The University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and instructors from the world’s foremost academic volunteers, UoPeople offers the opportunity to pursue a high quality and invaluable American degree.
The university offers two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science, as well as an MBA program.
Host Institution(s): Founded in 2009 and achieving accreditation in 2014, UoPeople has rapidly gained a foothold in the international arena of online higher education. The university has partnered with Yale ISP Law School for research and New York University, the University of California Berkeley and the University of Edinburgh to accept students. The institution has also gained the widespread support of leading academics from renowned universities around the world. Its President’s Council, includes presidents, chancellors, and vice chancellors from universities such as NYU, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, The Rockefeller University, Vassar University, the George Washington University, and others.
Study in: any Country (online), Next term starts 6 Sept 2018
Fields of study: UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science, and computer science, as well as an MBA program.
Target group: Students from all over the world. Currently, the university has students from over 200 countries and territories.
Scholarship value/inclusions: UoPeople remains tuition-free because of its use of volunteers, Open Educational Resources, open-source technology and peer-to-peer learning. More than 6,000 professionals have volunteered for the university, filling key UoPeople leadership positions including University President, Provost, Academic Deans, Course Developers, Academic Advisers and Course Instructors.
UoPeople is building a sustainable new model for higher education, in which students are asked to pay only a $100 assessment fee at the end of each course; for students who might find even these modest fees prohibitive, the university offers a variety of scholarships.
Some of the scholarships can be found below:
- Simone Biles Legacy Scholarship Fund – open to all students, with priority for those who have been in foster care.
- Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – refugees and asylum seekers
- Foundation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students
- UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students
Eligibility: UoPeople accepts students who have graduated from high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University.
Application instructions: The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually. The next deadline is 26 July 2018 for the term starting 6 September 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.
Deadline: 26 July 2018 (annual)
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