Iran (IMSA - Iran) - Tehran: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS-MSA)
Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, general Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Sports Medicine, Urology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology
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Student Dormitory

Please keep in mind that the dormitory for females and males are located in different places.  It is not recommended to choose an exchange period during Ramadan.
Amirhosein Eghbal

Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (Persian:تهران) is the Capital and the largest city of Iran. Tehran is diverse, beautiful and hectic! There are three major medical universities in Tehran and the Tehran University of Medical Sciences is the largest, most prestigious and the highest ranking, not only in Tehran, but in Iran and among the best in the region.



The first modern center of medical training in Iran was founded in 1851. It was a part of the Institute of Higher Education (Dar-ol-Fonoon). The School of Medicine was established as a part of University of Tehran in 1934. This school included pharmacy and dentistry courses as well. In 1937, the School of Medicine moved to its present location in the northern wing of Tehran University campus. At present, this school includes 36 educational departments (basic and clinical) with 1327 faculty members. The school trains over 4828 Students (55% of whom are women) in over 100 postgraduate programs. The school operates 14 teaching hospitals and offers a number of graduate (MD, MSc., & MPH) and postgraduate (specialty, fellowship and subspecialty in clinical medicine and PhD, in basic medical sciences) degrees. Over the last 10 years, the School has always been ranked first among other schools of medicine at the national level. School of Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Scinces continues to enhance its curriculum to meet the needs of 21st century medicine by integrating clinical and basic science across the curriculum, developing new models for clinical education and engaging students in an in-depth scholarly experience.

Educational Departments

Basic sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Medical Education, Immunology, Medical Ethics, Medical Genetics, Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology and Pharmacology.

Clinical sciences: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Forensic Medicine, Geriatrics Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine , Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine , Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, general Surgery , Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Sports Medicine, Urology .

Affiliated Hospitals:  

Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, AmirAlam Hospital, Sina Hospital, Farabi Eye Hospital, Razi Hospital, Baharloo Hospital, Children's Medical Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Shariati Hospital, Yas Women’s Hospital, Ziaeian Hospital, Tehran Heart Center, Arash Women's Hospital, Bahrami Children Center. 


There are more than 60 research centers in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The most prominent ones are:  

  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute 
  • Digestive Diseases Research Institute
  • Cancer institute of Iran
  • Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies
  • Hematology-Oncology Research Center and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • The Iranian Center of Neurological Research
  • Center of Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy
  • Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute
  • Sina Trauma Research Center
  • Students’ scientific research center


Boarding is provided in the hospitals’ canteen.


Exchange students will be accommodated in the international students’ dormitory, where they can share experience with other international students.


Most of the university's affiliated hospitals are located near the dormitory and the main university campus. Some of them are in walking distance! Also they are accessible by buses and subway.


Our social program includes the most-visited tourists’ sights of Tehran. If you have a special place in mind that you want to visit, please inform your contact person or our LEO so if possible, we can arrange it for you or give you some info on how to get there.


Golestan Palace, Sa'dabad Complex, Milad Tower, Tabiat Bridge, Treasury of National Jewels, The Grand Bazaar, Tochal Telecabin, Museum of Ancient Iran and so many other wonderful places.