University of Basrah

country rank 17
world rank 8763

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University Overview

Established in 1964, University of Basrah is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Basrah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Basra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Qurna, Abolkaseeb, Zubair. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq, University of Basrah (UOB) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Basrah (UOB) 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 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Iraqi higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UOB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

جامعة البصرة



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University Location

PO Box 49
Basrah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
Basra Iraq

T +964 (1) 886 8520

F +964 (1) 886 8520

Other locations
Qurna, Abolkaseeb, Zubair

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 80-90%

Admission Office
Babalzubair location , southern Campus plus online admission.
+964 7809001620

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range over-45,000

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range over-5,000

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Urban

Religious Affiliation

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Facilities and Services

University Library Yes

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

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Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq

Year of first Accreditation

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  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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