During the summer vacation of their third year, undergraduate students spend a month doing field work throughout Iraqi Kurdistan in order to practice their field of specialization. These training courses apply principally to the science schools as a compulsory aspect of the student curriculum.
Each student must be supervised and guided by two specialists: the first is an academic from the school in which the student studies, while the second is an employee of the business where the student trains. Each school department forms a committee responsible for summer training activities.
The university arranges annual student picnics, plays, poetry reading events ,where renowned poets are invited to recite their works, talent shows performed for the general public, and the student body in addition to sports competitions.