Shahid Beheshti University

3.8 out of 5 (151 ratings / 132 reviews) Tehran, Iran
Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) is one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. Established in 1959, SBU combines the tradition of a classical university with the dynamic character of a modern and interdisciplinary scientific enterprise.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (45)
Engineering & Technology (43)
Social Sciences (39)



Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) established in 1959 (The ex- National University of Iran), started its academic life in 1960 with only 174 students in two faculties.


Since 1990, the university has placed more emphasis on postgraduate, in particular PhD, and research programs, while still aiming to enhance the quality of its well-established undergraduate courses.


Research Centers

  • Architectural Research & Document Center
  • Chemistry Research Center
  • Islamic Economy Research Center
  • Protein Research Center
  • Remote Sensing & GIS Research Center
  • The UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy
  • Technology Units Incubator
  • Unconventional Water Harvesting Center
  • Waqf Research Center

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University Ranking

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Student services

Office of Collegiate Relations and International Scientific Cooperations

The office was established in 1985 as a section of the Research VP, and since 1998 works in the extent of the University Presidency.

The office aims to develop scientific relationship between Shahid Beheshti University and foreign universities, and to promote scientific level of the academic members and students.

The main duties of the office are:

1-Setting up scientific and educational relation with foreign high standard level universities all over the world in the framework of contracts, memorandum of understanding, and supervising its implementation.

2-Dispatching faculty members to foreign universities.

3-Delivering services to foreign universities' faculty members.

4-Dispatching postgraduate students to foreign universities in the scheme of scholarship or mutual agreements.

5-Dispatching university faculty members and students to participate in international conference and sabbatical leave, in other countries.

6-Inviting and receiving guests from foreign universities, in order to visit the University and negotiate with faculty members.

7-Dispatching President, Vice Presidents, executive managers, Professors, to foreign universities to visit and negotiate for Cooperation.

Housing services

Student will have the opportunity to learn to live in an academic environment and accept the responsibilities which are parts of group living.

The dormitory building are segregated in to male and female.

There are eight buildings allocated to the accommodation of single students with a capacity of 4000. Two separate buildings are allocated to married students with a capacity for 40 families. Students can apply to the Student Accommodation Office to use the facility according to regulations.

Library services

The library enjoys of 10,000 Persian and 7,800 foreign books, as well as subscription to 30 national and 21 international journals.

The library computer system has access to the data of Central Library of the University as well as of other universities and research centers.

ICT services


University’s network has 3800 active node which covered nearly 30 separate buildings in the university.The backbone of network is completely fiber and connects these buildings to Information and Communication Technology Vice-presidency building.

Medical services

Health Care Center of the Shahid Beheshti University, under the supervision of Vice- president in Cultural and Students’ Affairs has undertaken the responsibility for providing health services to students academic and members.

Student Life

Campus life


There are 3 main restaurants in the campus, offering meals at subsidized prices, in addition to several sandwich bars and cafeterias.


The Student Welfare Office provides financial assistance to students in form of loans. The loans are disbursed according to regulations for education, housing, marriage, emergency, insurance, as well as complementary loans. The office has provided free shuttle bus services to main city centers to facilitate students commuting to the campus.

Cinema, Theatre, and Exhibitions

There is a cinema in the university campus, frequently showing movies, while the video library lends scientific, educational, documentary films and movies at request.

The Cinema Unit also supports the students who wish to participate in film production or make films. The Theater Unit organizes student groups to stage their performances in festivals.

There are numerous students’ competitions and events organized throughout the year. The Exhibitions Unit is always ready to organize students’ exhibitions on different national or religious occasions.

The conferences are organized by the Conferences Unit drawing on the participation of students, the Publications Center and the media.

Students Organizations

There is a separate unit for supporting students’ organizations facilitating and coordinating their activity.

Student clubs

  • Scientific Associations
  • Accounting Association
  • Biology Association
  • Chemistry Association
  • Consulting Association
  • Geography Association
  • Law Association
  • Philosophy Association
  • Physics Association

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

all of university staff are arrogant

A proper educational experience in Iran
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

S.B.U is actually a quite decent university by Iran's standards, And it's department of philosophy has a good reputation; but The issue is the standards! Studying philosophy in Iran doesn't motivate me anymore.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have learned basic , intermediate and advanced accounting lesson on IFRS standards. I have learned about auditing very well.we had some programs about managment accounting too.I have passed lessons about finance managment , micro and macro economics , cost accounting , govermental accounting (GASB) and opereation research courses.

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