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University of Babylon

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Description of University of Babylon

  • Location: Babylon, Iraq
  • Year of foundation: 1991
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, Kurdish, English
  • Number of students: about 10 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

The University of Babylon is one of the largest universities in Iraq, which includes 20 colleges of different specializations. The university educates about 10,000 students in more than 100 bachelor's programs, 50 specialties of master's and doctoral studies.

Faculties, colleges within the university conduct education in the following areas:

  • Stomatology
  • Pharmacy
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Information Technologies
  • Science
  • Materials Science
  • Physical education, sports sciences
  • Fine arts
  • Women's Sciences
  • Management, Economics
  • Pedagogy
  • Literature
  • Right
  • Islamic Sciences
  • Basic education.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Babylon

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Dormitories are distributed between men and women in different buildings. Residential buildings are located in the city of Hilla - the center of the province of Babylon. Payment for accommodation depends on the form of education (morning / evening), the level of education (bachelor's / postgraduate studies): from 100 to 750 dinars (from 0.068 to 0.50 $).

On campus there are cafeterias, fast food canteens.

Activities University of Babylon

The university has a department of communication with students, which supports student activities and organizes tourist trips, excursions. Every year, students can participate in group entertainment events, theme parties, sports competitions, have the opportunity to develop their talents in sports, artistic and literary activities, science. The most visited sports sections are team games and chess. Among the creative directions, the most popular are dancing, theatrical art, vocals, drawing. Scientific student associations hold conferences, seminars, competitions for their participants. Students interested in helping people take part in social events as volunteers.


  • Second among the best universities in Iraq
  • Included in the top 5% of universities in the world
  • One of the 500 best universities in the world in the classification of education, research
  • One of the top 1,000 universities according to Webometrics.

Facilities and equipment at University of Babylon

The university consists of 20 colleges located on three campuses in Hilla. The central campus is the largest in terms of area, number of buildings. Among the classrooms: classrooms, computer classes, gyms, open areas for education, halls for events.

The  area is located in good transport accessibility from city attractions, cafes, restaurants.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year contains two semesters, several weeks of sessions. Education can take place in one of two formats: morning and evening.

Additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Transport
  • Medical care
  • Educational consumables
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants enrolling in undergraduate programs must provide:

  • High School Diploma
  • Personal documents (passport/foreign passport, medical certificates, student visa, etc.)
  • Letter of Learning Plans
  • Testing knowledge of English or Arabic.

For admission to programs of levels higher than the bachelor's degree, you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree Program Diploma
  • Personal documents (passport/foreign passport, medical certificates, student visa, etc.)
  • Publications, research, work experience, etc.
  • Testing knowledge of English or Arabic.

Scholarships University of Babylon

All students of the university are entitled to receive a scholarship. Freshmen can write an essay of no more than 500 words, which will describe academic achievements, the reasons for choosing the University of Babylon, the advantages of studying here. After the deadline for sending the essay, the winners of the annual competition for material incentives will be selected.

The scholarship fund also rewards students who are successful in education, sports, extracurricular life. Material support is provided to students who find themselves in a difficult life situation or have a special social status.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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