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.


A Faculty Member Has Successfully Defended His Doctorate

A Faculty Member Has Successfully Defended His Doctorate

Congratulations to Dr. Nahounnou Angenor YAO, Lecturer at the University Preparatory Program, who successfully defended his Doctorate thesis at the Alassane OUATTARA University in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire. The defense committee was composed of three professors from two...

Dr. TOMPIHE Awarded a Fellowship at Princeton University

Dr. TOMPIHE Awarded a Fellowship at Princeton University

Dr. Jean G. TOMPIHE is Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Social Sciences at the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB). His ongoing research agenda explores: Which Way Africa by 2050: the next Economic Eldorado or the Island of Chaos and...