Established in 1969, Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 (University of Constantine 1) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Constantine (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Algérie (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria), Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 (UMC) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 (UMC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 47 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. UMC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.