Why should USP be your first pick in tertiary education?


Choosing a university to undertake tertiary education can be overwhelming for young students fresh out of high school, especially when it comes to selecting the right academic programme.

For many, The University of the South Pacific (USP) has always been their first option. As a regional university, USP is committed to providing its scholars with expanded educational and research opportunities, as well as opportunities to build new friendships and connections within the region and around the world. USP offers a unique multicultural and campus experience.

As USP strives to become one of the best universities in the world, you can be confident that you will have access to a diverse choice of high-quality certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

USP’s programmes are internationally recognised, with the University currently ranked in the top 50 in Oceania. Other notable achievements include the University’s ranking in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 and its ranking as the 11th best University in the world in the area of Crisis Management in the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) global ranking for 2021.

The University provides 15 internationally recognised degrees meaning that your diploma or degree will be recognised in the region on a global scale. Pacific TAFE’s Workforce Development Training Unit provides a variety of short courses that have also been internationally accredited by the United Kingdom’s Continuing Professional Development. In a significant affirmation of our quality standards, USP is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission as satisfying the stringent standards for university quality in the United States.

The USP Alumni network of over 59,000 people is dispersed throughout the area and the world, and they effectively contribute to their communities. Alumni from the University hold key national, regional, and worldwide positions and are eager to give prospective students the appropriate guidance, mentorship, internship, and employment opportunities.

The virtual learning portal of the University caters to all online and international learning requirements. Students can switch to remote study and receive an integrated learning experience thanks to USP’s leading ICT facilities and high-speed Wi-Fi connections. With over 30 years of experience in integrating contemporary learning and teaching technology, students are able to continue their studies and connect with their lecturers no matter where they are.

Students with disabilities who would like to advance their education are also welcome at USP. The circumstances of students, particularly their impairment, should not prohibit them from reaching their goals. USP is committed to eradicating barriers to tertiary education, and it has a thorough disability policy and good support mechanisms in place to ensure that impaired students have an accessible and inclusive learning environment.

The University offers its students state-of-the-art facilities that make learning enjoyable and productive.  For instance, the USP Library, gym, sports facilities including basketball courts, rugby sports fields and its very own swimming pool in addition to high standard health facilities. When it comes to searching for accommodation every semester, students need not worry as USP has its own online portal addressing every student’s accommodation needs.

Studying at USP is never dull as there is always something to do. Every year, the University organises numerous events to provide students with the opportunity to share their cultural knowledge and demonstrate their talents in songs, dances, film productions, theater, arts, and so on. Market days, USP Open Day, professional workshops and trainings, orientation fairs, and job expos are just a few of the events that take place at the University.

When planning your academic journey this year, USP will offer you all that and more whilst focusing on the bigger picture. For over five decades, USP has continued to provide Pacific Islanders with high quality educational opportunities, and their governments with excellent policy recommendations, technical advice, and research.

To learn about our programmes and courses, join the USP Roadshow Team from 19-26 February.  The Team will be providing academic advice; collecting and issuing provisional offer letters; issuing offer letters to mature students; and holding information sessions on programmes offered and admission requirements. Come and join us!

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