Tuition and Fees | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Tuition and Fees

AUIS is a private, not-for-profit university operated for the public benefit of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.  To help talented students attend, the University subsidizes their education. On average more than 40% of the cost of an AUIS student’s education is paid for by outside sponsors, gifts and grants.

In general, the higher a student’s score on the KRG/Iraq Baccalaureate exam, the lower the tuition rate paid by the student. Students scoring 74 and below on the Baccalaureate exam pay the full (unsubsidized) tuition rate of $8,000 per year (two semesters). 

The University offers additional scholarships and sponsorships to help students pay for their education at AUIS.  Because selection criteria and availability of scholarships may vary by year, please regularly check the AUIS website for updates.

The highest-scoring top two percent (2%) students will receive a full AUIS Academic Excellence Scholarship, and will not be required to pay any tuition.



2020-2021 Tuition Rates (per semester) 

Undergraduate Program
Baccalaureate Score

Tuition Rate (USD)

University Discount/Subsidy (%)

Invoiced Tuition (USD)
90 and above $4,000 50% $2,000
75 - 89 $4,000 25% $3,000
74 and below $4,000 0% $4,000
International Students $5,000 0% $5,000

* Fractions will not be rounded up, for example a student with a score of 89.99 will pay a semester tuition of $3,000.

* Tuition is for one academic semester.  

Additional Discount/Subsidy to the Academic Preparatory Program (APP)
Baccalaureate Score Subsidized Tuition Rate (USD)

Additional University Discount/Subsidy (%)

Invoiced Tuition (USD)
90 and above $2,000 28% $1,450
75 - 89 $3,000 25% $2,250
74 and below $4,000 26% $2,950
Tuition per course $1,375
(17 courses and textbooks)


  • Newly enrolled students, including recipients of scholarship and/or sponsorship, will be asked for a tuition deposit of $500.
  • The Admissions tuition deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions to this might be granted to some scholarship cases, which must be determined in the enrollment agreement.
  • Deposits for keys, lockers and other university property.

Summer Courses

Annual tuition does not include:

Mandatory Fees

In addition to tuition, APP students are required to pay about $50 per term for textbooks:

  • This fee is processed by the AUIS Bookstore
  • If not paid, APP will withhold midterm and final grades and prevent online registration

AUIS reserves the right to introduce additional mandatory fees not originally listed in enrollment agreement.


The Fees at AUIS include the following:

  • Dorm/housing fees (only for students eligible for dorm room)

​The cost of living in an AUIS dorm per semester for undergraduate students is as follows:

  1. Economy: $600
  2. Standard: $720
  3. Private: $1,200

APP dorm fees per semester for APP students are as follows:

Published for students Cost Per 10-Week Term Cost Per Year
Economy $490 $1,960
Standard $590 $2,360
Private $1,000 $4,000

Click here to learn more about the above dorm types.

* Above fees cover staying in the dorms for one semester; any breaks, holidays and weekends will not be deducted from the cost.

* A deposit for dorm room keys, and other AUIS properties in the dorm rooms will be requested from the student during registration for housing.

  • Administration fee: $50 per term
  • Undergraduate textbook fees (total amount varies depending on schedule)
  • Minor service fees (printing fees, parking fees)

AUIS reserves the right to introduce additional fees not originally listed in enrollment agreement.