1. INTRODUCTION: This document is intended to assist students who are considering applying for a Scholarship to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). 2. OBJECTIVE : The objective of the Scholarships is to support outstanding International students so that they can: • Be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive • Develop a capacity for original independent research • Start and complete their education in a medical related field • Be exposed to Iranian research expertise 3. BACKGROUND : In winter 2011 TUMS Scholarship fund was created. TUMS is committed to identifying and supporting the best students and researchers in medical fields. 4. SELECTION CRITERIA : All applicants will be assessed against TUMS Selection Criteria and Scoring Matrix depending on the school to which they apply. 5. ELIGIBILITY: It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an eligible application. Identification of ineligibility could occur at any stage in the review process. 5.1 Citizenship : To be eligible to apply for a Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following general criteria. Applicants must: • Be non Iranian citizens • Be over 18 years old • Have completed and obtained high school diploma (for undergraduate studies) • Have completed and obtained a post high school or university diploma (for graduate studies) • Be able to communicate in English 6. Removal of Applications: TUMS reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to remove applications from further consideration. 7. Cross Scholarship Eligibility and Other Funding Sources: Applicants are not allowed to receive additional funds from other sources. In other words, scholarships are reserved for applicants who are not and will not receive aids and benefits from another comparable source, i.e. their government, etc. TUMS Scholarship recipients must inform TUMS officials if such situations arise. Where this occurs, TUMS will review the Scholarship and make recommendations on a case-by-case basis. TUMS may liaise with other funding agencies to discuss any overlap between applications in order to avoid duplication of funding.
LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY: A student who fails to meet either the qualitative or quantitative components of the satisfactory academic progress standards will be considered not making satisfactory academic progress. A student not making satisfactory academic progress will not be eligible for scholarship. Satisfactory Progress and Student in Good Standing TUMS requires all students who receive a Scholarship assistance to achieve satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. It is mandated that satisfactory academic progress be measured by both quantitative and qualitative standards. The following policy has been adopted by TUMS and applies to all students who receive scholarship. In addition to compliance with the ethical and professional requirements for medical students, all candidates must complete all graduation requirements, including but not limited to a satisfactory completion of all course work. 8. CATEGORIES OF AWARD : 8.1 Undergraduate Studies Scholarships: Undergraduate Studies Scholarships are awarded to provide financial support to applicants of undergraduate studies in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. These scholarships are designed to encourage young students fresh out of high school to pursue their studies in the above mentioned three fields. In this context, particularly recent high school graduates are encouraged to apply. 8.2 Graduate Studies Scholarships: Graduate Studies Scholarships are awarded to provide financial support to applicants of graduate studies in one of eleven schools of TUMS. These scholarships are designed to encourage outstanding students, to continue their studies in levels of M.Sc., Ph.D., Subspecialty, Fellowship, and Specialty. In addition to the requirements in awarding these scholarships, attention will be paid to previous qualifications and experience. Particular weight will be given to prior knowledge, experience, and publication in the desired field of study. The assessment process will be undertaken by a panel experienced in the mentioned field of study. 9. Number of Applications Permitted per Applicant Applicants may apply for only one TUMS Scholarship per application. 9. APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications must be submitted electronically using TUMS online application form. Relevant information from Profile and CV will be uploaded for the assessment process. The application should contain all information necessary for assessment without the need for further written or oral explanation, or reference to additional documentation. All details must be current at the time of application, as this will be used as the prime source of information. 9.2 New Publications : If a publication relevant to an application is published after the application has been submitted, applicants should advise TUMS at the earliest opportunity by email. An appropriate explanation regarding the retraction should be included in the email. 10. Opening and Closing Date for Applications : Applications for Scholarships will open on December 25th and close March 30th. Selection Process The sequence of events in the review process is as follows: The Application is received via TUMS online application form. - The Application assigned to Review Panels. - The Review Panel assesses and ranks the application. The Panel then rejects or admits the application. In these cases: - The rejected applicant will be informed - The admitted applicant will go to a higher level of selection - The admitted application will transferred to the members of the Selection Committee. - The Selection Committee will study each case and will admit or reject an application. The admitted application will be introduced to the president of TUMS. 11.1 Level and Amount of Scholarship : TUMS reserves the right to determine the level and amount of scholarship allocated to each student. TUMS may also exercise its discretion as to the number and type of scholarships that will be offered in any one year and may not recommend any. The award is for one academic year only and upon successful performance of the student, she or he may move to a higher or lower scholarship category. Diamond: 100% of the tuition is waved. The recipient of the Diamond Scholarship will not pay any tuition during her or his first academic year of study. Gold: 75% of the tuition is waved. The recipient of the Gold Scholarship will pay only 25% of the tuition during her or his first academic year of study. Should the academic performance of the recipient be outstanding, the awardees may be granted Diamond Scholarship for the next academic year(s). Silver: 50% of the tuition is waved. The recipient of the Silver Scholarship will pay only 50% of the tuition during her or his first academic year of study. Should the academic performance of the recipient be outstanding, the awardees may be granted Gold Scholarship for the next academic year(s). Bronze: 25% of the tuition is waved. The recipient of the Bronze Scholarship will pay 70% of the tuition during her or his first academic year of study. Should the academic performance of the recipient be outstanding, the awardees may be granted Silver Scholarship for the next academic year(s). 12. False or Misleading Information: Once submitted to TUMS, the application will be considered final. The application is the prime source of information available for assessment. As such it must contain all the information necessary for assessment of the project without the need for further written or oral explanation, or reference to additional documentation. All details in the application, particularly concerning any successful grants, must be current at the time of application.