University of Tehran or دانشگاه تهران (UT) - public higher education institution in Iran. UT was founded in 1934. The main campus is located at the heart of the capital of Iran - Tehran.

University ranking. This educational institution is rightfully renowned worldwide as international rankings call it the best in Iran. University of Tehran is quite famous as it ranks high in the top 5% of the best universities of the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission is based on the results of the examinations. The university shares the popular system in Iran that divides the academic year into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 9,000 USD per year. Doing your master’s studies at UT is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 7,000 USD. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. University of Tehran is among the largest universities that educates more then 32 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. UT has around 1% of foreign students. The education is provided by more than 1800 teachers and professors. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs.

Infrastructure of UT. The students have access to the university’s library. The university is included in the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1934
Abbreviation UT
Teachers 1,842
Students 32,950
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Rest not a moment from learning
• Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran
• Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
World ranking 397
Country ranking 1
Citations per Faculty 316
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 397
QS World University Rankings 598
ARWU Academic Ranking 201
Cost of living in Tehran
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 215 304
Food 102 195
Transportation 14 37
Communications and utilities 110 86
Clothing 23 85
Sports and leisure 15 60
Total 479 767
Accommodation in Tehran USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 217
Shared room in city centre 307
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 331
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 472
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة طهران
German Universität Teheran
Spanish Universidad de Teherán
fa دانشگاه تهران
French Université de Téhéran
Japanese テヘラン大学
Korean 테헤란대학
Portuguese Universidade de Teerão
Russian Университет Тегерана
Chinese 德黑兰大学
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Description of University of Tehran

Universityof Tehran, The Symbol of Iranian Higher Education University of Tehran, is the oldest and largest university in Iran established in 1934 known as the Symbol of Iranian Higher Education. University of Tehran is offering a wide selection of programs at undergraduate, postgraduate levels as well as various research activities in science and technology.
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