Double Diploma Program of IUS and Istanbul University (IU) received the approval of Ministry of Canton Sarajevo


It is with great pleasure that we received the news that the Ministry for Education, Science, and Youth of Canton Sarajevo has given its consent to the International University of Sarajevo to establish a Double Diploma Program in cooperation with Istanbul University (IU) while respecting all relevant laws and regulations.

An agreement on Double undergraduate joint programs was signed in November 2019 between Istanbul University (IU) and the International University of Sarajevo. The agreement was signed by IU Rector Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak and IUS Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yildirim. This Protocol shall remain in force and be in force for a period of five (5) years, starting from the date of signature of the representatives of the official institutions.

The three study programs offered through this agreement will be Economics, Management-Business, and Political Science and International Relations. The Mutual Transfer Program will prepare students from both institutions to attend their preparatory program (ELS) and the first two academic years at IUS and then proceed to the third and fourth years at IU. The language of instruction in the dual degree program will be English.

This will be a great opportunity for all students to not only study in two different countries and get double diplomas but also to live and learn the culture, the language, and customs of that other country.

Istanbul University (IÜ), with its 560 years of existence, is the oldest higher education institution in the Republic of Turkey and is one of the 10 earliest established universities in Europe. It consists of 22 faculties, seven vocational colleges, 767 programs. Many prominent scientists studied at this university, and in 2015, former student Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. IÜ is considered one of the best universities in the Republic of Turkey and is one of the best universities in the Asia Pacific.

IUS is extremely pleased to establish a Double Diploma Program with a renowned university. In addition to having excellent links with the labour market through various agreements, with these programs, IUS is expanding its cooperation with other universities across Europe.