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 28 diploma programmes, which normally require the completion of up to ten 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.