Biological Sciences


IUB accepts students in three regular semesters: Spring, Summer & Autumn. Students intending to enter IUB are required to appear for a qualifying exam. Tentative application deadlines are:

  • Spring (Jan-April): End of December
  • Summer (May-Aug): End of April
  • Autumn (Sep-Dec): End of August

The students need to appear for a written Admission Test where their basic skills in Mathematics and English will be evaluated. In additional, students who wish to major in Biochemistry or Microbiology will need to take an extra 30 minute entrance examination in Biology

SLS Offers the Following Degrees:


  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. in Microbiology

Admission Eligibility

  • Combined GPA of 8.0 in S.S.C and H.S.C with minimum 3.5 in each
  • O’Level in minimum 5 subjects with a GPA 2.50 and A’Level in 2 subjects with a minimum GPA 2.00
  • International Baccalaureate or U. S. High School Diploma
  • GED with SSC/O Levels at 410 each Subjects
  • Other 12 year equivalent degrees must have the equal schema from the education board
  • Students applying for Microbiology and Biochemistry must have Biology in their SSC or O-Level with at least B grade.
  • Engineering Students must have Math and Physics in their H.S.C. with at least B grade.
  • Environmental Science students who have taken Chemistry/Physics in S.S.C. or O'Level will get preference

Scholarships/Financial Aid

IUB offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aid to its students starting from the first semester:

  • Full Tution Waivers may be granted to students in the first semester if they have secured a GPA of 5.0 (without 4th subject) on a scale of 5.0 in both SSC & HSC exams or to students with 3 A's in their A Levels and 7 A's in their O Levels.
  • Discount Tution Waivers may be granted to students based on their academic performance at IUB and financial need after they have completed 3 semesters at IUB.
  • A 50% Financial Discount is available for siblings and spouses.
  • On Campus Employment as a Student On Duty (SOD) may be granted to eligible students (up to 80 hours/month at tk. 65/hour)

Tution Fees And Other Charges

Application Fee Tk, 1,000
Admissions Fee Tk. 25,000 (once)
Library, Laboratory & Student Activities Fee Tk. 7,000 (per semester)
Tution for Regular Students Tk. 6,000 (per credit)
Fees for LFE 201 (for live-in-field experience) Tk. 12,500 (once)

Contact Us

School of Life Sciences
Independent University, Bangladesh
Academic Block (8th Floor)
Room: 10002
Plot 16 Block B
Aftabuddin Ahmed Road
Bashundhara R/A
Dhaka- 1229

Rita Yusuf, Ph.D
School of Life Sciences
Room: 10002
Tel: 8431645-52, 8432065-76 (ext-2600)

Nazratun Choudhury
R&D Officer
School of Life Sciences
Room: 10002
Tel: 8431645-52, 8432065-76 (ext-2611)