The University enjoys memberships in the following international bodies.
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the most visible and influential higher education association in the United States.
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani is a certified member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU).
The President of AUIS, Prof. Bruce W. Ferguson, is a member of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP).
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.