May 1, 2011

Professor Hessaby Scholarship for Iranian postgraduate students

Professor Hessaby Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: LMU
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Professor Hessaby Scholarship at the London Metropolitan University (LMU) was created in honour of Professor Mahmoud Hessaby who dedicated his life to physics, science, research and teaching.

Due to his invaluable services to science and his country, Professor Hessaby was given the title of 'Father of Modern Physics'.

The Dr Hessaby Foundation was established to continue all different aspects of his work, highlighting his belief that giving priority to research and researchers is the basis of scientific and industrial progress of a country.

The minimum academic requirements for an Iranian postgraduate student to be considered for the Professor Hessaby scholarship would be as follows:
  1. Bachelors degree from a recognized university (see below) with a minimum GPA of 14/20 or a Masters degree from a recognized university
  2. Minimum IELTS score of 6.5
Students applying for the Professor Hessaby scholarship must hold an unconditional offer on one of our Masters courses.

Eligible groups
Students of Iranian origin who meet the 'Eligibility' criteria above

Participating Institutions
Only students with a Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 16/20 or a Master's degree, either of which must be from:
  • 'Daneshgahahaye Sarassari' (National Government University)
  • Tehran University
  • Sanaati Sharif University
  • Shahid Beheshti University
  • Amir Kabir University
  • Allameh Tabatabaie University
  • Azad Universities
Applications from students who have not studied at one of the universities listed will not be considered for the Professor Hessaby scholarship.

Fields of study
Any course of study at masters level at the London Metropolitan University; UK

Number of awards
The Professor Hessaby scholarship will support one student from Iran

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of programme

Scholarship benefits
The Professor Hessaby scholarship covers the tuition fees for a Master's programme at London Metropolitan University.

Method of Application
Interested students may fill in the application form(.pdf) and return it by post (see below) or apply online.

The application deadline will be 31 May 2011 for courses starting in September 2011.

Applicants may be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection prosess.

Professor Hessaby was educated first in Beirut, he obtained his biology degree at the age of seventeen. He later earned Bachelor degrees in civil engineering, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. He continued researching in physics on 'Sensitivity of Photoelectric Cells' and received his PhD in the age of twenty-five from Sorbonne University.

He later returned to Iran and played a significant role in Iran’s development and modernisation. He established the University of Tehran, which was the first university in Iran. He was elected as culture minister in the 1950s and in 1973 and was awarded the medal of 'Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur'.

For more details on this specific scholarship, please contact Leyla Shemirani-Hilton on

Application Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open to International students: No (ONLY Iranians)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in the Middle East for Students

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