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The University of the South Pacific (USP)

Address: Laucala Campus, Tagimoucia Place, Suva, Fiji

Description The University of the South Pacific (USP)

The University of the South Pacific (USP) was founded in 1968 and is the main institution of higher education in the Oceania region. Currently, the university is jointly managed by 12 Pacific island states:

  • Vanuatu
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Cook Islands
  • Samoa
  • Solomon islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Fiji.

USP is an international center of excellence for teaching, research and development counseling and training in all aspects of Pacific culture, the environment and human capital development needs.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The University of the South Pacific (USP)

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  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers programs aimed at obtaining a professional certificate in the following areas:

  • Law
  • Educational grade
  • Hotel Management
  • Population and Demography Survey
  • Tourism and hotel business
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Ocean Resource Management
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Social and community work, etc.


  • Dates: year-round.

University diploma programs are implemented in the following main areas:

  • Multilingual studies
  • Community Work
  • Agriculture
  • Economy
  • Information Systems
  • Ocean Resource Policy and Management
  • Accounting
  • Population and Demography Survey
  • Mathematics and others


  • Dates: year-round.

Academic undergraduate programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Foreign languages
  • Information Systems
  • Linguistics
  • international Business
  • Right
  • Pacific Language Studies
  • Tourism and hotel business
  • Human Capital Management and Labor Relations
  • Economics and finance
  • Electronics and electrical engineering, etc.


  • Dates: year-round.

Academic master's programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Diplomacy and international affairs
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Psychology
  • Social politics
  • Maritime management
  • Pacific Studies
  • Environmental law
  • Economy
  • Applied Linguistics, etc.
from 23 394 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1 year.

The USA MBA has become a market leader among Pacific island nations with an excellent reputation in the region for quality and relevance. These characteristics have contributed significantly to the growth in the number of students over the past ten years and the graduation of more than 500 students.

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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

Academic programs for obtaining a PhD degree are implemented in the following areas:

  • Changing of the climate
  • Science and technology
  • Environment
  • Right
  • Economics and business, etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel.


  • University takes 1st place among the best universities in the region
  • The educational institution provides financial support to students
  • USP offers its students subsidized education and international exchange programs.

Equipment The University of the South Pacific (USP)

The main USP campus is in Fiji. In total, the university has 14 campuses located in 9 states and 3 territories. The material and technical base of the university includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in the region of Oceania = $ 446 -1050 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the educational institution you must:

  • Birth certificate / passport
  • Marriage certificate / survey certificate (if necessary)
  • Education Documents
  • Tertiary certificates and transcripts
  • Certificate of employment (if necessary)
  • Summary (if necessary)
  • Statement of intent of research or draft proposal of a dissertation (only for masters and doctors of science)
  • An official letter confirming a minimum 3-year teaching experience.

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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