Founded in 1969, Université du Québec à Montréal (English: University of Québec in Montréal) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Montréal (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie, Ouest de l'île. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (English: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 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 47 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UQAM 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.