Fees and Fellowship

A number of fee packages are available for the Shi’a Intensive Course. All fee packages include academic tuition, accommodation, meals and refreshments, airport transfer service for pick-up and drop-off, travel insurance, site visits, etc. Let’s say all local expenses of your trip are included in fee packages.
Please note that the visa application fees and international flight fees are not included in fee packages.
If you submit your application and deposit before early registration deadline, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for applicants at our valued partner institutions.

Standard and Special Rates

 Package Duration Standard Fee Early Registration Fee Partner Institutions Fee
Workshop & Social Program 6 days 880 USD 792 USD 748 USD
Workshop, Social Program & Cultural Tour 9 days 1280 USD 1152 USD 1088 USD

* A 10% early bird discount is available to applicants who submit their application and deposit before the early registration deadline.
** A 15% discount is available for applicants from valued partner institutions.


We believe that Shi’a Intensive Course should be affordable for all applicants. With the support of URD, we are providing several partial financial aid available for applicants who are interested in the course and eligible for attending the workshop and yet may not be able to attend the Shi’a Intensive Course without financial support.
A limited number of scholarships are available, equal to a standard fee waiver of 30%, or 20%. Scholarships are not applicable to the early registration or partner institution fee packages.
While we cannot guarantee covering all applications, we are working on sponsorships and we would like to hear from you if the financial issue would be a big concern for your enrollment to the program. Please contact us for more information.


To secure your place at the Shi’a Intensive Course, you will be required to pay a deposit of €80 which includes a €30 non-refundable application fee.
You will then be required to pay the outstanding sum (total package fee minus your deposit amount) at your arrival in Iran by cash. Please note that we do not have the facilities to accept credit cards or money orders.

How to pay

You can pay by International Bank Transfer from your bank to:
The Volksbank of Paderborn, Germany
Bank account details:

  • Address: Neuer Pl. 1, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
  • IBAN: DE11472601218704289400
  • Konto Nr: 8704289400
  • BLZ: 47260121
  • Beneficiary: Mohammad Ebrahim Alizadeh
  • Beneficiary address: Am Rippingerweg, 1D, 33098, Paderborn

Please give your full name and quote URD Shiʿa Intensive Course as the reference on all transactions.

Bank charges

Please note that the Shiʿa Intensive Course is not responsible for any bank charges incurred in the transfer of fees. All bank charges, including those incurred overseas and in destination bank, are the responsibility of the person making the payment.
If you have problems making your payment this can be dealt with on an individual basis by contacting us.