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Admission for foreign students in the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences


The general policy of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences creates favorable conditions for the admission of foreign students, especially from neighboring countries by providing necessary infrastructure, strengthening scientific capabilities, development of clinical education spaces and facilitates the admission of students. In this regard, the international affairs office, manages all administrative responsibilities for foreign students from time to announce the admission form to the relevant graduation is responsible.

With the permission of the Iran Ministry of Health in 2015 to 6 Universities of Medical Sciences including Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, in addition to the admission of foreign students in various general under graduate fields of study (medicine, dentistry and pharmacy and all fields of medical, health and nursing and midwifery undergraduate fields of study), the university has been authorized to admit foreign students at various post -graduate programs (PhD by course, PhD by research, Master of sciences, medical and dentistry programs, residency programs &  MPH( Master of public health).

The foreign students'admission in the various fields is growing more in recent years.

This university has foreign students from Tajikistan,Iraq,Syria,Lebanon, Yemen and Pakistan.

Faculty members:

Currently,the university has 435 faculty members,43 professors and the rest are assistant professors.


There are 5500 students in the university out of which 25% are post graduate students.                                                                                      


General conditions of applicants for education

1) The degree of completion of secondary education (high school) for general medicine, dentistry and pharmacy (M.D.) and having a related B.A, MSc  and M.D. for, M.Sc., PhD and medicine and dentistry clinical residency (post graduate) applicants, respectively. Admitted documents must be approved by the embassy or consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran for registration in the university.

2) Fluency in Persian [courses is done in Persian (Farsi)]. In this regard, facilities are provided for applicants for the short-term training courses in Persian language. Applicants after final acceptance and registration will be introduced to foreigner student's formal Persian education centers.Proof of completion of Persian language course is required for the applicants who do not have sufficient proficiency in Persian.

3) Financial ability to pay for education tuition.

4) No legal prohibition to stay in Iran.

Required Documents

A) Completed admission forms.

 B) Scan of documents in the field of study, indicating graduation date, school name and evaluation scores. Evaluation marks can be reported based on percentage, GPA, or a score of 20. In any case, the university tries to accept talented and capable individuals.

C)  Scan of all the pages from the applicant’s passport.

D) Scan of recent photo from applicant with resolution of at least 300dpi.

E) The Motivation letter indicating applicant's abilities in various related fields such as computer software, arts, sports and different technologies.

F) Providing Recommendation Letters from at least two related faculty members on education, research abilities, communication skills and creativity of the applicant to have complete dominance (Only for  post- graduate degrees applicants).

G) Official TOEFL, IELTS, MCHE scores are required to submit for all applicants from countries in which the official language is not English. . The minimum acceptable scores are 480, 5 and 50, respectively (Only for P.D degree applicants).

F) Resume or C.V. which indicates complete description of the applicant's education, work experience, research activities and scientific publications. To provide a reasonable sample of a CV you can refer to the site (Onlyfor post- graduate degrees applicants).

All documents should be sent to the email address The university will try its best to complete admission process within 30 days after submission. The first feedback will be send to the applicant as soon as the documents are submitted.

The costs of studying at the university

Costs of studying at the university, includes tuition, living and welfare fees. Students in 2015 will pay their tuitions according to the table below and the possible annually increasing in the fees is maximum 15%.


Duration of Study 

Study and training period for different programs according to the rules of the Iran Ministry of Health will be based on the following table:

The maximum period of study (years)

The average duration of education (years)








General  Medicine,  Pharmacy & Dentistry



Master of Sciences (M.S.)









(Medical Specialty)

4 - 6.5



 (Dentistry Specialty)




( Master of public health)


Obviously, the time required for taking a Persian language training course or extra required  courses will be added to the previously mentioned periods.

The recommended application deadlines

We encourage students to apply at least 3-4 months before they wish to start their school. This allows enough time for their application form to be processed. Below are some recommended deadlines. Late applications will be accepted, but it is not guaranteed that the file will be processed by the starting date of classes for the desired semester.

Do not worry if you miss a deadline, because if you don't start classes in September (fall), you can start in February (spring).


Suggested date to apply







June  1


November  1


Student's admission process

General admission process at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences is as follows:


  • Sending the received documents to the international branch of the university and related school for evaluation and announcement.

  • Making a decision on the applicant`s  file by the education committee of the university international relations council,and if necessary interview is done.

  • Announcing of the educational committee of the university international relations council to the education vice-chancellor and sending the initial feedback is given to the applicants within 30 working days after the receipt of documents.

  • Introducing the applicant to the Iran Ministry of Health by the university education vice-chancellor.

  • Sending the applicant’s documents to the Foreign Students Admission Committee of Tehran University of Medical Sciences for final approval.

  • Registration of the applicant and receiving the required documents and payment of a portion of the tuition fee.

  • Introducing students to the Student Affairs of Iran Ministry of Science Research & Technology for student's visa.

  • Payment of the remaining annual tuition and starting the course in the first term that is possible.

  • Introducing students to the related school and providing dormitory and the necesities.

 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences admits foreign students in the following courses.

  •      Undergraduate (Bachelor)



Operating room Nursing

Medical library & information sciences


Clinical Sciences



Public Health

Environmental Health

Occupational Health

Pre- hospital emergency care

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy


  •      Master of Sciences (M.Sc.)

Environmental Health Eng.

Occupational Health Eng.


Health Education & Promotion



Internal Medicine and Surgery Nursing

Nursing Management

Psychiatric Nursing

Society Health Nursing

Pediatrics Nursing

Critical care Nursing

Medical Parasitology

Medical Biotechnology

Medical Microbiology

Anatomy- Histology

Clinical Biochemistry



Medical Entomology


  •     Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)





  •      PhD by Research



Behavioral Sciences

Medical Microbiology

Molecular Medicine

Occupational Health Eng.

Environmental Health Eng.

Medical Virology

Mother and Child Health



  •    Specialty (Clinical Medicine)

Infectious Diseases







General Surgery



Internal Medicine




Emergency Medicine


  •   MPH ( Master of Public Health)

Social Determinants of Health

Public Health

Addiction Prevention

Health Systems Reform & management


                  ◊Syllabus of MBBS

This University is attracting  and admitting students from different countries and developing scientific, educational and research innovations, as well as admitting Iranian elites studying abroad, and also introducing Iran as the academic  and scientific hub in the region.



Faculty President

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Samadi (Ph.D), Professor and Director of International Affairs Department

Hamadan, Opposite to  Mardom Park, International Branch , Hamadan University of Medical Sciences,

Hamadan, Iran



Dr.Farshid Shamsiee Associate Professor (Ph.D) Deputy of Education and research of International Branch

Tel:+98-8138381944                 Fax:+98-81-38381942




Aileen Fasihi - M.A English (ELT)

Director of Coordination office of International Student Affairs

Tel: +98 - 81 - 38381947                                      Fax: +98 - 81 - 38381942




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