Established in 2005, Hawler Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Erbil (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kurdistan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government, Hawler Medical University (HMU) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hawler Medical University (HMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 11 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.