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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 U.S. students studied abroad in Iraq for academic credit.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/breaks:

Ramadan (May 16-June 14, 2018)
Eid Al Fitr (June 15-17, 2018)
EId Al Adha (August 21-24, 2018)

Spring Break: Mid-January

Summer Break: June – August

Structure of the University System

  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years. A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine is awarded after five years of study. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine is awarded after six years of study
  • The language of instruction in universities: Arabic, Kurdish, or English for certain majors