Established in 1967, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Catholic University of Portugal) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Lisbon (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Lisboa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Braga, Oporto, Viseu, Sintra. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (English: Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) 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 49 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.