Founded in 1957, Assiut University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Asyut (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: South Vally. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, Assiut University (AU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Assiut University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 59 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.