Founded in 1811, Universitetet i Oslo (University of Oslo) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Oslo (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge (English: Ministry of Education, Norway), Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) 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 205 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. UiO 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.