Established in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Free University Amsterdam) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Amsterdam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Holland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) 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 139 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.