English is the language of instruction at TUMS. However, students of M.D. and D.D.S. or other majors, in which having interaction with patients is a must, need to learn Persian as well at TUMS International College. These students need to attend their Persian courses as soon as they start their education at TUMS and cannot postpone it or drop the course at any time.
The Persian program consists of 6 levels, 60 hours each. For students whose mother tongue has a different writing system from Persian, a 20-hour course will be added to the above-mentioned program as a pre-requisite to the program.
For the Persian classes, students will be placed at the Beginner level by default. Or per their request, they will be given a placement test at the beginning of the language program and the results of this test will determine the course and level they must attend. The fee for taking the placement test for the first time is $15. Upon students’ request, retaking the placement test costs $50.
Afghan students, whose mother tongue is Dari Persian, are exempt from taking the Persian language program at TUMS International College unless specified otherwise by Office of International Admissions.
Tajik students need to take part only in Persian writing courses at TUMS International College unless specified otherwise by Office of International Admissions.