Salah Al-Darraji studied Computer Science at the University of Basrah (Iraq). He got a Master degree in Computer Science from the same university. The Master thesis was entitled "An Online Automatic Arabic Document Reader". After completion the Master degree, he worked as a lecturer at ZPU (Jordan) for three years then at the University of Basrah (Iraq).
In the year 2011, he was awarded scholarship by the MoHESR (Iraq) - DAAD (Germany) cooperation program to complete his PhD in the Robotic Research Lab at the University of Kaiserslautern. During his PhD, the focus of his research is on the nonverbal communication with humanoid robot. He completed his PhD in the year 2016.