The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is offering Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan and Pakistani Nationals. These scholarships are available to undertake studies at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels in Iran’s outstanding universities.
The Iran Higher Education Scholarship is a new initiative that demonstrates the Islamic Republic of Iran’s commitment to foster stronger ties with its regional neighbors and play a role in their socioeconomic progress through higher education.
The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is the government ministry of science, research and technology in the Islamic Republic of Iran. State-run (non-medical) universities of Iran are under the direct supervision of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake studies at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels in Iran’s outstanding universities.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.
List of Subjects: For Afghan Nationals, ten (10) awards are available in the broad fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, social science, humanities and liberal arts at all levels of higher education.
For Pakistani Nationals, five (5) awards at all levels of higher education are available in the following areas: Hydrocarbons, Geo-sciences and Electrical engineering.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes:
-Full tuition fees
-Dormitory accommodation for single scholars (Scholars accompanied by family members may be provided dormitory accommodation depending on the availability of rooms)
-Medical insurance coverage for the scholarship holder
-Monthly living allowance upon request of the applicant
-Farsi language training for non-Farsi speakers (For Pakistani Nationals)
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Scholarship can be taken at: Iran
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan Nationals, applicants must be:
-A citizen of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/Pakistan
-Residing in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/Pakistan at the time of application
-At least 18 years of age
-Exceptional and motivated individuals with a very high level of academic achievement
Nationality: Afghan and Pakistani Nationals can apply for these scholarships
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old and residing in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/Pakistan at the time of application
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Supporting Material: All interested applicants must submit the following requirements:
-Completed application form in English (For Afghan Nationals in both English and Farsi)
-Certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport personal information page
-Certified copies of all available academic transcripts to date (from Higher Secondary)
-Certified copies of the Graduation Certificate, Degree or Diploma of the most relevant academic qualifications completed by the applicant
-Curriculum vitae providing details of education and work experience (if any), relevant publications (if any), membership of any professional associations, details of any honours and awards received and any relevant voluntary positions held demonstrating evidence of community and professional leadership.
How to Apply: The completed application form and all required supporting documents can be sent by post via email.
Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 15th April 2016.