Established in 1904, Universiteit van die Vrystaat (University of the Free State) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bloemfontein (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Free State. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Qwaqwa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UFS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UFS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 114 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UFS 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.