Established in 1962, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Federal University of Santa Catarina) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Florianopolis (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Santa Catarina. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (English: Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) 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 54 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UFSC 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.