Frequently asked Questions
Teaching at all Iranian universities presents mostly in the Persian language, accordingly none-Iranian applicants who are graduated from none Iranian institutions with no knowledge of the Persian language need to pass the Persian language learning terms just after final admission by the ministry of higher education and before arriving in their specific course of study.
Even for International Campuses, with the English language as the main teaching language, learning the Persian language is still a requirement
Most Iranian universities offer a student residence hall (dormitory) or a building including student flats to international students. Most dormitories and flats have furnished double rooms with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living/television room. There are also shared laundry facilities for both dormitories and flats.
Female and male students have separate buildings, and, for married students, universities may offer couples dormitories or make special arrangements for couples to reside in similar establishments.
Although rooms are usually furnished, you may need to provide your own blankets, pillows, sheets, and some kitchen utensils. It is highly recommended to check everything beforehand through the website of your university to be well-prepared. However, rest assured that you can find all required items for student life in all urban areas and cities in Iran.
Iran is a country with an endless list of cuisines and dishes. One may not believe it, but there are many native Iranians who have not yet had the chance to taste traditional dishes of certain regions around the country.
Traditional Iranian foods are truly diverse, and they range from various kinds of stews to different types of roasted meat and kebabs to fried dishes to baked dishes to numerous soups and pottages to an assortment of salads, desserts, sweets, and confectionery. You have an endless number of choices to enjoy all types of delicious edibles.
Prominent universities in Iran determine dining plans for their students, which may or may not include all three meals. Meal plans for a subsidized fee are almost always provided on workdays, i.e. Saturday to Wednesday, and may also be available on holidays.
Health insurance is a crucial requirement for students. Most Iranian universities provide their international students with health insurance.
The currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial. The currency code for Rial is IRR, and the currency symbol is ﷼. There is also another money unit in Iran which is called Toman, and it is equivalent to 10 Rials. Toman is more common in oral communication, while Rial is the official unit and used in formal situations and bank transactions.
it is recommended to exchange some money at an official organization before leaving for Iran as foreign currencies are not accepted here.
Please be aware that, in general, the exchange rate in the Central Bank of Iran is different from the market rate offered in exchange offices.
International students are allowed to open a bank account in Iran after completing their registration. The relevant bank will issue a debit card that can be used in ATMs around the city.