Sulaimani Polytechnic University

country rank  29
world rank  10364

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University Overview

Founded in 1996, Sulaimani Polytechnic University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Sulaymaniyah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kurdistan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kalar, Halabja, Chamchamal, Dukan, Darbandikhan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government, Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 22 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Iraqi higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة السليمانية التقنية
Acronym SPU
Founded 1996
Motto Firbun bo karjebajekrdn
Learning to Apply
Colours Blue, red, black, green, black, white and brown

University Location

Address Qirga, Wrme Street, Mardin 327, Alley 76
Sulaymaniyah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +964 (748) 019 0092
F +964
Other locations Kalar, Halabja, Chamchamal, Dukan, Darbandikhan

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Wrme Street, Mardin 327, Alley 76
+964 770 1964604

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Sulaimani Polytechnic University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government

Year of first Accreditation


  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018