Shahid Beheshti University: Statistics



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#968 of 14,131 In the World
#220 of 5,830 In Asia
#8 of 310 In Iran
#7 of 37 In Tehran
#169 of 1,013 For Nuclear Engineering
Top50% For 143 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)
Full time employee900
Student:staff ratio13:1

We've calculated the 25% acceptance rate for Shahid Beheshti University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Shahid Beheshti University is a world-class research university with 30,530 scientific papers published and 336,672 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Organic Chemistry.


Shahid Beheshti University majors

by publication & citation count

17,731 / 223,161
17,107 / 210,317
16,984 / 216,047
16,249 / 221,641
Quantum and Particle physics
13,046 / 169,336
Environmental Science
12,842 / 148,418
Computer Science
12,768 / 138,799
11,019 / 109,909
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,384 / 88,203
Organic Chemistry
9,108 / 148,594
Materials Science
8,987 / 125,977
8,046 / 118,199
7,253 / 79,437
6,536 / 74,958
6,510 / 77,916
5,893 / 67,199
5,840 / 45,175
Geography and Cartography
5,718 / 57,870
5,585 / 65,153
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,551 / 66,474
5,401 / 46,674
Electrical Engineering
5,378 / 56,219
5,166 / 43,447
Optical Engineering
4,693 / 59,543
Political Science
4,069 / 24,127
4,051 / 45,505
4,045 / 46,631
3,971 / 23,477
Machine Learning
3,612 / 53,854
3,533 / 28,264
Metallurgical Engineering
3,254 / 49,136
Chemical Engineering
3,176 / 60,178
3,120 / 30,544
3,045 / 23,959
2,978 / 51,199
2,975 / 31,001
2,909 / 21,174
2,899 / 23,255
2,892 / 36,878
2,835 / 31,431

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 26
1992 10 22
1993 11 23
1994 3 16
1995 14 38
1996 16 25
1997 21 33
1998 23 55
1999 51 73
2000 73 96
2001 66 100
2002 99 184
2003 140 278
2004 186 367
2005 242 621
2006 329 995
2007 552 1489
2008 812 2416
2009 1047 3317
2010 1066 4666
2011 1235 6651
2012 1248 8028
2013 1210 9981
2014 1391 11960
2015 1603 13452
2016 1780 15603
2017 2016 18869
2018 2251 23149
2019 2432 27947
2020 2695 34932
2021 2993 43787
2022 2397 49431
2023 2223 51557
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Shahid Beheshti University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Faculty Program Tuition per Semester (IRR)
Faculty of Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3,000,000
Faculty of Engineering Master's Degree 4,500,000
Faculty of Engineering PhD Degree 6,000,000
Faculty of Law and Political Science Bachelor's Degree 3,500,000
Faculty of Law and Political Science Master's Degree 5,000,000
Faculty of Law and Political Science PhD Degree 7,000,000
Faculty of Literature and Humanities Bachelor's Degree 2,500,000
Faculty of Literature and Humanities Master's Degree 4,000,000
Faculty of Literature and Humanities PhD Degree 5,500,000
Faculty of Science Bachelor's Degree 2,500,000
Faculty of Science Master's Degree 4,000,000
Faculty of Science PhD Degree 5,500,000

All tuition costs are in Iranian Rial (IRR).

Shahid Beheshti University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Shahid Beheshti University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Karshenasi (Bachelor's degree) Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Higher Education, History, Law, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Persian, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Russian, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Sports, Statistics, Structural Architecture, Town Planning
Karshenasi Arshad (Master's degree) Accountancy, Adult Education, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Arabic, Archaeology, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Comparative Religion, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Curriculum, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Foreigners Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, Geology, Higher Education, History, Horticulture, Human Rights, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Insurance, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Theology, Landscape Architecture, Laser Engineering, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Nuclear Engineering, Persian, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Power Engineering, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Regional Planning, Regional Studies, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Religious Education, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Sports, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Water Science
Doctorate Adult Education, Arabic, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geology, Higher Education, History, Industrial Management, Information Technology, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Persian, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religious Education, Rural Planning, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sports, Statistics, Town Planning

Shahid Beheshti University alumni

  1. Mir-Hossein Mousavi

    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1941-.. (age 83)

    Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh is an Iranian reformist politician, artist and architect who served as the 49th and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. He was a reformist candidate for the 2009 presidential election and eventually the leader of the opposition in the post-election unrest. Mousavi served as the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts until 2009, when conservative authorities removed him. Although Mousavi had always considered himself a reformist and believed in promoting change within the 1979 Revolution constitution, on 3 Feb 2023, in response to the violent suppression of Iranians by Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, he announced opposition to the Islamic Republic constitution and asked for a widespread referendum to fully change the constitution and make a fundamental change in Iran's political system.

  2. Azadeh Namdari

    Azadeh Namdari
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1984-2021 (aged 37)

    Azade Namdari or Azadeh Namdari was an Iranian actress and television presenter.

  3. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

    Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1958-2020 (aged 62)
    nuclear physicist

    Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi was an Iranian nuclear physicist and scientist. He was regarded as the chief of Iran's nuclear program.

  4. Niusha Zeighami

    Niusha Zeighami
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1980-.. (age 44)

    Niusha Zeighami is an Iranian actress. She has received various accolades, including nominations for two Crystal Simorgh and a Hafez Award.

All 44 notable alumni

Shahid Beheshti University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Architecture and Urban Planning Architecture, Construction Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, History, Persian, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Faculty : Chemistry and Petroleum Sciences Chemistry, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Faculty : Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology
Faculty : Economics and Political Science Economics, Political Sciences
Faculty : Education and Psychology Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Physical Education, Psychology
Faculty : Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Faculty : Law Criminal Law, Criminology, International Law, Islamic Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Life Sciences and Biotechnology Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Zoology
Faculty : Management and Accountancy Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Industrial Management, Management, Public Administration
Faculty : Mathematical Sciences Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics
Faculty : Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : New Technologies and Energy Engineering Astronomy and Space Science, Biotechnology, Energy Engineering, Nanotechnology, Paper Technology
Faculty : Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Sports Science and Health Health Sciences, Physical Education, Physiology, Sports Management
Faculty : Theology and Religious Studies Islamic Theology, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology
Faculty : Water and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering, Water Science

General information

Alternative names SBU
دانشگاه شهید بهشتی
Founded 1959
Accreditation Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT)

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 19395-4716 Evin Square
Tehran, Tehran, 19839-63113
City population 8,694,000

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