Quality higher education is key to individual and national success. Yet for most African students, it is an unattainable dream. Help IUGB make this dream a reality for more students.

A Critical Shortage

Only 8%

of eligible students in Africa are able to attend university compared to 75% in North America or Europe and the world average of 30%.

In West Africa, there are not enough university seats for most graduating high school students. When a student is admitted to a quality university, this is a dramatic achievement on its own.

Even so, the lack of quality higher education and student funding prevent the majority of deserving students from attending and completing university.

IUGB is Addressing the Need with Vision and Impact

IUGB is Addressing the Need with Vision and Impact

Empowering Students to Lead 
in a New Workforce with Career-Oriented Academic Programs

IUGB offers six degree programs through its two schools:

  • School of Business and Social Sciences
  • School of Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

IUGB’s University Preparatory Program supports students needing additional support for college readiness.

Making a College Degree Possible for More Students with Vital Scholarship Programs

Demand for financial aid at IUGB is higher than the supply. IUGB supports economic parity by providing financial aid to those who need it. However, funds are limited. With your help, we can do more.

Closing Gaps in Gender and Economic Equality

In West Africa, women’s access to higher education has traditionally been limited. IUGB supports gender and economic parity with equal opportunities for all students.

Responding to ever-changing needs with investment and expansion in key areas

  • Academic Programs
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Technology, Resources, and Facilities
  • Research, Partnership, and Study Abroad Programs
  • Career Support and Networking for Students and Alumni


Remembering Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis

Remembering Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis

The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) Foundation joins the nation and world in mourning the passing of a Civil Rights Icon, the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). In a long life of activism, Congressman Lewis never shied away from speaking out. Speaking of his...

IUGB Foundation Skilled Labor Survey for Households

IUGB Foundation Skilled Labor Survey for Households

The IUGB Foundation would appreciate your feedback on our online survey about the availability of skilled labor for African households. If you live in Africa, please answer this survey. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights. This survey will take no more...


I will always be grateful to everyone at IUGB for making my life a success and for continuously supporting me. Naturally, I want a PhD so that I can join important organizations like the World Bank Group, where my future work on policy issues can have as much impact as possible.”