Postgraduate Studies and Academic Relations

The directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Academic Relations is one of the most important directorates of Soran University and works under the supervision of the Vice-president for Scientific Affairs.

The directorate is formed by joining the following two directorates:

Academic Relations Directorate

The directorate coordinates the establishment and improvement of the University’s formal bilateral relationships for academic cooperation and exchange. This covers the university, its faculties and departmental arrangements. It is also setting out to generate a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from Soran University to conduct collaborative researches with the scholars in partner institutions on concerns of mutual interests. 

The directorate’s main functions are: 

  • Scholarships

The directorate puts forward in collaboration with all the faculties connected to Soran University plans of scholarships to send students abroad to study in various fields leading to the degrees of master, Ph.D. and postdoctoral. In addition, the directorate is in charge of assisting the students and researchers with the application process and the administrative matters in addition to reviewing the improvement of their study abroad.

  • Delegations

The directorate is responsible for welcoming and organising meetings for all international and internal delegations visiting Soran university. The directorate is also responsible for sending the university staff to participate in the local and international training courses and conferences as well as following up their process of participation.

  • International Relations

Another duty of the directorate is to arrange and setup MOU and agreements between Soran University and the national and international institutions as well as review and improve the former contracts.

Soran University’s bilateral agreements and factsheet 2020/2021 can be found here.

Postgraduate Studies Directorate

The directorate is responsible for overall coordination of postgraduate studies and offer demanding and relevant postgraduate courses for students seeking for advanced professional studies, as well as helping them to apply and instruct them in the administrative processes. Further, the directorate prepares the annual plan of the university regarding the postgraduate education and also directly dealing with all the educational programs and scholarships related to postgraduate studies such as HCDP. 



Director:  Dr. Soran Hussein Qader

Postgraduate Studies and Academic Relations
2nd floor, Presidency of Soran University building 
Kawa Street – 44008
Soran - Erbil, 
Kurdistan Region/ Iraq 
Tell: +964 (0)66 264 6502
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