Established in 1927, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Belo Horizonte (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Minas Gerais. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Montes Claros. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 89 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UFMG 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.