Established in 1866, Universiteit Stellenbosch (English: University of Stellenbosch) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Stellenbosch (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Western Cape. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Tygerberg, Bellville, Saldanha. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, Universiteit Stellenbosch is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Stellenbosch 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 150 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Universiteit Stellenbosch 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.