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Tuition Fees and Expenses

Created Date : Tuesday, September 8, 2015   Update Date : Saturday, July 25, 2020    Visit : 8359



Tuition Fees and Expenses for Academic Year 2020-2021



Although Shiraz is one of the largest cities in Iran, cost of living here is almost affordable. This makes Shiraz a perfect destination for students. However, as an international student, you need to verify that you have the funds for your tuition and living costs during your stay as a student. You might either introduce a sponsor who will pay for your expenses or you will afford the costs yourself.


Table of Expenses


The following is the list of estimated living costs and tuition fee for students admitted to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). Note that all the following expenses are valid only for the academic year 2020-2021.


Table of Expenses


Payment Amount

(U.S dollar)

Payment Type


 50.00  Once
First Airport Pickup (Shiraz Airport) 10.00 Once

Furnished Accommodation

3500.00  Yearly


150.00  Yearly

Persian Language Courses (if required)

 1768.00 for 272 hours

English Language Courses (if required)

 2232.00  for136 hours

Tuition Fee

Listed In the Following Tables



7710+Tuition Fee



Note 1: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences will award a variety of scholarships which may lead to the full waiving of the expenses. All international students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. To see complete information regarding SUMS scholarships please click here.


Note 2:  In addition to the living expenses pointed out in the above table (table of expenses) students should be aware that other life expenses (including items of clothing, books, stationaries, food, dining out, etc.) for single students is approximately between 200.00 to 300.00 U.S.D. per month. None of SUMS scholarships cover such expenses.


Tuition Fees


Tuition costs vary depending on the degree program you will be studying. Tuition fees for each program are set out in the tables below:


Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Programs


Degree Programs


Annual Tuition (USD)


 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

 7 years 7500


Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D)  6 years 7500


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

 5-6 years 7500


Bachelor's Program

 4 years  4000





Tuition Fees for Graduate Programs

Degree Programs



Annual Tuition (USD)

Master’s Programs (M.Sc. / M.P.H.)

2-3 2000*
Ph.D. Programs 3-5 4000*

Specialty (Medicine and Pharmacy)

3-5 5000
Specialty (Dentistry) 3-5 11000


2-3  5000

                                   *In order to cover bench expenses, 1000$ bench fee will be added yearly to the tuition fee for those programs

                                                                              which include bench work as a part of the program.


Tuition Fees for Non-Degree Programs

Degree Programs



Annual Tuition ($)


Determined by the Department



Determined by the Department

Applicants are eligible for type A scholarship

Short-Term Training Program

Determined by the Department

Determined by the Department

Medical Elective (Clinical Rotation/Internships)

4 to 16 Weeks

625 USD per Month

Summer Program

Determined by the Department

Determined by the Department



The above tables feature annual tuition fees, registration, language courses, living expenses, etc. for the academic year 2020-2021. SUMS is committed to supporting students in any manner possible including the financial matters. We allocate scholarships to students. Any student has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. You should prove your aptness for receiving a scholarship during your application process. The most qualified applicants will have a higher chance of winning a scholarship.


Applicants should be aware that withdrawing from studies at any point of the studies at SUMS, can cost them the whole annual tuition fee as well as relevant fines (such as accommodation, utilities, internet, health insurance, and registration fees) according to the University regulations.


The applicants who apply via SUMS' official agents will receive a 5% discount on the first-year tuition fee if admitted to the University. For more information, click here.




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