Call for Applications: 2016 Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan and Pakistani Nationals
Renowned as a cradle of science and knowledge, Ancient Persia produced many great minds who contributed significantly to the fields of medicine, technology, mathematics, chemistry, physics and astronomy. This rich legacy of scholarship continues in the higher learning institutions of modern-day Iran.
In support of UNESCO’s efforts to promote the transformative power of education as a catalyst for human development, the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to leverage its strong reputation for higher education and research in the region.
The Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan and Pakistani Nationals is a new initiative that demonstrates the Islamic Republic of Iran’s commitment to foster stronger ties with its regional neighbors and play a role in their socioeconomic progress through higher education.
Funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan and Pakistani Nationalsare competitive scholarships that support high-achieving individuals to undertake studies at the Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD levels in Iran’s outstanding universities.
For further details regarding scholarship entitlements, eligibility criteria, application requirements and selection process, please refer to the following documents:
Call for Applications – Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghanistan (English)
Call for Applications – Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghanistan (Farsi)
Call for Applications – Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Pakistan
Applications close on 15 April 2016
Successful applicants will be notified by 1 July 2016
Scholars must arrive in Iran by 1 August 2016 and commence their studies bySeptember 2016
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Niloofar Sadeghi at n.sadeghi(at)unesco.org, copying Ms. Tala Vahabzadeh at t.vahabzadeh(at)unesco.org
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