Tehran, April 19, IRNA-Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in cooperation with Australian embassy in Tehran is to broaden academic cooperation with Iranian universities, it was announced on Monday.
A two member delegation from RMIT took part in a gathering in Tehran late Monday to demonstrate the policies and plans of the Institute in Iran.
RMIT's Director for Marketing and Admissions Mark Pettitt and Supervisor for Information Technology (IT) programs at RMIT Saeed Tahaghoghi briefed the Iranian students who wish to continue higher educational studies in Australia.
During the gathering the Iranian students got acquainted with terms and conditions as well as admission procedures.
The applicants had voiced readiness through internet advertisements to continue higher education studies in Australia and if admitted they will be dispatched to Australia.
Over 450 academic courses at different levels are now presented by RMIT international university in a number of countries.
Highlighting the role of Australian embassy in Tehran, Tahaghoghi said that the embassy has launched close cooperation in briefing the applicants on commercial and consular regulations.
Iranian applicants should pay about rls. 80 million for tuition fees per year and the cost of living for each individual stands at about rls. 120 million for the same period, he pointed out.
RMIT is to sign agreements with a number of Iranian universities to hold joint educational courses, he said.
Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology has announced it would welcome expansion of academic cooperation with accredited foreign universities, he said.
The globalization phenomenon requires domestic university students to get admission from various universities around the globe to keep pace with scientific development elsewhere in the world, he underlined.
The procedures enable Iranian students to become familiar with international management, Tahaghoghi said.
Presently universities of Sharif and Amir Kabir have close scientific cooperation with Birmingham of England and Aauchen of Germany, he concluded.
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