Founded in 1971, Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (English: Ostfalia - Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Wolfenbüttel (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Lower Saxony. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Suderburg. Officially accredited/recognized by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (English: Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony), Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 45 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. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften 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, as well as administrative services.