Founded in 1987, Université de la Polynésie Française (University of French Polynesia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Punaauia (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Université de la Polynésie Française (UPF) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de la Polynésie Française (UPF) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 29 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPF 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.