Grading System

The grading system at the University of Kurdistan (Sanandaj, Iran) is based on a 20-point scale. The grading system comparing the other well-known systems is as follows:

18–20 = A+ = 5 = Excellent
16–17.99 = A = 4 = Very good
14–15.99 = B = 3= Good (14 = Pass for PhD)
12–13.99 = C = 2 = Satisfactory (12 = Pass for Master)
10–11.99 = D = 1 = Acceptable (10 = Pass for undergraduate)
0–9.99 = E/F = 0 = Fail

The minimum average acceptable for graduation in the B.Sc./B.A. and M.Sc./M.A. levels is respectively 12 and 14. Both M.Sc./M.A. and Ph.D. programs have two components, coursework and research. The minimum average for coursework component in the Ph.D. program is 16.

Higher Education in Iran

Universities and research institutes in Iran are open to all eligible Iranians and non-Iranian applicants. Two main ministries are responsible for directing the science, research, and technology. The first and the largest one of the two, is the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), which is in charge of all the courses of Basic Science, Human Science, Engineering, Art, Agriculture, and in charge of universities, research centers, and all Science and Technology Parks. The second is the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME), which oversees the integration of the delivery of health services and medical education, all medical universities, and also the Clinical courses. From 1988, non-profit private universities were allowed to operate.

There are two main types of higher education institutions in the country:

  1. University (public and private) – comprehensive, specialized, applied sciences, distance learning, medical, or private.
  2. Research Institution

For more information about the admission procedure, please visit the websites of the Universities in Iran.