Mustansiriyah University

Mustansiriyah University

Mustansiriyah University is one of the oldest public universities in Baghdad, Iraq. It was established in 1227. The Motto of this university in English is O Lord, Increase my Knowledge.

History of the Mustansiriyah University

In 1227, this university was created by the founder of Abbasid Caliph Al-Mustansir. Its structure was on the left side of the Tigris River survived by Mongol Invasion in 1258. In 1963, with the financial support of the Republic of Iraq Teachers Union, the modern Mustansiriyah University came into being.

This university was given the status of a partial state institution in 1964. Also, this university combined with Al-Sha’bab University which had been founded by the Iraqi Association of Economists. Primarily, this university managed colleges in Mosul and Basra. A Law was approved under which the private universities were transformed into public universities in 1966.

Thus, Mustansiriyah became a college at the University of Baghdad. A main reorganization of higher education was started in 1967 with the aim that all earlier institutions would be destroyed and renovated by 1969. In 1968, this university was nominated as a separate university.

The branch campuses of this university were separated to form part of the University of Mosul and the University of Basra.

Founder of the Mustansiriyah University

Mustansir is the founder of this university.

President of the Mustansiriyah University

Prof. Dr. Hamid Tamimi is the president of this university.

Students at Mustansiriyah University

  • 31,039 Total Students
  • 86% Undergraduate Students
  • 14% Postgraduate Students
  • 1,363 International Students
  • 4,718 Total Faculty Staff

Admission Requirements at Mustansiriyah University

For Undergraduate Admission:

  • Common Application or Online Application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • LOR
  • University Entrance Exam
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Average GPA
  • Language Proficiency Test

For Graduate Admission:

  • Online Application or Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • University Entrance Exam
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Language Proficiency Test

Rankings of the Mustansiriyah University

It is ranked as # 2nd in Iraq.  This university ranks # 71-80th in the Arab World. This university ranks #1001-1200th by QS WUR.  Also, the ranking of this university is:

Mustansiriyah University Ranking According to:

  • in 17,851 Universities in the World
  • in 9,710 Universities in Asia
  • in 117 Universities in Iraq

Total H Index:

  • 4,476
  • 1,789
  • 21

Last 6 years H Index:

  • 3,451
  • 1,411
  • 17

Total i10 Index:

  • 3,776
  • 1,498
  • 15

Last 6 years i10 Index:

  • 2,272
  • 877
  • 7

Total Citations:

  • 4,715
  • 1,858
  • 19

Last 6 years Citations:

  • 3,567
  • 1,422
  • 15

Academics at Mustansiriyah University

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Applied & Social Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Education & Teaching
  • Business & Economics
  • Law
  • Legal Studies

Colleges & Departments at Mustansiriyah University

This university has almost 13 Colleges which are:

Medicine College

  • Department of Pediatric
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Women & Obstetrics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Anatomy

Dentistry College

  • Department of Oral Medicine
  • Department of Basic Sciences
  • Department of Oral Diseases
  • Department of Dental Industry
  • Department of Dental Treatment
  • Department of Children, Orthopedics and Prevention
  • Department of Oral & Gum Surgery

Pharmacy College

  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Drugs & Toxins
  • Department of Laboratory & Clinical Sciences
  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Drugs & Medical Plants

Science College 

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry

 Arts College

  • Department of Arabic Language
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of French Language
  • Department of Translation
  • Department of Information & Libraries
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History
  • Department of Anthropology

Education College

College of Management & Economics

 Basic Education College

  • Department of Arabic Language
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Geographic
  • Department of Sciences
  • Department of Computer
  • Department of Kindergarten
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Special Education
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Artistic Education
  • Department of Educational Guidance

Physical Education & Sport Sciences College 

  • Theoretical Sciences Department
  • Applied Science Department

Tourism Sciences College

  • Department of Hotel Management
  • Department of Tourism

Law College 

Political Science College

  • Department of Political Ideology
  • Department of Political Regimes
  • Department of Political Relations

Engineering College

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Centers at Mustansiriyah University

  • Information Technology Center
  • Hematology Center
  • Iraqi Center for Genetics & Cancer Research
  • The National Center for Diabetes
  • Mustansiriyah Center for Arab & International Studies
  • Continuing Education Center

Research at Mustansiriyah University

This university has diverse well well-resourced and well-organized Research Laboratories spread over most of the university's scientific institutions. Most of the research groups have managed various current research subjects in many fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Physics.

This university has an important measurement of Research in Humanities. This university enhanced its International Research Association through hundreds of Master's and PhD students subsidized to around about 30 global universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, India, and Malaysia.

Facilities at Mustansiriyah University

This university has an obligation toward community life by providing consultations with top Private and Governmental Agencies. Also, this university provides the faculty of Hospitals and Clinics to all of its students and also to the staff members.

It gives various financial resources to the students to complete their studies particularly those who belong to Low Economic Status. It accepts all of the International students with reasonable fees. Many sports places are spread over the campus of the university so that students can enjoy their free time. There are lots of health facilities at this university.

Equality & Diversity at Mustansiriyah University

This university accepts candidates of both genders from all Cultural and Social backgrounds on an equal basis regardless of their Religion, Disability, Marital Status, Race, and Belief.

Vision and Message of the Mustansiriyah University


The vision of this university is the Local Leadership and the Global Excellence.


The message of this university is concerned with preparing abilities in different scientific fields and increasing Research Capabilities to increase the production of Knowledge to serve society and attain partnerships according to a sustainable development perspective.

Values at Mustansiriyah University

  • Knowledge Production & Scientific Innovation
  • Quality, Creativity, and Excellence
  • Iraqi Society Values Obligation & Consolidating Moderation
  • Equal Opportunities & Liberty of Academic Thought
  • Transparency & Iraqi Rules & Laws Commitment

Contact Us


Falastin St, Baghdad, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq

Phone No:

+964 781 200 3995

Official Website

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What acceptance rate does this university have?

The acceptance rate of this university is almost 89%.

What is the ratio of student distribution at this university?

The ratio of women to men students at this university is 52: 48.

What is the revenue of this university?

The Revenue of this university is almost $20.7 Million.


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