Scholarships and Sponsorships | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Scholarships and Sponsorships

Note that scholarship applications are now closed

AUIS is a non-governmental, not-for-profit institution of higher education. Operated for the public benefit, it is accredited by both the federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. With support, AUIS is able to offer need- and merit-based scholarships to talented students, especially those who have demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to their communities.


Sponsorships offer individuals or organizations to cover the tuition of a student, helping to ensure that an AUIS education is affordable and accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds. Contact us to learn more about sponsoring the education of an AUIS student.


Sponsors cover the tuition of students, helping to ensure that AUIS is affordable and accessible to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Obtaining a Sponsorship
  1. Granting a sponsorship is at the discretion of the sponsor
  2. Liaison confirms the sponsorship with the sponsor
Confirming a Sponsorship
  1. Sponsorships must first be confirmed by the sponsor in a formal email or letter
  2. Sponsorships can be confirmed through the Sponsorship Record Form, either for a single term, for multiple terms or until graduation
  3. Students sponsored for two or more terms should complete a General Sponsorship Agreement
  4. All new or renewed sponsorships must be submitted by the sponsorship deadline - the second Thursday of each term
Academic Standards 
Academic Preparatory Program (APP)
  • First failure of an APP level results in suspension of sponsorship and payment, invoice issued for failure
  • Second failure of APP will result in termination of sponsorship
Undergraduate Program (UG)
  • First term on academic probation results in suspension of sponsorship and invoice issued for low-performing term
  • Second term on academic probation will result in termination of sponsorship
Sponsorship Appreciation
AUIS deeply appreciates the financial support of student sponsors.
In order to be approved for graduation, a student must write a personalized thank you note to his or her sponsor to express gratitude.