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Information for students from Iran

Find out about the Iranian student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences)

Diplom - Metevaseth / Nameh Dabirestan (Secondary Leaving Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 15/20 with 16/20 in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course

Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 15/20

Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics)

Diplom - Metevaseth / Nameh Dabirestan (Secondary Leaving Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 17/20 with 17/20 in maths

Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 14/20 with 14/20 in 2 non-required subjects

Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Diplom - Metevaseth / Nameh Dabirestan (Secondary Leaving Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 17/20 with 17/20 in maths and a science subject

Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate) achieving a minimum overall grade of 14/20 with 14/20 in 2 non-required subjects 

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

High School Diploma (3 or 4 years) and successful completion of a recognised foundation programme 
High School Diploma (3 or 4 years) and the Pre-university Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with a score of at least 16
Associate Degree (Kardani/Fogh Diplom) from a university or an institute of higher education with a score of at least 16
High grades in the National Entrance Exam (Kunkur) 
High grades in UK A levels
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Bachelors degree (Karshenasi) from a prestigious university achieving a minimum grade of 14 out of 20; 17 out of 20 depending on awarding institution

Bachelors degree with Honours (Doctora Dar Rashteh/Professional Doctorate) achieving a minimum grade of 14 out of 20; 17 out of 20 depending on awarding institution

PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Iranian student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Iran to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 23 Iranian students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in joining The University of Southampton Persian Society or finding out more on their Facebook group (log in required). We also have a thriving Muslim community and you can learn about it on Facebook through the Southampton University Islamic Society.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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