Erasmus Plus TIGRIS Project

The Erasmus Plus TIGRIS Project launched. Visit the website:

Erasmus Plus TIGRIS Project Website

posted Jul 23, 2018, 12:54 PM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

Transfer of Good practices & Reinforcement of Internationalisation Strategies in Kurdistan


The TIGRIS Project has been awarded for EU co-funding within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme “Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education”. Capacity building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries, in this case Kurdistan.

The TIGRIS Project, which will run for 3 years from 2017 – 2020, is coordinated by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. The project consortium is composed of 4 European partners and 10 Kurdish partners, including the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR), as well as 2 associate partners.

For more information visit the official TIGRIS Website:

Application for Erasmus + Mobility at UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA, Spain is Now Open

posted Jun 21, 2018, 1:55 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 1:56 AM ]


Undergraduate students at the University of Sulaimani can now apply for Erasmus + Mobility at UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA, Spain until 1 June 2018.

The requirements for students willing to participate:

·  must be enrolled at least in the second year of their studies

·  should not have done more than 7 months of Erasmus + or Erasmus Mundus mobility before

·  should hold a B1 certificate of Spanish or English proficiency

·  must choose courses belonging to their area.

The courses offered in English are in the list disseminated by the international office which includes Agriculture, economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing and English language.

Students interested in the mobility program can send their CV and a copy their previous year/years marks to the Directorate of International Academic Relations no later than 

 1 June 2018. 

For more information or if you have any questions contact the Directorate of International Academic Relations:



Fulbright Master Scholarships

posted Mar 4, 2018, 10:28 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

Applications for the 2019-2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are being accepted now 

Deadline: 1 May 2018

Program Information

This prestigious scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows outstanding students and professionals worldwide to study at U.S. universities to further their careers as well as promote international cultural understanding.  Here in Iraq, participation in the Fulbright Foreign Student program allows exceptional Iraqis to experience life and education in the United States first-hand.  Fulbright students also have the opportunity to share Iraq’s rich culture with Americans they meet and to serve as “student ambassadors” both in the classroom and in everyday life.

The Fulbright scholarship will fund up to two years of study at the Master’s degree level at a U.S. university starting in the fall of 2019.  All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies.  The program provides funding for tuition, round-trip international travel, living stipends, and health insurance.  Iraqis, both men and women from all parts of the country who have outstanding academic records and work experience are urged to apply.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must:

Be Iraqi citizens who are resident in Iraq and demonstrate a clear commitment to return to Iraq at the conclusion of their          program.

Hold a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application.

Have a minimum of two years of work experience after graduation.

Write their research objective and personal statement themselves, without copying from the Internet or any other source.  Such copying is considered plagiarism and will result in applicant’s immediate disqualification.

Most graduate degree programs in the United States will require a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL exam. Preferred candidates will be capable of achieving such a score. Candidates who are selected after application review will be required to take ITP TOEFL as part of the selection process.  Candidates who are selected after interviews will be required to take TOEFL and GRE to gain admission to a U.S.  university.  Test fees will be covered by the program.

How to Apply

To apply for the 2019-2021 program, please visit the following link to create a user account and to complete an application form:

All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies. The only medical fields that you can apply for are Neuroscience, Public Health, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology and Social Work.  Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, or Nursing cannot be covered by Fulbright Foreign Student Program. Iraq Fulbright scholarships fund a maximum of two years.  Degrees in the fields mentioned above cannot be completed within a two-year time frame and involve clinical components or patient interaction which is not allowed under J-1 visa regulations.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For questions about the program, please send an email to:

Directorate of International Academic Relations & Media

وەزارەتى خوێندنى باڵا دوو سکۆلەرشیپ لە وڵاتى ژاپۆن ڕادەگەێنێت

posted Feb 11, 2018, 2:01 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir


وەزارەتى خوێندنى باڵا و توێژینەوەى زانستى فەرمانبەرانی سەر بە وەزارەتی خوێندنی باڵا و توێژینەوەی زانستی ئاگادار دەکات، کە وڵاتى ژاپۆن دوو سکۆلەرشیپى خوێندن لە بواری (Infrastructure Management Program) بۆ خوێندنى باڵا/ ماستەر پێشکەش بە هەرێمی کوردستان کردوە.

بۆیە خوازیاران ئاگادار دەکات، ئەوانەى مەرجەکانیان تێدایە، لەماوەى دیاریکراودا لە ڕێگەى بەستەرى تایبەت کە لە خوارەوە دانراوە، فۆرمى پێشکەشکردن پڕبکەنەوە.


  1. پێشکەشکار دەبێت  فەرمانبەر بێت لە دەزگا و دامەزراوەکانى سەر بە وەزارەتی خوێندنی باڵا و توێژینەوەی زانستی لە هەرێمی کوردستان.
  2. پێشکەشکار دەبێت بە لایەنی کەم (٢) ساڵ خزمەتی هەبێت لە پاش بە دەستهێنانی بڕوانامەى بەکالۆریۆسەکەى.
  3. دەبێت کۆ نمرەی بەکالۆریۆسی لە ٪٦٥ کەمتر نەبێت. ئەو بەرێزانەی کە ئەنجامەکانیان بە پلە (مام ناوەند، باش، زۆر باش، نایاب) لە بڕوانامەکانیان نوسراوە، دەبێت لەلایەنی پەیوەندیدار بیگۆڕن بۆ نمرە (بۆ نمونە ٦٥)، بە پێچەوانەوە دواجار لە وەزارەتەکەمان کاری لەسەر ناکرێت.
  4. دەبێت تەمەنی لە ٤٥ ساڵ زیاتر نەبێت.
  5. خوێندن لەم سکۆلەرشیپە بە زمانی ئینگلیزیە، دەبێت پێشکەشکار بە لایەنی کەم ئاستی زمانی ئینگلیزی (٥) IELTS یان هاوتاکەی لە (TOEFL) بێت.
  6. داواکار دەبێت لە هەمان بواری خۆی داواکاری بۆ بەرنامەی ماستەر پێشکەش بکات. (واتا بەکالۆریۆس و ماستەرەکەی لە هەمان بوار بێت.)
  7. کاندیدی سەرکەوتو ئەگەر دامەزرا بێت، ئەوا لە لایەن وەزارەتەکەمان تەنها مۆڵەتی خوێندنی پێدەدرێت، واتا بە موچەی بنەڕەتی و دەرماڵە جێگیرەکان.
  8. کاندیدی سەرکەوتو لە لایەن وڵاتى ژاپۆن پشتگیری دارایی دەکرێت، وەک ئەوەی کە لە وێبسایتى سکۆلەرشیپەکە دەستنیشان کراوە.
  9. دوا مۆڵەت بۆ پێشکەشکردن ڕێکەوتى (١٣/٢/٢٠١٨)یە.



  • بۆ زانیاری زیاتر تکایە سەردانی ئەم وێبسایتە بکەن (
  • تکایە فۆرمی تایبەت بەم سکۆلەرشیپە لەگەڵ تەواوی دۆکیومێنتی پێوسیت بۆ وەزارەتەکەمان/ بەرێوەبەرایەتی نێردراوان تا ڕێکەوتى (١٣/٢/٢٠١٨) ڕەوانە بکەن، کە بریتین لە:
  1. فۆرمی سکۆلەرشیپ لەگەڵ تەواوی ئەو داواکاریانەی کە لە وێبسایتى سکۆلەرشیپەکە هاتوە.
  2. لارینەبونی شوێنی کارکردنی پێشکەش کار.
  3. پوختەی ڕاژەی پێشکەش کار کە تیایدا بە رونی ماوەی خزمەتی کرداری لە دوای دواین بڕوانامە دیاری کرابێت.
  4. بڕوانامەی بەکالۆریۆس بە زمانی ئینگلیزی.
  5. توانستی زمانی ئینگلیزی ( تۆیفل و ئایلتس)
  6. وێنەیەک لە پاسپۆرت.

وه‌زاره‌تی خویندنی بالا یه‌که‌مین گرانتی نیشتمانی بو تویژینه‌وه‌ی زانستی راده‌گه‌یه‌نیت

posted Feb 11, 2018, 12:51 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

The Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research is announcing the First National Grant for Scientific Research

Proposals must be sent by 12 March 2018 to:

وەزارەتی خوێندنی باڵا یەکەمین گرانتی نیشتیمانی بۆ پشتیوانی توێژینەوەی زانستی ڕادەگەیەنێت

وەزارەتی خوێندنی باڵا و توێژینەوەی زانستی مامۆستایان و توێژەرانی کوردستان ئاگادار دەکات، کە لە ڕێکەوتى (٧/٢/٢٠١٨)ەوە دەرگای پێشکەشکردنی پرۆپۆزەڵی توێژینەوەی زانستی بۆ مەبەستی بەستهێنانی گرانتی ئەنجومەنی توێژینەوەی زانستی دەکاتەوە.

لەو چوارچێوەیەدا توێژەرانی کوردستان دەتوانن لەم بوارانەی لای خوارەوە پرۆپۆزەڵەکانیان ئاڕاستەی وەزارەت بکەن، بوارەکانیش بریتین لە:

      بوارە فرە دیسپلینەکانی زانستە سروشتی و تەتبیقییەکان.

     بوارەی زانستی پزیشکیی.

      بواری وزە و سامانە سروشتییەکان و ژینگە.

     بواری تەکنۆلۆجیای زانیاری و گەیاندن.

      بواری گەشەپێدانی ئابوری.

       بواری جێندەر.

     بواری یاسا و ڕامیاری.

       بواری زانستە مرۆیی و کۆمەڵایەتییەکان.

گرانتی ئەنجومەنی توێژینەوەی زانستی دەبەخشرێتە ئەو توێژینەوانەی کە لە ئەولەویەتی بەرژەوەندیی نیشتیمانیی هەرێمی کوردستانن و، چارەسەری گرفتە هەنوکەییەکانی هەرێمەکەمان دەکەن، لەسەر بنەمای کواڵیتی و کاریگەریی توێژینەوەکان و ڕەخساندنی هەلی یەکسان و شەفافیەت و دادپەروەری کۆمەڵایەتی، بۆ ئەم مەبەستەش پەیڕەوی سیستمی پێداچوونەوەی هاوەڵانە (Peer Review) دەکرێت.


·         دوا مۆڵەت بۆ پێشکەشکردنی پرۆپۆزەڵەکان ڕۆژی دوو شەممەی ڕێکەوتی (١٢/٣/٢٠١٨) یە.

·         (  توێژەران دەتوانن پرۆپۆزەڵەکانتان بۆ ئەم ئیمەیلە

 ئەنجومەنی توێژینەوەی زانستی لە هەرێمی کوردستان کۆمیتەیەکی زانستیی ستراتیجی نیشتیمانییە کار دەکات بۆ هاندان و گەشەپێدان و کاراکردنی چالاکی توێژینەوەی زانستی لە بواری پسپۆڕی جیاجیادا لەبەر ڕۆشنایی پێداویستییە زانستی و تەکنۆلۆجی و ئابووری و سیاسی و کۆمەڵایەتییەکانی هەرێمی کوردستان، هەروەها هەوڵ دەدات بۆ بەکارهێنانی بەرهەمەکانی توێژینەوەی زانستی بۆ مەبەستی گەشەپێدانی هەمەلایەنەی هەرێمی کوردستان، وەک گرانتى یەکەم گرانتى نیشتیمانى بڕی (٢٥٠ ملیۆن دینار) بۆ ئەنجومەنەکە تەرخان کراوە.


PhD Scholarships in Zhengzhou University- China

posted Feb 11, 2018, 12:37 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir   [ updated Feb 11, 2018, 12:39 AM ]

Zhengzhou University, China offers 100 Scholarships for Ph.D. to AUAP active member. 

Deadline: 20/2/2018

The scholarship will be effected two batches, March and October Year 2018. Please prepare your certificate, transcript, draft research proposal at least 500 words according to the areas announcing soon.

For more information please contact AUAP Secretariat through email 


or by Phone, What’s App and Viber +66 85 7687474


1. Member institution nominating their candidates must be (i.e. has paid membership  fees for the year 2017-2020).

2. New Active Member (4 years membership fee payment; 2017- 2020)

3. Each member can nominate 1-2 candidates.

4. Nominating institution must follow the following:

 4.1 Research Proposals of at least 450-500 words 

4.2 Submit an application (attached), photo and brief introduction of each candidate.


1. Holder of a Master degree

2. Grade point average must be reasonably high

3. Submit research proposals (450- 500 words)

4. Letter of recommendation from AUAP

5. Has good health (Medical Certificate is required)

The Scholarships cover:

1. Tuition fee

2. Accommodation

3. Monthly allowance of 3,000 RMB per month

Remarks: The scholarship does not cover the air ticket, personal expenses,

 visa fee, insurance.


1st batch results by March 1, 2018 (50 Scholarships)

2nd batch by September 30, 2018 (50 Scholarship)

ZU will  coordinate directly to each candidate for the formal invitation to              apply for a visa after applicant is accepted.

The Academic Year starts in early March and November 2018 


For further details:

Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER)

posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:23 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

The US Consulate in Erbil announced opportunity for Long-term Assistance and Services for Research from the U.S. government. The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab seeks a five year cooperative agreement with a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to establish and leverage a strong international network to help solve pressing development challenges through research.

Deadline; January 24, 2018.



The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab seeks a five year cooperative

agreement with a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to establish and leverage a strong international network to help solve

pressing development challenges through research. The resulting Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER)

network will work in partnership with USAID to engage academics and stakeholders in identifying and refining critical

development research questions. LASER will fund research projects that address those questions so that the entire research

system - from universities to policy-makers and civil society - can engage, educate, and contribute to the success of the

research projects towards achieving development impacts. Additionally, LASER will increase the human and institutional

capacity of higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries to become global leaders in research. The

resulting LASER network will not only generate new knowledge for USAID, but also initiate long term, sustainable

collaborations between U.S. and developing country institutions that are characterized by equitable university partnerships.

Through LASER, USAID strives to engage with global university partners, leading to a connected global research network

focused on development challenges, and stakeholders that are better equipped to use research to further their country’s



Only HEIs are eligible to serve as the lead implementer, however consortium applications that include other organizations (eg,

NGOs, private sector) are welcome as long as the lead applicant is an HEI. USAID specifically seeks to support a university

whose operations includes the creation, engagement, and/or growth of a large, international network of university researchers,

centers, and institutes across disciplines that can 1) independently identify and address new and impactful research questions

with high relevance to the international development community, 2) partner with USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent

Offices to address unique research needs identified by USAID, and 3) provide opportunities to work with and build up

individual and institutional capacity of HEIs and their communities in low and middle-income countries.

U.S.- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:17 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

U.S.- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)


The U.S. Department of State’s U.S.- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), and the international non-profit organization, World Learning, are pleased to announce a call for applications for the twelfth year of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) programs.  These programs provide emerging and mid-career leaders from the Middle East and North Africa with the opportunity to complete an intensive specialized academic training at the American University of Beirut in Arabic and gain relevant professional experience within a practicum host organization in Beirut. This Fellowship will cover the cost of international and domestic travel, health insurance and housing and provide a modest living stipend to cover meals and incidentals. For more information, please visit the Embassy website at


يسر مبادرة الشراكة الأميركية الشرق أوسطية في الشرق الأوسط (ميبي)، والسفارة الاميركية في بغداد، أن تعلن عن دعوة لتقديم طلبات للسنة الثانية عشرة من برامج الزمالة من أجل الديمقراطية . وتتيح هذه البرامج للقادة الناشئين والمتقدمين من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا الفرصة لاستكمال تدريب أكاديمي متخصص في الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت باللغة العربية واكتساب الخبرة المهنية ذات الصلة داخل منظمة مضيفة متخصصة بالتدريب العملي في بيروت. وستغطي هذه الزمالة تكاليف السفر الدولي والمحلي والتأمين الصحي والإسكان وتوفر رواتب متواضعة للمعيشة لتغطية الوجبات والنفقات الطارئة. لمزيد من المعلومات, يرجى زيارة الموقع التالي

U.S. Music Fellowship Opportunity for Young Musicians

posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:12 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir


U.S. Music Fellowship Opportunity for Young Musicians

OneBeat brings together musicians all over the world to the U.S. for an exhilarating month of performances, discussions, and interactive music-making events. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a powerful way to connect people across political and cultural differences. Applications for ONEBEAT 2018 are open January 8 – February 9, 2018.


ONEBEAT is a U.S. government-sponsored fellowship that uses music as a tool to promote dialogue, creativity, and personal engagement among musicians from around the world. Applicants must be musicians aged 19-35 who can demonstrate musical talent, leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to building more cohesive communities at home. The ONEBEAT program takes place in the United States over four weeks in September-October 2018. Two weeks are spent in a musical residency, and two weeks are on a performance tour.  During the residency, participants form small musical ensembles, create original material, and develop workshop ideas.  While on tour, fellows give public performances in various U.S. cities and lead workshops with youth and community groups. ONEBEAT fellows will have their travel, room, and board costs covered.  Applicants must demonstrate basic English proficiency.  Interested musicians can apply directly via the OneBeat website 



برنامج ONEBEATللموسيقى:

فرصة زمالة امريكية للموسيقيين الشباب


يجمع برنامج ONEBEAT موسيقيين من دول مختلفة من العالم خلال شهر مفعم بنشاطات تتضمن عروضا موسيقية و نقاشات و فعاليات ناتجة من اعمال موسيقية تفاعلية. انطلق برنامج ONEBEAT من فكرة ان التعاون الموسيقي يمثل طريقة فاعلة لتواصل الناس على اختلافاتهم السياسية و الثقافية.  فترة تقديم الطلبات للمشاركة في برنامج ONEBEAT تبدأ في كانون الثاني وتنتهي في 9 من شهر شباط لسنة 2018.


ترعى حكومة الولايات المتحدة الامريكية برنامج ONEBEAT و هو منحة تعتمد الموسيقى وسيلة لتعزيز الحوار والإبداع والتفاعل الشخصي بين موسيقيين من كل ارجاء العالم. يمكن للموسيقيين العراقيين ممن تتراوح أعمارهم بين 19-35 التقديم على البرنامج بشرط ان يمتلكوا مواهب موسيقية و مهارات قيادية وروح المبادرة والالتزام ببناء مجتمعات أكثر تماسكا في وطنهم كما يشترط إثبات إجادتهم اللغة الإنكليزية بحيث يمكنكم التواصل مع المشاركين الاخرين من دول اخرى. سيكون برنامج ONEBEAT في الولايات المتحدة الامريكية و يستمرعلى مدى أربعة أسابيع في شهري ايلول و تشرين الاول لسنة 2018. يقضي المشاركون في البرنامج مدة أسبوعين لحضور جلسات و ورشات عمل حول الموسيقى، وأسبوعين ستكون جولة أداء. أثناء الإقامة، سيشكل المشاركون من جميع أنحاء العالم فرقا موسيقية صغيرة، ويؤلفون مقطوعات اصيلة، ويطورون أفكارا لاقامة ورش عمل. اما في فترة الجولة، سيقدم المشاركون عروضا عامة في مختلف المدن الأمريكية ويترأسوا ورش العمل مع مجموعات من الشباب والتجمعات المحلية. سيغطي البرنامج تكاليف سفر المشاركين واقامتهم و سكنهم. يمكن للموسيقيين المهتمين بالتقديم للبرنامج التقديم مباشرة الى الموقع الإلكتروني لبرنامج ONEBEAT


posted Jan 2, 2018, 2:04 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir   [ updated Jan 2, 2018, 2:05 AM ]

USAID/ASHA RFA Funding Opportunity is NOW OPEN

SUBJECT: American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program Worldwide

ASHA Request for Application No. 72ASHA18RFA00001 for Fiscal Year 2018

USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad has released its FY18 Request for Application (RFA) on  This funding opportunity supports partnerships between US organizations and overseas institutions which promote US values, best practices, pedagogies, technologies, etc. as a public diplomacy strategy to foster cooperation and better understanding between local communities and Americans. USAID/ASHA assistance supports infrastructure, such as the construction of academic buildings and medical facilities, as well as the procurement of durable medical and educational equipment. Please refer interested applicants to Solicitation Number 72ASHA18RFA00001 on  Applications are due by February 23, 2018. For more information about ASHA and our partners, please visit their website:

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