مرحبا بكم في جامعة باكنغهام

Buckingham and Iraq

For 27 years now there has been a good relationship between Iraqi students and The University of Buckingham. We very much value this, and therefore continuously put every effort to make it even better!

These pages were created to provide you with essential information about The University of Buckingham, degree programmes offered here, and more.

Our Iraqi alumni

The University of Buckingham has 20 alumni from Iraq to date.

To give you an example of how The University of Buckingham provides you with the best platform for your career development, here are some real life examples for you.In the past we have welcomed students from Iraq and after their graduation they have developed into successful professionals and work in companies such as:

  • Ontario Legal Aid Plan
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Sulaimani

and many more.

Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz (PhD 2010)

The research environment which is created by Prof. Sabah Jassim is friendly and unique, and during my study in The University of Buckingham I’ve got not only the PhD degree but also practice how to establish my own research areas and present them confidently in highly ranked conferences and workshops worldwide, not to mention the patent which we published. I would like to thank all the research team in the Applied Computing department for their supportive and guidance that enabled me to get my degree.  Those experiences helped me to find jobs in the University of Hertfordshire and then in the University of Northampton. Thanks, Buckingham!

Muntassar Al-Majidi (MA English 2010)

During my studies at The University of Buckingham, I benefited from a high academic level of teaching, as well as kind people and an ideal location.  Buckingham’s tutors and library staff are very friendly and make every effort to help you. Its situation between Oxford and Cambridge helps to facilitate high level academic research. The University of Buckingham helped me to achieve my dream in completing my Master’s degree in English Literature.

Entry requirements

For the Foundation course you would need the following:

  • 12 years of education
  • Local qualification:  Successful completion of Certificate of Preparatory Education / Secondary School Certificate
  • IELTS 5.0 (with at least 4.5 in each component)

If you are considering enrolling as a full time Undergraduate student at The University of Buckingham you need to have completed the following:

  • Local qualification:  Sixth Form Baccalaureat + Foundation or Bacchelor’s Degree from a recognised university
  • IB of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)
  • A-Level minimum of BBB

See also: Undergraduate language requirements.

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Degree, you need to have completed the equivalent of a UK Bachelor’s Honours Degree with Second Class as a minimum or:

  • Local qualification:  A Master’s degree from a recognised University

See also: Postgraduate language requirements.


We work closely with counsellors and overseas representatives who can advise you on how to apply for your degree as well as in completing your visa application.

You are not obliged to make an application through an agent but we strongly recommend that you consult with them if you require a visa counselling service. The International Office may be able to assist you with your application and let you know what documentation you need to prepare but are unable to offer advice on visas.

Your International Officer

The International Office is always here to help applicants from overseas. We do not currently have any plans to visit Iraq but if you wish to come and visit the campus and meet with an academic this can be arranged by emailing our International Officer on

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of staff at The University of Buckingham please find contact details of the International Officer for your region below: