Established in 1854, Université Blaise Pascal (Blaise Pascal University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Clermont Ferrand (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Auvergne. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Vichy, Montluçon, Moulins, Le Puy-en-Velay, Aurillac. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Université Blaise Pascal (UBP) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Blaise Pascal (UBP) 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 162 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UBP 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.