This scholarship was created in
honor of Professor Mahmoud Hessaby who dedicated his life to
physics, science, research and teaching.
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.
returned to Iran and played a significant role in Iran’s
development and modernization. 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'.
Due to his invaluable services to
science and his country, Professor Hessaby was given the
title of 'Father of Modern Physics'.
Professor 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 Professor Hessaby scholarship
will support one student from Iran and covers the tuition
fees for a Master's programme at London Metropolitan
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.
Important entry criteria
- have an
unconditional offer to study at London Met on one of the
above Master's courses.
- have a Bachelor's degree with a
minimum GPA of 16/20 or a Master's degree, either of which
must be from one of the Universities listed above.
- have an
overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each
component or SELT equivalent.
- be a national of Iran.
How to apply
fill in and submit:
- the online scholarship
The deadline to submit a
scholarship application form is 30 April 2015 for the
September 2015 intake.
Applicants may be asked to attend
an interview as part of the selection process.
For more details on this specific
scholarship, please email Leyla Shemirani-Hilton.