Kerman University of Medical Sciences

World University Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2022
Asia University Rankings 2022
Haft-Bagh Highway, Kerman, Iran

About Kerman University of Medical Sciences

The Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU) is a specialist higher education institution based in Kerman, south-east Iran.

Established in 1978, the institution is the largest medical sciences university in the region, with around 6,000 students enrolled on more than 125 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Teaching at KMU is shared across 10 schools including dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, healthcare management and traditional Persian medicine. The university also has a number of highly-regarded research institutes attached to it, including a centre for HIV and sexually transmitted disease which works in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Its main campus is located in the centre of Kerman, an ancient city known for its rich culture and architecture, including historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples. There are five smaller satellite campuses located in Zarand and Sirjan.

Student accommodation is available for home and international students at KMU. Dormitory-style rooms are private and gender segregated. Strict security rules apply to the dorms, and students are not permitted to carry alcohol, certain types of music or other items that are banned in Iran.

Medical courses at KMU are very practical, and most degrees require students to work closely with local patients in associated hospitals. All students are therefore required to have a standard level of proficiency in speaking and understanding Persian as part of their studies. The university’s language centre provides Persian classes to students where necessary.

Extracurricular activities including sports and entertainment are a regular feature of campus life at KMU, and all students are encouraged to make use of the university’s multi-purpose sports hall and on-site swimming pool and sauna.

A number of sports competitions also take place at the university and teams take place in inter-university tournaments across the country.

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Key statistics

  • 3.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 2%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 5,226
    Number of FTE Students
  • 63 : 37
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Kerman University of Medical Sciences

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Education

    • Education