Established in 1884, Technische Universität Ilmenau (Ilmenau University of Technology) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Ilmenau (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Thuringia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur (English: Thuringian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture), Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU IL) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU IL) 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 132 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. TU IL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, 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.