The British General Medical Council is the highest medical council established in 1884 ,and is responsible for trusting doctors applying for work or study in the country.
Koya University School of Medical was established in 2013, but has now become one of Koya University's Faculties, and a few months before the University's Faculty of Medicine (FMED) was decommissioned, it began registering with the British General Medical Council.
"The council had many documents and requirements as conditions in many details, all the needs were presented and now on the list of the names of the medical departments of the council. The university's name has been added because graduates from previous years have graduated from school and any doctor who graduates from Koya University can attend the council if he wants to continue studying or working in the UK, like any other doctor at other universities".
The steps in this process were taken under the direct supervision of Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Haseeb Sedeeq Zangana, President of Koya University, and in cooperation with Dr. Hawkar Bapeer Bakir, director of Relations and Koya University graduates (2020-2021) Dr. Ramal Saeed Mohammed and Dr. Mohammed Hussein Qadir.
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 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 UK, The University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) The University of Greenwich in the UK, Cihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021). Koya University is a memebr of The Association of Arab Universities and the International Association of Universities.