Founded in 1946, Shiraz University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Shiraz (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Fars. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Shiraz University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shiraz University 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 72 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Shiraz University 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.