International Admission

Dear international students,

Welcome to our international admission information desk under the IUS International Relation Office management.

Here you can find more information about international admission at our University and general requirements for all three cycles of studying (Undergraduate, Master and PhD programs) at International University of Sarajevo.

In brief, here you can find all about the following:

  • minimum documents required for each study cycle,
  • general English language requirement,
  • how to apply at IUS,
  • the list of our international student recruiting agencies cross the world,
  • more information on selecting suitable study program for you at our University
  • about life in Sarajevo.

For more detail information about all we mention above, we kindly invite you to click on any of these below given tabs:


Undergraduate Students

Language Requirements

Depending on the programme of study, instruction at International University of Sarajevo is carried in English. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in Undergraduate programmes taught in English must obtain:
a) passed IELTS Academic module with 6 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from British Council test centers *)
b) passed TOEFL IBT with 70 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from University-run test centers *)
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.

Other Requirements

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the University. Applicants should note that normally there are more applications than places available at the University. The fulfillment of the minimum entrance requirements alone does not guarantee admission into the University.

Minimum required documents:

  • Passport (min. two years validity)
  • High School diploma (translated into English)
  • High School transcripts (last 4 years education transcripts; O-level and A-level)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Criminal record (no more than 3 months old)
  • English language certificate B2 level with overal score above 6.00points(Applicants may have the choice of either taking TOEFL/IELTS certificates or sitting for the IUS English Placement and Proficiency Tests)
  • 4 photos passport size

* TOEFL/IELTS Test scores obtained from any other test center (Private Language Courses or similar) will not be admissible as proof of language proficiency at the International University of Sarajevo. Upon receipt of the "ORIGINAL" score sheet from TOEFL/IELTS, student will submit the score sheet "IN PERSON" to the ELS Director for review and interview. Test-taker copy cannot be accepted as proof of language proficiency. The validity period for these scores is as stated on the Score Sheet

Master Students

Language Requirements

Depending on the programme of study, instruction at International University of Sarajevo is carried in English. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in Master programmes taught in English must obtain:
a) passed IELTS Academic module with 6 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from British Council test centers *)
b) passed TOEFL IBT with 75 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from University-run test centers *)
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.

Other Requirements

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the University. Applicants should note that normally there are more applications than places available at the University. The fulfillment of the minimum entrance requirements alone does not guarantee admission into the University.

Minimum required documents:

  • Passport (min. two years validity)
  • Bachelor diploma (translated into English)
  • Bachelor full transcripts (min. 240ECTS credits; with diploma supplement; translated into English)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Criminal record (no more than 3 months old)
  • English language certificate B2 level with 6 points and above (Applicants may have the choice of either taking TOEFL/IELTS certificates or sitting for the IUS English Placement and Proficiency Tests)
  • 4 photos passport size

* TOEFL/IELTS Test scores obtained from any other test center (Private Language Courses or similar) will not be admissible as proof of language proficiency at the International University of Sarajevo. Upon receipt of the "ORIGINAL" score sheet from TOEFL/IELTS, student will submit the score sheet "IN PERSON" to the ELS Director for review and interview. Test-taker copy cannot be accepted as proof of language proficiency. The validity period for these scores is as stated on the Score Sheet

PhD Students

Language Requirements

Depending on the programme of study, instruction at International University of Sarajevo is carried in English. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in PhD programmes taught in English must obtain:
a) passed IELTS Academic module with 6.5 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from British Council test centers *)
b) passed TOEFL IBT with 80 points and above (in Turkey, taken only from University-run test centers*)
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.

Other Requirements

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the University. Applicants should note that normally there are more applications than places available at the University. The fulfillment of the minimum entrance requirements alone does not guarantee admission into the University.

Minimum required documents:

  • Passport (min. two years validity)
  • Master diploma (translated into English)
  • Master full transcripts (with diploma supplement; translated into English)
  • PhD thesis proposal (min. 6 pages)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Criminal record (no more than 3 months old)
  • English language certificate B2 level with 6.5 points and above (Applicants may have the choice of either taking TOEFL/IELTS certificates or sitting for the IUS English Placement and Proficiency Tests)
  • 4 photos passport size

* TOEFL/IELTS Test scores obtained from any other test center (Private Language Courses or similar) will not be admissible as proof of language proficiency at the International University of Sarajevo. Upon receipt of the "ORIGINAL" score sheet from TOEFL/IELTS, student will submit the score sheet "IN PERSON" to the ELS Director for review and interview. Test-taker copy cannot be accepted as proof of language proficiency. The validity period for these scores is as stated on the Score Sheet.

How to apply

Dear International student,

Thank you for your interest in our University. We currently welcome applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

IUS is a foundation university based in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. We are ranked 2 in the country, and over 60 % of our students are on academics scholarship. We seek to strengthen our academic and cultural diversity with more international students.
Essentially, our stud< programs are structured as:

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: 240-credits, 4-years program;
  • MASTER PROGRAMS: 60-credits – 1 year program;
  • PHD PROGRAMS: 180-credita- 3-year program.

 

To apply, please visit https://apply.ius.edu.ba and follow the steps laid out below:
1- Create an account for your application.
2- Fill in the application form. You need to make sure that you upload the relevant documents before you save because without the proper documents to support your application, it will be rejected automatically by the Committee for International Applications.
3- Once you have submitted your application, our committee will review it and provide you with feedback.
4- If your application is accepted, you will be notified of the visa and guarantee letter process to go further.

We are accepting applications for the Fall Semester 2020-2021 academic year (October, 2020).

Housing options is a common question. While we do have male and female dorms on campus, they are mostly preferred by freshmen. Older students prefer to rent apartments, either alone or shared. Around our campus or downtown, there are many options. A dorm room costs 150 Euro per month.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to ask and we will do our best to answer them.

All questions you may address us directly to: admission@ius.edu.ba
Looking forward to having you here in Sarajevo.

Kind regards,
IUS Admission

All about the tuition fees

The information about our Faculties study programs tuition fees you may find by visiting us at the IUS tuition fees information link by click: HERE

Internationals students are having additional admission expenses up to the amount of 600Euro depends from which countries student is coming. The expenses are covering the admission costs including: visa and all taxes, diploma verification at BH Ministry of Education, basic health insurance, health check-up etc...

Exclusive agency

Dear international students,
If you come from any of those listed countries we address you to contact directly or representative exclusive agency via the following email: gsr@ius.edu.ba

  • Algeria
  • Maroco
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Azarbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • UAE
  • Palestine
  • Georgia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Libanon
  • Sirya
  • KSA
  • Oman
  • Jordan
  • Yemen
  • Kazakistan
  • Kirgystan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tacikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal

 

The list of our representative agencies you may find at the following link: HERE

The list of all (5) IUS Faculties and their study programs:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)BachelorMasterPhD 
Visual Arts and Visual Communications Designxx Apply Now
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PsychologyxxxApply Now
English Language and LiteraturexxxApply Now
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS)BachelorMasterPhD 
Genetics and BioengineeringxxxApply Now
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringxxxApply Now
Computer Sciences and EngineeringxxxApply Now
Software Engineeringxx Apply Now
Industrial Engineering xxApply Now
Mechanical EngineeringxxxApply Now
Architecturexx Apply Now
Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA)BachelorMasterPhD 
EconomicsxxxApply Now
ManagementxxxApply Now
International Business and Financexx Apply Now
International RelationsxxxApply Now
Faculty of Education (FEDU)BachelorMasterPhD 
Computer education and Instructional Technology (CEIT)x  Apply Now
Turkish language and literature, Teaching (TLT)   Apply Now
English language and literature, Teaching (ELT)x  Apply Now
Faculty of Law (FLW)BachelorMasterPhD 
Lawx  Apply Now
Comparative public law x Apply Now
Comparative private law x Apply Now

Welcome to Sarajevo and enjoy IUS! - RECTOR'S MESSAGE