I acquired my university entrance qualification in Iran. What requirements do my certificates have to meet?

 

Documents to Upload on RWTHonline as Part of Your Online Application

School certificate

  • A certificate of secondary education obtained after 12 years of schooling, issued from June 2019, or
  • A certificate of secondary education obtained after 11 years of schooling, issued up to and including 2018, or
  • A certificate of secondary education obtained after 12 years of schooling, issued until about 1999 and, if available

Additional documents

  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, and/or
  • Proof of passing the interuniversity entrance examination, and/or
  • Proof of a successful academic year at a recognized university
  • Kardani diploma from a state university or an Islamic Azad University and/or
  • Bachelor's or licentiate degree from an Islamic Azad University and/or
 

Requirements for Recognition as a University Entrance Qualification, in Short HZB

A subject-related HZB applies if the following conditions are fulfilled and the corresponding certificates are submitted:

 

Certificates of secondary education and required supporting documents

A certificate of secondary education obtained after 12 years of schooling, issued from June 2019

No additional documents are required.

A certificate of secondary education obtained after 11 years of schooling, issued up to and including 2018

Plus either

  • A Kardani diploma from a state university or an Islamic Azad University, and
  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, issued before 2011, and
  • Proof of passing the interuniversity entrance examination

Or

  • A Kardani diploma from a state university or an Islamic Azad University, and
  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, issued from 2011

Or

  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, issued from 2011, and
  • Proof of a successful academic year

Or

  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, issued before 2011, and
  • Proof of passing the interuniversity entrance examination, and
  • Proof of a successful academic year
    (With this combination, the school leaving grade is not relevant)

Or

  • Proof of completion of the pre-university course, issued before 2011, and
  • A Bachelor's or licentiate degree from an Islamic Azad University, obtained up to and including 2013.
    Completion of a course of study lasting at least four years, provided that it was actually completed at a recognized university in accordance with the prescribed study standard and, as a rule, on a full-time basis.

Please note: In all cases, the secondary education certificate must show an overall grade of at least 15 in all cases.

A certificate of secondary education obtained after 12 years of schooling, issued until about 1999

Plus either

  • A Kardani diploma from a state university or an Islamic Azad University, and
  • Proof of passing the interuniversity entrance examination

Or

  • Proof of passing the interuniversity entrance examination, and
  • Proof of a successful academic year

Or

  • Bachelor or licentiate degree from an Islamic Azad University, obtained up to and including 2013. Completion of a course of study lasting at least four years, provided that the certificate was actually issued by a recognized university in accordance with the prescribed study standard and, as a rule, on a full-time basis.

 

Additional Information

If an applicant obtained their secondary education certificate after 12 years of schooling from June 2019 onward, the certificate must be assessed individually. This is an interim solution in place until the information required to evaluate the certificate is completely regulated.

(Resolution of the Advisory Board for the Central Office for Foreign Education from November 5, 2019)