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Study at URD

 
Published: 2017/04/05    

Study at URD

The non-profit, non-governmental University of Religions and Denominations(URD), established by a group of Shiite seminary intellectuals in 1994 in Qom, Iran, as a unique center of its kind in the world, hereby, formally announces its readiness to accept students from all nationalities around the world (in the framework of relevant domestic laws) for MA and PhD degrees in the subjects below:

Study at URD

The non-profit, non-governmental University of Religions and Denominations(URD),established by a group of Shiite seminary intellectuals in 1994 in Qom, Iran, as a unique center of its kind in the world, hereby, formally announces its readiness to accept students from all nationalities around the world (in the framework of relevant domestic rules) for MA and PhD degrees in the subjects below:

Click  here to download the full introduction brochure of URD

 

Faculty of Shiite Studies:

Shiite Studies

History of Shia

History of Sects of Shia

History of Twelver Shia

 

Faculty of Islamic Denominations:

Theological Denominations of Islam

Jurisprudential Denominations of Islam

Comparative Study of Islamic Denominations

 

Faculty of Mysticism:

Sufism and Islamic Mysticism

Islamic Mysticism and the Thoughts of Imam Khomeini

Religions and Mysticism

 

Faculty of Women and Family:

Theoretical Gender Studies

Comparative Study of Women in Religions

Women Rights In Islam

Women and Family

 

Faculty of Religions:

Abrahamic Religions

Eastern Religions

Religion Studies

Comparative Study of Religions

 

Faculty of Philosophy:

Islamic Philosophy and Theology (Kalaam)

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Ethics

 

Research Degrees

 

Research-based PhD degree for foreign students

The University of Religions and denominations is the only technical center for studying religions and denominations which has, after roughly two decades, had profound effect in increasing the awareness regarding various religions and denominations and having interaction with their followers in an academic atmosphere. Benefiting from the most experienced professors in its technical fields, this University provides unique circumstances for studying religions and denominations.

The University of Religions and denominations accepts PhD students in 16 different majors including:

  •   PhD in Non-Abrahamic Religions- Iranian Religions
  •   PhD in Islamic mysticism and Imam Khomeini's thought
  •   PhD in Islamic mysticism and Sufism
  •   PhD in Shi'ite Studies
  •   PhD in Study of Religion
  •   PhD in History of Twelver Shi'ism
  •   PhD in Shi'ite Sects
  •   PhD in Jurisprudential Denominations
  •   PhD in Philosophy of Religious Arts
  •   PhD in Comparative Studies of Religions- Christian Theology
  •   PhD in Wahhabism
  •   PhD in Islamic Theology- Islamic Philosophy and Theology
  •   PhD in Women's Studies- Women's rights in Islam
  •   PhD in  Women's Studies- Comparative Studies of Women in Religions
  •   PhD in Women's Studies-Theoretical Gender Studies
  •   PhD in theological Denominations

 

The University of Religions and Denominations is honored to be the first university to be allowed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology to accept non-Iranian students for research-based PhD courses.

Advantages:

  1. Benefiting from the best professors in the field of religions ad denominations
  2. Offering valid degree from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
  3. The only Iranian university holding research-based PhD courses for non-Iranian students in the field of religions ad denominations
  4. Students are not required to attend the university unless for registration and getting the approval for the research plan.
  5. Students are allowed to write their research in English.  

 

Requirement:

  1. The research-based PhD applicants are required to hold MA degree.
  2. The Applicants' degree ought to be confirmed by Iranian embassy in their country. 
  3. The Applicants' visa must be valid for at least three months.
  4.  The Applicants are required to write a research plan related to one of the PhD courses, choose an advisor and have their plan approved by the related office.   

Procedures:

1.  Primary registration at website for the Student Affairs organization at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, http://www.saorg.ir

Having entered to this website, students can refer to non-Iranian students part and fill out the required forms. Scanned MA degree, BA transcript, passport and photo are required. Following the registration and choosing the major, a tracking code is offered to the applicant which must be given to the university. (Mr. Eivazi: Email: Eivazy@Urd.ac.ir, Telegram no: 00989034178086)

2.  In addition to the registration, applicants, in cooperation with the related group, are required to provide their research plan and present it to be evaluated. Final permission for registration is issued after the confirmation of the plan.

3.  Applicants ought to refer to the University of Religions and denominations for final registration.

Address: Across form Imam Sadiq Mosque, Mowlavi Blvd. Pardisan, Qom.   

Those who are interested can contact Mr. Eivazi for more information.

In case the University is granted the permission to offer any other majors, it will be publicized.

Tuition Fees:

Applicants of MA degree are required to pay Seven hundred USD per semester.

Applicants of PhD degree are required to pay two thousand  USD per semester.

Note: The paid fees cover the accomadation and one meal a day.

 

How to Apply Online:

In order to apply for the above mentioned courses you are just required to do the three simple steps below:

 

First Step: Fill in the Identification form through the link below

http://urd.ac.ir/en/Admission

 

Second Step: Fill in the application form of foreign students, at the website of Iran,s Ministry of higher education, through the link below.(To do this step easier, click on the tutorial images below, in order, to preview each page you are going to face in the website) 

http://www.saorg.ir/

 

Third Step: Send an E-mail to our correspondent at the office for foreign students admission, to a.ali@urd.ac.ir  containing the Registeration Code you get at the end of the second step. (see the last tutorial image).

 

Note: After your dispatched information and documents verified, you will be  interviewed via Skype.

 

The advantages of being accepted

Getting a low-cost but valid and rich degree in Shiite Studies

Learning Persian for free in a six-month language course

Having the chance to visit and live in the city of Qom, center of Shiite knowledge, in an atmosphere of true security, freeom and respect.

 

University of Religions and Denominations

Deputy for International Relations

office for foreign students admission

 

 



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silas nyaroo
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2018/05/19 - 09:13:40

Am Kenya interested in Phd - women and gender by research . How long does it take ? is fee paid in instalment ? where do i get the supervisors if admitted ? wen is application time ?

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