Founded in 1995, South Valley University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Qena (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, South Valley University (SVU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. South Valley University (SVU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 21 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. SVU 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.