Frequently Asked Questions.
1. What are the responsibilities of the Office for International Scientific Cooperation?
To establish and boost educational-research relationships and to promote social exchanges with organizations inside and outside Iran, to arrange for official talks, and to follow up on agreements reached. To cooperate with the Permanent Council for Promoting the Persian Language and Literature in the teaching of Persian to international students at the IKIU. To establish ties with Islamic scientific figures and centers inside and outside Iran. To organize and supervise educational-research seminars and workshops and to help publish the findings. To arrange for the IKIU’s representatives to attend international seminars and for the IKIU to become a member of international bodies. To arrange, in cooperation with the Office of the President, for IKIU’s notices to be published in the media and through the Foreign Ministry to reach audiences inside and outside Iran, respectively. To find out about the news of international scientific seminars, exhibitions, courses, and to look into foreign-based journals for this purpose. To arrange for the IKIU’s staff teachers to be delegated abroad for scholarship or sabbatical studies. To garner information on Iranian graduates of foreign-based universities in order to develop cooperation with them in the areas defined by the IKIU. To arrange for the admission of international students, to help them get scholarship and passport in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and other related agencies, and to supervise and guide them.
2.What is the organizational structure of the OISC?
There are four departments working under the OISC. Department for Academic Cooperation In order to develop educational-research cooperation between IKIU and other universities inside and outside Iran, this department arranges for the signing of letters of understanding and looks into their enactment. Department for International Seminars In cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Foreign Ministry, and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, this department seeks to identify and introduce international scientific seminars to interested IKIU staff teachers and students. Department for the Promotion of the Persian Language and Literature In cooperation with the Permanent Council for Promoting the Persian Language and Literature working under the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, this department aims to promote Persian and introduce it to the chairs of Persian in educational centers outside Iran. Department for the Admission of International Students In view of the changes in the regulations governing the admission of international students, which means only those international students who are not on a scholarship will be eligible for admission, this department accepts and processes the applications of those interested to study at the IKIU, according to the “Procedural Rules for the Admission of Non-Scholarship International Students.”
3. How are international students admitted into the IKIU?
Only those international students who are not on a scholarship will be admitted, and at their own expense. For more information, you may study the “Procedural Rules for the Admission of Non-Scholarship International Students.”
4. How much do candidates have to pay to study at the IKIU?
To find the answer to this question, study the “Procedural Rules for the Admission of Non-Scholarship International Students.”
5. Is the candidate’s GPA a necessary qualification?
YES Candidates for associate’s and bachelor’s programs must have a diploma GPA of at least 14 out of 20, or its equivalent. Candidates for master’s and doctorate’s programs in humanities must have a GPA of at least 15 out of 20, or its equivalent. Candidates for master’s and doctorate’s programs in science must have a GPA of at least 14 out of 20, or its equivalent.
6. What is the age limit for candidates?
For associate’s and bachelor’s programs: maximum 25 years of age For master’s programs: maximum 30 years of age For doctorate’s programs: maximum 35 years of age
7. Do candidates have to pay for their applications to be processed?
Yes. For more information, you may study the “Procedural Rules for the Admission of Non-Scholarship International Students.” 8. Is there a timetable for admission at the IKIU? Yes.
|Processing stage||First semester||Second semester|
|Deadline for the,applications to be received||May 5 each year||August 5 each year|
|Processing of applications and,informing the applicants of the results||June 22 each year||October 22 each year|
|Beginning of classes||Last week in,September each year||First week in February each year|