Aiming to facilitate the admission procedure, the Office of Admissions has taken all necessary measures to make this process as simple as possible. Please carefully read and follow our admission guidelines in order to go through this process with ease.
How to Apply?
Applying to Tehran University of Medical Sciences is free, and applicants are not charged for it. This process takes place online and electronically. We do not accept applications by regular mail. Interested applicants should sign up and log in to our website in order to gain access to the online application form.
Once you reach the application form, carefully provide all the necessary information in order to successfully submit your application.
Please bear in mind that before filling out the application form, it is better to decide on and determine your level of study (e.g. B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. etc.) as well as your choice of major, program or course (e.g. Endodontics, Microbiology, Pediatric Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Immunology etc.). Moreover, carefully read the requirements specified for your level and major and have all the necessary documents ready before proceeding to the application form. Below you can read explanations on how to prepare some of the requirements. It is recommended that you follow these points and suggestions in order to make sure that your application documents are suitable and satisfactory.
After the successful submission of your application form, you will receive a confirmation email and an application code from the Office of Admissions. Please check your email to make sure that you have received both the email and the code. Otherwise, your application submission has not been successful. In this case, please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com
Please note that once you click on 'submission' at the end of your application form, you will not be allowed to make changes in the form or add more documents any more. Therefore, you are required to review your application form carefully before you submit it.
After you apply, your application will be carefully reviewed at the Office of Admissions. In case any part of your application is incomplete, this office will consider your application “incomplete” and will not process it any further and will email you with list of missing documents. As long as there are missing documents in your application, the application procedure will be paused. Only after absolute completion of your form and the submission of all the necessary documents the Office of Admissions starts reviewing and processing your application.
Complete applications will be forwarded to the related school and department for more careful consideration. Later, they will be sent to the Admission Committee. In the Admission Committee, a final decision regarding the applications will be made and, the applicants will be informed of the results immediately.
If your application is accepted, it will be either ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. We will provide you with detailed information about the condition(s) of acceptance. Our acceptance package is valid for one year.
In case of acceptance, applicants must confirm their acceptance by entering their student user account, followed by filling and submitting their Visa Application Form. Please bear in mind that the Visa Application Form must only be submitted via your student user account, and other forms sent via email or other means will not be considered for visa processing, unless strictly stated by the Office of International Admissions.
When Should I Apply?
Our rolling admission process allows all applications to be reviewed as soon as they are submitted. Applications are accepted all year round. The fall semester starts late September, and the spring semester starts early February. Please note that:
- The admission procedure takes about 3 months for applications which have been submitted successfully.
- The process of getting a student visa lasts a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks.
- Some programs are offered only once a year.
Based on the above-mentioned points, complete applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended semester. Therefore, application submission deadline for February academic sessions is October and for September academic sessions is June of each year.
Who Can Apply?
All international students from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Please note that Iranian citizens (holders of an Iranian passport) cannot apply. Iranian Applicants with dual citizenships (holders of an Iranian passport plus a passport issued by another country) cannot apply either. Iranian applicants need to take the Nationwide Entrance Exam, also known as Konkoor, in order to enter TUMS.
Who Will be Selected?
The selection criteria for applicants include:
- Academic Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum 3.00/4.00 (or its equivalent);
- Evidence of English proficiency: In order to be admitted to TUMS and commence your studies, you must provide a certificate of IELTS with a minimum band score of 5.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL iBT (minimum 69) or TOEFL PBT (minimum 525) at the time of registration. Otherwise, attending Intensive English Language classes might be necessary.
The following individuals are exempted from providing a certificate of English proficiency:
o Applicants who are natives of English speaking countries
o Applicants whose language of instruction in their previous degrees has been English
- Evidence of intellectual or creative achievement or substantial public service;
- Special talents, achievements or awards in a particular field;
- Experiences that demonstrate promise for leadership; and,
- Academic accomplishments in light of the applicant's life experience and special circumstances.
In case of any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Office of Admissions via our email: