PhD in Iranian Studies, Faculty of World Studies, Call for Applications, 2019

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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 9 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 offered to Iranian and 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.
  • Candidates are required to be at least higher intermediate in Farsi.
  • During first two years and before starting their research, students MUST become proficient in the Persian language, both written and spoken.
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must have at least IELTS 7, TOFEL 600 (paper based) or TOFEL 250 (computer based) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Students may be required to complete a few foundation courses if their bachelor or master degrees do 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)
  • 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:

The deadline has been extended to 15 June 2019.

All applicants are required to send their applications via email before Mid-April. Short listed candidates will be informed two weeks after the deadline.

For submitting your documents or any other enquiries please contact is.fws@ut.ac.ir (preferred way of contact)

Visit our website at http://fws.ut.ac.ir/en/ for further details.

Tuition Fees:

The program costs 1800 USD per semester.

Download Prospectus 2019-20