Established in 1973, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Oldenburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Lower Saxony. Officially accredited/recognized by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (English: Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg 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 43 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. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.