Tabriz Medical University

Tabriz Medical University


The meaning of the education has completely evolved in the recent years. It is no longer a mere transfer of knowledge and experience from one generation to another, but also a device to improve international bonds and share cultural elements. In this regard and to develop its outstanding rank among medical sciences (TUOMS) accepts a number of non-Iranian students from all countries in different fields.



Tabriz university of medical sciences (TUOMS), affiliated to the ministry of health, treatment and medical education, is one of the most prestigious medical universities in Iran. It is a state medical university located in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Being founded in 1946 this university is the second oldest medical school in the country.

TUOMS has always been actively involved not only in academic activities, but also in research, health and treatment.


Living in Tabriz

Tabriz is the fourth largest city and one of the historical capitals of Iran and the capital of Iran and the capital of East Azerbaijan Province.

Situated at an altitude of 1350 at the junction of the Quru Chay River and Aji River.

It was the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s, and one of the Iran’s former capitals.

Tabriz is located in a valley to the north of the long ridge of the volcanic cone of Sahand, south of Eynali mountain.

This valley opens to different plains that slopes gently down to the northern end of Urmia, 60 kilometers to the west. With cold winters and temperate summer the city is considered a summer resort.



Numbers of faculties:




Management and medical information


Advanced medical sciences


Nursing and midwifery


Nutrition and food science

Traditional medicine


This university also has affiliated 28 researching centers

Some of these centers are known as below:

*Research center for Evidence based Medicine (EBM)

*Clinical Research Center of Al-Zahra Gynecology & Obstetrics Hospital

*Immunology Research Center

*Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Center

*Biotechnology Research Center

*Drug Applied Research Center

*Health Services Management Research Center

*Hematology & Oncology Research Center

*Research Center for Medical Philosophy and History

*Neurosciences Research Center

*Research Center for Children's Health

*Stem Cells Research Center (Umbilical Cord Unit)

*Research Center for Women’s Health

*Research Center for Gum (Periodontal) Diseases

*Center for Bone Research

*Research Center for Chronic Kidney Disease (Renal Failure)

*Clinical Psychiatry Research Centre

*proteomics Research Centre

*Research Centre for Social Determinants of Health

*Research Centre for Epidemiology & Road Accident Prevention

*Research Centre for Connective Tissue Disorders

*Tuberculosis & Lung Research Center

*Cardiovascular Research Center

*Center for educational Research in Medical Sciences

*Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Center

*Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research Center

*Research Center for Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine

*Nutritional Research Center

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Clinical-educational centers which this university has provided:

*Imam Reza medical research and training hospital

*Shahid Madany teaching hospital

*Shohada teaching and treatment hospital

*Alzahra teaching hospital

*Razi teaching hospital

*nikookari eye hopital

*Sina teaching hospital


International applicants

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, TUOMS, considers you an international applicant if you are neither an Iran citizen nor an Iran permanent resident and intend to study at TUOMS. Now that as an international applicant you are taking the next step in your educational journey, we're happy you're choosing to join our academic community.

Here you'll find information on when and how to apply for TUOMS educational programs and degrees, understand your fees, and learn about facilities and services, which TUOMS offers for its international students. Also you will find entry eligibility requirements and documents needed for application process.


Education Programs

Understanding TUOMS educational programs for international applicants can help you make an informed decision for your academic journey. Here are undergraduate and postgraduate programs each leading to various academic and professional degrees. Beside the majors which you are to pass the courses TUOMS offers    non-degree programs that lead to certificate.


1.Undergraduate Programs:

The first type of educational program a student, who has been graduated from high school, completes at TUOMS is generally referred to as an undergraduate program.

An undergraduate program offers general knowledge and will lead to academic degrees such as bachelor degrees and professional degrees such as MD, DDS, and Pharmacy doctoral.

An academic degree concentrates on a major that prepares you for research-oriented work. A professional degree prepares graduates to work in a specific field, such as medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.

So as you can possibly notice there are two types of Undergraduate program the first of which

Academic degrees which lead to bachelor

Professional degrees which lead to MD, DDS AND Pharmacy doctoral.

Bachelor's Degree: Is an undergraduate program that usually takes 4 years to complete. Earning bachelor's degree requires you choose a major area of study. Bachelor's degree has different types. Bachelor's degree offered by TUOMS is Bachelor of Science, BSc.

Doctor of Medicine, MD: A Doctor of Medicine is an undergraduate program at TUOMS and is awarded to those who want to pursue a career in medicine. It takes 7 years to complete.

Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS: DDS is a six-year undergraduate program which consists of a competency-based educational plan with emphasis on prevention caring, so that graduate students, besides sufficient and comprehensive knowledge in up-to-date dentistry sciences, have the skills for visiting patients and treating different kinds of oral and dental diseases.

Doctor of Pharmacy, is a six-year undergraduate and professional program that prepares individuals for a variety of areas within the pharmacy profession.


TUOMS Undergraduate Programs Offered for International Applicants:




Radiology Technologist

Laboratory Sciences


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2.Postgraduate Programs:

It refers to the time students spend pursuing another, higher degree after completing a bachelor’s degree. It means postgraduate program is usually undertaken after completing an undergraduate degree. Postgraduate program needs doing independent research and present a thesis as a requirement for graduation. It leads to master's and doctoral degrees.

Postgraduate programs consist two categories, first the master’s and then PhD.


Master's Degree: Is a postgraduate program that usually takes 2.5 years to complete. Frequently, the degree follows after individuals complete a bachelor’s degree program. Generally, a master's degree program may help in the development of key skills like: project management, data analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. Master’s degree offered by TUOMS is Master of Science, MSc.

Doctoral Degree: Doctoral degrees are considered terminal degrees. There are 2 different types of doctorates: Doctor of philosophy, PhD degrees and professional or clinical doctorate. PhD degrees or research doctorates are designed to prepare individuals for research careers and teach them how to discover new knowledge within their academic discipline. Professional or clinical doctorate is designed to give individuals practical skills. Doctoral degree offered by TUOMS is Doctor of Philosophy, PhD. It is offered in different majors.


MSc Majors

*Anatomical Sciences


*Medical Physics



*History of Medical Sciences




*Clinical Nutrition

*Sport Nutrition

*Food Safety and Hygiene


*Health Education

*Elderly Health


*Environmental Health

*Health, Safety & Environment

*Management Health

*Health and Traffic

*Medical Biotechnology

*Medical Nanotechnology

*Medical Bioengineering

*Medical Informatics

*Library and Information Sciences

*Health Economics

*Health Information Technology


PhD Majors

*Anatomical Sciences

*Clinical Biochemistry


*Nursing Education

*Midwifery Education

*Traditional Medicine

*Traditional Pharmacy

*Nutrition Sciences

*Food Sciences and Industries

*Health Education

*Environmental Health


*Medical Nanotechnology

*Medical Biotechnology

*Tissue Engineering


*Applied Cell Sciences

*Reproductive Biology

*Molecular Medicine


*Health Policy

*Health & Treatment Services


*Health Information Management

*Health Economics




3.Non-Degree Programs:

 non degree programs are designed to sharpen and develop in-demand and applied professional skills and to advance academic and career development. They are for personal development and enrichment. After completion of the program the participants will be awarded a certificate and no degree is obtained.



To provide a safe and convenient environment, TUOMS provides a range of services for its international students.


  1. On–campus Housing

Living in university dormitory or TUOMS residence halls gives our international students security and peace of mind.

 Single international students are required to live in campus. Please kindly be informed that accommodation of single students in any residential house not affiliated to TUOMS is prohibited by Iranian law and all single international students must stay in dormitories belonging to the University.

In the case of married students currently TUOMS cannot provide housing for other family members (wife/husband/children, etc.) but if they wish to be accommodated in the dormitory of single students, the university can help them get a room. Also, if married students want to have their family members accommodated in the city, they might refer to the Immigration and Passport Office and complete the process to obtain the needed permissions. Afterward, they can rent a flat outside the university.



  1. On–campus Dining

 With dining halls, schools’ cafeterias, shared kitchens (‘gyp rooms’) and meal plans, TUOMS provides convenient access to daily meals for all students.

Students living on campus are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays. Breakfast and dinner meals are pre-packaged, while lunch is served at dining halls.

Schools’ cafeterias are good sources of snacks and drinks throughout the day.

There are shared kitchens ('gyp rooms') available in most residence halls usually equipped with cooking facilities. These rooms enable you to cook for yourselves.


  1. Health Services

Health and happiness of student community is one of TUOMS priorities. To respond to your health and wellness needs, we provide you with medical and mental health services.

For any health related matters students can refer to clinics, health centers and hospitals affiliated to TUOMS.

University life brings challenges such as adjusting to a new environment and the general stress of student life. Sometimes it can be difficult to reach out to family and friends or deal with things by ourselves, in these times our student counselling and psychological services office will assist you to face and overcome the problems.


  1. Health Insurance / Medical & Personal Accident Insurance

TUOMS requires that all its international students carry adequate insurance coverage to provide protection against unexpected accidents and illnesses.

TUOMS student insurance plan is an annually plan and students will purchase the plan at their own expense.


Our Student Services Office can provide detailed information about services provided to support students.

Costs & Payments

There are many costs to consider when a student goes to college or university both direct and indirect. Here you will find out what fees you're required to pay.


Note that the tuition fees (USD) are getting updated each academic year.

BSc: first year:3300, second year:3500, third year:3750, fourth year:4000, fifth year:4100

MSc: first year:3400, second year:3700, third year:4000

MSc of dentistry: first year:7600, second year:9200, third year:10800

MD: first year:3800, second year:4100, third year:4500, fourth year:4850, fifth year:5100

Pharmacy: first year:3800, second year:4100, third year:4500, fourth year:4850, fifth yaer:5100

DDS: first year:3800, second year:4100, third year:4500, fourth year:4850, fifth year:5100

PhD: first year:3600, second year:3900, third year:4150, fourth year:4400, fifth year:4600

MBBS: first year:4200, second year:4400, third year:4600, fourth year:4850, fifth year:5100


Language Proficiency Requirements

Persian is the primary language of instruction for all programs. However, proficiency in English language skills especially speaking and writing is required.

1- English Language Proficiency, (ELP)

 All international applicants must be proficient in English prior to applying and admission. Ways of satisfying English Language Proficiency Requirement include:

- IELTS minimum total score of 5.5 for undergraduate applicants and 6 for graduate applicants

- TOEFL IBT minimum total score of 69

- TOEFL PBT minimum total score of 525

Note, if the applicants do not meet the ELP requirements they will be required a satisfactory score on English language exams approved by Iran's ministry of health and medical education. Otherwise they will be required to take English courses.


2- Persian Language Proficiency, (PLP)

The applicants intending to study disciplines requiring interaction with patients (such as MD and DDS), need to have adequate Persian language proficiency. They are required to obtain Persian language skills proficiencies prior to internship / apprenticeship.

To demonstrate PLP, international students are required to complete SAMFA exam. SAMFA is the test of Persian language skills standards approved by Iran’s ministry of health and medical education.