Scholarships from the Russian Federation to the Students in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in ErbilThe Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Erbil presents its compliments to the Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government - Iraq and has the honour to inform the Department that the Government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision to provide scholarships for students from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the expense of the Russian Federation in Russian universities in 2021-2022 academic year.

The consulate would like to draw attention to the fact that in The 2021-2022 year enrollment in Russian universities under the scholarship program for students from the Kurdistan Region will be done online via the website https://education-in- The deadline for uploading on the web-site of full dossier of the candidates (with all necessary documents, translated into Russian and legalized at the consulate) is strictly fixed prior Februarv 20.2021. please be advised that after February 20, 2021 the on-line system will be blocked automatically to accept any registration and submission of the application forms.
Meanwhile, applicants are free to choose educational programs they would like to enrol, among them mathematical and natural sciences, engineering and technical sciences, agriculture and agricultural sciences, social sciences, education and pedagogical sciences, human sciences, etc. Please be advised that incoming academic year the scholarship program doesn't include public health service and medical sciences specialities. All the scholarships can be granted for bachelors, masters and postgraduate students only. More information is available at
The detailed information for lraqi applicants for Russian scholarships for online registration and application is placed on the website page https://ed ucation- where the video in the Russian language with English subtitles is available.
In order to participate in scholarship for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq separately from the scholarship for the rest part ofthe Republic oflraq (carried out in Baghdad by the Russian Embassy in Iraq) all the applicants - the residents of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - while registering their application forms must click; Iraq (Kurdish Autonmous Region)" on the website. The registration number for applicants from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq starts with,,IRl" (for example: IRI-10298t21)
Please be advised that the consultations for the applicants will be organized
in the Russian Consulate General from February 2nd,2021 till February 20.2021 (on Monday. Tuesday and Thursday. l0:00-13:00 am).
The Consulate General kindly requests the esteemed Department to convey this information to the KRG Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Kurdistan Union of students and other relevant educational entities acting under the auspice of the Regional Govemment at earlier convenience.



Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region (Curdistão iraquianoكردستان_العراق) of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of Arkansas.  KOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK. Koya University is a member of the International Association of Universities.


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