The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is a private university located in the capital city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Established by the Foundation for the Development of Education in 2004-2005, it is open to students from around the world, with all classes and communication conducted in English.
The International University of Sarajevo has 1,650 students from 55 countries and faculty members from 20 countries completing academic and research activity in various disciplines including science, engineering, arts and social sciences.
IUS comprises a faculty of engineering and natural sciences, the faculty of business and public administration, the faculty of arts and social sciences, the faculty of law and the faculty of education. It also facilitates an English Language School (the ELS) for intensive English Language Teaching.
Since it was established, the International University of Sarajevo has worked to become the major hub in the Balkans for bridging the East and West as a leading international institution and research centre where students are taught to become lifelong learners, inter-culturally competent and well-developed leaders in the socioeconomic development of societies.
Surrounded by mountains, Sarajevo was once known for being a religious melting pot and referred to as the Jerusalem of Europe in the past. The city still boasts an impressive spread of Catholic and Orthodox cathedrals, Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues and many mosques. Most of the city is within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but some parts are in the Republika Srpska and it is home to 430,000 citizens.
Sarajevo is very tourist and student-friendly, especially in the Old Town in the centre of the city.