Founded in 1975, University of Birjand is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Birjand (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Khorasan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ferdows, Sarayan, Sarbisheh, Nehbandan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, University of Birjand is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Birjand offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Birjand 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.