Cihan University – Erbil is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).  The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)..” ASIC Affiliations and Credentials.

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Cihan University-Erbil

College of Science

College of Health Technology

College of Arts and Letters


The Central Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation (ZEvA) determined that the Architectural Engineering Department  of Cihan University-Erbil  meet international educational quality standards. the Program have been accredited unconditionally for six years.
The ZEvA experts expressed confidence that the knowledge and skills students gain in these academic programe give them ‘high chances of finding employment in various professional fields.’ In addition, they are ‘able to relate their academic knowledge to the social context and realities in which it is acquired.’

College of Engineering

International Association of Universities (IAU)

Cihan Universoty-Erbil has  been granted accreditation by the prestigious International Association of Universities (IAU). This recognition solidifies Cihan University’s commitment to excellence in higher education and places it among the globally recognized institutions.

The International Association of Universities, headquartered in Paris, France, is a renowned global association that promotes and strengthens higher education worldwide. It serves as a platform for universities and other higher education institutions to collaborate, exchange ideas, and enhance the quality of education.

Obtaining accreditation from the IAU is a significant achievement for Cihan University, as it validates the university’s adherence to the highest standards of education, research, and institutional integrity. The accreditation process involved a rigorous evaluation of various criteria, including curriculum quality, faculty qualifications, research output, infrastructure, student support services, and governance.

Dr. Serwan Baban, President of Cihan University, expressed his delight and pride in receiving this prestigious accreditation. He stated, “We are thrilled to receive recognition from the International Association of Universities. This accreditation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing our students with a world-class education and preparing them to become global citizens.”

The accreditation from the IAU will enable Cihan University to establish stronger ties with international institutions and foster collaborations in the field of education and research. It will also facilitate student and faculty exchange programs, providing opportunities for Cihan University’s students and faculty members to engage with scholars and researchers from around the world.

With this new accreditation, Cihan University joins the ranks of esteemed institutions that have met the stringent standards set by the International Association of Universities. It enhances the university’s reputation as a center of excellence and opens doors to new opportunities for its graduates in the global job market.

Cihan University is renowned for its diverse range of programs, cutting-edge research initiatives, and dedicated faculty members. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across disciplines such as engineering, business administration, information technology, law, arts and sciences, and health sciences.

As Cihan University celebrates this significant milestone, it looks forward to leveraging its accreditation to further enhance its educational offerings, expand its international collaborations, and continue nurturing the intellectual growth and success of its students.