1 June 2020



(Partially Funded)


Houtan Scholarship

In an attempt to spread the word of the abundant Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins – Iranian and non-Iranian – who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society where they reside. The Houtan Foundation has a strong interest in each of these students’ achievements throughout the scholarship period and beyond, as the foundation’s goal is to participate in each student’s success.

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The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible graduate student, regardless of the student’s field of study; the scholarship will be sent directly to the graduate school. The applicant must show that he/she has continued an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage, and literature following the receipt of the scholarship. Interest must be proved with appropriate documentation.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Iranian culture
  • Iranian heritage
  • Iranian literature

Required Languages

English and Parsi.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

One year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The applicant should have a working knowledge of Parsi and should demonstrate an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage, and literature.
  • The applicant must presently be attending or anticipate attending an accredited graduate school.
  • The applicant must have superior academic performance or a significant increase of academic performance over the course of his/her academic career.
  • Financial need will be a factor in determining the scholarship recipients.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • one award of $3500 per year will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant.

How to Apply

First Step: Submit your Application Form from here.

Second Step: Upload the Application Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • College transcript.
  • Goals and Aspirations essay.
  • Letter of Admission to Graduate School (if applicable).
  • If you have media that you would like to include, such as a made a film, written a book, written articles in magazines or newspapers, gave lectures or any other claim, it must be accompanied by a link in order to be accepted.
  • Do not translate documents written in Parsi.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Naira Samir/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team