University of Basrah

University of Basrah Ranking

country rank: 14
world rank: 7261

University Overview

The University of Basrah was founded in 1964 and is a non-profit public higher education school situated in the urban environment of Basrah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people). Qurna, Abolkaseeb, and Zubair are all places where this school maintains a branch campus. University of Basrah (UOB) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Iraqi higher education institution that is officially recognized by Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Basrah (UOB) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 56-year-old Iraqi university has a rigorous admissions process based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. With an admittance rate of 80-90 percent, this Iraqi higher education school is one of the least selective in the country. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. A library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services, are all available to students at UOB.

University of Basrah Ranking

University Identity

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

University Location

Address PO Box 49 Basrah Basra Iraq
Tel +964 (1) 886 8520
Fax +964 (1) 886 8520
Other locations Qurna, Abolkaseeb, Zubair

Yearly Tuition Range

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. Basrah 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

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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