Universities in Iraq

Higher Education in Iraq

2021 Ranking of Iraqi Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Iraq? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Iraqi University Ranking of 64 Iraqi higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Iraqi higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 64 Universities in Iraq

2021 Sub-rankings by governorates

The Republic of Iraq is divided into 19 governorates (Arabic: muhafazah; Kurdish: parêzga). The larger number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the Kurdistan governorate. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into account all regions which include at least 2 Italian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Babylon (2)   Baghdad (10)  
Basra (3)   Dhi Qar (2)  
Kurdistan (28)   Najaf (3)  
Nineveh (5)   Saladin (2)  

Iraqi University lists

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