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Universities in Iraq

Higher Education in Iraq

2021 Ranking of Iraq Universities

What are Iraq’s most well-known universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Iraqi University Ranking, which includes 64 Iraqi higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

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

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 64 Universities in Iraq can be found here.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Iraq is split into 19 governorates (muhafazah in Arabic, parêzga in Kurdish). The Kurdistan governorate has the most higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both regions with at least two Italian higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Saladin (2)
Nineveh (5)
Najaf (3)
Kurdistan (4)
Dhi Qar (2)
Basra (3)
Baghdad (9)
Babylon (2)