International University of Sarajevo

International University of Sarajevo

International University of Sarajevo is a private, non-profit higher education institution with a focus on Engineering, Humanities and Arts. It follows a 4+1 degree structure with flexible curricula taught in English, allowing students to create their own specialties with electives as well as to ready themselves for an international work environment. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Flexible curricula leading to an internationally recognized diploma
  • Affordable standard of life in the heart of Europe
  • Dual degrees with renowned partners

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Established in 2004, IUS has become a leading higher education institution, both locally and internationally. IUS takes great pride in having climbed steadily to the top private university position in Bosnia-Herzegovina over the 16 years of its existence.


IUS offers 18 Bachelor and 21 Master degrees, at five faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Administration, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Education. Bachelor degrees are 4-year/240-ECTS programs and master degrees are 1-year/60 ECTS ones. 

IUS programs focus on preparing the student for a rigorous contemporary work environment where the students have the opportunity to develop their practical and soft skills through cooperative work, such as group projects in IUS labs and research centers.

IUS staff come from over 45 countries, allowing the students to gain a sense of the global dynamics of the contemporary work life.    


IUS boasts 5 centers and 7 labs containing sophisticated up-to-date equipment such as the fabrication lab, 3D printers, CNC machines, editing software, growth chamber, and many more open to the university students 24/7.

 At IUS, professors include 3rd and 4th year students in research, both in funded projects and in hybrid group projects, involving students from different study areas collaborating to create unique technological prototypes or develop existing models with their personal twist. 

IUS is a proud participant in the COVIRNA project, as well as many other similar EU- and internationally funded projects.   


Having a nationally and internationally recognized diploma, from the first generation, IUS graduates have climbed the ranks of both academic and industrial ladders. The graduates can be found as PhD holders in renowned academic institutions, or higher management staff in famous companies.    

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Student services

  • Student Affairs Office deals with enrollment, course and graduation related activities. 
  • International Relations Office deals with International student recruitment and admission, exchange programs, visa and residence permit issues for foreign nationals.
  • Student and Career Center deals with all student activities such as clubs and associations, appeals, and career development activities.
  •  Student Counseling Center offer psychological counseling, guidance and training in Psychology for future career prospects. 
  • Graduate Office – Graduate programs and graduates of the university may use the services, such as diploma validation and course guidance, through this office.

Housing services

  • IUS students can choose between living in the dormitory located within IUS campus or renting an apartment outside of IUS campus. There are two student dormitories at IUS campus – a female and a male dormitory.
  • Students can choose between 2-bed, 4-bed and 5-bed rooms, and each room is equipped with a bathroom, a lavatory, a study and a sleeping section. Each dorm offers study halls, a library, social spaces, kitchens, washing and ironing services, and wireless internet.  
  • Students can also rent an apartment or house privately.

Library services

  • The IUS Library occupies a total area of 500 square meters. There are 162 seats divided as follows:
  • the Main reading room
  • the Group study room
  • Thesis room with 10 seats
  • Study room for PhD students 
  • ELS reading room 
  • Computer room
  • Additionally, IUS students and staff have access to a variety of online resources such as BioOne, EBSCOHOST, JSTOR and ASOS. 

ICT services

IUS provides access to Microsoft365 Tools (Outlook, OneDrive, MS Team), Cisco Webex Smart Board System for distance learning/collaboration, permanent Campus WiFi Internet connection, licensed software applications in the Computer Labs (Adobe CC, Autodesk Education Suite, SolidWorks, SolidCAM, MATLAB, SPSS Statistics, Mathematica, …), web apps and  several e-resources.

Medical services

IUS has an infirmary on campus with a nurse and a doctor available through an agreement with a local clinic. Students needing further care are cared for by the same clinic, 2 km from the campus. 

Student Life

Campus life

All university buildings and amenities are located in one place, on our campus in the suburbs of Sarajevo, 11 km from the city center. 

The International University of Sarajevo offers the following amenities: 

Restaurant and three cafes

  • Art gallery
  • Library and Databases
  • Economics Lab
  • Network Lab
  • Psychology Lab
  • Psychology 
  • Physics Lab
  • Computer Labs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab
  • Architecture Fabrication Lab
  • Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • TV-Radio Studio
  • Bioengineering Labs
  • Male and Female Dorms
  • Research and Development Center

Sports facilities

  • Outdoor basketball, tennis, volleyball courts
  • Multi-purpose indoor gym
  • Regulation-size football pitch
  • Fitness Center

Student clubs

There are many student clubs and other types of student associations, such as the Student Parliament, through which the students have a direct say in the running of the university.

Student Parliament is formed by election each academic year, and each student has the right to run for office. 

Forming a student club is a simple procedure through the Student and Career Center. IPSA Balkans, Hiking and Trekking Club, as well as sports clubs are the most active and popular among our student body.  


  • IUS Institutional Accreditation
IUS is accredited with the National Agency for the Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HEA)
  • IUS International Program Accreditation
International quality recognition of IUS study Programs was verified by the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (AQ Austria). 
  • English Language School (ELS)
Accreditation English Language School (ELS) is awarded International Accreditation by EAQUALS. 
  • ISO 9001- Quality Management System applied by IUS administration
IUS administration is accredited with the Management Systems ISO 9001- Quality Management System which stands foremost in the world. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it was nice experience

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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). This international university, which includes professors and students from different...

My Study Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The architecture programme was so satisfaying. There was strong interaction between students and professors. We had a lot of professors from many countries. This helped us to know different cultures, architectural styles and impove different perspectives.

Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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