Established in 2001, The Petroleum Institute is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Abu Dhabi (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE, The Petroleum Institute (PI) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The Petroleum Institute (PI) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 15 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PI 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.