Founded in 1971, Hochschule Darmstadt (English: Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Darmstadt (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Hesse. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Dieburg. Officially accredited/recognized by the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (English: Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts), Hochschule Darmstadt (HS Darmstadt) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hochschule Darmstadt (HS Darmstadt) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 45 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HS Darmstadt 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.