Admissions - Current Students
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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.
Applications are open for the following programmes:
I Would Like to Resume my Studies
The University of the South Pacific is delighted to welcome back students wishing to resume their studies in the same programme.
Resuming students who:
Note : Resuming student must ensure there is not existing holds on their account.
I Would Like to Complete A Manual Admissions Application
If you do not wish to complete our Online Admissions Application, you are more then welcome to complete a manual Admissions Application:
Before you proceed with your Online application, please check that you have the following:
Additional points to note
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.
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.
2016 Important Academic Dates
1st Floor of the Communication Building,
Laucala Campus, Suva.
Student Administrative Services (SAS)
The University of the South Pacific (USP)
Private Mail Bag
Suva, Fiji Islands
Ph: +679 323 1444
For Online Admission Application Queries: admissions(at)student.usp.ac.fj
Student Services Centre: Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Friday 8.00am - 4:00pm
Call Centre: Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays.