Study in Iran
Iran Education System
The education system in Iran includes school education, pre-university education, technical and vocational education and higher education. Education is compulsory from age 6 to 14 and public education is free.
Language of Instruction in Iran
Farsi is the official language of instruction in all sectors. Students begin learning English in the secondary cycle of school education (Grade 6). Some higher education institutions deliver programs in English.
The academic year is from September to June. Schools have a 3-term academic year until Grade 8. Other institutions have a 2-semester academic year. Some higher education institutions offer a 6-week summer session in addition to the two 17-week semesters.
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Last Updated: 07 February 2017