We highly appreciate your interest in Medical Biotechnology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. We are always looking for very talented MSc and PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows with background in medical biotechnology or related fields.

Important Note:
If you are interested, we recommend you to take a look at the Faculty Section first and send a CV and brief statement of interest to the preferred academic member.

However, it is needed to apply officially via the International Department. As soon as you submit the online form, your application will be acknowledged and a decision about admission will be taken as soon as possible.
Please refer to the Admissions Page for further information on applying.

Some of the most important details are noted here for your convenience.

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. Interested applicants should sign up and log in to the International Office 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.
After the successful submission of your application form, you will receive a confirmation email and an application code from the Office of Admissions.
After you apply, your application will be carefully reviewed at the Office of Admissions. In case any part of your application is incomplete, 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 Medical Biotechnology 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.
In case of acceptance, the applicant must confirm his or her acceptance by forwarding a completed Visa Application Form to the Office of Admissions in order to start processing his or her entry Visa.

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. 

Financial Support:
We understand that your choice of funding/scholarship program is very important to you. There might be funding/scholarship opportunities announced for international students who are interested in pursuing their studies at TUMS. Students who are interested in such announced opportunities are encouraged to include their request and the reason why they should be awarded a scholarship in their letter of motivation. TUMS may allocate its students different types of scholarship.

Some common questions are available through the FAQ page on the International Office webpage.

For more information regarding admission procedure, please read the instruction available on the International Office.

In case of any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions via an email (

We hope to see you on Medical Biotechnology Group soon!

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