Considering the presence of non-Iranian students and their spouses and children in the units of Al-Mustafa International University inside the country and abroad, their cultural diversity, different age groups of their children and their diverse educational, living, healthcare, accommodation and welfare, etc… needs, obviously the domain of facilities and services for the students and their families is very wide, varied and pervasive.
On the other hand, it should be considered that as compared to the students living in their own country, those studying within the Islamic Republic of Iran have more needs and requirements because of being away from their family and homeland. In addition offering services and facilities to these students becomes specifically challenging because of the differences in the culture and behavior of various nations. Therefore Al-Mustafa International University has founded a center under the title of “Student and Family Affairs Centre” that would make policies based on the teachings of Islamic Sharia and the dos and don’ts of different nations’ in an effort to create an appropriate environment for increasing students’ moral and physical capacities, so that they not only can study successfully but also return to their countries becoming competent ambassadors of the pure Islamic teachings.
From offering facilities and services to students perspective, the students of Al-Mustafa International University are divided into two major groups:
A) People who have emigrated from the farthermost places of the world to the Islamic Republic of Iran bearing a lot of difficulties in order to apprehend the Islamic sciences and knowledge;
B) People who study in the University’s educational units in their countries of residence.
Al-Mustafa University offers services and facilities to both of these groups according to their needs and requirements. Given that students who study abroad are residence in their motherland, they are provided –in some cases- with educational subsidy and hostel facilities only, whereby the ones who study in the Islamic Republic of Iran enjoy a wider variety of services, due to their emigration and other requirements. The services offered to the latter can be divided into two categories.