Cihan University

Cihan University

A University is an educational institution in Erbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. A.Z established in 2007 by the A University Company for Scientific Investment which is a part of Cihan Group. Z is the first private university in the Kurdistan Region. A is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Kurdistan and it is a member of the Association of Arab Universities Union (AAU).

students, faculty and staff study, work and live on three campuses: Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. In 2014 the university offered courses in 12 departments.




About Cihan University

Cihan University is the oldest established English-speaking private university and the first multi-campus University in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Cihan currently has campuses in the major cities of Kurdistan namely: Cihan University – Erbil, Cihan University– Sulaymania and Cihan University- Duhok

Cihan University was established in accordance with the Council of Ministers of Kurdistan Region during February 2007, based on the National Kurdish Assembly enactment No. 33 of the year 2004, and was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Kurdistan Region No. 192N on the 30th of November 2006. The university became a member of the Association of the Arab Universities (AAU) in 2011.

About College Departments

Department of English

founded in 2013 in response to the increasing demands for graduates in the field of English language and literature especially after the fast developments in Kurdistan Region.

Department of Banking and Financial Sciences

helps the students to acquire the knowledge of financial management and advanced skills in assessing financial risks and returns, so that you can direct organizations in ways that mixing their value and enhances their skills and business acumen.

Department of Accounting

was established in 2013, and has been developing ever since. This department accepts high school graduates of three tracks:scientific, humanities, and vocational.

Department of Computer Science

one of the important departments at Cihan University. It started in 2013 with the foundation of the university. It teaches theoretical and practical methods of processing and communicating information by means of computers.

Department of Business Administration

Business Administrators graduate will handle the operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities of a company or government offices. They are known by many job titles including CEO, general manager, and operations manager. Business administrators are often the individuals who grew the company, often they relinquish their positions and chair on executive boards.