Established in 1979, Al Mustafa International University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Qom (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Tehran. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Al Mustafa International University (MIU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Al Mustafa International University (MIU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 37 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Iranian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MIU 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.