Fees for international students vary depending on the university. For example, the University of Tehran has tuition fees ranging from $7,000 to $9,000 a year, while the yearly tuition fees at the University of Tabriz ranges from $800 to $4000.
In addition to tuition fees, prospective students also need to take into consideration the living costs in Iran. Rent in most cities can cost an average of $500 for a 1-bedroom apartment, with basic utilities coming in at around $33 a month. Some universities offer accommodation in dorms, which typically cost less than renting in the city center. Cheap meals on average cost around $5, while non-alcoholic local beer is available for around $6 per half-litre. For more details, you can check this page.
Students intending to study in Iran must acquire a Student visa. Requirements include two completed visa application forms, a valid passport, two recent 3x4cm photos, payment of the visa fee and acceptance letter or certificate from an accredited educational institution in Iran.
Persian is the official language of the country, although English and Arabic are also taught from certain year levels in school. In most cases, proficiency in Persian is not considered during admissions. However, it is expected that students will become fluent in the language throughout the program, and for this reason, international students may be required to take extensive Persian language courses available at his or her university.
As the economic centre and capital of Iran, Tehran is home to around 45% of the country’s industrial firms. It also houses four airports, with only two being active today. Private vehicles are a popular mode of transportation, although there is a subway system and bus lines for public transportation. Some popular tourist attractions in and around Tehran are the Golestan Palace, National Museum of Iran, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and Milad Tower.
The second largest city in Iran in terms of population is Mashhad, which is located in the northeast. It is also considered a tourism hub, with over 20 million annual visitors every year, with most visiting as part of pilgrimage, to visit the eighth Shia Imam’s (Imam Reza) tomb and shrine.
The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences are located in Mashhad, which is also home to a historic library called the Central Library of Astan-e Quds Razavi.
Located west of Tehran, Karaj stands at the foot of the Alborz mountains. It receives tourists from other cities in the country mainly for its natural attractions, temples and palaces. Because of its proximity to the Alborz mountains, it has a number of ski resorts in close proximity.
It is also known for the educational complexes it houses, such as Center for Research in Agriculture and Nuclear Medicine of Karaj and the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Tehran.
Considered as the center of Persian culture, Shiraz is located in the south of the country. Saadi and Hafez who are considered two of the nation’s greatest poets were born in Shiraz. Their resting places are found there as well and are considered to be top tourist attractions. Other popular places to visit include the Old Town, mosques and gardens.
The province’s largest university and library are located in Shiraz, whose academic community is made up of educational institutions such as Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Applied Science and Technology and Islamic Azad University of Shiraz.