About AUIF

The American University of Iraq Foundation (AUIF) was incorporated in the United States in 2013 to support the mission of American University of Iraq, Sulaimani by building awareness of the University and its mission, and soliciting contributions.

American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is the first non-governmental, not-for-profit, American-style university in Iraq. Founded in 2007 and operated for the public benefit, it is also the first non-governmental university in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to be accredited by both the federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. A certified member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU), the University welcomes students from diverse communities throughout Iraq, the Kurdistan Region, and beyond.

The Foundation is a distinct and independent non-profit corporation that promotes and supports university-level education in Iraq based on American models. Accordingly, it is a tax-exempt organization, incorporated under the laws of the United States and has been determined by the IRS to be a public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.