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International University of Sarajevo

International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is open to students from all over the world, and the language of instruction and communication is English. Students without English proficiency will attend a one-year intensive English Language Program organized by English Language School (ELS).

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



International University of Sarajevo (IUS) was established in the year of 2003, and is one of the largest educational projects in the Balkan region. At the very beginning, as a relatively young academic institution, IUS created an open, tolerant and international environment for its students.


The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) offers students the highest standard of education within European system of credit transfer (ECTS). Lectures are held in English. English Language School of IUS is organized for students who enrolled at IUS for the first time, but whose level of English proficiency is not sufficient to be able to follow the classes/lectures. Students have the opportunity to continuously improve their oral and written communication skills in English language using a skills-based approach through an intensive one-year language learning period.


IUS Research and Development Center is a modern reserach center which covers an area of 1,300 square meters. The Center provides laboratories specialized in the following scientific fields: bioengineering, genetics, chemistry, physics, mechatronics, electronics, telecommunications and computer sciences.

The aim of this Center is to facilitate the work of IUS researchers as well as students to continue their scientific and research activities following through their educational period at the prestigious research institutions in the world. IUS Research and Development Center aims to become one of the leading research institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.


The Career Center is a place to visit from your first day at IUS. Career Center has services and programs that will help students with their career development process. The Center provides guiding support to students until graduation. Through their development process, we join students on their journey and help them improve their skills and pursue their goals. We encourage students to take ownership of their career direction, and we are willing to dedicate the time and energy necessary to conduct a successful search for jobs, internships, fellowships, and/or the identification of graduate school programs. 

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Housing services

IUS  offers  modernly  equipped  student  accommodation  in two student dormitories (male and female) with 500 beds, restaurant and cafeteria. 

Library services

The Library of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) aims to be a center of research and main resource for academic curriculum. The main goal of the IUS Library is to meet, support and facilitate scholarly needs and intellectual activities of IUS academic community. 

ICT services

EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals—all combined with the most powerful discovery service and management resources to support the information and collection development needs of libraries and other institutions and to maximize the search experience for researchers and other end users.

Student Life

Campus life

IUS Campus has 72.000 m2 of usable space and represents the largest Foundation University Campus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Modern educational infrastructure includes classrooms, amphitheaters, laboratories, library, research center, space for student clubs and sport fields.

Sports facilities

Special attention is devoted to sports facilities which are part of the IUS. Following indoor sports facilities are available: sports hall for basketball, volleyball, soccer, space for table tennis, taekwondo and Jujitsu and fitness center for women and men. 

Fitness, Taekwondo and other martial arts training sessions are held with the help of professional instructors and student athletes. Sports activities at IUS are important because of the psycho-physical development of our students. Some of our students participated in regional and international competitions that enriched their international experience, and brought affirmation to IUS as well. 

Student clubs

  • Yesevi Otagi Club
  • Serenity Club
  • Automation & Robotics Club
  • Intercultura Communication Club
  • African Students Association
  • Performance Club
  • Trekking Club/ Pohiti Polahko (IUS TREK)
  • Entrepreneurship Club of IUS
  • EMSA - European Muslim Students Association
  • Palestinian Culture Club
  • IUS Basketball Club
  • Electro-Energetics Club
  • IUSPA (IUS Psychology Association)


IUS is accredited with the national Agency for the Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance (HEA) and listed in the state register of accredited higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Student Reviews

My experience at IBU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University which I have attended is International Burch University but I could not find it on the given list. This university has really great laboratory, and laboratory experiments. All professors are really amazing giving all of them to help students at any time. During these 3 years of studying here I think more projects and self research work should be offered to...

Happy Student's Life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am really happy and appreciate that I get the chance to study and graduate at International University of Sarajevo. All classes and exams were in English. A lot of people say that student time is one of the best times in a life, and I would definitely agree with the statement. I enjoyed meeting colleagues and professors from across the World. The greatest part of all is...

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