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IUGB is student-centered and follows the American model of higher education in all its aspects, including admissions, curricula, governance, and transparency.                                 Our outlook is global, we embrace international education, and we are committed to addressing the global challenges threatening the world.                                The University is an English-language institution, with English as the language of instruction and the "official language" of the institution.                                IUGB actively seeks partnerships with institutions of shared values in Africa and around the world.                                We teach tolerance and instill principles of non-violent conflict resolution.                                Financial aid is provided to qualified needy students.                                We stress quality and excellence in all that we do.                                The University curriculum is market-driven, responding to the local and regional human capital requirements.                            

Welcome to the International University of Grand-Bassam


The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) is located in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire just a 30 minute drive east of Abidjan, the country's economic and commercial hub. IUGB is an independent, not-for profit, American-style institution whose focus is to produce workforce-ready innovative, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders.

In the News

First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire Delivers 2017 Commencement Address to Capacity Crowd: Announces 10 Million FCFA to IUGB Foundation

On August 3, 2017, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, delivered the commencement address to a capacity crowd of dignitaries*, guests, parents and friends of the graduates gathered in the 630-seat auditorium of the Information and Biotechnology Village (VITIB) in Grand-Bassam. The First Lady’s inspiring remarks spoke to the importance attached to higher education by the Government … more

IUGB – Providing a World of Opportunity – Adou Donatien’s Story

Adou Donatien’s story is one of hard work dedication and a burning desire to excel academically with an eye to playing a significant role in the world community. It is also the story how one university– the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)—made it possible for Abou to begin making that dream a reality. Adou entered IUGB in January 2012 as a … more

IUGB/GSU Student Jean-Marcien Kablansi Awarded 2016-2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Atlanta Alumni Chapter Scholarship

On Monday, June 12, 2017, Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) President James Barger awarded former IUGB student Jean-Marcien Kablansi a scholarship for $1,000.00 to continue his studies.   BGS is an International Honor Society that promotes business excellence. Each year, the Atlanta chapter awards promising new students with scholarships. Jean-Marcien was one of 9 students chosen throughout … more

Get Into the Professional World 2; IUGB Hosts Second Annual Career Day

On Saturday April 8, 2017, IUGB staff and faculty hosted their second Career Day (“Get Into the Professional World 2”) on the University’s Grand-Bassam campus. About 200 attendees participated, including corporate representatives, students, faculty and administration. The program was designed to provide students with a dynamic and tangible experience that facilitates connections between students’ academic pursuits and future professional endeavors. Career … more

We’re All In This Together; IUGB hosts Conference on English Language Instruction in Côte d’Ivoire

IUGB, Ivoirian English teachers and the U.S. State Department all have a stake in improving English language teaching in Côte d’Ivoire.  The ongoing business success of the nation’s young people depends on the ability of its young citizens to think, problem-solve and write and speak English fluently.  Also, IUGB’s mission, as an American-style nonprofit, student-centered institution striving for international distinction, … more

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