Established in 1953, China University of Petroleum is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Beijing (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Qingdao. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China, China University of Petroleum (CUP) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. China University of Petroleum (CUP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CUP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.