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2018 Kurdistan Regional Government Kurd Scholarships For International Students – Iraq

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The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Kurdistan Regional Government is offering scholarship opportunities to Individuals who are willing to pursue a degree program in Iraq.

The duration of the entire program is five full academic years. The first year, the foundation year is the mandatory first year program dedicated to learning the fundamentals of the Kurdish language, Kurdish communication skills, and Kurdish culture.

Application Deadline: 1st August 2018

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate

Value Of Scholarships: The Kurd Scholarship includes the following:

  1. Airport transfer to the host university upon initial arrival.
  2. 600 USD monthly stipends toward living costs for the duration of the study period including the foundation year.  Free dormitory room in the host university.
  3. 1500 USD toward annual flight expenses for citizens of the USA and Australia, 1000 USD for all other citizens.  Payment of visa and residential fees.
  4. Annual medical insurance of 500 USD for medical treatment in the Kurdistan Region only.
  5. Medical insurance does not cover treatment outside the Kurdistan Region. Scholarship recipients may select the insurance company.


  • The applicant has to have a minimum high school (preparatory) diploma or its equivalent, such as a national baccalaureate. A-level or SAT1/SAT2
  • For non-native speakers, a 4.5 IELTS or its equivalent in an English proficiency exam is required.
  • The applicant has to submit two recommendation letters written by authorized officials from his/her academic institution or place of work.
  • The applicant has to submit a certified copy of his/her degree and transcript.

How To Apply: International students can apply by sending their documents to the following email address no later than August 1st 2018: kurdish.studies-at-mhe-krg.org.


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