Established in 2006, Universidade de Cabo Verde (English: University of Cape Verde) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Praia (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Santiago. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Mindelo, São Vicente. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério do Ensino Superior Ciência e Inovação, Cabo Verde (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Cape Verde), Universidade de Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 10 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Uni-CV also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.