Founded in 1979, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Rawalpindi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Punjab. Officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Pakistani higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PMAS-AAUR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.