Ministry of Higher Education News

Ministry Launches Student Guide for University Admission 2024/2023

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announces the launch of the Student Guide for admission to private universities and the first phase of the electronic application process for the academic year 2024/2023.
The first phase involves creating an account, filling in the data, and verifying it through the electronic portal of the Private Higher Education Department (
The Ministry calls on students to review the Student Guide to learn about private universities, their colleges, departments, and specializations. It emphasizes that students will be able to fill in their data and confirm it after the results of the second round of preparatory study are announced.
The Ministry advises interested individuals to avoid any paper application, seat reservation, or purchasing of tickets outside the centralized electronic admission system managed by the Private Higher Education Department.
Student Guide for University and College Admission in the Private Sector.
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Government Media and Communication Department
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
October 10, 2023

Iraq Education Exhibition and Conference 2023: Minister Highlights Global Academic Engagement and Quality Innovation

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Naeem Al-Aboodi, inaugurates Iraq Education Exhibition and Conference 2023 with regional and international participation. During the opening ceremony, the minister emphasized the ministry's commitment to global academic engagement, quality, and innovation. He highlighted the success of establishing an open environment for Iraqi universities to embrace non-conventional identities, foster academic interaction, and compete internationally.
Dr. Al-Aboodi also pointed out significant projects in the Iraqi higher education sector, including the unprecedented transformation towards a Bologna Process, which involves over 600 specialized departments in government and private universities, as well as the pioneering project "Study in Iraq," which has attracted more than three thousand international students.
The minister stressed the ministry's focus on the quality of university outputs and the advancement of scholarly contributions on the global stage, praising Iraqi researchers for achieving notable recognition. He emphasized the ministry's commitment to embracing quality standards and the adoption of e-governance principles as essential pillars in achieving excellence in the academic institutions and meeting the labor market's requirements and societal service dimensions.
The opening ceremony included speeches from the Parliamentary Higher Education Committee, international institutions, and companies, including Empower Business Solutions, which lauded the ministry's efforts in employment and scientific engagement. Dr. Naeem Al-Aboodi toured the exhibition, which featured pavilions from government and private Iraqi universities, as well as Arab and foreign universities, technology companies, educational organizations, and more.
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Government Media and Communication Department
September 16, 2023

Stay tuned for the Iraq Education Exhibition and Conference on September 16-19, 2023

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in partnership with Empower Business, announces the first edition of the Iraq Education Exhibition and Conference, themed "Education, Innovation, and the Future."
This event will provide an interactive environment for local and international institutions and companies specializing in education and business, as well as local and international experts and specialists in education and educational technology. They will all play a role in shaping the educational strategies in Iraq.
This scientific event, under the patronage of His Excellency, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Naeem Al-Obaidi, aims to expand productive partnerships that contribute to the development of education and the realization of the vision and goals of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in establishing innovation within the educational fields and systems.
The exhibition will take place at the Baghdad International Fairground from September 16 to 19, 2023

The Ministry of Education announces a scholarship for pursuing a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Abertay, UK

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announces a scholarship opportunity for obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence, offered by the University of Abertay, UK.
The Scholarships and Cultural Relations Department has set the application deadline for August 6, 2023. Interested students can apply through the following links:
Students who meet the requirements and conditions specified in Regulation No. 3 of 2018 can review the application and admission requirements.
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Academic Accreditation and International Rankings,

In his opening remarks at the scientific workshop, the Minister emphasized that the Ministry of Higher Education is actively working on improving the medical education environment by establishing scientific partnerships with international universities and colleges. This includes providing the necessary resources for scientific research, enabling universities to achieve their goals, and offering training programs for students and faculty members in the medical and research fields.
Dr. Salah Al-Fatlawi, the head of the Supervision and Scientific Evaluation Department, highlighted the importance of ensuring quality and accreditation. He mentioned that the ministry has formed twenty accreditation councils in various specialties, including the Medical Accreditation Council, established in 2008. This council has been working on program accreditations and collaborating with the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) to obtain international accreditation.
Dr. Munir Al-Saadi, the President of the University of Baghdad, stated that the university is actively working on enhancing research pathways that directly contribute to scientific and educational progress. This helps strengthen cooperation and competitiveness among students and serves the community.
In this context, the Dean of the College of Medicine, along with experts, researchers, and experts, presented their insights and proposals aimed at updating medical education in accordance with the requirements and needs of the Iraqi society.
Government Media and Communication Department
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
 May 14, 2023