Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

The university was established in 1961, starting out with School of Medicine and School of Dentistry. Other than handling education and research, it also acts as the chief medical provider to 5 million citizens who live in Eastern and Northern part of Tehran. The university is funded by the government. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1961

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 2% of total student population

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Mild in spring and autumn, Hot and dry in summer, Cold in winter

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 2500-4000

Eligibility: NEET Exam

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved 

Last Date to Apply: 30th June, 2020

University Introduction:

The administration consists of the board of trustees, the university council, the chancellor, and 8 vice chancellors. The 8 chancellors head international, academic and education, research, foods and drugs, health, treatment, logistics, and student affairs. The university educates about 12,500 students in medicine and allied medical sciences. It has 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers.


It has 1300 academic staff. The various schools include School of medicine, School of dentistry, school of rehabilitation, school of public health, school of paramedical sciences, school of traditional medicine, school of medical education sciences, school of health safety and environment, school of nursing and midwifery, school of pharmacy, and school of nutrition sciences and food technology.

Campus Life:

The university has a central library. All the students are automatically insured the moment they become members of the university. Also, the university provides camping trips in different forms. This includes religious, cultural, and recreational in one-day or a number of days forms. Tehran hosts many historic mosques, museums, places and shopping centers. 


There are two dormitories for foreign students. It holds a capacity of 56 boys and 60 girls. It also has more than 16 studios for married couples. The rooms and studios are equipped with prayer room, sports hall, accidental insurance, library, computer site, elevator, heating services, internet, air conditioning, and kitchen appliances. There are warm foods available for students in the student restaurant in schools and hospitals. There are 3 choices for each dinner in the dorms. The food reservation system is based on intranet through e-cards.

Why Should I Study at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences?

  • It has a visiting professor program
  • The university is government funded
  • Is the second largest medical university in Iran
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