Established in 1987, Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla (University of Ouargla) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Ouargla (population range of 50,000-249,999 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 Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla (UOUARGLA) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla (UOUARGLA) 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 29 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. UOUARGLA 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.