Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Five years $10,000 per academic year


Welcome to our Dentistry Programme at UKH, where academic excellence and hands-on clinical experience merge. We will deliver our comprehensive curriculum where dental professionals will be offered education in core subjects and practical training. With state-of-the-art facilities and technology, students receive top-notch education. Our approach emphasizes learning through hands-on clinical experiences, internships, and research collaborations. From foundational courses to specialised subjects like dental pathology and radiology, students gain practical skills through clinical rotations and modern techniques, preparing them for real-world dental practice.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma: Secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 85% or above.
  • Equalised transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
  • Minimum Grade in Related Subjects: Minimum High School Score of ≥240 in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE, 6.0 in IELTS -74in ibt-TOEFL or 105 in Duolingo.
  • Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered

  • Application Form: Online application is required.
  • Official transcripts: Provide a copy of your official transcript (for applicants who graduated from international institutions, an equalized transcript is required).
  • Certification Letter from High School: Provide an official letter from your High School Confirming your High School Average.
  • A copy of your Passport and national ID


The B.D.S programme at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) School of Medicine prepares students for careers in dentistry by providing a strong foundation in dental education following global standards. A detailed programme outline guides its structure, learning goals and evaluation methods, ensuring top-notch education. Notable features include:

  1. Integrated Learning: The curriculum blends theory with practical skills using problem-based learning and case studies, bridging classroom knowledge with real-world practice.
  2. Early Clinical Exposure: Hands-on training begins early, helping students develop clinical skills and apply theoretical knowledge effectively.
  3. Research and Innovation: Emphasis on research encourages evidence-based practice, fostering critical thinking and innovation in dental science.
  4. Global Perspective: A diverse environment promotes cultural competence, offering insights into global health and dental practices.
  5. Modern Facilities: State-of-the-art technology supports various dental specialties, enhancing the learning experience.

These features ensure that graduates are well-prepared and ethically grounded to excel in their dental careers and are able to serve their communities effectively.

Skills Development

Our Dental School's curriculum is designed for comprehensive education, emphasising clinical proficiency, ethical practice and ongoing professional development. We integrate theory and practice using problem-based and case-based learning methods, ensuring effective application in clinical settings. The programme emphasises both vertical (progressive knowledge building) and horizontal (interdisciplinary connections) integration for enhanced understanding. Essential modules focus on critical skills and ethics, preparing students for ethical decision-making and patient care challenges. We also encourage lifelong learning and evidence-based practice to ensure graduates stay updated with the latest advancements in dental science. Overall, our aim is to nurture well-rounded dental professionals ready to make a positive impact in their field and communities.

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