International University of Scholars is the brainchild of few Bangladeshi educationists, researchers, and philanthropists presently working in Dhaka as well as in North American Universities and Research Centers. This group came to Dhaka in 2015 with a vision to establish a new research-based University in Bangladesh to provide quality higher education and to promote scholarly excellence in educational research. This idea is materialized through the formation of the University of Scholars.

The University of Scholars is an independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning based on the American curriculum. The university began its operation in its temporary campus at F/15 Pragati Sarani, Middle Badda, Dhaka. From April 2021, the university will operate all academic activities in its exquisitely brand new campus with state-of-the-art facilities at 40 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213. The university’s permanent campus is located at Birbo Khalpara Bazar, Rupganj, Narayanganj.

The academic activities at the university are primarily organized through its 4 Schools and 8 departments which offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Arts, Science, Engineering, and Business Studies.

Scholars received its official approval from the Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on December 29th, 2015.

University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Inspection Memo Number: UGC/PU/533(2)/Part-1/2010/4917, dated August 02, 2015.

Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Approval Number: 37.00.0000., dated December 29, 2015.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the International University of Scholars is to provide an outstanding environment for the teaching-learning process to effectively deliver a contemporary curriculum designed to produce competent graduates for the nation. Scholars fosters the core values of higher education and thus gives greater focus on academic research for the discovery of new knowledge. The University of Scholars cultivates a commitment to life-long learning, community service, and social responsibility in its students.

Scholars will be recognized for the quality of its undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and its contribution to research and active participation in the economic development of Bangladesh.


The goal of our educational programs will be to produce graduates with a broad-based understanding of education in a holistic way and establish an international reputation for the very best research and teaching. We will reach out to relevant stakeholders particularly in business, industry, and government, but also the wider community, to win their support. Our goal is to position Scholars as an intellectual gateway to Bangladesh and beyond in healthcare, business, engineering, and others.

The educational goal will be attained through a combination of modern physical facilities, educational technology, and the creation of a community of scholars and learners that will foster a process of critical thinking, mutual respect, and a commitment to lifelong learning. All research endeavors at the University of Scholars will be guided by an overarching goal of discovery for the sake of the community we serve.

Core Values

Our vision will be guided by the following core values we uphold:

  1. Student-centered teaching.
  2. Lifelong learning.
  3. Collegiality and mutual respect.
  4. Community service and social responsibility.
  5. Integrity and accountability.
  6. Academic excellence.