Established in 1983, Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra (University of Biskra) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Biskra (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Algérie (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria), Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra (UMKB) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra (UMKB) 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 33 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UMKB 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.