FAQ

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    1. Do I have to know some Persian language to do my registration at your office?

The staff at the Education Section have knowledge of English language; therefore, you will not have any problems if you know some English.

    1. As a Group A applicant, what can I do to expedite my admission?

To expedite your admission and receiving your E-visa, it is recommended that you upload your documents carefully and in accordance with the documents’ sending guideline  introduced in the application system.

    1. As a group A applicant, how will I know that I am accepted and can collect my Student Visa?

You will receive an email from ICPS with your Visa Authorization Number. After two working days of receiving the Visa Authorization Number, you will need to approach in person the Iranian Embassy / General Consulate in your country and collect your required visa.

    1. As a group A applicant, when should I book my ticket?

You should book your ticket as soon as you receive your Visa Authorization Number from the embassy.

    1. As a group A applicant, what should I do after I receive my Visa Authorization Number from ICPS?

You should go directly to the Iranian embassy in your country, receive your visa and buy your ticket to Iran-Tehran. Afterwards, you are required to send an Email to icps.dormitory@ut.ac.ir to inform ICPS your EXACT arrival/departure dates to/from Iran so that we can reserve a place for you at a dormitory.

    1. As a group A applicant, what should I do on my arrival?

As ICPS and dormitories working hours are from 08:00 to 14:30 on working days (from Sat. to Weds.), you are strongly suggested to arrange your arrival date/time so that you arrive to Iran during Saturday to Wednesday. You can come to ICPS directly from IKA with taxi  or subway.

    1. As a group A applicant, what should I do if I arrive on a holiday?

In case you arrive on Thursday, Friday, Iranian holidays or later than 15:00 on working days, you will have to reserve a place in a hotel for the first days of your arrival and after that you can move to the dormitory during a working day.

    1. As a group A applicant, who has some knowledge of Persian, how will you assess my level?

Enrollees who have some knowledge of Persian language, will be given a placement test on arrival to assess their language level, followed by an interview. They are then placed in a class that matches their language needs.

    1. As a group A applicant, can I work while I am on ICPS program?

With a student visa, you are not allowed to work, and you can only have a part-time job (less than two days a week) on condition that you receive relevant authority’s permission.

    1. As a group A applicant, when I have finished the course, I would like to stay longer to travel in Iran. What is your advice regarding my visa extension?

Your visa can be extended up to ten days after your final exam. In case you wish to stay more than 10 days, you should leave the country and get a Tourist Visa and enter Iran again.

    1. As a group A applicant, I wish to re-apply at ICPS. Do you need the same documents for the application as if I were a new student?

Group A students who have previously enrolled at ICPS, left Iran and wish to re-apply at ICPS are only required to fill out the visa application form http://dehkhoda.ut.ac.ir/Dehkhoda_e/visa.php at least two months prior to the course starting date and inform us via an email to icps@ut.ac.ir.

    1.   As a group A applicant, how much should I pay for the course and dormitory in Dollars or Euros?

As Dollars and Euros values are changing, you need to check this website https://www.sanarate.ir/Default.aspx to calculate it for yourself. For more information on tuition and accommodation fees, please refer to the prices mentioned in our website.

    1. I have received my E-visa; however, I cannot make it to this term. Can I use the E-visa for the next term?

E-Visas are only valid for three months; therefore, in case you wish to use the Visa Authorization Numbers for the next course, you are required to check it with the Iranian embassy in your country to see if your E-visa is still valid for that course. In that case, you are suggested to receive your E-visa as close as possible to the course attending date.

    1. What is the age limit for studying at ICPS?

There is no age limit for learning Persian in this Center.  

    1. How many students are there in a class?

Between 10 to 15 students.

    1. When are ICPS working days/ hours?

ICPS working days are from Saturday to Wednesday, between 08:00 to 15:00.

    1. How can I open a bank account in Iran?

After your registration is completed, you can receive an introduction letter to one of the neighboring banks, from 2nd flr., room # 63, with which you can open a bank account. The bank will also require your original passport.

    1. Is the bank account in Rials or Dollars?

You can open accounts both in Rials and dollars.

    1. Does one apply to the Institute in tandem with a degree course at the University of Tehran, or can one attend without a degree course at the UT?

An ICPS student does not have to be a student at the UT.

    1. Do I have to finish the whole courses (from Elementary I to Advanced III) offered in ICPS to receive a certificate?

No, you don’t. A certificate can even be given to a student who has passed only one level.

    1. Do I have to finish the whole courses (from Elementary I to Advanced III) offered at ICPS to receive a certificate that qualifies my command of Persian for entering the University of Tehran?

 It depends on the decision made by the education department related to the major you choose.

    1. How can I find information on attending the University of Tehran or receiving scholarships?

To receive the required information on attending the University of Tehran or receiving scholarships, please contact the following email: int.admissions@ut.ac.ir  

    1. Can I pay ICPS tuition fees from abroad?

It’s not possible for the time being. The issue of paying in foreign currency from abroad is being pursued.

    1. Can I use my credit card in Iran?

Credit cards are not acceptable in Iran.

    1.  My speaking skills are good, however, I cannot read. How can I take the courses?

You are suggested to take the first two weeks of the Elementary I course during which students become familiar with Persian alphabets and the basics of reading and writing skills. After that, you will be given a placement test (written and oral) and will be placed in a class that matches your level of Persian language.

    1. What kind of Persian skills are worked on in classes?

The four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are fully worked on.

    1. Does ICPS offer any Online Persian Courses?

Yes, to participate in Online Persian Courses, you are only required to fill out the application form in the following link https://dehkhoda.ut.ac.ir/Dehkhoda_e/application.php, by sending your passport and ID photo only and emailing us your 4-digit ID number you receive after completing the application. If you have some knowledge of Persian, one of our colleagues will contact you via Skype and give your level assessment test. It is worth mentioning that all our Persian courses are offered in via Skype for the time being.