About Us

University of Mazandaran (UMZ), currently the largest state higher education center in Mazandaran province, had formerly consisted of several tertiary education centers.

In 1979 the centers were officially merged to form what is now known as the University of Mazandaran. In recent years, UMZ has made significant progress, expanding itself with vision both qualitatively and quantitatively.

UMZ consists of 12 faculties:

  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences,
  • Faculty of Theology and Islamic Sciences,
  • Faculty of Marine and Oceanic Sciences,
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences,
  • Faculty of Arts and Architecture,
  • Faculty of Law and Political Sciences,
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences,
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,
  • Faculty of Chemistry,
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering,
  • and Faculty of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism.


UMZ hosts more than 12,000 students who are currently studying at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs and over 400 faculty members teaching and researching at different faculties of the university.

Until 2016, more than 15000 students graduated from different faculties of UMZ. Based on the policy of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), UMZ is committed to providing high-quality education, innovative research at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels leading to scientific and technological achievements.

The Office of International and Scientific Cooperation (OISC)

The Office of International and Scientific Cooperation (OISC) manages and oversees the international affairs of foreign students who study at UMZ.

Additionally, OISC is responsible for developing and administering international student exchange programs and signing and implementing memorandums along with participation in international seminars and conferences as well as cooperation with academic partners. OISC welcomes and provides various services for incoming international students and visiting staff.

Excellence and diversity are the values that help a university to grow and thrive. Our success at the University of Mazandaran lies in our educational approach, one which values the personal, professional, and intellectual development of its students. University of Mazandaran’s students are of various age groups and come from different backgrounds, regions, and countries. This way, they bring with them a wide range of experiences and interests to enrich our educational community.

For half a century, the University of Mazandaran has been broadening its range of academic activities through research and education. And the University’s Office of International and Scientific Cooperation facilitate has done its best in facilitating the admission process for overseas students. It has also tried to ensure that a timely and comprehensive completion of the admission process happens. Moreover, it also keeps pace with the expansion of new faculties and majors. The more you learn about UMZ the more you want to be a part of its exciting community;we earnestly look forward to seeing you here at the University of Mazandaran.

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