Established in 2002, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (English: University of Malaysia, Pahang) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Kuantan (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pahang. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Pekan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 14 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Malaysian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UMP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.