Admitted Student Guide
In case you have received your admission letter from the Office of International Admissions, let us first congratulate you and wish you a great future in the TUMS family. At your present stage, there are few steps you need to take. Carefully read the information below and follow all the required steps.
- This acceptance is valid only if the applicant does not hold Iranian nationality during all his/her study, from the acceptance time till the end of the study at TUMS. Otherwise, admission is canceled and if he/she gets Iranian nationality, any time during the study and anyhow, his/her registration will be canceled.
First and foremost, you are required to fill out your visa application form (VAF). To apply for your visa, we need your filled VAF. Your VAF is available on your TUMS account within the time period specified in your acceptance email. By clicking on VAF link in your TUMS account, you can fill out the form and submit it to us.
Watch this video to learn how to fill out your visa application form
- Filling out VAF is mandatory for both online and on-campus programs.
- After filling out your VAF, your information will be registered in TUMS student visa system and you will receive a visa submission code that is necessary for registration affairs.
- You are required to determine the city where you would like to pick up your Visa. To do so, you are advised to choose the closest city to your current hometown which houses an Iranian embassy/consulate. This should be a city to which you can easily travel. In case you choose a city where there is no Iranian embassy or consulate, your visa will be sent to a city with an Iranian embassy or a consulate in closest proximity to your hometown.
One important point to bear in mind is that you should make sure that your passport is not expired. Your passport must be valid for at least one year starting from the date of receiving your acceptance email. Your visa will be issued using your passport, so avoid unwanted problems by using a current passport. When your visa reference number is issued, it will be announced to you via email. Please remember that only if you receive this email, you will be able to join us for your accepted program. Please note that this step is skipped for online programs and accepted application can start their registration affairs after receiving TUMS student visa system submission code and should not wait to receive a visa reference number. Generally, entry visas will be ready in 6 to 8 weeks but in some cases, it may take longer time. We will inform you when it is ready so that you can go the embassy/consulate in your city and get it. Please make the necessary arrangements for your program so that after you receive TUMS email regarding your visa reference number, you can join the program on time. TUMS Office of Visa & Consulate Affairs will reply any questions regarding visa affairs. You can contact them directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Proficiency
English Language Proficiency is one of the most important and indisputable requirements for any study abroad program in all corners of the globe.
TUMS accepts both TOEFL and IELTS academic English language scores. Clearly, only one would be enough. TOEFL is the most widely accepted English language test, and IELTS Academic is the International English Language Testing System that measures the ability to communicate in English across language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Similar to most schools around the world, we interpret the scores as follows:
In order to register at TUMS and commence your studies, you are required to provide a VALID certificate of IELTS Academic 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, taking English Placement Test is obligatory. These applicants are required to refer to TUMS Intl. College at the time of registration and take the test.
After the placement test, if applicant’s English language proficiency is at appropriate level, he/ she receive Exemption/English Classes’ Registration Certificate. Otherwise, if applicant’s English language proficiency is not high enough to attend in the program’s English classes, he/she is required to pass at least one semester of English language classes at TUMS Intl. College before or during the academic program. This decision will be made based on evaluation and the placement test of TUMS Intl. College , and based on the decision of TUMS Office of International Admissions. Please note that students should attend English language classes at TUMS Intl. College ONLY and are not allowed to do English courses elsewhere.
Persian Language Proficiency
For some programs such as Medicine or Dentistry, knowing Persian language is mandatory. You are required to practice at hospital and visit patients. Therefore, because of doctor-patient interaction, learning Persian language is mandatory. TUMS will arrange your Farsi/Persian learning program and you are required to attend in these classes during your program.
Students in need of learning Persian will attend their relevant courses according to TUMS Intl. College schedule and cannot postpone it or drop the course at any time.
For the Persian classes, students will be placed at the Beginner level by default. Or per their request, they will be given a placement test at the beginning of the language program and the results of this test will determine the course and level they must attend. The fee for taking the placement test for the first time is 15 . Upon students’ request, retaking the placement test costs 50 .
Registration at TUMS is Online. To register for your admitted program, you should:
- Fill out your visa application form.
- Receive a visa submission code.
- Send an email to TUMS Registration Office through
- TUMS Registration Office will inform you of the next steps you need to take to finalize your registration.
Based on your program, your first semester of your program can be run in two ways: on-line or on-campus.
When you are in Iran, you will need to bring certain documents to TUMS for registration. Prepare these documents as soon as possible since last-minute tasks can always create complications. Avoid unnecessary headaches by preparing your documents way in advance.
The documents you need to bring for your registration are listed below:
- Original passport
- 2 photos (3cm X 4cm) – Please kindly observe dress code regulations in your photos.
- Two Previous degrees in original
- Official transcripts of your two previous degrees
Ph.D. candidates are required to provide both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees (or any other related degree such as M.Phil. etc.).
Please remember that all educational documents need to be approved (signed and verified) by:
- The institution which has issued the documents
- The Ministry/Department of (Higher) Education
- The Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs
Kindly remember that all documents need to be original or else the copies should be approved same as original by the head of the certificate issuance authority. For the documents which are not issued/written in English (or Persian), the English translation approved by a notary public must also be attached to the original document.
Those students who need to be in Iran for their course should submit a copy of their ticket a minimum of 10 days prior to your arrival in Tehran inn order for us to be prepared for your arrival.
Upon your arrival, TUMS will arrange for your transfer from the airport to your dormitory.
You will need to deposit the entire first-year tuition fee at the time of registration at TUMS for the registration to be completed. Therefore, please make necessary arrangements for this matter. All registration affairs will be undertaken and completed at the Office of Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs, Directorate of International Affairs and Development (DIAD). The address is No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran.
You will receive a temporary student ID card after your registration is complete.
Later on, you will be guided to process your one-year residence permit by TUMS Office of Visa & Consulate Affairs. After your residence permit is processed, you will be given your main student ID card.