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Motivation Letter
Another important document in your application is the motivation letter.
This letter is of the utmost importance as it is the letter which primarily helps the admission committee members to become acquainted with your mindset and future goals as an applicant.
It is also the letter through which you have the opportunity to convince the authorities that you are one of the best among many other applicants, explain the rationale that why you should be chosen as one of the future students at GOUMS, and the reasons you chose GOUMS as your future academic destination.
We do not prescribe a strict and inflexible framework or format for motivation letters, as it is you who should write the letter in your own unique way. Nonetheless, there are certain points to observe which can help you write a more suitable and efficient letter.

  • Content: The content of the motivation letter is vital to the admission process. We suggest you invest a good deal of time on it. You will use your own unique writing style but make sure you include enough information about the following points:
o   Clearly state the level and program (major) of your choice.
o   Elaborate on the underlying reasons for your interest in that specific field. Make sure you address all aspects of the major or program you wish to study and explain how those aspects have become important to you.
o   Relevant to your chosen program, state your long-term goals and explain how those goals can be realized by studying the mentioned program and through studying in GOUMS. Focus on how you are going to use the knowledge you will acquire in your chosen program to make progress towards your future purposes.
o   Also, try and explain how your personal skills and motivation, academic planning and potential for growth make you the most suitable applicant among others who have applied for the same program.
o   Remember that you aim to convince the admission committee members by your skills, abilities and potentials. Making requests or appeals only serve to impair the idea of the members of you and weaken your status as an applicant with potentials.
  • Organization and Format: Besides the content, how you organize your ideas and statements is also highly significant. A great and interesting content written in a haphazard manner cannot carry much of an impact. Therefore, you should carefully observe the organization of the content in your letter.
o   Make sure your ideas are sufficiently explained and you have not left behind ambiguous or unclear statements throughout the text.
o   Organize your ideas with care and ensure that they do not contradict with each other.
o  Pay attention to the division of ideas and paragraphs. Avoid mixing ideas with each other or fragmenting an idea by putting it in different paragraphs.
  • Neatness and Order: Not only does a motivation letter depict your academic mindset and future aims, it also reflects your personality as a university student or scholar.
o   Neatness is highly important in your letter. It is highly recommended that you type the letter and avoid handwriting.
o   Make sure that the quality of the file you send is sufficiently high and the content is legible.
o   Also, proofread your letter once or twice and make sure you have not made any spelling or grammatical mistakes. 

Curriculum Vitae
Your C.V. is one of the most important documents in your application. You must make sure that the information you provide in a C.V. is accurate, up-to-date and clear. It is through your C.V. that our experts and admission committee members get to know you.
There are different types and formats for a C.V. Each has different sections, all of which must be written and filled with adequate care and accuracy. At GOUMS, we highly recommend and expect that your C.V. includes the following sections:

  • Personal and Contact Information, including:
 Name, gender, nationality, telephone/cellphone number, complete postal address, email address etc.
  • Education Information, including:
All previous education since secondary education/high school, beginning and ending year of each mentioned academic period, thesis title for thesis-based degrees, GPA of each academic period, attended seminars or workshops etc. 
  • Publications (in case you have published academic work), including:
Published scholarly articles, contributions in scientific/academic publications, conference papers etc.
  • Professional Working Experience, including:
Places you have worked, you position, short description of responsibilities and duties, beginning and ending year of each job etc.
NOTE: Although all types of work experience are important, it is recommended that you give a higher priority to those jobs which have some relevance to your academic background or your intended academic programs in the future.
  • Language Knowledge and Qualifications, including:
Name and level of proficiency (beginner, intermediate, advanced, native etc.) of any language you know, name and score of any official language tests you have taken etc.
NOTE: As a minimum band score of 5.5 in IELTS, or its equivalent TOEFL iBT (minimum 69) or TOEFL PBT (minimum 525), is an admission requirement here at GOUMS, it is highly recommended that you provide the score of any standardized English language test you have taken in this section. Write your TOEFL and IELTS scores in this part, providing the score of each test section, i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
  • Notable Skills, including:
Computer skills such as adequate familiarity with different software, social skills such as public speaking and lecturing, language skills such as translation or editing, etc.
  • Honors and Awards, including:
Any notable awards, certificates or honors you have received during your academic career in contests, seminars, workshops as a result of high-quality performance or excellence in your specific academic field of interest or line of work.
  • Interests and Hobbies, including:
Academic interests such as various fields of study in which you are interested, research interests etc., as well as personal interests and hobbies such as music, sports, arts etc.
  • References, including:
Name and contact information (especially email addresses) of references, primarily your university teachers and professors or references who know you in a professional working capacity, i.e. from your jobs

Just Admitted
In case you have received your admission letter from the Office of International Admissions, let us first congratulate you and wish you a great future in the GOUMS family. At your present stage, there are few steps you need to take. Carefully read the information below and follow all the required steps.

Visa Application
First and foremost, you are required to fill out your visa application form. To apply for your visa, we need your filled visa form. Your visa form is available on your dashboard now. By clicking on the link of the visa form on your dashboard, you can fill your visa form and submit it to us.
You can access to your dashboard through your username and password.
You must determine the city where you would like to pick up your Visa. To do so, you are advised to choose the closest city to your current hometown which houses an Iranian embassy/consulate. This should be a city to which you can easily travel. In case you choose a city where there is no Iranian embassy or consulate, your visa will be sent to a city with an Iranian embassy or a consulate in closest proximity to your hometown.
Generally, entry visas will be ready in 6 to 8 weeks but in some cases, it may take longer time. We will inform you when it is ready so that you can go the embassy/consulate in your city and get it.
Important Notes:

  • One important point to bear in mind is that you must make sure that your passport is not expired. Your visa will be issued using your passport, so avoid unwanted problems by using a current passport.
  • When your visa number is issued, it will be announced to you in a Registration Permission Message. Please remember that only if you receive this Message, you will be able to join us for your accepted program.
  • Please make the necessary arrangements for your program so that as soon as you receive TUMS email regarding your visa number, you can join the program on time.
  • TUMS Visa & Consular Office will reply any question regarding visa affairs. You can contact them directly through consulate-gsiasina.tums.ac.ir.

Registration Documents
You will need to bring certain documents to TUMS for registration. Prepare these documents as soon as possible since last-minute tasks can always create complications. Avoid unnecessary headaches by preparing your documents way in advance.
The documents you need to bring for your registration are listed below:
  • Original passport + 2 copies of all main pages of your passport
  • 2 photos (3cm X 4cm) – Please kindly observe dress code regulations in your photos.
  • Two Previous degrees in original
  • Official transcripts of your two previous degrees
Ph.D. candidates are required to provide both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees (or any other related degree such as M.Phil. etc.).
Please remember that all educational documents need to be approved (signed and verified) by:
  • The institution which has issued the documents
  • The Ministry/Department of (Higher) Education
  • The Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs

Kindly remember that all documents need to be original or else the copies should be approved same as original by the head of the certificate issuance authority. For the documents which are not issued/written in English (or Persian), the English translation approved by a notary public must also be attached to the original document.

In order for us to be prepared for your arrival, please submit a copy of your ticket a minimum of 10 days prior to your arrival in Tehran.
Upon your arrival, TUMS will arrange for your transfer from the airport to your dormitory.
You will need to deposit the entire first-year tuition fee at the time of registration at TUMS for the registration to be completed. Therefore, please make necessary arrangements for this matter. All registration affairs will be undertaken and completed at the Office of Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs, Directorate of International Affairs and Development (DIAD). The address is:
No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran.
You will receive a temporary student ID card after your registration is complete.
Later on, you will be guided to process your one-year student visa by the university’s Visa Specialist. After your student Visa has been processed, you will be given your main student ID card.
The official language in Iran is Persian. In order to ease the transition of our international students into their new environment, TUMS, with the collaboration of University of Tehran, offers Persian language classes to international students. For students who have been awarded Type B or Type C scholarships, Persian classes are free of charge.

  • Students’ formal uniforms in clinical settings should be white, clean, orderly in appearance, comfortable, long, suitable for the season, appropriately buttoned and display the GOUMS logo.
  • Female students should wear scarves or veils that cover all of their hair.
  • Students should wear suitable socks and avoid appearing in clinical settings without socks.
  • Shoes should be comfortable, clean, and have a wide toe as well as mild and proper colors (preferably standard shoes for those in medical professions).
  • Slippers are not allowed in clinical settings.
  • Tight-fitting pants and white uniforms with improper colors should be avoided.
  • Do not wear t-shirts or sports suits that display improper words and images.
  • Students are required to carry a valid photo ID in clinical settings at all times. IDs should include the initial letter of their first and last name, title, school, and field.
  • Avoid pieces of jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, bangles, gold rings (excluding wedding rings and bands), as well as sharp or allergy-causing perfumes.
  • Students are required to keep their nails short, clean and without nail polish. Due to the increased risk of infection and the possibility of injuring patients, long or artificial nails are prohibited.

Male students should not have hair longer than normal length.


  • Male students must wear simple and common clothes including proper shirt and pants, and female students must wear comfortable and proper mantos (long dresses common in Iran) and pants.
  • Female students must wear scarves covering the entire hair.
  • Students must wear appropriate socks and avoid appearing in the clinical settings without wearing them.
  • Student should wear comfortable, clean, and wide toe shoes of mild and proper color.
  • It's better not to Wear unappropriate clothes .
  • Mantos and shirts should be buttoned up all the time in educational settings.
  • Generally We ask Students to wear normal and appropriate clothes.

GOUMS Disciplinary Rules and Regulations for the Students:

  • The students should respect to university's rules and follow it.
  • The following is a list of disciplinary rules and regulations, designed to protect the students’ rights. 
  • Students should not act in a manner that constitutes or appears to constitute contempt for the University.
  • Students should not conduct themselves, whether within or outside the University, in any manner which is detrimental or prejudicial to the interest, well-being, or good name of the University, its students, staff, officers, or employees.
  • Students should comply with the written laws and regulations, whether within or outside the University.
  • Any student who is found to be in a state of intoxication under the influence of liquor including, but not limited to, any substance that may cause intoxication, within or outside the University, will be guilty of a disciplinary offense.
  • No student should, within or outside the University, have in his/her possession any article, which is considered as obscene or pornographic under the Islamic moral, norms and values.
  • The distribution, circulation or exhibitions of any obscene item within the University is considered illegal.
  • Students are not allowed to keep or carry liquor, dangerous drugs or poisonous substances with them on or off campus.
  • Any student who is found to be under the influence of any dangerous drugs or poison will be guilty of a disciplinary offense.
  • Smoking within the University is forbidden.
  • Students may adopt the Islamic dress, if they so desire. Otherwise, they should dress in accordance with the University Dress Code.
  • Students are required to comply with University rules and regulations and shall not act in a way that may be interpreted as disrespectful to Islam or the Islamic University.
  • Male and female students should, at all times, practice the policies of modesty, respectable interaction and proper decorum in public places, during meetings, sporting and cultural activities, gatherings, or when dealing with each other so as to avoid forms of suspicion or misunderstanding.
  • Married students should inform the University authorities with the fact of being married in written form, and they should not publicly behave between themselves in a manner that would create suspicion or misperception on the part of the public.
  • National dresses/attires may be worn provided that they do not violate or infringe upon the University’s requirements and Islamic values and norms.
  • For females: sarongs and skirts without slits may be worn if they are loose, and they must be long enough to reach and cover the ankles. Skirts that are tight or do not cover the ankles are not allowed.
  • Pants should not be tight fitting or figure-hugging; they should be loose and cover the ankles.
  • Pants should be worn only with a long, loose upper-dress, covering the hip area. The upper-dress [manto or the like] should not have long slits or side openings, which reveal the hip or thigh area.
  • A loose-fitting blouse and upper dress may be worn provided they have long sleeves reaching the wrists and covering the hips as well.
  • The head-cover [veil, hijab, or scarf] should properly cover the head and should not reveal the hair, neck, chest, and shoulders.
  • Footwear should cover the feet, and the heels of the footwear should not be excessively high. 
  • Slippers, non-strap sandals, round neck T-shirts, tight-fitting trousers or pants should not be worn by students during lectures, tutorials, official University functions, and other formal activities, as well as within the proximity of GOUMS administrative and faculty buildings and centers.
  • Shirts and collared T-shirts are allowed when attending classes; however, the shirts and collared T-shirts should be tucked into the trousers at all times.

The following rules and regulations apply to all examinations administered by Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), which have been approved by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs (GSIA):
1. Candidates must take a valid Student ID Card to the examination room or center.
2. No taking is allowed. As soon as the exam papers are distributed, all talking must stop; talking during the exam will be considered as cheating.
The acts which are not permitted in the exams : 

-Copying or attempting to copy from others during an examination
-Communicating answers with another person during an examination
-Preprogramming a calculator or any other smart device to reveal answers or other unauthorized information for use during an exam
-Using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes, or concealed information during an examination
-Sitting an exam for another student or having someone take an exam for you

3. Candidates must arrive at the examination center at least fifteen minutes before the commencement of an anticipated examination.

4. Students are NOT allowed to leave the examination room or center during the exam and during collection of the answer sheets; all examinees must remain seated throughout this period so that the examiners can properly account for all answer sheets collected.
5. Unauthorized materials, such as books, papers, documents, pictures and electronic devices with communication and/or storage capabilities, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, smart watches, portable audio/video gaming devices etc; are prohibited in the examination room or hall.
6. Examinees must bring pens, pencils, erasers, and other writing apparatuses required for an exam. Students are NOT allowed to take or ask for these materials while an examination is in progress.
7. Students may not leave the examination hall for any reason, and this includes toilet breaks, drinking water, etc. otherwise, the candidate will be barred
from resuming the exam. This will also be regarded as the termination of the exam by the student.
Note: Please note that in exceptional cases, students may ask one of the examiners to help him/her resolve an emergency problem. The final decision is with the
head of the examiners who is a faculty member.
8. All examinees should pay attention to the examiners’ announcements.

9. When completion of the examination is announced, all candidates must cease writing immediately, assemble their answer sheets (used or not), and any special
data provided. Students must hand in all the materials to the examiner, who collects them from the seated examinees.
10. You have to stay in the examination room until the supervisor gives you permission to leave. Do NOT talk until you are outside of the
examination hall.
11. Silence must be observed in the examination room. The only permissible way of attracting the attention of the monitor is by the candidate raising his/her hand for recognition.
12. Candidates should read the Examination Timetable carefully to ensure that they have been correctly registered for their examinations; they must know the
time, date and location of the examinations they are required to take.
13. Misreading the Examination Timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory excuse for absence from an examination.