UoPeople believes that access to Higher Education is a basic right and should be available to all regardless of geographical, social or financial barriers. However, UoPeople does have some requirements to ensure that students are academically ready for Higher Education. Applicants must be 18 years old or older, proficient in English, and able to prove that they have successfully completed High School. (Further details can be found under general requirements). If you meet these criteria you are encouraged to apply to study at UoPeople. A detailed explanation of what applying to UoPeople involves can be found below under 'Admissions Process'.


Overseeing the Admissions Process is the Office of Admissions. As well as processing completed applications, the job of the Office of Admissions is to provide support and assistance to applicants, should they need it, at any time during the admissions process. They are here to serve you and can always be contacted at admissions@uopeople.edu.


Although UoPeople is tuition-free, it is not completely free. All we ask from our students is to pay an application processing fee of $50 and Exam Processing Fees, which are $100 per exam. For students who are unable to pay this amount, UoPeople has a variety of scholarship programs designed to meet the unique needs of our students.


University of the People offers an educational opportunity that gives students the essential tools to start, change or advance their careers. We don’t simply offer high-level, relevant programs in a flexible online format, but the building blocks to succeed. UoPeople offers fully-accredited Bachelors and Associate degrees. However, please note that our programs do not lead to any form of professional licensure. We empower our students, and we hope to empower you too.