Established in 1992, Kocaeli Üniversitesi (Kocaeli University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small city of Kocaeli (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kosekoy, Golcuk, Karamursel, Degirmendere, Derbent, Derince, Gebze, Hereke, Izmit, Ihsaniye, Kandira, Kullar, Yenikoy. Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Kocaeli Üniversitesi (KOÜ) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kocaeli Üniversitesi (KOÜ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 25 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KOÜ 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.