Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

country rank  3
world rank  629

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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 Science Research and Technology, Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) 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 70 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Iranian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name دانشگاه فردوسى مشهد
Acronym FUM
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Azadi Square, University Paradise
Mashhad 91779-48974
+98 (51) 3880 2700

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019