University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers, UoPeople is designed to provide access to university studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic, societal or personal constraints. In February 2014, UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency.
UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program. The University has partnered with leading academics to provide high quality academic instruction and with international companies such as Microsoft and HP for internships, mentoring and career services to prepare the UoPeople student for employment following graduation.
Level/Field of Study
UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program.
With a convenient virtual web address, the University of the People is accessible anytime, anywhere with any internet connection. UoPeople academic leadership comes from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford and many more. UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research and New York University.
Value/Duration of Award
University of the People is an American online university offering distance-learning courses. University the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. The University does not charge students to take classes, does not charge for any reading and other study materials, as well as does not charge for annual enrollment.
In order to remain sustainable, University of the People charges processing fees per end-of-course-exam. These processing fees are collected towards the end of each course, and not at the start of your studies.
However, for those individuals who are unable to afford even these minimal fees, UoPeople offers a variety of scholarship funds to cover all, or part, of the processing fees. These funds are designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of its students.
Some of the scholarships can be found below:
Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – open to all students
Fondation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students
UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students
Vietnamese Scholarship Fund – students from Vietnam
Students from all over the world. Currently the university has students from over 200 countries.
UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University. Applicants need to complete the application requirements and undergo an application process in order to be accepted into the program.
How to Apply
The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually. The next deadline is 1 March 2018 for term starting 12 April 2018. Interested applicants should apply today.
For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.