University of Kurdistan Hewler: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Requirements (2021 Updates)

Thinking about studying Medicine at the University of Kurdistan Hewler? Unsure about their UCAT and academic requirements?

Note: University of Kurdistan has removed their UCAT requirements for students. 

This article explains everything you need to know about the University of Kurdistan Hewler’s UCAT and academic requirements to study Medicine at their University!


Overview of the University of Kurdistan Hewler

The University of Kurdistan Hewler was founded in 2006 by the Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani. It is Iraq’s first and only public, English-speaking, independent University.

Kurdistan Hewler aims to be nationally and internationally known to provide high-quality education and encourage engagement between Kurdistan and the international world.

As of today, UKH consists of their main university campus, 3 dormitories for student accommodation and staff & faculty accommodation. They are currently building a new modern campus that is environmentally friendly. They also offer a range of societies, including their well-known Debating Society.



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University of Kurdistan Hewler Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryN/AAcademic Requirements

  • Minimum 90% General High School Average
  • AND Advanced English Language Capabilities:
    • PTE: 54
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • ibt-TOEFL: 82



  • Biology (80%)
  • Chemistry (80%)
  • Physics (80%)


Application Process

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark, and pass the interview section


Interview criteria and structure 

A select number of students are invited to the University of Kurdistan Hewler’s interview.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses student’s interpersonal skills, including empathy and communication, understanding of the role of a health professional and commitment, interest and motivation to study Medicine.
  • Structure: The interview section is structured into Multiple Mini Interviews.


Degree facts:

  • The University of Kurdistan Hewler’s Medical school collaborates with European and American medical schools
  • Their medical course is structured into 2 phases:
    • Phase 1: Pre-Clinical Science (3 Years)
    • Phase 2: Clinical Sciences (3 Years)
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