The Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) is a non-profit institution of higher education and scientific research providing recognized degrees in the arts and sciences.

The various stages of our admission process are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique, and to make sure that you fit in with our educational model.

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How To Apply

To apply for the Catholic University in Erbil (CUE), the Student Should:

  1. Have a high school certificate or what equals.
  2. Foreign students / Graduates of International Schools must submit equalized and approved high school transcripts/certificates. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Education (KRG) website.
  3. English Language Capabilities, Applicants need to pass the CUE standard English Language test. 
  4. The applicant should not be more than 35 years old.
  5. High school graduates of previous years have the right to apply for university departments.
  6. Applicants dismissed for any reason from other universities, schools or colleges will not be considered.

Required Documents & Certificates

After filling the application form which is available above & on Campus, please visit CUE providing the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Copy of the official exam result Certificate (High School).
  • Colored copy of passport.
  • Two personal photos with a white background, passport size.
  • The application form must be approved from both the school and the General Director MoE- KRG. This process should be done by the student.

Financial Aid & Scholarship

CUE represents an outstanding value in higher education opportunities, with affordable  annual tuition fee for students who needs financial support; CUE offers a generous financial system to assist with tuition payments. Additionally, CUE offers a special scholarship for the students from Peshmerga and Martyrs’ families.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Catholic University strives to provide the best learning environment in order to achieve international standards and provide accredited academic programs by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Ministry of Higher Education in Iraq.

We have 3 major colleges at CUE:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Economics and International Relations
  • Faculty of Information technology and computer sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering

There are several requirements, for more information, click here

The Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) helps students in financing their education by offering financial assistance in the forms of partial and full scholarships. Students wishing to apply for scholarships are asked to complete and submit the following requirements:

  • Scholarship request form [Here]
  • Admission form
  • In-person interview with CUE management
  • English language test

For further information, please contact the Student Affairs Department at: +964 750 601 3333

Applicants need to pass CUE standard English Language test.