Founded in 1993, Qafqaz Universiteti (English: Qafqaz University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small city of Khirdalan (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Absheron. Officially accredited/recognized by the Azerbaycan Respublikasi Tehsil Nazirliyi (English: Ministry of Education, Azerbaijan), Qafqaz Universiteti (QU) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Qafqaz Universiteti (QU) 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 23 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Azerbaijani higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. QU 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, as well as administrative services.