Established in 1920, Harbin Institute of Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Harbin (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Heilongjiang. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): ShenZhen, WeiHai. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 96 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Chinese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HIT 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, as well as administrative services.