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AUIS National Scholarship

The AUIS National Scholarship provides 40 full scholarships for students from all of Iraq’s 19 governorates, covering full tuition and dorm fees for those requiring housing through graduation. Students awarded the National Scholarship will receive a certificate naming them AUIS National Scholars. Additionally, each scholar will be specially acknowledged in their home city or town and may be invited to represent AUIS as Student Ambassadors during events in their governorate.

About the Scholarship
The 40 scholarships will be awarded to two students from each governorate, with two additional scholarships designated for Baghdad. Scholarship recipients must be Iraqi citizens who graduated from high school during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years and received a score of 90% and above on their baccalaureate exams (or an equivalent score on an international exam). Graduates of vocational high schools are eligible and encouraged to apply. The scholarship is only available to new students applying to AUIS for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.


Students interested in being considered for the scholarship must submit a brief personal statement of no more than two pages, in English, Arabic or Kurdish, describing extracurricular or volunteer activities, travel experiences, special academic interests, and/or why they are interested in studying at AUIS. Students must also apply to AUIS and take the free AUIS placement exam before the scholarship’s application deadline.

Applicants who complete their applications and meet the scholarship criteria will be grouped by governorate. The AUIS Scholarship Committee will rank all qualifying applicants within each governorate, including applicants from vocational schools. One top female student and one top male student (two each for Baghdad) with highest scores in the regular baccalaureate exams will be selected from each of the governorates. Upon enrollment, National Scholars will be required to pay a refundable $500 tuition deposit and $300 housing deposit (for dorm students only).

-Application deadline for the scholarship from KRI governorates is 5:00 PM on September 27, 2021
-Application deadline for the scholarship from other Iraqi governorates is 5:00 PM on October 31, 2021

*Due to high interest in this scholarship, students are encouraged to submit their applications early.


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