Founded in 1957, Universidade Federal do Pará (Federal University of Pará) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Belem (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Para. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (English: Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) 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 59 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UFPA 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.