David Mitchell 
UK Education Tour 
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Monday March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM AST
Thursday March 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM AST

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Erbil International Hotel / Suleymaniyah tbc 
Erbil International Hotel,
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

David Willetts UKETMinister for Universities & Science David Willetts at UKET Spring 2012


UK Education Tour Spring 2014:
Erbil & Sulaymaniyah

UK Education Tour
's mission is to introduce highly qualified, internationally-focussed students to British universities, colleges and quality language schools. Our events are 100% UK focussed, and promote the UK through, UKTI and the FCO, social and traditional media, ensuring that we reach the target segment for UK education.

"UKET is well organised and a well connected fair to the people in Kurdistan. It is well known by the Ministry and has been running for some years which gives us confidence to attend the next one".
Kathryn Land, University of Portsmouth (Autumn 2013)


In the past 3 years UK Education Tour has established itself as THE event for UK education in the region. We will be returning to Sulaymaniyah, a vibrant commercial city in the east of the region, and home to the University of Sulaymaniyah. On Wednesday morning, will take a scenic drive to Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world. As well as the University of Salahaddin, there are several public and private universities in Erbil and surrounding cities. 

null David Mitchell (Levant Education), Hugh Evans (UK Consul General)
Dana Ibrahim (UKTI), Dr Beriwan Khailany (Advisor to Ministry of Higher Education)

The Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (GBP62 million) is allocated to the scheme, with additional schoalrships available from Baghdad, and a new scholarship expected to be announced by the KRG in January. Thousands of distinguished young men and women will continue their education in internationally renowned universities. Over 2000 students from the Kurdish Region alone will be sponsored to study abroad in 2014. The Iraq Education Initiative scholarship programme, run by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, aims to send 10,000 PG students abroad every year until 2015. This event will once again target students from the Kurdish Region and all over Iraq.

Monday 3rd March/Tuesday 4th March: Arrive Sulaymaniyah

Tuesday 4th March
: Sulaymaniyah
Midday: Briefing lunch
UK Education Exhibiton
Evening: UKET dinner in Suleymaniyah.

Wednesday 5th March
Morning: Scenic drive to Erbil
Afternoon: Lunch Erbil International Hotel
3pm: UKET Opening and Education exhibition
Evening: UKET Feast

Thursday 6th March : Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Education Exhibiton
Afternoon: UK Education Exhibiton
Transfers to Erbil International Airport will be arranged

Hotels are arranged at discount rates, usually $150 to $170 per night.

Combined registration for 3 events days in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil is 3695, or book before December 20th 2013 for the Early Bird rate: 3595!

6795 INSTEAD OF 7390

(Erbil only 2995).

We only invite UK universities and schools, and we provide a platform that highlights UK education as a high value, high quality option. We will be promoting the event throughout Iraq, to increase the attendance and enquiries from both the Kurdish Region and the rest of Iraq. We are driven by the needs and feedback of our clients - UK universities and schools - and of the aims of the governments of Kurdistan / Iraq.

After several successful events in the region (feedback below) we are again expecting to sell out of spaces. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Joanne Jacobs Manchester

"UKET is well organised and a well connected fair to the people in Kurdistan. It is well known by the Ministry and has been running for some years which gives us confidence to attend the next one".
Kathryn Land, University of Portsmouth (Autumn 2013)

"Very worthwhile, well targeted and good fun"
Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester (Spring 2013)

"Very effective, well organised event. Well done!
Nick Bradley, University of Swansea (Spring 2013)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will happily attend again".
David Stoll, Aberdeen University (Autumn 2013)

"Exceptional organisation leading to a relaxed and convivial working atmosphere. Many students at both fairs 'asked all the right questions' and were genuinely seeking advice on their UK study plans!"
Sarah Byrne, Liverpool School of English (Spring 2013)

"Another great event, especially the meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education"
Tim Kerr Dineen, Kings Colleges (Spring 2013)

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Reservations include 3 days of enquiry generating events, lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, arrival transfers, and 1 page in event guide. Register before December 20th to benefit from the early bird rate!

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