The UoH is affiliated with the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific research which means that it enrolls students through the ministry’s system of admitting students to public universities. The system, which is known as ZankoLine is managed collaboratively between The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education. Once the students finish their last decisive year of high school, they fill out their application on ZankoLine. After a period of assessment, they are admitted to the public universities of which UoH is one. The number of students admitted to different departments of the university is based on the number that the university puts forward to the MHESR.
Apart from the ZankoLine system, UoH also enrolls students through direct applications. Applicants apply for a limited number of departments and they are either accepted or rejected after their applications are reviewed at UoH.