Founded in 1997, University of Sharjah is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Sharjah (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, University of Sharjah (UoS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Sharjah (UoS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 22 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Emirati higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.