Established in 1958, Universiteti i Sporteve të Tiranës (English: Sports University of Tirana) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Tirana (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministria e Arsimit dhe Sportit, Shqipëri (English: Ministry of Education and Sport, Albania), Universiteti i Sporteve të Tiranës (UST) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteti i Sporteve të Tiranës (UST) 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 58 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. 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. UST 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.