Established in 1994, Universiteti i Vlorës Ismail Qemali (English: Ismail Qemali University of Vlora) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Vlorë (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vlore. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministria e Arsimit dhe Sportit, Shqipëri (English: Ministry of Education and Sport, Albania), Universiteti i Vlorës Ismail Qemali (UV) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteti i Vlorës Ismail Qemali (UV) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 22 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Albanian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UV also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.