Current Students

Current Students



Welcome

Congratulations on your admission to The University of the South Pacific. Before you embark on your studies this semester, we would like to ensure that you have all the correct information in relation to your studies. Please click on the links provided below for valuable information that will assist you with your registration.

Enrolment Pack

Orientation and Academic Advise

Admission Requirements

How to Register Online


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Student Charter

The Student Charter

The Student Charter is a document developed by the Students Association of USP and the University outlining the responsibilties of both you, as a student, and the University during the course of your studies.

This document applies to all registered students of the University undertaking taught or research programmes throughout our 12 USP regional campuses.

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Academic Honesty Policy

Academic Honesty

The Academic Honesty Policy is designed to inform and provide guidance to students on the issue of academic honesty at the university and is applicable to any student that is enrolled for a USP course or thesis as part of a USP academic programme. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this important policy

Checklist

Enrolment Checklist

Ensure that your enrolment for the semester is on track by referring to the Enrolment Checklist.

Regional Campuses Students are requested to visit Student Administrative Services and or School/ Academic Staff based at the campus for Academic Advice or any further assistance you may require.

Note for Regional Campus Students:

  • Student ID Cards - Students will only be issued Student ID Cards upon payment of the levied fee by Regional Campuses.
  • Course Materials - Students will only be issued Course Materials upon payment of the levied Fee by Regional Campuses.

Fees & Payment Options

FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE

 The University wishes to now inform all current and future University students that the fee payment deadline in any given semester and thereafter will be Friday of Week 4 of lectures in an effort to improve collections of fees and also be in line with standard practice in other Universities. This deadline applies to all private students and private sponsors.

 

The following process will apply:

 

1. Students who have paid no fees at all (i.e. neither tuition nor other fees)

 

Students who have paid no fees at all by Friday of Week 4 of lectures shall be de-registered on Friday of Week 5 of lectures. This means their registration is cancelled, and they owe nothing to the University (i.e., it is as if they never were registered). These students can be re-registered in that Semester if they pay all outstanding fees including penalties within one month of deregistration. Such students will hereafter be required to pay all fees upfront when they next register for courses.

 

2. Students owing over 50% of tuition fees, or not paid substantial amount of other fees (e.g., accommodation)

 

Students owing over 50% of tuition fees or not paid substantial amount of other fees by Friday of Week 4 of lectures, shall have their accounts de-activated on Friday of Week 5 of lectures. This means they will not have access to Moodle or other facilities, and cannot sit exams, or submit other assessment items. Students’ accounts can only be re-activated if they pay all outstanding fees or make arrangements to pay by a maximum of two installments and they have one month to do so;

 

3. Students owing less than 50% of tuition fees, and has other fees outstanding

 

Students owing less than 50% of tuition fees, and has other fees outstanding (like general service fees), shall be placed on hold on the last day of exams or Friday of Week 2 of Semester Final Exams i.e. soon after exams are completed. This means they will have access to Moodle, and will be allowed to sit exams and other assessments, but will not be allowed to register for any new courses, and will not be allowed to access their examination results. To register or gain access to results, such students will be required to pay all outstanding fees, including penalties in full.

 

All tuition fee payments made after Friday of Week 4 of lectures will incur a penalty fee which will be added to the overall total fees. The penalty fees are as follows:

 

•           Late Payment Fees Deadline - Friday Week 8 of Lectures -   $125   

•           Late Payment Fees Deadline - Friday Week 12 of Lectures - $150

 

Students paying fees after the deadline for students to withdraw from semester

courses that they do not wish to be assessed in i.e. Friday of Study Week will be charged a penalty fee of $200.

 

Please avoid the hassle of having your account placed on hold and paying the late payment penalty, and pay your fees before Friday of Week 4 of lectures.

Download Fee Payment Deadline

 How Do I Pay My Fees?

The following three options are available to assist you in making your fee payment each semester/trimester

Regional Campus Students are to consult the Student Finance section at their campus for Fee Levies if unclear on any of the Fees published om the Handbook and Calendar.

 

What are the fees charges for this year?

Academic Dates

Important Dates

2018 Important Academic Dates

ARCHIVE ACADEMIC DATES

Immigration

Immigration Requirements

Regional and international students approved to study at USP Laucala campus, Fiji are advised to read and familiarize themselves with the standard Immigration requirements before submitting Study Permit applications

Note: Students intending to study in Regional Campuses are asked to liaise with the individual campuses on Study Permit processes they will need to follow.

Unclassified Foundation (Undergraduate)

Unclassified Foundation (Undergraduate) Programme Requirements

Your admission to the Unclassified Foundation (Undergraduate) programme means that your Fiji Year 13 Certificate Examination or Equivalent aggregate mark (English + best 3 subjects) in 2015 and thereafter falls in one of the following categories with an aggregate of:

  

1.      180 – 199 with 50% in at least one Fiji Y13 Subject or Equivalent

2.      200 or More but failed:

                                  a.     English and or

                                  b.     a Y13 Subject(s) and or

                                  c.     to achieve the required mark(s) for the programme, major(s) and or minor where applicable.

You will need to undertake and pass some or specific foundation course(s) before applying for admission to a degree programme. To ensure that you register for the correct course(s) you must first comply with the following requirements.

 Table

Aggregate Mark

Subject

Marks (%)

Register For and Pass

Foundation

Degree

180 - 199

English

(40 – 49)

·     LLF15

Not Applicable

Less Than 40

·     LLF15 and LLF14

Non-English Subject

50 or More

Not Applicable

·     Degree course(s) equivalent toY13 subject(s) passed or required

Less Than 50

·     Foundation year-long course(s) equivalent to Y13 subject(s) failed or required

Not Applicable

200 or More

English

(40 – 49)

·     LLF15

Not Applicable

< 40

·     LLF15 and LLF14

Non-English Subject

50 or More

Not Applicable

·     Degree course(s) equivalent to Y13 subject(s) passed or required

Less Than 50

·     Foundation semester-long course(s) equivalent to Y13 subject(s) failed or required

Not Applicable

 

Note: In addition, such persons who failed the Fiji Y13 CE English must first pass the Foundation English course(s) before being admitted to the degree programme of their choice in the following term.

Click here to download the Unclassified Foundation (Undergraduate) flyer.

ELSA

English Language Skills Assessment Test

From Semester I, 2018 persons must sit for the Online ELSA Test in order to register for 200 level courses.

For further information on ELSA requirements and exemptions please refer to

1. ELSA Information

2. Student Online Services (SOLS) www.student.usp.ac.fj

3. MOODLE http://www.elearn.usp.ac.fj

 Queries can be directed to elsaqueries(at)usp.ac.fj

Postgraduate & Research Matters

Postgraduate and Research Matters

Are you unsure of your thesis registration code, do you want to find out more information on how the University Research Office and your Faculty can assist you? If your answer is 'yes' click on the following links for general information that will assist you.

 

Research @ the Faculties:

Compulsory Courses

Compulsory University Courses

 

Students admitted to a degree programme in 2010 are only required to take 2 x 100 level university courses (ie. UU114 and UU100) as part of their programme.

Students admitted to a degree programme in 2011 and thereafter are required to take 2 x 100 level and 2 x 200 level university courses (ie. UU100, UU114, UU200 and UU204) as part of their programme.

UU100A: Information Literacy Module 

Flexi School Registrations


                                                                                                                                                  
UU100A - Information Literacy
 module will be offered during winter and summer flexi-school terms in Online Mode. The module is primarily designed to develop students Information Literacy Skills required for academic and lifelong learning. Students who are required to complete this module in order to fulfil the requirements of their programme are strongly encouraged to register for this flexi offering to avoid increasing their normal semester workload. Eligibility for registration into UU100A are bound by the following explicit conditions:

Students enrolled into any of the following programme/majors are exempted from UU100 and therefore required to undertake UU100A instead:

·      Single/Double major in Computer Science (CS)

·      Single/Double major in Information Systems (IN)

·      Single/Double major in Accounting (AC)

·      Bachelor of Engineering (BE) – Mechanical and/or Electrical and Electronics streams

·      Bachelor of Geospatial Science (BGS) - Analyst and/or Developer streams

·      Double major in Geospatial Science (GS)

·      Diploma in Geospatial Science (DGS)

*Note: CS/IN/AC major combination with any other major not mentioned above (for e.g. Management and Information Systems double major students) are required to undertake UU100A + an additional 100-level course and not UU100 in order for them to accurately meet the 8X8X8 structure requirement for their undergraduate programme. Without a double major combination from the above exempted list students are not permitted to undertake UU100A but must complete UU100 instead. BNC and BSE programme students are still required to complete UU100 full semester course due to ACS accreditation requirements.

 

 

Please note that UU100A module will have to be taken in addition to the eight 100-level courses in the first year that is required to be completed as per the 8X8X8 bachelor's programme structure. This simply means that UU100A will be the ninth course to be completed in Year-1 for students enrolled in the above exempted programme/major list making it a compulsory prerequisite to fulfil before progressing onto 200-level courses.

Should you require further clarification, please contact either of the following:


·         Subject Coordinator (UU100/A) – Mr. Gavin Khan (gavin.khan(at)usp.ac.fj)

·         Head of School (SCIMS) – Dr. MGM Khan (khan_mg(at)usp.ac.fj)

Handbook/ Calendar

USP Handbook & Calendar

Find out more information on your programme, courses and USP regulations.

Click here to view the USP 2018 Handbook and Calendar.

Enrollment Processes Procedures & Flowcharts

Processes Flowcharts

 Admissions

Persons may apply to study at The University of the South Pacific by submitting an application through the Online Application for Admission Portal. They must meet the general admissions and specific programme requirements in order to be admitted to the University.

Click here to view the Admissions Online Process Flowchart

 

Registration Online

After being admitted to a programme students may register up to the maximum permissible number of courses for the programme in a particular term that they have been admitted to. For the degree of Bachelor students may register for a maximum of 4 courses per semester or 8 courses per annum.

Students must register for at least a course by Friday of Registration Week to avoid being charged the late registration fee; students registering for the first time after Friday of Registration Week will be charged the one-off late registration fee.

Part-Time students may register in less than 75% of the standard annual full-time workload whereas Full-Time students may register in greater than or equal to 75% of the standard annual full-time workload i.e. the standard annual full-time workload for the degree of Bachelor is ≥ 6 registrations per annum or ≥ 3 registrations per semester.

Students may register for course(s) between the opening of the Online Registration Facility and the Add Course deadline.

Students must pass the pre-requisite of a particular course before s/he can register in that course for Bachelors programmes and above.

Students must not have any HOLD(s) in order to register for the relevant course(s).

Click here to view the Registration Online Process Flowchart

 

 Campus Transfer

Registered students may request to move from one campus to another during the semester between Week 1 of Lectures and Add Course deadline. The campus in which the student is currently registered (exiting Campus) will approve and initiate the documentation of the transfer.

In an emergency or under exceptional circumstances, the Dean may approve an application for Campus transfer after the first 2 weeks of the semester. SAS must be informed of such a decision.

Click here to view the Campus Transfer Process Flowchart

 

Change of Programme

Students are encouraged to review their programme requirements thoroughly before registering for a course(s) in order to avoid late withdrawals and to ensure the course(s) they register for is/are part of their programme for completions purposes.

Students may use the Change of Programme process to change their programme at the same programme level provided they meet the programme general admission and specific requirements of the new programme.

The Change of Programme deadline is the same as the Add Course Deadline for the term in question.

Sponsored students wishing to change their programme must seek the sponsor’s approval first and his or her change of programme application must be accompanied by the sponsor’s approval for the change to be processed.

Students must not have any HOLD(s) in order to change their programme.

Click here to view the Change of Programme Process Flowchart

 

Course Withdrawal

Registered students may use the Course Withdrawal process to withdraw from course(s) that they do not wish to be registered in.

In order to withdraw without any financial penalty students must withdraw by Friday of Week:

1.      3 of each semester; or

2.      2 of each trimester.

Students will be charged the full tuition fees if withdrawals are done outside these timelines except under ill health or other extenuating circumstances where students must apply through the Request for Course Withdrawal form accompanied by the recommendation of the head of an academic unit to a Dean and supported by verifiable documentary evidence(s).

Sponsored students wishing to withdraw from a course(s) must seek the sponsor’s approval first and his or her course withdrawal application must be accompanied by the sponsor’s approval for the withdrawal to be processed.

Students must not have any HOLD(s) in order to withdraw from the relevant course(s).

Click here to view the Course Withdrawal Process Flowchart


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