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University of the South Pacific

University of the South Pacific

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Uni facts

  • Suva, Fiji
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 1938
  • Program types -
  • Programs total -
  • Acceptance rates 45%
  • Nationalities 39
  • International Students 417

Study abroad at the University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is a public research university based across 12 different Pacific island countries. The University is owned by the governments of the member countries, and the main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. There are also sites in the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

USP offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees comparable to those awarded by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Study programs available include journalism, law, science, technology, literature and economics. The University also produces respected research in areas including Pacific studies, marine studies, agriculture, science and technology.

The University's Laucala Campus has 11 halls of residence housing for over 1,000 students and also offers units for married students. On-campus accommodation is always in high demand, so spaces are reserved for full time students only.

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Why study at USP?

  • Unique programs and courses

    USP offers programs and courses designed to give you a unique perspective of the Pacific

  • Quality and technology

    USP provides quality support, learning and teaching through their services

  • Tropical climate and cultural diversity

    The South Pacific islands are known for their paradise beaches and warm climate

  • Specialized support for students

    The International Office services offers support to all international students

  • World class research

    The University is committed to being the foremost research university in the Pacific Island Region

Life as an international student

The University of the South Pacific has a diverse and multicultural population. USP students and staff come from diverse backgrounds and travel from within the Pacific communities and across the globe to be part of this diverse community.

The Office of First Year Experience provides programs and services to help all new international students settle into life on campus. You’ll also take part in an orientation week, which will include presentations, workshops and tours to help you to get to know the University.

The University offers a range of student clubs and activities including sports in the USP Fitness Center. There’s also an International Student Association, which gives you the opportunity to meet and socialize with other overseas students.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Squash Courts 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

USP welcomes students from all across the globe to take advantage of attractive tuition and accommodation fees. Compared to other universities the cost of living, visa fees, and tuition fees are much cheaper. You will be able to move around with ease and enjoy the great local cuisines at very affordable prices.

The University does not provide scholarships for international students, however, students enrolled in a research program (master's by research and PhD) may apply for research funding through their respective faculties.

  • Foundation

    FJD$16,650 per annum (approx USD$7455)

  • Undergraduate tuition and study abroad

    FJD$18,000 per annum (approx USD$8,060)

  • Postgraduate tuition

    FJD$16,200 per annum (approx USD$7,254)

  • MBA

    FJD$34,7200 per annum (approx USD$15,547)

  • Master's

    FJD$10,070 per annum (approx USD$4,509)

  • PhD

    FJD$10,070 per annum (approx USD$4,509)

No scholarships are available for international students.

Location

University of the South Pacific

Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

USP Laucala Campus is located in the city of Suva on the South East part of Viti Levu the Largest Island of the Fiji Group. Fiji is the land of Bula smiles, coconuts, blue sky, sea, sand and greenery.

  • To Central Business District

    5 minutes

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Visa requirements for the University of the South Pacific

Many international students will require a visa to study in Fiji, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.