Kurdish Iraq Autumn 2014 – Now Booking

In the Kurdish north of Iraq,  a stable security situation has led to a high level of economic and business development.  UK Education Tour has been working in Kurdistan since 2011 and has excellent local relationships. British-Kurdish relations are strong and British education has an excellent reputation for  the high quality of its university system, research, teaching and training.  Many government and industry leaders were educated in the UK.

Dr Govand Sherwani, KRG Director of HCDP Schoalrship Programme
Dr Govand Sherwani, KRG Director of HCDP Schoalrship Programme

Following more excellent events in 2013 and 2014, will be returning to Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world. As well as the University of Salahaddin, there are several public and private universities in Erbil and surrounding cities. We will then travel to Sulaymaniyah, a vibrant commercial city in the east of the region, and home to the Univeristy of Sulaymaniyah.

UK Education Tour N. Iraq 2012
UK Education Tour N. Iraq 2012

The Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual KRG budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (GBP62 million) is allocated to the scheme. It provides an opportunity for thousands of distinguished young men and women to continue their education in internationally renowned universities.

We are currently awaiting the next round of HCDP scholarships – if they are not announced by October we will postpone the event and refund all registrations. The Iraq Education Initiative scholarship programme, HCED, run by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, aims to send 10,000 PG students abroad every year until 2015. Our events attract many students from all over Iraq.


Monday 6th October: Arrive Erbil
Transfers from Erbil International Airport will be arranged

Tuesday 7th October : Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Education Exhibiton
Afternoon: UK Education Exhibiton
Evening: UKET Dinner

Wednesday 8th October: Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Education Exhibition
Transfer to Suleymaniyah
Evening: UKET dinner in Suleymaniyah.

Thursday 9th October Suleymaniyah
Morning: UK Education Exhibition
Afternoon: UK Education Exhibition
Evening: Free evening

Transfers to Suleymaniyah International Airport or Erbil International Airport will be arranged. 


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“UKET is well organised and a well connected fair to the people in Kurdistan.
It is well known by the Ministry and has been running for some years which gives us confidence to attend the next one”. Kathryn Land, University of Portsmouth (Autumn 2013)

“Very worthwhile, well targeted and good fun”

Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.

“Very effective, well organised event. Well done!”
Nick Bradley, University of Swansea.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will happily attend again”.
David Stoll, Aberdeen University.

“Exceptional organisation leading to a relaxed and convivial working atmosphere. Many students at both fairs ‘asked all the right questions’ and were genuinely seeking advice on their UK study plans!”
Sarah Byrne, Liverpool School of English.

“Another great event, especially the meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education”
Tim Kerr Dineen, Kings Colleges.

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