Study at Koya

Studying at The Koya University is likely to be different from your previous experiences, especially if you have not studied independently on your own. We educate individuals to become critical/independent thinker and pushing the limit when needed. You will be expected to organize your own time and manage your own work. You will experience different styles of teaching and be expected to spend significant amounts of time studying independently. Also, the University schedule of terms and semesters might be different to what you are familiar with. It is important to remember that there is always help available if you have questions. 

Our main stream policy based on knowledge transferring for a brighter future. Our academic community encourage students to learn how they can mobiles for Studying Effectively

Academic year

The academic year in Kurdistan Region runs from September to June and is split into two semesters:

  • Autumn Semester (Semester 1) September – January
  • Spring Semester (Semester 2) January – June


All exams for taught courses (excluding research) are at the end of each semester. Dates are available from the faculties' Exams Office.

Course Modules

At the beginning of each academic year you will be informed about any compulsory course modules which build up your total program credits.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is published by The Office of the Vice President for Scientific and Student Affairs at Koya University. The information in this Handbook is collected and compiled continuously. Since the included programs and services are subject to continuous review and evaluation, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Details on how to study different routes at Koya University is given on the page linked below.


Masters by a combination of research and coursework or by pure research in PhD level. (read more)

Knowledge Transfer is our main stream principal way to communicate in and outside our academic community (read more)

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