Deutsche Schule Erbil

The German school in Erbil is a very young school: Our first alumni graduated with their IB diplomas in 2018. However, our alumni can be found in many countries already, e.g. the Kurdistan region, Germany, Turkey, England, the Netherlands and Austria. You can find out more about some of our former students here:

Our former student Kani received an offer from the University of Birmingham in England. The University of Birmingham is an internationally renowned university. Here is what Kani has to say:

"My name is Kani and I graduated from the German school in Erbil in 2020. I currently live in England and study psychology at the University of Birmingham. In the IB programme, students have to write longer essays, including evaluations. Writing these essays has served as a good preparation for my studies. My teachers supported me in every possible way as I applied to universities; this made the application process much easier."


Our former student Sarah received a place as a medical school student at the Ilstinye University in Istanbul, Turkey. The study program is in English. Ilstinye University is a private university with international students and staff; it is multilingual as well as multicultural. The university allows their students to study in other countries through the ERASMUS program.

Sarah reports that medical school requires considerable effort and long hours of study. So far she has passed all of her exams (congratulations!). She intends to focus her studies on neurology or cardiology. When asked how well the IB program at the German school in Erbil prepared her for medical school, she says:

"The IB diploma programme at the German school in Erbil has prepared me very well for medical school. The IB internal assessments and the extended essay proved to be valuable exercises for the academic research I have to prepare now at university. In chemistry and biology I learned a lot for what I need today. This was really excellent preparation."