University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world's tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. UoPeople provides access to college studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints. Founded in 2009, UoPeople has partnered with Yale University-ISP for research, NYU to accept students and Hewlett-Packard, as part of their Catalyst Initiative, for internships. To date, more than 1500 students from over 130 countries have been accepted. Distinguished academics support the University including Oxford Vice-Chancellor Sir Colin Lucas, NYU President John Sexton, and GWU President-Emer...
Mar 11, 2014

Opening the Gates of Higher Education for All!

University of the People is proud to announce our recent accreditation by a US accreditor, the DETC. This accreditation enables us to further open the gates of education, making tuition-free, online, academic degrees available for all qualified individuals.

Your continued support in our mission is integral to our success – together we can democratize education and ensure that higher education truly is a right for all, and not a privilege for a few.

Our numbers have increased: to date, UoPeople has admitted over 1700 students from 142 countries to its degree programs in Computer Science and in Business Administration. UoPeople has arranged numerous scholarship funds, all designed to meet the unique needs of its diverse student body.

There are many more students who are still denied access to higher education. Tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. University of the People provides the tuition-free, accredited, online solution.

Without the support of generous donors such as yourself this would not have been possible – thank you for your continued support of our mission to ensure that no qualified individual is denied access to education.  

Jan 23, 2014

Opening the Gates of Higher Education for All!

We believe that education is a right for all, and not a privilege for a few. During the period of the project, University of the People, continued to provide access to higher education for students around the world. It worked to promote lower education costs and helped democratize higher education. To date, over 1600 students from 141 countries have been accepted.

Many of UoPeople's students come from disadvantaged populations such as refugees, immigrants (including undocumented), single mothers, and students whose financial situations leave them unable to afford even community college. A number of its students come from Africa, including survivors of the Rwandan genocide and other regional conflicts, individuals from rural villages, orphans, and women.

In fact, University of the People teamed up with Microsoft 4Afrika support to 1,000 African students to graduate with a world-class academic degree from UoPeople, helping to change the lives of the students, their families and communities and ultimately transforming the continent. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to further enhance their skills and experience through participation in additional support programs, including professional training from Microsoft, mentorship by Microsoft employees, internships, and job opportunities with Microsoft and their affiliates in Africa.

UoPeople continued to attract grassroots support- with more people showing their support by joining its Facebook page- and continued to attract media attention- appearing in numerous news articles around the world.

Thank you very much for your generous donations. 

Dec 16, 2013

Ensuring access to higher education for all

Online learning is a growing trend around the world and enables students who were previously constrained from higher education, to now access and enjoy the benefits of an academic degree. Thanks to generous supporters such as yourself, corporate partners, organizations and foundations, University of the People is able to offer tuition-free online academic degrees to all students, regardless of social, financial or geographic constraints.

To date, UoPeople has admitted over 1500 students from 138 countries to its degree programs in Computer Science and in Business Administration. UoPeople has arranged numerous scholarship funds, all designed to meet the unique needs of its diverse student body.

Without the support of generous donors such as yourself this would not have been possible – thank you for your continued support of our mission to ensure that no qualified individual is denied access to education. 

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