Founded in 1859, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (English: Norwegian University of Life Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Aas (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Akershus. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Oslo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge (English: Ministry of Education, Norway), Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU) 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 157 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NMBU 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.