Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

country rank  2
world rank  592

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University Overview

Established in 1949, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Mashhad (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Razavi Khorasan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (UM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (UM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 69 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Iranian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name دانشگاه فردوسى مشهد
Acronym UM
Founded 1949

University Location

Address Azadi Square, University Paradise
Mashhad (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
91779-48974 Razavi Khorasan
T +98 (511) 842 7070
F +98 (511) 840 3461

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Azadi Square, University Paradise
Mashhad 91779-48974
+98 (511) 879 0999

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Ferdowsi University of Mashhad's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Iran

Year of first Accreditation


  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018