Exchange Programs

About Exchange Programs:

· Exchange programs are non-degree programs in which no degree is conferred on the students at the end of the program. However, a report containing the status of the courses taken by the student during his/her stay at the host institution will be delivered to the home institution. Students should consult the education office of their departments in advance to ensure that the credits of the courses they intend to take at the host institution will be transferrable to Sharif as their required/optional courses.

· Exchange programs may take one semester to two semesters.

· Exchange programs are available for all degrees programs at BSc, MSc, and PhD level.

· There are two kinds of exchange programs; educational and research exchange programs. In the latter, the student is expected to spend the period of his/her stay at a lab in the host institution or work on an ongoing research project at the host institution. In the former, the student is expected to pass several courses at the host institution. For both programs, the student would have a supervisor at the host institution monitoring his/her educational/research activities.

· During their stay, exchange students should observe all rules and regulations of the host institution.

· The host institution will examine the applications of the students (usually submitted through the international affairs office) to decide whether the applicant may be accepted for the exchange program. Different universities have slightly different deadlines for the applications and also different mechanisms of submitting them. The details of these will be announced in this page.

· Tuition fees are waived for exchange programs. However, living expenses, travel and accommodation costs should be paid by the students. In some exceptional cases, the host university will provide accommodation free of charge.

· Applicants for exchange programs have to take into account their military service status, since there are some limitations for students with educational exemption to exit the country for the whole period of the exchange program. Of course, female students and male students who have obtained permanent exemption would have no problem in this regard.

· Students who want to (or for different personal reasons have to) spend a semester at an international university can take advantage of these exchange programs. The philosophy behind exchange programs is consolidation of cultural relations and exploring the opportunities of other universities. Exchange programs between universities are usually done mutually, namely for each student going from the home institution to the host institution, a student would come from the host institution to the home institution.

Currently, Sharif University of Technology has student exchange agreements with following universities:

ITMO University (Russia)/Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) (Russia)/Saint Petersburg University (Russia)/Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH (South Korea)/OSAKA University (Japan)/Waseda University (Japan)/IITB (India)/Koç University (Turkey)/Boğaziçi University (Turkey)/Bilkent University (Turkey)/Gebze University (Turkey)/Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University (Turkey)/Daffodil International University, DIU (Bangladesh)

Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us: +982166085867 (Mr. Kazemi).


Following the signed MoU between Sharif University of Technology and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, we are happy to announce Sharif-POSTECH Student Exchange Program.

Call for Spring 2019 Program (Feb-Jun 2019)


  • All tuition fees are waived but living expenses should be paid by the students which are about 1500 USD per month.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Requirements

1) CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of ‘B’ or above

2) English Proficiency*: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS (Ac) 6.0, or above (for non-native English speakers only)

It may be substituted with equivalent proof documents approved by an exchange coordinator at home university (ex. certificate, letter, test score sheet, etc.)

  • Nomination PeriodSeptember 1~15, 2018

How to Nominate

Please submit your nominations by completing the attached excel file (nomination sheet) and send it back to by September 15, 2018. If you need to extend the nomination deadline, please feel free to contact us.

  • Period for Submission of Online Application: September 1 ~ October 1, 2018

Link to the Online Application:

Supporting Documents to Prepare

1) Transcript of Academic Records in English

2) Official Score of English Proficiency (for non-native English speakers only)

3) One Recommendation Letter from Home University Supervisor

4) Copy of Passport

5) Letter of Support (for research exchange only)

  • How to Submit the Application Documents

All supporting documents in PDF will be uploaded on the online application system. After completing the online application process, nominees should print out the completed application form, sign on it and submit the signed application form to the designated outbound exchange coordinator at home university (Mr. Kazemi, International Affairs Office). Then, the application form (PDF) will be sent to POSTECH International Relations by the outbound exchange coordinator (Mr. Alireza Kazemi) no later than October 1, 2018.

  • Outcome Announcement: by the end of October, 2018
  • Advising Professor

Research exchange students (Type: C+R & R) are required to contact a POSTECH professor and get approval for research projects before applying. Letter of approval from the advising professor must be attached on the online application form

Quota of SUT for this exchange program: two students

All information about the program can be found in the files attached below:

Nomination Sheet

Online Application Guideline

2019 Spring Exchange Fact Sheet & Online Application Guideline

Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us: +982166085867 (Mr. Kazemi).


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Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Tuition Fees: waived for SUT students

Duration of the Program: one semester or two semesters

Quota for SUT: two students for each academic year



ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Tuition Fees: waived for SUT students

Duration of the Program: one semester


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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) (Russia)

General Characteristics of the Exchange Program:

  1. Tuition fees: waived for SUT students
  2. Deadline: TBA
  3. Quota of SUT students: TBA
  4. Duration of the program: one semester
  5. Fields:
    1. B.Sc: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (https://bachelor-ph.mipt.ru
    2. M.Sc.:   (
      1. Mathematics, Advanced Combinatorics Computer Science,
      2. Neural Networks and Neural Computers
      3. Engineering, Aerodynamics
      4. Engineering, Beam Plasma Systems and Technologies
      5. Energy Technologies and Environmental Safety
      6. Atmosphere and Ocean Fluid Dynamics

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Bilkent University, Turkey; Call for Exchange Students for Fall 2018

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Fact Sheet


Candidates should send the following information to no longer than 12 May.

Date of birth:
Study cycle:

Afterward, they have to submit their application through

the portal for online application will be open from 1 March 2018 to 30 May 2018, so the nominated students should submit their online applications within these dates.

Tuition fees are waived during this exchange program and Bilkent university will provide free on-campus accommodation for exchange students. However, students have to pay for living expenses, travel costs, and health care insurance, the details of which can be found in the Fact Sheet.

the quota of SUT for this exchange program is two students.

This exchange program is for all levels (BSc, MSc, and Ph.D.)

It is worth mentioning that Bilkent University is ranked 421st in the world in 2018 according to QS. Further, its Materials Science Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, and Physics Department are ranked 150th, 251st, 300th, and 300th, respectively.