In 1964, the State established four faculties in Basrah, namely (Colleges of Arts, Law, Sciences, and Engineering) and first academic year began on October 24, 1964, and they were affiliated with the University of Baghdad. These colleges were the first nucleus of the University of Basrah, which was founded and became independent in all its affairs in 1967.
Law No. 8 of 1967 (the University of Basra Code) and the Code of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research No. 40 of 1988.