Founded in 1901, Shandong University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Jinan (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Shandong. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Weihai City. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China, Shandong University (SDU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shandong University (SDU) 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 115 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SDU 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.