Internationalization as a cross-sectional topic affects all areas of the university: research, teaching, continuing education and administration. It is not an end in itself, but a central means of ensuring and increasing the quality of research and teaching, but also of the institution as a whole.
International collaboration also creates leadership opportunities through research, teaching and international experiences. We strongly encourage our staff and students to engage with international partners in line with all relevant Iranian laws and government guidelines, and with the University's objectives, values and policies.
At the University of Isfahan, we aim to provide international students with support and guidance throughout their studies, whether they are coming on an exchange or for a full degree. A wide range of new dedicated services are currently being implemented.
University of Isfahan is truly progressing towards internationalization in education. That means, every 14th student is international. Compared to five years ago, the international student number increased from 200 by 520% even despite the global pandemic.
international students from 12 countries following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
Students coming from abroad are attracted by University of Isfahan exceptional educational standards, an opportunity to study in Iran. Spending student years in the cultural capital of Iran, which received the title of “Half of the World”, is also seen as a great advantage.
Tunisia, Türkiye, Bahrain, Niger, India, Burundi, Pakistan, Yemen
There is a number of integration programmes offered by the University to help international students feel safe and fully included into the social and cultural life. Introduction week, Persian language learning, rehabilitation and sports facilities, UI events, and cultural programs are just a few of the opportunities to get engaged.
University of Isfahan has 200+ partner universities in 50 countries ranging from China, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Japan to the Australia, and Brazil. More than 5 international summer and winter schools are held at University of Isfahan annually.
University of Isfahan is a member of 25 international associations and student exchange programmes: IAU, AUF, UNESCO, SESAME, ICESCO and many others.
partner universities in 50 countries
Türkiye, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Iraqi-Kurdistan
Tajikistan, Armenia, Thailand, India, Malaysia, China, South-Korea, Japan, Philippine, Taiwan, Georgia
Romania, Spain, Italy, France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Croatia, Ireland,
Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland,
Sudan, South-Africa, Morocco, Algeria
Representatives for Persian Language Learning
The project ‘Promoting Persian Language and Culture’ is aimed at promoting the Persian language, history and culture; academic exchanges; and joint research and academic projects on Persian language and literature. The International Persian Language Learning Center at the University of Isfahan host contests for students, Persian-language testing, and lectures delivered by Iranian scholars and cultural figures. Additionally, the representative faculties support the establishment of Persian language courses in the partner institutions abroad. They also support joint research projects, and organise international conferences and expert round table discussions.
University of Isfahan prepares its alumni for the opportunities and challenges of Iran as well as the regional and global labour market and living in a diverse, multi-cultural society. The University has long-term cooperation agreements with steel manufacturing companies, home appliance industries, car parts manufacturing companies and many other leading companies. University of Isfahan were selected by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology as the best university in Iran in Employer-Student connections in 2020 and 2021.
International cooperation with universities worldwide provides our academic staff and students with access to numerous research and study opportunities. Students and researchers benefit from international cooperation enabling them to share experience and keep abreast of the latest advancements in global science. Establishment of joint research institutes/centers/units and conducting joint research projects are the two top priorities in developing international cooperation of the university in 2022-2023.