Founded in 1386, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Heidelberg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Baden-Wurttemberg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg), Universität Heidelberg is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Heidelberg offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 633 years old higher-education 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.