PhD in Iranian Studies, Faculty of World Studies, Call for Applications, 2017

PhD IRANIAN STUDIES
FACULTY OF WORLD STUDIES
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017

The Faculty of World Studies is now accepting applications for PhD Iranian Studies. This program is ONLY AVAILABLE to Non-Iranian candidates.

Doctor of Philosophy in Iranian Studies is an internationally recognized degree from the University of Tehran. It is an intensive four-year program consisting of rigorous course-work and research following a multi-disciplinary approach in a “socio-cultural” or “political” orientation.

During the first two years, students will pass 12 modules total. After successfully passing all the requirements and evaluations, students will be required to write an extensive PhD dissertation on a subject of their own interest related to Iranian studies. This research project will be supervised by at least two faculty members from University of Tehran, and must be defended before a board of examiners. All PhD students must write their PhD thesis entirely in Persian.

Application Requirements:

  • A filled out application form
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • This program is only offered to non-Iranian candidates under the age of 45.
  • Candidates are required to have MA, MSc or an equivalent post-graduate degree from a recognized higher education institute.
  • Students MUST be proficient in the Persian language, both written and spoken. You may be required to complete Farsi language courses if your Farsi is at intermediate level
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must have at least IELTS 7, TOEFL 587 (paper based) or TOEFL 240 (computer based) or equivalent qualifications.
  • You may be required to complete a few foundation courses if your first degree does not correspond with the program.
  • Scanned copy of your academic qualifications (certificates, transcripts, awards, etc.)
  • A detailed letter of motivation (no longer than 1000 words)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous lecturers attesting to the applicant’s qualifications (the letters must be sent directly to the program director by email)
  • A curriculum vitae, including detailed information about previous educations as well as academic publications or work experience (if any)

Deadline:

All applicants are required to send in their applications via email before April 16, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Please contact Ms Fatemeh Abolghasemi, Iranian Studies Program Coordinator at is.fws@ut.ac.ir  (preferred way of contact)

Visit our website at fws.ut.ac.ir for further details.