Established in 1997, Cyprus International University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Lefkosia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Northern Cyprus. Officially accredited/recognized by the Yüksekögretim Planlama, Denetleme, Akreditasyon ve Koordinasyon Kurulu (English: Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council, North Cyprus), Cyprus International University (CIU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Cyprus International University (CIU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 19 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Cypriot higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CIU 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.