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Allameh Tabatabai University

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Description of Allameh Tabatabai University

  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Year of foundation: 1984
  • Language of instruction: Persian, English
  • Number of students: more than 17 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU) is the largest humanitarian university in Asia, a leading university in achieving growth, development, knowledge in the humanities and social sciences thanks to the valuable abilities, competencies of its teachers and researchers.

The ATU,named after the modern Iranian philosopher Allame Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai, was officially founded in 1984 by merging two higher education complexes: the School of Accounting, Petroleum Financial Sciences, and the Tehran School of Commerce. Currently, ATU is the country's only university specialized in the humanities and social sciences. The teaching staff includes 530 full-time specialists.

The university has 10 faculties:

  • Persian literature, foreign languages
  • Economics
  • Theology, Islamic Studies
  • Physical education, sports sciences
  • Law, political science
  • Psychology, pedagogical sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Communication Sciences
  • Mathematical, Computer Science
  • Management, accounting.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Allameh Tabatabai University

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For accommodation during the academic year, the university provides its students with dormitories. Each student can choose a meal plan based on their financial abilities.

Facilities and equipment at Allameh Tabatabai University

ATU is located on 4 campuses in Tehran + has 28 branches across the country.

On the main territory are located:

  • Faculty buildings
  • Sports Complex
  • Printing, publishing centers
  • Center for Information and Communication Technologies
  • Monument "Grave of 6 Martyrs"
  • Restaurants, cafeterias
  • Medical service
  • Post office
  • Bank, ATMs
  • Cultural and educational complex
  • Central Library, Documentation Center
  • Hostel.

Admission dates and extra charges

Education is conducted for two semesters per year. Session weeks follow after the end of each semester, followed by vacations.

Additional costs will include:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Books, consumables
  • Transport
  • Medical care
  • Insurance for international students
  • Personal expenses (mobile communication, clothes, rest, etc.).

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants entering the magistracy should provide:

  • Bachelor's Degree Diploma
  • Transcripts
  • Medical certificate of health
  • Personal statement (at least 1000 words about work experience, curriculum, individual achievements, etc.)
  • Letters of recommendation from scientific supervisors
  • Photocopies of personal documents (passport, visa, medical insurance, etc.)
  • Registration fee
  • Additional materials (individual achievements).

Requirements for admission to doctoral studies:

  • Diploma of Completion of the Master's Program
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation from scientific supervisors
  • Resume
  • Personal documents (passport, medical insurance, visa, etc.)
  • Medical certificate of health
  • Registration fee.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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