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Welcome to the Online Admission Application

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I Already Have an Online Admissions Account

I Do Not Have An Online Admissions Account

If you already have an Online Admissions account with us please click one of the links below to go to your application.               

If this is the first time you are applying using the Online Application, please create your Online Admissions Account by clicking the CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT link below.

  • Regional applicant (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu)

Applications are open for the following programmes:


For help on how to fill out the Online Admissions form download our Online Admissions Manual or email us on admissions(at)

          I Would Like to Resume my Studies

Note: USP changed the resumption of studies procedures from Semester 1 2016 and students are asked to read the information below and action accordingly.

 (a) Student last registered at USP in Semester I 2015 or Trimester I 2016 and thereafter in an undergraduate or post graduate programme by coursework and wish to resume studies in the same program are required to send and expression of interest through

(b) Student will need to reapply for admission online at if they:

  • were last registered prior to Semester I 2015 or Trimester I 2016 
  • wish to apply for admission in a new and/or higher undergraduate or postgraduate programme

Application Closing Date: 30th June 2017

           I Would Like to Apply for Admission

  You are more than welcome to Apply Online through the Regional / International Applicant portal below.


Points to Note

Before you proceed with your Online application, please check that you have the following:

Required Documentation

  • Birth Certificate / Passport Biodata page
  • Marriage Certificate / Deed of Poll (If Applicable)
  • Secondary/High School Results
  • Tertiary Certificates and Transcripts
  • Work Reference (If Applicable)
  • CV/Resume (If Applicable)
  • Statement of Research Intent or Draft Thesis Proposal  - (Master and PhD Research only)
  • Official Confirmation Letter indicating a minimum of 3 years teaching experience (Bachelor of Education (Primary applicants)

Additional points to note

  • you meet the admission criteria for the program for which you are applying for
  • your qualifications (formal and non-formal) and work experience are clearly stated (if applicable)
  • you have included all the certified documentary evidence required to support your application
  • you have clearly indicated your correct postal and telephone contact details so that you can be advised promptly of the outcome of your application.
  1. New students

    You are considered a new student if you have not studied at any USP campus (or what used to be called USP Centre, or Sub-centre) before, or were offered a place in a USP program in a previous semester/trimester but did not register for a course.


    You are considered a resuming student if you had been studying through a particular USP campus last semester/trimester and now wish to:
  • enrol at a different USP campus; or
  • have completed a programme of study last semester/trimester and would like to be admitted to a different programme; or
  • were registered for courses at USP in an earlier semester/trimester but was on an academic suspension; or
  • were registered for courses at USP in an earlier semester/trimester but stopped your studies for reasons.

Admission Criteria

What Are the Criteria for Admission to USP?

USP's admission criteria differ according to the level and type of program you are applying for as well as whether you are under 23 years of age or a mature entrant. Applicants under the age of 23 are admitted to USP on the basis of their school leaving qualifications, while for mature entrants their work experience and any tertiary courses completed since leaving school may also be considered.

In addition USP requires all new students taking undergraduate degree-level courses to sit an English proficiency test called ELSA (English Language Skills Assessment). The purpose of the ELSA test is to determine that all students have the English language skills needed for successful university study.

  • Students who fail the ELSA test shall register for and pass EL001 before registering for any 200 or 300 level courses.
  • Students who have passed UU114 are not required to undertake ELSA or EL001 and may proceed to 200- level courses in addition top Clause 1.3 (c) of the Bachelor programme requirements.


What Programmes are Offered at USP?

USP campuses around the region offer programmes and courses at all academic levels, ranging from informal courses up to PhD programmes. At the community level, campuses offer not-for-credit courses according to local needs and resources. In addition some formal continuing and community education programmes are offered through distance and flexible learning. To be eligible for admission for such programmes you must have completed the equivalent of Form 4 education.

College of Foundation Studies programmes include Preliminary and Foundation programmes. The former are aimed at mature entrants who have left school early but who now wish to re-commence studying, and at those with margin fail grades in Form 6 examinations. Foundation programmes, which provide a pathway to degree-level study, are for those who have been successful in Form 6 examinations.

USP offers more than 21 certificate programmes. Many of these programmes require the completion of only six courses. Generally admission to certificates is on the basis of an overall pass in Form 6, plus a year's relevant work experience, or alternatively, as a mature entrant with relevant work experience.

USP offers more than 29 diploma programmes, which normally require the completion of up to twelve to fourteen courses. Generally admission to diplomas is on the basis of an overall pass in Form 7, or an overall pass in Form 6 plus two years' relevant work experience, or as a mature entrant with relevant work experience.

USP offers nine Bachelor's degree programmes. Apart from the Bachelor of Education, admission to bachelor's degrees is usually on the basis of passing Form 7 or completing a Foundation Certificate, and most bachelor's degrees require passes at that level in specific subjects. For the BEd, only qualified teachers are admitted.

The postgraduate programmes USP offer include: Graduate Certificates, Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas plus Master's Degrees. USP also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Important Dates

Important Dates

2017 Important Academic Dates


Contact Us

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In Person:
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Laucala Campus, Suva.

By Post:
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The University of the South Pacific (USP)
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Suva, Fiji Islands

Ph: +679 323 1444
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For Online Admission Application Queries: admissions(at) 


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