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Entry requirements for Iranian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Iranian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Iran and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a High School Diploma (3 years) and have completed a recognised foundation programme or hold the Pre-university certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe). You can also apply for an undergraduate course if you have an Associate Degree (Kardani/Fogh Diplom) from a university or institute of higher education, or if you have achieved high grades in the National Entrance Exam (Concour).
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you studied three years of a relevant course at Bachelor's level with good grades.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Bachelor's degree (Licence or Karshenasi) or Bachelor's degree with Honours (Doctora Dar Rashteh/Professional Doctorate) to apply for a postgraduate taught course at BU.
  • Research programmes
    You need a Master’s degree (Karshenasi Ershad) to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.