Founded in 1834, Université Libre de Bruxelles (English: Free University of Brussels) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Brussels (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Charleroi. Officially accredited/recognized by the Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique (English: Directorate General for Non-Compulsory Education and Scientific Research), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 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 HE institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ULB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.