteria also vary.
  • Students must get a minimum GPA of 2.00 out of 5 or a 'C' grade in compulsory subjects like English, Bangladesh Studies and Bengali in HSC or similar exams.
  • Third division or 'D' grades are not accepted in any secondary or higher secondary public exams.

Master’s Program Admission Requirements:

At least a bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2nd class is needed. Common criteria are:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.25 out of 4 in graduation
  • 50% marks or above at graduation level
  • For 4-year bachelor's degrees, minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4
  • Certain programs also need relevant graduation background
  • A postgraduate diploma holder should have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4 at their graduation level to qualify for IUB's masters programs.
  • Additional requirements like experience, standardised exam scores etc. may apply for specific graduate degrees. Refer to program profiles.

Applicants must go through detailed eligibility before applying online to IUB.

Online Admission Process of Independent University

Here is a step by step process to follow:

  • Visit http://www.iub.edu.bd/.
  • Click "Apply Now" for your chosen program.
  • Enter your basic information: name, email, program choice.
  • Prepare scanned academic transcripts, certificates, and test scores.
  • Upload the required documents to the portal.
  • Access payment details at http://www.sbe.iub.edu.bd/?notice=tuition-fees-payment-procedure.
  • Choose a payment method: online or bank deposit.
  • Complete the non-refundable fee payment and retain the receipt.
  • Access the application form after uploading documents.
  • Fill in your achievements and suitability for IUB.
  • Review thoroughly before submitting.
  • Wait for IUB's review within the specified timeframe. Stay alert for updates via email or phone.

Payment Methods of IUB Admission

Here are the payment options for IUB admission:

  1. Online Payment:
    • Make your payment directly through the IUB application portal using your credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard).
    • Cost: BDT 2,500 for undergraduates, BDT 3,000 for graduates.
  2. Bank Deposit:

Visit IUB's partner banks:

      • Mutual Trust Bank (MTB): All MTB branches nationwide.
      • Dhaka Bank: All Dhaka Bank branches nationwide.
      • Standard Chartered Bank: Specific branches in Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, and Sylhet (check the IUB website for branch details).
    • Use your IUB application confirmation. Deposit the fee at your chosen bank.
    • Note: This method cost the same fee as online payment – BDT 2,500 for undergraduates, BDT 3,000 for graduates.

IUB Admission Test (2023-2024)

The IUB admission test is a 1-hour computer-based exam that checks your English, thinking, and maths skills. It happens twice a year – in December and March/April – for students who want to start next semester.

The test has about 80-100 questions about English, thinking, and maths. Answering correctly is important as there's a negative marking for wrong answers. To take the test, you need to download the admit card and bring an ID to the exam place.

Documents Needed for Successful Candidates at IUB

Here are the key documents candidates need to submit at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) for final admission confirmation after qualifying the test:

  • Original and photocopy of SSC and HSC certificates
  • Individual marksheets of all public exams
  • Testimonials from previous institutes
  • Printed copy of admission application form
  • NID card/birth certificate photocopies
  • Passport size color photographs
  • Documents related to preferred major or degree
  • Proof of admission and tuition fee payments
  • Migration certificate (for other uni transfers)
  • NOC from employers etc. if applicable

IUB Admission test waiver policy

Here are the key details about Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)'s admission test waiver policy:

Students meeting the following exceptional criteria can apply for an admission test waiver at IUB:

  • Minimum GPA of 4.00 out of 5 or 80% marks in both SSC and HSC level
  • At least 90% marks or grade A in O/A Level exams in 5 subjects
  • Outstanding achievement in International/National competitions like - Math/Science Olympiads etc.

Qualified applicants can directly enrol into their desired undergraduate program at IUB without appearing for the admission test by paying waiver fees.

Waiver Application Process at IUB

To apply for the waiver: Fill out the 'Admission Test Exemption Application Form' on IUB's admission portal. Provide your academic records and certificates that meet the waiver criteria. The Admission Committee reviews your application. If accepted, no test is needed. They'll email you before admission deadlines.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

At IUB, they offer financial help through scholarships, bursaries, and loans. These awards can reduce tuition fees and are based on good grades, financial need, and extracurricular activities. To apply, fill a form, provide grades, financial info, and recommendation letters. IUB also has education loans, fee discounts, and work-study programs. Their Financial Aid Office provides personalised advice to pick the best options for you.

Independent University Contact Information

Here's the contact information for Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in a table:

Department

Contact Information

Admission Office

Phone: +880-2-8431645-53, Ext: 1426

 

Email: [email protected]

Financial Aid

Phone: +880-2-8431645-53, Ext: 1402

 

Email: [email protected]

Registrar's Office

Phone: +880-2-8431645-53, Ext: 1401

 

Email: [email protected]

General Inquiries

Phone: +880-2-8431645-53

 

Email: [email protected]

Address

Plot 16, Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

Feel free to contact any specific department or use the general inquiry contacts for assistance.

Independent University Admission Circular Download

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