The minister of science, research, and technology has said the situation will be facilitated for foreign nationals to study in the country’s universities.
In the coming school year (starting September 23), about 300,000 new foreign students will be enrolled in Iranian schools.
Some 527,000 foreign students are studying in Iran, the majority are Afghans and the rest are from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq, and other countries, the deputy minister of education for international affairs and schools abroad, has stated.
Foreign students who are studying at Iranian universities will be vaccinated against the virus along with Iranian students, Afshin Akhoundzadeh, an official at the Organization of Student Affairs has said.
A total of 57,000 foreign students are studying in Iran, which can be increased to 90,000 considering the capacity of universities, Farid Rahimi, head of the non-Iranian students’ affairs at the Ministry of Science has stated.
Currently, foreign nationals constitute 1.64 percent of the country's student population, which is about 0.14 percent higher than the goal set by the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2015-2021).
Hossein Salar Amoli announced that Iran has paved the way for presence of Foreign researchers in the country.
More than 15,600 foreign students of Iranian universities are leaving the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.