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#7973 of 14,131 In the World
#3131 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 87 In Afghanistan
#1 of 4 In Herat

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Acceptance rate

* Herat University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalaureate) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSemesters
Full time employee350
Student:staff ratio36:1


Herat University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Islamic Law, Islamic Theology, Journalism, Law, Literature, Management, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Stomatology, Theology, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Business Administration, Literature

Notable alumni

  1. Roya Mahboob

    Roya Mahboob
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    1987-.. (age 36)

    Roya Mahboob is a businesswoman and entrepreneur from Afghanistan. She founded and serves as CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company based in Herat, Afghanistan. She has received attention for being among the first IT female CEOs in Afghanistan, where it is still relatively rare for women to work outside the home. On 18 April 2013, Roya Mahboob was named to TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan and for Women's Annex, a multilingual blog and video site hosted by Film Annex. This was the 10th anniversary of the TIME special edition. The Women's Annex platform give the women of Afghanistan and Central Asia a platform to tell their stories to the world. The TIME magazine introduction to Roya Mahboob was written by Sheryl Sandberg who is the chief operating officer of Facebook and the author of "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead". U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Roya Mahboob and other Afghan women entrepreneurs at the International Center for Women's Economic Development at the American University of Afghanistan. She is also known for her work with online film distribution platform and Web Television Network Film Annex on the Afghan Development Project. She is a current advisor at the Forbes School of Business & Technology.

  2. Roya Sadat

    Roya Sadat
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    1983-.. (age 40)
    film producerfilmmakerfilm director

    Roya Sadat is an Afghan film producer and director. She was the first woman director in the history of Afghan cinema in the post-Taliban era, and ventured into making feature films and documentaries on the theme of injustice and restrictions imposed on women. Following the fall of the Taliban regime in the country, she made her debut feature film Three Dots. For this film she received six of nine awards which included as best director and best film. In 2003,A Letter to the President her must famous film that received many international awards, she and her sister Alka Sadat established the Roya Film House and under this banner produced more than 30 documentaries and feature films and TV series. She is now involved to direct opera of Thousand Splinded Sun to Seatel opera and she is during pre production of her 2nd feature film Forgotten History.

  3. Faramarz Tamanna

    Faramarz Tamanna
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    1977-.. (age 46)
    director generalpolitician

    Dr. Faramarz Tamanna is an Afghan politician and the chancellor of University of Afghanistan in Kabul. He was Director General of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan). He holds his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) in International Studies and also from Tehran University in International Relations.

General info

Alternative names HU
دانشگاه هرات
Founded 1988
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education
Colors black, red, green
Academic structure Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Applied Science
Faculty of Computer Science
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Fine and Arts
Faculty of Journalism
Faculty of Law and political Science
Faculty of Literature and Humanities
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Public Administration
Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies
Faculty of Veterinary Science

Location and Contacts

Address Herat University New Campus
Herat, Herat, 0093
City population 556,000
Phone +93 (40) 253 399

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