Founded in 1948, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Ploiesti (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Prahova. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii, România (English: Ministry of Education and Research, Romania), Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti (UPG) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti (UPG) 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 68 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. UPG 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.