Established in 1902, Kobe University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Kobe (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Hyogo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Kobe University is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kobe University 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 114 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Kobe University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.