Best 20 Private Universities for Tuition Waiver in Bangladesh

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Hello, dear students, how are you? I hope you are well. Today we are writing about the best 20 universities that provide tuition waivers and scholarships to their students. After passing the HSC exam, thousands of students in Bangladesh are admitted to honors programs in public and private universities nationwide. Government or public university authorities provide financial aid and scholarships to their students. But most of the students are studying at private universities, where tuition and other fees are very high. Some private universities provide tuition waivers to their students depending on their needs and merit. So that talented and financially poor students can continue their education at a low cost. In this article, we are going to write about the best 20 private universities tuition waiver in Bangladesh that provide tuition waivers and other financial aid to their students. So let’s get started –

The universities for tuition waivers are-

This university serial list has been prepared depending on the tuition waiver and other benefits provided by them. Let’s we will know the tuition waiver and all the benefits provided by all these mentioned private universities in detail.

1. North South University

North South University is one of Bangladesh’s most popular and well-reputed private universities for tuition waivers. This university provides a variety of tuition waivers and other financial aid to its talented and other categories of students.

The categories of financial aid are:

  • Freedom Fighters (WoFF) of the Liberation War (quota-based waiver).
  • Previous academic attainment and admission test results.
  • Based on high academic achievement at NSU.
  • Based on the financial needs of a student.
  • Based on the need and merit of a student.
  • Siblings study together at NSU.
  • The form of student employment at NSU.

Extra financial aid for:

Get a 100% tuition waiver for securing the top 10 position in the NSU admission test.
A 25% tuition waiver is available for siblings studying at NSU.

North South University official site: https://www.northsouth.edu/

2. University of Science & Technology Chittagong

The University of Science & Technology Chittagong is a popular private university in Chittagong City. This university also provides tuition waivers to its students. Let’s see the tuition waiver categories.

Tuition Waiver Categories:

  • 100% tuition waiver on the admission fee for golden A+ (SSC & HSC).
  • 50% tuition waiver on the admission fee for a GPA of 5.00 (SSC & HSC).
  • 25% tuition waiver on admission fee GPA 4.00 (SSC & HSC).

University of Science and Technology Chittagong official site: https://ustc.ac.bd/

3. Independent University Bangladesh

Listed 3rd university is Independent University Bangaldesh. This university offers many merit scholarships, financial aid, and tuition fee discounts to its students. Let’s see all the categories in below-

Merit Scholarship:

  • The top 5% of students with the highest scores are selected for 50%–100% scholarships.
  • 50%–100% scholarship according to the student’s SSC/HSC results.
  • 30%–100% IUB Merit Scholarship based on the semester result.
  • chart on this URL: http://iub.ac.bd/admissions/undergrad-fa-2020-22

Financial Aid:

  • NBFA on entry for five students in a semester.
  • Children of Freedom Fighters

Tuition Fee Discount:

  • Extracurricular Activities (Up to 100%)
  • Physically challenged students (up to 100%).
  • 100% off at IUB-Saima Hall, the dormitory for female students supported by the Shaheed Khalek & Major Salek Bir Uttam Trust.
  • Students from small tribal communities (up to 100%).
  • Female students (10%).
  • Sibling Discount (50%)
  • IUB Employees and their Dependents (50/100%)
  • Son or daughter of IUB alumni (10%).

Independent University Bangladesh official site: http://iub.ac.bd/

4. Central Women’s University

Central University is the 4th university in this list. It’s the most reputed university in Bangladesh for its tuition waivers. Central Women’s University is providing tuition waivers and tuition fee discounts for one term to their students. See this tuition waiver chart below:

royal university tuition waiver

5. International University of Business Agriculture & Technology

The International University of Business Agriculture & Technology is one of Bangladesh’s most reputed private universities. This university is situated in Uttara, Dhaka city. IUBAT provides many scholarships to its students in various categories. These tuition fee categories are-

There are some scholarships for one semester at IUBAT. All scholarships are:

  • PROFESSOR DR. M ALIMULLAH MIYAN
  • PROFESSOR DR. M ALIMULLAH MIYAN
  • PROFESSOR DR. M ALIMULLAH MIYAN
  • PROFESSOR MAHMUDA KHANAM
  • SHAHJAHAN BHUIYAN SCHOLARSHIP
  • SHAHANA BILQUIS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships for all students:

  • In-Program Merit Scholarship: 50% tuition waiver by securing a CGPA of 4.00 for all semesters.
  • Merit Scholarship During Study: Tk. 5,000 by securing a CGPA of 4.00 in consecutive three semesters during their study at the IUBAT.
  • Gender Parity Scholarship: 15% additional tuition scholarship for male students.
  • Financial Assistance: IUBAT’s theme is “Higher Education for Every Qualified Individual with Funds for the Deserving but Needy.”

6. International Islamic University Chittagong

It is the sixth number private university on our list. International Islamic University Chittagong is a popular university in Bangladesh. Though there are some students, however, this university provides some tuition waivers to their students.

IIU tuition waivers are:

  • 20% tuition waivers for more siblings, husband & wife, or parents & children.
  • Children of freedom fighters will be entitled to tuition fee waivers.

7. American International University-Bangladesh

American International University Bangladesh is a reputed private university in Bangladesh. It’s situated in Badda, Dhaka. This university provides tuition waivers, scholarships, and other financial aid for many categories. These scholarships and financial lists are-

Scholarship:

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Dr. Anwarul Abedin Scholarship for female undergraduate students.
  • Mrs. Hasna Abedin Scholarship
  • National Talents Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships
  • Club Scholarships

Financial Aid:

  • General need-based tuition fee waiver
  • Freedom fighter waiver
  • Alumni tuition fee waiver
  • Corporate tuition fee waiver
  • Sibling waiver
  • AIUB employee waiver
  • AIUB employee dependent waiver
  • On-campus jobs
  • Volunteer scheme

8. East-West University

East West University is the 8th number university on this serial list. East West University is one of Bangladesh’s most popular private universities for tuition waivers and other scholarships. It’s situated in Aftabnagar, Badda. This private university also offers tuition waivers and financial assistance in many categories. These categories are-

  • General
  • Family Concession
  • Freedom Fighter’s Scholarship
  • The Medha Lalon Fund
  • Assistance for EWU Employees

9. Gono Bishwabidyalay

Gono-Bishwabidyalay is a popular private university. It offers many financial aid and tuition waivers to its students. It also offers many scholarships that are provided by many reputed trusts. All these scholarships and trusts are below-

  • Salma Chowdhury Smrity Trust: 20,000/- taka one-time scholarships for one (1) student of the MBBS course and one (1) student of another course
  • Hasina-Humayun Smrity Britty: 5,000 takas for a one-time scholarship for five students for determined subjects.
  • Zayeda Khanom Foundation: 2,500/- taka (monthly) scholarship for two students.
  • Samsun Nahar Begum Shikkabritty Found: 10,000/- taka scholarship for three students according to their first-year academic results.
  • A. F. Mujibur Rahman Foundation Britty Found: 100% scholarship for five students.
  • Grameen Bank Britty Found: 2,500/- scholarship for ten students for their resident cost.

There are many scholarships available in Gono Bishwabidyalay, visit their website to see them.

10. The People’s University of Bangladesh

The People’s University of Bangladesh is one of the greatest private universities in Bangladesh. It is ranked 10 on this university’s serial list for tuition waivers. This university continues its academic activities with repute. This university also provides scholarships to its undergraduate program students. These are-

  • 100% tuition fee waiver for the ward of Freedom Fighter.
  • Up to 50% for GPA 4.50 holders and 100% for GPA 5.00 holders, respectively, on HSC results.
  • Up to a 30% tuition fee waiver is available for brothers, sisters, and husbands studying at PUB.

11. Asian University of Bangladesh

The Asian University of Bangladesh is one of the greatest private universities in Bangladesh. It also provides many tuition waivers and scholarships to its undergraduate students. It also provides many facilities to its students. These are transport facilities, hostel facilities, and so on. The tuition waiver list and facilities are-

  • 100% scholarship for GPA Golden Obtainers in SSC & HSC.
  • A 50% waiver is offered to GPA 5.00 holders in SSC & HSC.
  • A 25% waiver is offered to those who obtained a GPA of 4.00+ 4.00 = 8.00 in SSC & HSC.
  • 100% scholarship for Freedom Fighters children.
  • 25% tuition waiver for siblings, husbands, & wives.
  • Scholarships are based on the semester’s final results.
  • Transport facilities around Dhaka City.
  • Hostel facilities are also available.

12. BRAC University

BRAC University is a very popular and reputed private university for tuition waivers in Bangladesh. This university is ranked as the number one private university in Bangladesh at this time. This university also offers many scholarships and financial aid for students. It offers many scholarships based on academic results. All these scholarship opportunities and conditions are-

All scholarships and financial aid are:

  • 100% scholarship for economically disadvantaged but meritorious students.
  • Merit Scholarship based on BracU academic results. The CGPA range and respective scholarship percentages are as follows:
CGPAPercentage
3.70-3.8410%
3.85-3.8925%
3.90-3.9450%
3.95-3.9975%
4.00100%

13. Leading University

On this university serial list, the Leading University ranked 13th. Leading University is a popular private university in Bangladesh. This university also offers many tuition waivers and financial aid for students. These are-

See the scholarship and tuition waiver list below.

Tuition WaiverRequired GPA
75% Tuition waiverGolden GPA 5.00 both in HSC & SSC
60% Tuition waiverGPa 5.00 both in HSC & SSC (Having 1 golden)
50% Tuition waiverGPA 5.00 both in HSC & SSC
30% Tuition waiverGPA 4.50 both in HSC & SSC
15% Tuition waiverGPA 4.00, both in HSC & SSC
10% Tuition waiverGPA 3.50 both in HSC & SSC
10% Tuition waiverFemale Students
30% Tuition waiverAdmission of siblings
10% Tuition waiverFor teacher’s students and others

14. BGC Trust University, Bangladesh

BGC Trust University Bangladesh is a popular private university in Bangladesh. It is the ranked 14th private university on this list. This university also offers many tuition waivers and financial aid to their students. See the tuition waiver list below image-

Tuition fee waivers:

bgc university tuition fees

15. Sylhet International University

Sylhet International University is ranked 15th on this university serial list for tuition waivers. It is one the most popular private university in Sylhet city. It’s reputed and offers many tuition waivers for its all students. See all these tuition waivers in the below chart.

PrinciplesPercentage of waiverApplicable for
Children of Freedom Fighters50%All students
Students who are physically disabled 50%All students
Husband-wife50%All students
Siblings50%All students
Tribal students50%All students

16. University of Development Alternative

The University of Development Alternatives is also a popular private university for tuition waivers. It is ranked 16th private university on this serial list. This university provides financial aid to its students. All financial aid lists is-

Financial aid lists are:

  • 1,00,000 taka waiver in tuition fees based on a GPA of 5.00 in both SSC & HSC.
  • 50,000 taka waiver in tuition fees based on GPA 5 in any SSC or HSC.
  • 100% tuition waiver for Freedom Fighters of the Liberation War.
  • 15% waiver in tuition fees for all tribal students.
  • 15% waiver in tuition fees for physically impaired students.
  • 10% waiver in tuition fees for all female students.
  • Financial aid is based on poor and meritorious students.
  • Financial aid is based on siblings studying.

17. Southeast University

It is ranked 17th private university on this serial list. Southeast University is one of the most popular private universities in Bangladesh. This university also provides many financial aid and scholarships. See these scholarship and financial aid lists below:

  • Merit-Based Scholarships: It offers up to 60% of scholarships, depending on undergraduate program academic results.
  • Pharmacy & LLB courses: Up to 60% of scholarships depend on HSC, SSC, and undergraduate program academic results.
  • Diploma holder in the BSc regular program: Up to 60% tuition waiver depending on academic results.
  • Scholarship based on Semester Results: Up to 40% and a minimum 20/30% scholarship according to the semester results.
  • Activists/Extraordinary Talent Scholarship: Up to 100% tuition fee scholarship.
  • Freedom Fighter Scholarship: 100% tuition scholarship for children of Freedom Fighters.
  • Sibling or Spouse: 25% tuition scholarship for siblings & spouses.

There are many scholarships at Southern University. Visit their official website to see all these scholarships and their criteria.

18. Daffodil University

Daffodil University is one of the reputed private universities in Saver, Dhaka. It is the most beautiful among other private university in Bangladesh. This university also offers many scholarships and financial aid to its students. These scholarships and financial aid are-

The Scholarships are:

  • Financial Aid
  • Talent Hunt Scholarship
  • Chairman Endowment Fund
  • Mofiz Uddin Majumder
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Delwar Hossain Chowdhury Scholarship Fund
  • Razia Begum Scholarship
  • Scholarship Fund

19. Stamford University

Stamford University is a private university. It is ranked 19th on this university serial list. This university offers many tuition waivers and some scholarships based on academic results and merit. These tuition waiver lists and scholarships in below image-

Stamford University image

20. State University of Bangladesh (SUB)

State University of Bangladesh (SUB) is ranked 20th and last university on this serial list. It is a popular private university in Bangladesh. This university also offers many tuition waivers and some special tuition waivers to its students. See the below chart-

Tuition waiver based on H.S.C results:

GPA RangeTuition waiver
GPA: 4.00 to 4.4910%
GPA: 4.50 to 4.7915%
GPA: 4.80 to 4.9920%
GPA: 5.00 (General) HSC only25%
GPA 5.00 (Golden) HSC only50%

Special waiver:

  • 25% tuition waiver for siblings, spouses, and children.
  • 15% group waiver for groups or corporations.
  • 25% waiver for SUB and State College of Health Science (SCHS)
  • 20% tuition waiver for Labaid/SUB Employees and their Family Members.
  • Waiver according to the performance for a waiver for physically challenged or tribal groups.
  • 100% tuition fee waiver for Freedom Fighter Waiver

In summary, tuition waivers are important for every student during their academic time. During the study period, students have no income source for their academic expenses. So for this reason, students need tuition waivers and scholarships. Many universities provide tuition waivers to their students for financial backup as well as to warm up the students’ minds for good results and other activities. In this article, we have discussed the top 20 private universities and their tuition waivers. Hopefully, admissions candidates will benefit from this article. It has discussed tuition fees, financial aid, and other scholarship categories in each private university.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How much does a private university cost in Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh, there are many reputed and top-class private universities. Each student needs around 3–4 lack Bangladeshi takas per year for the private university costs.

2. Is NSU better than BRAC University?

BRAC and NSU are both top-class private universities in Bangladesh. But in some cases, for some subjects, one is better than the other. But it’s not the difference between their reputations.

3. Which is the most expensive private university in Bangladesh?

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), BRAC charges high student tuition fees. So, it can be said that BRAC University is an expensive private university in Bangladesh.

4. Which is the Bangladeshi No. 1 private university?

North South University is the number one private university in Bangladesh. Because it has such a reputation and fame, that’s why it is the number one private university.


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I am Mamun Khalasi, the person behind this wonderful blog. At twenty-five, I work as an online tutor, blogger, content writer, and digital marketer. At Dhaka University, I obtained my bachelor's degree in English literature and history.

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