Welcome to American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.
AUIS is unlike any other university in Iraq. At our university, all instruction is in English, opening countless doors for our graduates. We don’t tell students what to study - students choose a major that most interests them. We welcome everyone regardless of affiliation or origin and have financial aid and scholarships packages to help students pay for their education. And, perhaps most importantly, AUIS is deliberately conceived as a student-centered, American-style university.
What does that mean? It means that it teaches students, not abstract subjects. It means that the advancement of the whole person, of the mind, of the heart of the student is at the center of our mission. It is not enough to convey information, to teach some skills in this or that discipline, valuable and indispensable as that is. What we want is to involve students in a process of discovery that is also a process of self-discovery. We aim to provide an education that brings about a change, a growth, a flourishing of what is best in each student and, by extension, the future of Iraq.
We cannot continue to make our mission a reality without talented students, professors, and staff. We are, of course, always looking for talented and ambitious students – so go ahead and apply to our undergraduate or graduate programs. Beyond that, we seek the support of those who believe in the AUIS mission and are able to contribute to it with their talent and their resources.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our web site.
Dr. Athanasios Moulakis
President and Provost