Founded in 1975, Helwan University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Cairo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, Helwan University is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Helwan University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Egyptian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Helwan University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.