Admission & Requirements

General Conditions

Citizenship and Residence

(A) Not having the nationality of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Note 1: Applicants with a dual nationality (Iranian and non-Iranian) can not be accepted as international students (non-Iranian).

Note 2: Acceptance of applicants whose parents are Iranian and have a passport and citizenship of another country are prohibited.

(B) Admitted scholarships and non-volunteers (with initial admission) after receiving a student's passport by the embassy of the respective country, obtaining a study visa and a letter of approval of the general competence of applicants from the Directorate General of Students can receive the final admission from the University of Maragheh and receive the same The semester of the academic year is the registration.

Note 3: Regarding credible identity documents of nationals of the countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, the latest Code of Practice for Students Affairs within the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is cited.

(C) The university has no obligation to issue a residence permit for applicants for scholarships or non-scholarships, but will do their part to facilitate this.

Conditions to study and certify a degree

(A) Not having legal prohibition background on the applicant's education

(B) The feasibility of studying in authorized major

Note 1: Admission will only be possible in fields where there is no legal restriction to proceed education in terms of educational regulations for foreign nationalities and foreigners in IRIB.

Note 2: Applicants who are simultaneously studying at any higher education institution or university or at any other level in Iran are banned.

(C) Possessing previous qualifications (end-of-middle, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate degrees respectively)

Note 3: Degrees and diplomas from foreign schools and universities must be acknowledged by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran in that country or the embassy of the applicant country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. If it is not in English, it must be accompanied by an official Persian translation.

Note 4: Diploma from Afghanistan to study in the undergraduate level should also be approved by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan as well as the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul.

Note 5: Admission of volunteers with a college degree is allowed only in undergraduate courses. Training group should also provide the implementation of the passed units.

Note 6: Education of non-Iranian nationalities dwelling inside Iran is feasible according to the Ministry of Interior regulations, which is included in the National Surveying Guide of the country.

(D) In ​​addition to the above-mentioned documents, the volunteers for the government scholarship of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran are needed to present a reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the non-Iranian student exchange.

(E) In the case of obtaining or having the scholarship of the University of Maragheh, presenting the introduction letter by the Admission and Supervision Department of international students (non-7 Iranian Notes) is obligatory and is required.

(F) Applicant for admission to postgraduate courses must achieve approval from the supervisor who has been acknowledged by the Vice-Chancellor of Education and Research and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University and will submit to the Management of International Scientific Collaboration at University of Maragheh.

Health certificate
(A) Possessing a valid physical and mental health certificate to the Trustee of the Islamic Republic of Iran Representative in the country concerned and the Trustee of the University of Maragheh.

Financial condition of education

(A) granting a scholarship letter for scholarship applicants
(B) Possessing a financial status enabling the student to pay a university tuition fee and living expenses in Maragheh for non-scholarship applicants

Note 1: The University is not bound to pay for the dwelling and residing conditions of the scholarship applicants.

Ability to speak Persian

 Sufficient degree of proficiency in Persian language by providing a certificate of success in Persian language test

(A): Assessment of the applicant's proficiency in Farsi is carried out in two ways:

1) The level of acquaintance of those non-Iranian applicants who have passed their previous level of education in Iran is acceptable.

2) The degree of familiarity of other non-Iranian applicants who have not passed their previous level in Iran should be measured and announced by one of the official Persian language teaching centers.

Universities and Higher Education Centers who are prepared to hold a course in Persian language and literature with the approval of the Non-Iranian Student Exchange Board.

Note 2: Applicants will be able to learn Persian in one of the university centers based on the view of the competent centers of teaching Persian language after their arrival and before the beginning of the study period.

Note 3: Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of Persian are needed to participate in the Persian Language and Literature course at one of the official Persian language libraries before the official initiation of the course.

Note 4: The cost of conducting a course in the language and literature of student scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology or the Procurement Institute.

Note 5: The cost of conducting non-scholarship courses in Persian language and literature courses depends on the students.

Note 6: All scholarship applicants receive scholarships during the course of the Farsi language course.

Note 7: All persons who do not qualify for the Farsi-language exam at the end of the Farsi-language course may, if approved by the relevant training center, be re-enrolled for a period of study at the time of the course and after passing the course. These people do not have scholarships during this period.

Note 8: Student may attend the courses repeatedly if they pay the fee 

Ability to speak English
(A) Non-English speaking PhD students (the English language is not the official language of their country of residence), and students who have not completed their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in one of the English language universities will required to complete a comprehensive English exam and Get the following:

TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, MSRT/ MCHE, MHLE, TOLIMO, Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced Certificate, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, English Language GCSE, or O-level, International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL), European Baccalaureate


 (B) Applicants for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees must have a preliminary knowledge of English and, if need be, are deemed to be required.
Whenever it is determined that the scholarship student has, from the outset, failed to satisfy the general requirements of this Regulation, the Board of Appeal determines that it will be decided to expel or continue non-university studies along with the prevention of his education at higher levels. In the case of non-volunteer applicants, the admission committee will also decide.


* Special conditions

* Scientific conditions

* Scientific conditions in Undergraduate level

(A) Applicants for undergraduate studies must have completed a diploma (equivalent to the end of a secondary education program in Iran), and the university degree or equivalent, which must be certified by the relevant authorities.
Note 1: Applicants in countries where their diploma value does not match the value of a secondary school diploma in the Islamic Republic of Iran are required to complete additional courses for a period set by the university and to successfully complete pre-university courses. Subsequently, applicants for a scholarship will be introduced to the University for continuing education by the Non-Iranian Student Exchange Board.

Successful completion of graduate courses for non-university applicants is confirmed by the University Admissions Committee.

Note 2: Foreign nationals who graduated from the secondary schools of the Islamic Republic of Iran abroad may continue their education at universities and institutes of higher education in Iran.

Note 3: Foreign nationals who graduated from schools in the Islamic Republic of Iran are excluded from this program and will be subject to the rules of admission of Iranian volunteers.

Note 4: The sons of foreign political representatives who have completed their education in Iran will be exempted from the scope of Note 3, as proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(B) The minimum acceptable grade for Applicants for a Bachelor’s Degree is 14 or equivalent and for Non-Applicants is 12 or equivalent Diplomas.

In M.A. level:
(A) Applicants must have a valid undergraduate degree accepted by the competent authorities.
(B) The minimum undergraduate degree is 14 for scholarship applicants or equivalent.
(C) The opinion of the concerned department regarding the applicant's academic status is reliant upon his or her academic background

(D) If the department approves the admission of the applicant, it is required to determine the applicant's instructor's manual.

In Ph.D.

(A) Ph.D. applicants must have a valid master's degree approved by the competent authorities.
(B) An acceptable minimum Master’s degree for applicants for Scholarship is 16 or equivalent
(C) Receiving the approval of the educational department based on approved indicators
(D) If the group appreciates the admission of the applicant, it is necessary to identify the applicant's manual of instructors.

Age conditions
A. Non-scholars: Non-scholarship applicants can study at the University of Maragheh without a Sunni pre-condition.
A. Non-scholarship students: non-scholarship applicants (Students applying for a scholarship: Students applying for a scholarship from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology or the University of Maragheh at the time of submitting a study request must have the following age conditions:

* Maximum of 22 years for holders of a high school diploma for undergraduate studies

* Maximum of 26 years for holders of postgraduate degrees

* Maximum of 32 years for holders of postgraduate degrees

Note 1: All students who have been admitted to the Code of Conduct for Admission of Students Abroad and graduated in Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degrees in line with the current regulations of the relevant sections of the Islamic Republic of Iran. , If they are in the same year of graduation, apply for continuing education at a higher level, are exempt from the age requirement.