Founded in 1989, Saxion Hogescholen (Saxion University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Enschede (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Overijssel. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Driebergen, Deventer, Apeldoorn, Utrecht, Vlissingen, Zwolle, Venlo, Rotterdam, Osnabrück, Münster, Heerlen, Hengelo, Eindhoven. Officially accredited/recognized by the Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (English: Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders), Saxion Hogescholen is a coeducational higher education institution. Saxion Hogescholen offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 27 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Saxion Hogescholen 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.