This is a list of universities in Syria including public, private, military and police institutions.

Public universities and colleges

As of 2018, there are 8 public universities, 1 colleges, 1 virtual university, in addition to 6 higher institutes in Syria, owned by the government.[1][2]

Name Abbreviation Location Established Website
Damascus University DU Damascus 1923
University of Aleppo AU Aleppo 1958
Ohalo College MO Katzrin[a] 1964 [1]
Tishreen University TU Latakia 1971
Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts HIDA Damascus 1977
Al-Baath University BU Homs 1979
Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology HIAST Damascus 1983
High Institute of Music HIM Damascus 1990
Higher Institute of Business Administration HIBA Damascus 2001
Syrian Virtual University SVU Damascus 2002
Institut National d'Administration INA Damascus 2002
Higher Institute for Demographic Studies and Researches HIDSR Damascus 2003
Al-Furat University FU Deir ez-Zor 2007
University of Tartous UoT Tartus 2015
University of Hama HU Hama 2014
Idlib University ID Idlib 2015
Free Aleppo University FAU Aleppo 2015
University of Rojava UoR Al-Hasakah 2016

Branches of foreign public universities

As of 2018, Syria has 2 branches of foreign public universities.

Name Abbreviation Location Established Website
Omdurman Islamic University, Damascus Branch OIU Damascus
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Latakia Branch AASTMT Latakia 2001

Private universities

As of 2018, there are 21 private universities in Syria.[3]

Name Abbreviation Location Established Website
University of Kalamoon UOK Deir Atiyah, Rif Dimashq Governorate 2003
Cordoba Private University CPU Qatma, Aleppo Governorate 2003
Ittihad Private University IPU Raqqa 2004
Arab International University AIU Ghabaghib, Daraa Governorate 2005
International University for Science and Technology IUST Ghabaghib, Daraa Governorate 2005
Syrian Private University SPU Damascus 2005
Wadi International University WIU Wadi al-Nasara, Homs Governorate 2005
Bilad Al-Sham University BAUK Damascus 2011
Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences AU Al-Qadmus, Tartus Governorate 2005
Al-Jazeera Private University JPU Deir ez-Zor 2007
Hawash Private University HPU Al-Hawash, Homs Governorate 2008
Ebla Private University EPU Saraqib, Idlib Governorate 2008
Al-Shahba University SU Tell Hidya, Aleppo Governorate 2005
Yarmouk Private University YPU Jabab, Daraa Governorate 2007
Arab University for Science and Technology AUST Tell Qartal, Hama Governorate 2007
Al-Wataniya Private University WPU Ghawr al-Assi, Hama Governorate 2007
Al-Rasheed International University for Science and Technology RU Ghabaghib, Daraa Governorate 2007
Qasyoun Private University QPU Jabab, Daraa Governorate 2014
Al-Sham Private University ASPU Damacus 2011
Manara University MU Baniyas, Tartus Governorate 2016
Arab Academy for E-Businesses ARAEB Damascus 2009
ِAntioch Syrian University ASU Maarat Saidnaya, Rif Dimashq Governorate 2017
AlShamal Private University SPU Idlib 2015
Mari Private University MPU Idlib 2015
Sham University SHU A'zaz 2015


As of 2018, there are 16 high military educational institutions in Syria run by the Ministry of Defense of Syria.[4]

Name Location Established
Higher Military Academy of Syria Qatana, Rif Dimashq Governorate 1957
Al-Assad Military Academy Aleppo 1979
Syrian Military College Homs (since 1932) (women's college in al-Ghizlaniyah, Rif Dimashq, since 1987) 1919 (in Damascus)
Syrian Air Defense College Homs (since 1974) 1958 (in Muadamiyat al-Sham)
Kuweires Military Aviation Institute Kuweires Sharqi, Aleppo Governorate (since 1980) 1947 (in Mezzeh Military Airport, Damascus)
Syrian Navy College Latakia 1975
Bassel al-Assad College of Armored Corps Homs (since 1972) 1952 (in Damascus)
Syrian College of Signal Corps Homs (since 1972) 1946 (in Damascus)
Aleppo Artillery College Aleppo (since 1970) 1954 (in Qatana)
Syrian College of Combat Engineering Corps Al-Mushrifah, Homs Governorate (since 1978) 1954 (in Qatana)
Military College of Chemical Protection Al-Mushrifah, Homs Governorate (since 1978) 1971 (in Aleppo)
Military College of Administrative Affairs Masyaf, Hama Governorate (since 2012) 1974 (in Aleppo)
Military College of Technical Affairs Homs 1952
Military College of Infantry Corps Fafin, Aleppo Governorate
Electronic Warfare College Damascus 1972
Aleppo Armament College Aleppo


As of 2018, there is 1 high educational institutions for police sciences in Syria run by the Syrian Ministry of Interior.[5]

Name Location Established
Bassel al-Assad College for Police Sciences Damascus 1961


  1. ^ This university is located in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights situated de jure in Quneitra Governorate. See Status of the Golan Heights for details.