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To see all details regarding applying, please download the University Catalog PDF here.
- Applicants must be 18 years and older.
- Applicants must be proficient in English as all courses and materials are in English
- Applicants must prove high school completion through the submission of a high school diploma and transcripts. The diploma and transcripts may be in another language than English provided the applicant submits in addition, an official translation, in which the official translation document is also notarized prior to submittal.
University of the People tailors its programs to qualified individuals from all over the world. The University’s programs are designed for self-motivated learners. Therefore, admission to the University is based on a rigorous assessment of each applicant’s potential for successful completion of the program.
The admissions application process consists of two parts:
- Part 1 takes place online and requires the applicant to fill out personal information and respond to essay questions. You can login and complete the UoPeople online application at your own pace.
- Part 2 takes place offline, and consists of sending all of the required documents to our Office of Admissions by post.
Once UoPeople receives the complete application, it will be processed for the next available term.
Part 1 – The Online Application Process
In the online application process you will be required to enter the following information:
- Personal information (name, address, etc)
- Academic interest
- Contact information
- Educational History
In addition, you will be required to write six short essays (70-100 words each) about various topics.
You will also be asked to submit payment for an Application Processing Fee of $10-$50. The Application Processing Fee is determined by your place of residence. Please see the UoPeople enrollment agreement for more specific information click here
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Part 2- the Offline Application Process
Part 2 takes place offline, in which you will be asked to send UoPeople the following documents by mail:
- A high school diploma and a high school transcript which must be submitted in their original language and with an accompanying translation if the documents are not already in English. Your diploma and transcript may be original documents, official copies mailed directly to UoPeople from an official authority, or certified copies that bear original stamps and signatures from a notary public or the issuing institution. Translations must be notarized, and should be accurate and word-for-word. Translations must be drafted by your Ministry of Education or by by a professional translator or translation company.
- A signed cover sheet. The cover sheet can be downloaded from the Forms and Transcripts section of the online application.
- An IELTS or TOEFL certificate should be presented if your native language is not English, or if you graduated from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction. You must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 500 to be considered for an undergraduate program. English can only be considered your native language if it is an official language of your home country and the primary language spoken in your home. Please note, if you do not hold an IELTS or TOEFL qualification, or scored less than the minimum score required, and you have met all other Admissions requirements, you will be considered for admission for Accelerated English study. Students taking Accelerated English would be required to successfully pass the course ENGL 0101English Composition I with a grade of C or above before being admitted to an undergraduate program. Students will have two attempts to take this course. If students are not able to successfully complete the course following two attempts, they will not be able to begin their studies in an undergraduate program at the university.
Please note that all submitted documents become the property of University of the People, and cannot be returned.
Making Our Decision
Applications will be considered according to the day of receipt at our Office of Admissions and to the University of the People’s deadlines.Each application is thoroughly reviewed by our staff and supervised by the Admissions Committee.
The criteria for acceptance include the availability of a place in the program chosen by the applicant and the judgment of university staff as to the ability of the applicant to successfully complete the program. The university is not obligated to accept all applicants.
After being accepted to study at UoPeople, all applicants will receive information from Student Services regarding their first term courses.
Applicants interested in any further information are invited to contact our Office of Admissions.