Human Capacity Development Program (HCDP)

The Human Capacity Development Program (HCDP) is a scholarship program that began in 2010 with funding from the Kurdistan Regional Government.  The program consists of 5 phases; for each phase the KRG will allocate US$100 million.  In accordance with the needs of the Kurdistan Region, the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHE) will award at least 1,000 scholarships per year until 2014 for students to pursue Masters and Doctoral degrees at leading international universities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.

The HCDP aims to:

The KRG Representation in the US is available to provide general guidance about studying and living in the US and address any issues related to the HCDP Scholarship.  HCDP students interested or already studying in the US, as well as US universities interested in receiving HCDP students should contact the KRG-US for more information:

Ms. Remziya Suleyman, Director of Congressional and Academic Affairs, Tel. 202-821-1854, Email:

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