With the increase of requests, and university funds for international students in Iran in the past years, more international students in Iran study in top Iran universities such as “University of Tehran”, “Sharif University of Technology”, and “Tehran University of Medical Sciences”. In addition, many international students in linguistic who intend to learn Farsi language, or Policy of Persian Gulf countries, choose to study in Iran for a more focused approach in a related context (check some of the study fields HERE). It’s only fair to say, the level of education and scholar trainings in Iran are very decent, and in fact top ranked in in some fields such as medical sciences and art. Yet, the majority of international students in Iran study Farsi or Persian language and art. There are also notable number of the trainees in chamber of commerce in Tehran, Iran (mostly: Germany and Netherlands).
Best Institutes to Study Persian in Iran
Sometimes we are host to foreign students who are studying Farsi, in Iran. Almost all of students, who want to learn Farsi out of interest, or as a mean to their specific field of study, choose Iran because of its rich academic and research opportunity. Some International students in Iran who study Farsi just to understand this poetic, ancient language, or to be able to read Rumi, Hafez, Saadi or other Farsi Spoken poets and philosophers more deeply.
There are various universities, institute and cultural houses to learn the Farsi language in Iran. “Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute” and “Saadi Foundation” are the best options beside university campuses.
Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and International Center for Persian Studies
The most popular centers for studying Farsi, is Dehkhoda Institute. Dehkhoda Institute offers various Persian learning courses such: the Persian Alphabet Course, as well as Farsi Complementary courses including Iranian Newspaper, Persian Conversation, and Farsi Free Discussion Courses along with a range of different Persian Literature courses. An applicant can also request a one-to-one Farsi course based on one’s need for a specific time and duration.
Sa’adi International Foundation
One of the other famous centers for studying Farsi, in or outside of Iran is the “Saadi Foundation”. With various kinds of programs, is a good choice for focused studies. With different Farsi learning centers inside Iran and abroad, Sa’adi Foundation is worldwide known.
Universities of Iran with Farsi Courses
All the universities with international cooperation centers are open to accepting international students in Iran. In most of the cases, the below-mentioned universities have the Farsi learning center active in the university. Here is a list of some of the universities that provide Farsi Learning Courses, or study opportunities:
- International University of Imam Khomeini, Qazvin
- University of Tehran
- Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
- Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran
- Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran
- Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
- Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin
- The University of AL- Zahra (Female only), Tehran
- The University of Esfahan
Cost of Studying & Education Fees in Iran
Iran uses the Rial (IRR) as its currency which is not very powerful. Therefore, the educational fee in Iran is cheaper compared to many other countries. The costs of public and private institutions in Iran, and tuition fees will vary. On average, international students in Iran should expect pay between £1500 and £6,500/$8,000 per year for their tuition fees. Also, living costs for international students in Iran will be around £350/$500 to £700/$900 per month. International students should consider valid health insurance costs as well.
Hi Tehran Hostel, offers special discounts on its private rooms and dorms for International students in Iran.We laso, present services such as studying space with free wifi, discussion events.
Can Student Work While Staying in Iran?
Like most of the other countries, a student is not permitted to work while studying in Iran. There are part-time academic and research activities that students can take to support their expenses. International students, who work in Iran, mostly attend paid trainings. Yet, due to malfunction of worker laws in Iran, it’s quite possible to be hired as a student in a full-time job (no insurance).
Iran Student Visa
To study in Iran, international students need to apply for an Iran student visa. This can be done at the Iranian embassy or consulate of your origin country, and your chosen institution. The best information about the procedure can be found on Iran’s embassy in your country. You’ll need two completed visa application forms, a valid passport, two recent passport photos, visa fee payment and official proof of acceptance from an educational institution in Iran.
Need Iran E-VISA or Iran Visa on Arrival? Read our Iran Visa Ultimate Guide. Or, email us if you have any questions.
Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Trainees in Iran
Apart from the International Persian language students in Iran, there are noticeable number of International trainees who attend chamber of commerce in Iran. German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry or Deutsch-Iranische Industrie – und Handelskammer (AHK), has been the most active department when it comes to attracting International trainees in Iran. Iran-Netherlands Joint Chamber of Commerce, comes second and of course, France, China, Singapore, South Korea have vast activities in Iran as well.
Writer: Golnar ZAMANI
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