Established in 1974, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène (University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Algiers (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 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 Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène (USTHB) is a coeducational higher education institution. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène (USTHB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 42 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. USTHB 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.