Exchange Program

Exchange Programs

The philosophy behind exchange programs is the 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. To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee at their home institution.

Exchange programs are non-degree programs, which may take one semester to two semesters. However, a report containing the status of the courses taken by the student during his / her stay at the host institution is usually submitted to the home institution. Students who want to participate in the program are highly recommended to make a decision about the desired university and the curriculum in consultation with their departmental advisor or the head of their department. Students must also take an official language exam in advance. Exchange programs can be educational or research programs, which are available for all degree programs at BSc to Ph.D. levels.

In the research programs, 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. However, in the educational programs, 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. 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 for submitting them. 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. The details of these will be announced on this page. For any inquiries, please contact us: email/ +98... (ext. ..).


A Guideline for Student Exchange Programs (in Persian)

Read the experience of a UG student who participated at Erasmus+ Exchange Program (in Persian)


Currently, University of Guilan has student exchange agreements with the following universities:


         Astrakhan State University of Russia

Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 4th May 2016, between the University of Guilan and the Astrakhan State University of Russia, collaboration has initiated through exchanging students and lecturers. This exchange takes place for students in their second and third years of Persian and Iranian Studies.


Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany

Each year, one M.A. student studying Social Sciences and one M.A. student studying Computer Engineering can study at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany for one semester. Fulda University may fund two students (one in Social Sciences, and one in Computer Engineering) for their M.A. studies afterwards.


Istanbul University in Turkey

University of Guilan also has signed an exchange program agreement with Istanbul University in Turkey. So far, two groups of students studying Persian language and literature, and one group studying music at the University of Guilan have used this opportunity to study at Istanbul University for one semester.