Established in 1964, University of Basrah is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Basrah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Basra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Qurna, Abolkaseeb, Zubair. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq, University of Basrah (UOB) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Basrah (UOB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 52 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Iraqi higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UOB 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.