Founded in 1974, Universiteit Maastricht (Maastricht University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Maastricht (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Limburg. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Universiteit Maastricht is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Maastricht 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 42 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. Universiteit Maastricht 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.