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Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Based on the authentic Islamic-Iranian culture and adhering to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad is committed to liberality and scientific tolerance, scientific honesty and trueness, and social-scientific commitment, on its way to achieve its vision and goals along with its mission and serve the stakeholders.


The first proposal for launching the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad was announced concurrently with the establishment of Tehran University in 1934. However, the first step was converting the Higher Institute of Public Health to a Medical Faculty in 1949. Finally in 1956 after the foundation of the facultys of Literature and Theology, the complex was named "Mashhad University".


Schools and departments are the major bodies responsible for carrying out activities that would lead to achieving goals of the higher education system and to fulfill the needs of the society by educating specialists in different fields of study. There are 13 schools and a vast range of research and administrative centers at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. You can find the schools of FUM alphabetically below. If you need to have access to departments you can use the left side column.


The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad has many research centers, centers of excellence and institutes. They are working under the supervision of the Vice-President for Research and Technology.

  • Aviation Technology Research Institute
  • Cognitive Science Research Center
  • Earthquake Research Center (EQRC)
  • Environmental Chemistry Research Center
  • Groundwater Research Center (GRC)
  • Institute of Applied Zoology
  • Management Research Center
  • Institute for Islamic Studies in Humanities (IISH)
  • Research Center for Ore Deposit of Eastern Iran (CODEI)
  • Research Center for Social and Cultural Issues of Central Asia
  • Research Center for Social Studies

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Student services

The office for International Students at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad was established in 2014 to help those who are interested in studying at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Based on different cultural activities, a general aim of this office is to provide a friendly environment for international students and to strengthen the communication between different cultures. With their innovation, creativity, motivation, and enthusiasm, non-Iranian students can assist the university to expand such cultural activities.

Housing services

  • Dormitory facilities on each floor: bathrooms, kitchen (equipped with a dishwashing sink, dishwashing liquid, a dishwashing scotch, a dish holder, a stove, a fridge, etc.), phones, and a water dispenser.
  • Dormitory rooms' facilities: beds, desks, and chairs, a rug, a carpet, a fridge, a wardrobe, a curtain, a shoe rack, coat hangers, a mirror, air conditioning equipment (including a heater and air conditioner), a rubbish bin, a light bulb, fluorescent lamps.
  • Outside dormitory equipment: park, exercise equipment, chess tables, table and chairs, telephone booths, shops, guard (in charge of students’ safety, security, maintaining order in dormitories, controlling entry and exit hours, etc).

Library services

The faculty libraries are specialized libraries. These libraries which are associated with the facultys collect, organize and make information resources accessible based on the information needs of students and faculty members.

  • Library of the Education and Psychology
  • Library of Dr. Ali Shariati Letters and Humanities
  • The Library of Morteza Motahhari Theology and Islamic Studies

ICT services

There is a high-speed Internet access at Ferdowsi's Campus. Wireless system is accessible at the international campus with two usernames. For this type of connection, there is no need for initial configurations.

Medical services

This center is on the university campus and is located beside the Student Affairs Administration building. It includes the following units: medical, dental, environmental health, nursing, trusted doctors, drugstore, and ER.

Sports facilities

  • Imam Ali Sport Complex
  • Kowsar Sport Complex (female students only)
  • Imam Reza sports hall
  • Takhti Wrestling Hall
  • 22 Bahman Sport Complex
  • Pardis Water Complex
  • Faculty of Educational Sciences Sport Complex- Tennis court
  • Faculty of Engineering Sport Complex
  • Sport spaces at dormitories
  • Outdoor sport complexes 
  • Multi-purpose Court at the Faculty of Humanities

Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran

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