As a university of the 21st century, IUGB promotes excellence, integrity and a commitment to service for its admitted students.

IUGB recruits from among the large pool of talented and high potential students in West Africa and beyond. Over the next five years enrollment is expected to expand rapidly in response to growing demand and the university’s aggressive strategy for extending this opportunity to deserving high school graduates throughout the region.

The Admissions Office processes all applications and recommends placement in either the Pre Undergraduate Program or the appropriate University level to the Admissions committee on the basis of internal testing and interviews.

Pre-Undergraduate Program

For admission in the Pre-Undergraduate Program, students must complete the application process as detailed below and complete the specified placement examinations. These include English, Mathematics, Technology and an oral interview.


Students may be accepted directly into these schools upon completion of the Baccalaureate or other end of secondary school certification, declaration of a major and successful completion of IUGB placement exams. Students may transfer from another university that is using the U.S. model of higher education. These students must obtain an acceptable score on the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) before transferring to IUGB partner schools for the degree.


UPP Faculty Visit the NGO “Education and English for You”

UPP Faculty Visit the NGO “Education and English for You”

On June 12, faculty from the University Preparatory Program (UPP) visited the site of Education and English for You (EEFY) in the Anono neighborhood of Abidjan. UPP faculty members Julie Reimer, Brione LaThrop, Mohamed Lekrama and Rodrigo Islas spoke and sang young...

We Have a New Look!  IUGB and IUGB Foundation Announce New Websites

We Have a New Look! IUGB and IUGB Foundation Announce New Websites

Any great outcome involves intense teamwork, problem-solving and countless tweaks to the finished product.  Speaking on behalf of those at IUGB and of all of us at the IUGB Foundation we are here to say that upgrading our respective websites is certainly no...