University of Baghdad or جامعة بغداد (UOB) - public higher education institution in Iraq. UOB began its work in the year 1957. The main building of the university is located in Baghdad inside an urban campus.

University ranking. According to the international ratings University of Baghdad is the leading university of Iraq and a desirable place to study for the majority of students. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 717 in international ratings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. It is important to mention that the applicants are evaluated based on the previous academic performance. Throughout the admission period more than 70 percent of applicants successfully enroll to the university. Nevertheless, in UOB the ratio may vary dramatically depending on the study program. UOB has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. The university also offers master’s programs that cost 3,000 USD per year. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. When planning your education, please, consult the official website of the university

The composition of the university. University of Baghdad is a big educational institution, attended by more than 69 thousand students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. More than 6 thousand teachers are employed by the university. UOB has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Twitter, Youtube.

Infrastructure of UOB. There is a library on the campus. The students can live on campus if the apply for a dormitory room.
Ranking   717   1
جامعة بغداد
Country Iraq
City Baghdad
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
2,999 USD/year.
Living expenses $455 -888 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 70%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1957
Abbreviation UOB
Teachers 6,696
Students 69,750
Academic calendar Continuous
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
وقل رب زدني علما
• Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq
• Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
• Arabian University Council
World ranking 717
Country ranking 1
Quality of teaching 264
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 717
QS World University Rankings 689
Cost of living in Baghdad
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 158 232
Food 118 243
Transportation 14 135
Communications and utilities 122 125
Clothing 17 60
Sports and leisure 26 93
Total 455 888
Accommodation in Baghdad USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 160
Shared room in city centre 235
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 240
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 344
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة بغداد
Location on map

University of Baghdad - Official Description

The University of Baghdad (UOB) is the largest university in Iraq and the second largest Arab university.

Bachelor - University of Baghdad

The University of Baghdad was the first university in Iraq, located in the middle of Baghdad city. It is considered the second largest university in the Arab region. Baghdad's first college of law opened in 1908. Then, the college of medicine opened in 1927. In 1957, the University of Baghdad was officially established and was able to award degrees in its own name. The university has 24 colleges, 3 high study institutes and 9 centers spread in four main campuses. It includes 171 study majors, 6477 undergraduate students and 7517 postgraduate students. We seek to spread education and serve the society in all aspects through providing a healthy environment to inspire our academic staff and enable our graduates to deal with the latest technology in the working market. We believe practical and theoretical knowledge both are important phases in learning and achieving academic accreditation to compete internationally.

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