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Postgraduate studies for the academic year 2011-2012
Admission of Iraqi students in Iraqi universities



First, the General Conditions of Application and Admission

  • The maximum age of the applicant to study Master is (40) forty years.
  • The maximum age of the applicant to study PhD is (45) forty-five years.
  • The applicant of Higher Diploma is exempted from the requirement of the average, age and English language proficiency test.
  • The applicant of Master should have an average not less than (65%) with the exception of the first quarter of medical and engineering specializations of an average not less than 60%.
  • The applicant of PhD should have an average not less than (70%)
  • Applicants of the Master (of staff) should have a real effective service of two years after getting the last certificate, and the period of service is calculated from the date of attending the job until 1/9/2011 with a full-time study.
  • An applicant of PhD is required to be an employee (except employees of higher education who are subjected to the Law of the University Service) that the service has to be real and effective for a period of two years after getting the last certificate and the period of service is calculated from the date of attending his job until 1/9/2011.
  • An applicant should pass the interview conducted by the academic department to determine his eligibility for the study and to ensure his physical, mental, psychological and to suit his specialization.
  • An applicant is required to participate in the entrance exam.


Second, Calculating the Basis of the average of differentiation

  • The basis of the average of differentiation of the applicant of Higher Diploma, Masters and PhD of Medical and Engineering Specializations, pure sciences and English is calculated according to the following equation:
  • The basis of the average of differentiation = (average × 70/100) + (entrance exam degree × 30/100)

    Apart from the above specializations is according to the following equation:

    The basis of the average of differentiation = (average × 70/100) + (entrance exam degree × 25/100)

    Note:

    The average of Higher Diploma = 60% for the BA + 40% for the Higher Diploma + 5 degrees to those who passed the ITP-TOEFL exam



Third: Admission Fields

(Fields within the Plan of Admission)

  1. Field of Admitting the Firsts :

  2.    From which to accept the first graduate (Applying for Master only) according to the general conditions of applying and admission contained in the item (I) and under the following guidelines:

    • Should have the first place in the department or branch (for colleges where there are no departments) and in the first attempt only.
    • The first graduate can submit to all universities where there is his specialization.
    • The firsts will compete on the percentage not more than (30%) of the seats allocated to study the masters and doctoral degrees according to the admission plan provided that at least one seat in each specialization, and in the case that the percentage number is incorrectly rounded to the nearest integer in the case that the fracture is greater than or equal to 0.5 , and in the case of the fraction less than 0.5 the fracture is neglected.

  3. Field of Admission of Employees of Departments and Branches of the Colleges in Higher Education

  4.    Whereby the allocation of one place in each open study according to the following guidelines:

      • Allocating one place for the employees of each department or branch (for colleges where there are no Departments) and the study is open . The applicant is subjected to the conditions set forth in item (I) / general conditions of application and admission and is excluded from the requirement of service (two years) in accordance with item(12) of article (7) of the university Service Law No. (23) in 2008.


    Note:

       Nomination is done by the concerned department in the concerned college, and the College Board approves, but to take into account the years of service , the average ,sequence of graduation , scientific title , the number of researches and publishers published in accordance with a special nomination form, model number (503)

  5. Field of Admission of the officials of the State According to Memorandums of Understanding
  6.    Whereby an allocation of one place in each open study for state employees where they compete with each other on the seat in question in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between our ministry and other ministries where the concerned ministries bear the costs of study for masters (three million dinars annually for the Humanities and four million dinars annually for scientific studies ) and for doctoral studies (four million dinars annually for the Humanities, and five million dinars annually for scientific studies), the applicant must be a fulfillment of the requirements set forth in item (I) / general conditions of application and admission, and according to a special nomination form, model number (502).

  7. Field of Public Admission
  8.    The officials of Higher Education and other ministries and departments not associated with the Ministry and non-staff can submit in this field under the conditions set forth in item (I) / general conditions of application and admission, and for both master and doctoral degrees and the competition is done between the applicants in accordance with the regulations and according to the remaining seats of the earlier fields under the admission plan.

(Other Fields outside the admission plan)

  1. Filed of creative and talented people:
  2.    Whereby the creative and talented people are accepted under the terms and mechanism and according to a private nomination form, (Model No. 2020), where the competition is done for only one seat in each open study .Graduates of colleges of Sport education are not allowed to submit according to this field because they are included under the athletes and heroes field and those who meet creativity or talent their application forms are sent to the Department of sponsored research and development under the patronage of scientists and innovators in no later than 15/09/2011.

  3. Field of admission of the martyrs' families and political prisoners:
  4.    Whereby the creative and talented people are accepted under the terms and mechanism and according to a private nomination form, (Model No. 2020), where the competition is done for only one seat in each open study .Graduates of colleges of Sport education are not allowed to submit according to this field because they are included under the athletes and heroes field and those who meet creativity or talent their application forms are sent to the Department of sponsored research and development under the patronage of scientists and innovators in no later than 15/09/2011.

    Note:

       Newly-established college: is the college that has not been established in more than ten years.

  5. Athletes and Heroes:
  6.    Whereby graduated heroes of colleges of Sport Education are accepted according to the terms and the mechanism adopted in the form (Form No. 507), and the competition is made for one seat only.

  7. Study at the private expense :
  8.    Application is made directly to the universities, and the applicant bears the cost of the study for the Higher Diploma (three million dinars annually for the Humanities and four million dinars annually for scientific studies) and for the Masters (four million dinars annually for the Humanities, and five million dinars annually for scientific studies) and for doctoral studies (five million dinars annually for the Humanities and six million dinars annually for scientific studies), the competition is done for no more than 3 seats in each open study and the field includes staff and non-staff according to the form (Model No. 506).

* General observations on the above items (fields outside the admission plan)

  • All the conditions set forth in item (I) are applied on all fields above.
  • The competition is made for one seat in each open study except for private expense , where competition is made for seats not less than one and not more than three seats and a maximum age of the applicant for master is 45 years old and for doctoral studies is 50 years.
  • The creative and talented people field, the martyrs' families, political prisoners, heroic athletes' field and the field of private study include the staff and non staff.
  • The employee and non- employee bear the cost of the study in the private study field and is entitled to pay directly and his directorate does not assume that.

(General Notes)

  • Graduates of universities and private colleges have the right to apply for post graduate studies within the guidelines set forth in item (I) / general conditions of application and admission
  • The average degree of the applicant is to be modified for the purpose of admission only in the case that the average is (64.50%) and more to become (65%). The basis of calculating the average of differentiation is according to the equation mentioned in item (2nd / 1) leaving the average degree as it is without being modified for the applicants of masters.
  • The average of the degrees of the preparatory year only is being adopted without the thesis in the case that the applicant obtained a master's degree with accepted assessment in cases where degrees are not granted.
  • The applicant for the doctoral study of non-employees of higher education and those who completed the master's study within the specified time without an extension and got an estimate at least very good (thesis + PY) has the right to apply directly with an exception from the requirement of service (two years).
  • It is required to apply for only one field and the admission will be void in cases where the applicant submitted to more than one field.
  • Graduates of universities that are not recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research can not apply.
  • The admission in the Iraqi Council for Medical Specializations under the terms of the Council is done after the Ministry authenticated it.
  • If there are any vacant seats in any field, it is moved to the following field and according to the priorities of admission as set out in the sequence of admission and that does not include fields outside the admission plan within a period not more than 14 days.
  • The spare replaces the original in case of canceling his admission to a period not more than (14) days from the date of beginning the study and not to promote any transaction outside of this period and the college assumes total responsibility.
  • Application for postgraduate Studies begins on Sunday, 24/7/2011 and ends on Wednesday, 31/8/2011.
  • The date of entrance exam is on Monday 5/9/2011.
  • The names of admitted students will be announced no later than Thursday, 29/9/2011 through electronic system for admission in the universities to take into consideration the following: -
    • Period of objection is given for a week.
    • University orders are issued up to on Sunday, 16/10/2011 and to send a copy to the Department of the Applicant Employee.
    • The study sets out in a maximum period on Tuesday, 1/11/2011.
    • The Department of Research and Development in the ministry Center is auditing the university orders issued by the universities.
    • A university or its formations are not allowed to expand the admission plan after being approved officially.
    • The University Council is responsible for putting consistent and comprehensive standards to address the new situations during the implementation of these conditions through a special session and not to affect the functioning of the educational process.
  • The applicant is not allowed to participate in the entrance exam if he is not completing all the basic needed requirements , including:
    • The graduation document with the average and sequence.
    • Non-objection letter for staff.
    • fill out application forms.
    • sign the required written pledge.
  • Blind students for postgraduate studies of the academic year 2011-2012 are excluded from the proficiency test: ITP-TOEFL and IC3 or their equivalent.


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