University of Basrah

country rank  16
world rank  8002

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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 56 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.

University Identity

Name جامعة البصرة
Acronym UOB
Founded 1964
Motto And say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge. (20:114)

University Location

Address PO Box 49
Basrah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +964 (1) 886 8520
F +964 (1) 886 8520
Other locations Qurna, Abolkaseeb, Zubair

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Babalzubair location , southern Campus plus online admission.
+964 7809001620

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Basrah's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020