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...
Sep 16, 2013

UoPeople - opening the gates of higher education

University of the People is continually expanding our worldwide partnerships in order to open the gates of higher education to as many students worldwide as possible. Corporate partners, organizations, and generous individuals make our mission to democratize education a reality.

As online learning becomes a growing trend worldwide, we believe that education should be a right for all, and not a privilege for a few. This trend of online learning provides the necessary tools to reach those who were previously constrained and unable to access higher education. To date, over 1500 students from 137 countries have been admitted. 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. It worked on its scholarship system, warding scholarships to deserving students, including several women. It also opened a Micro-Scholarship Portal, where donors can help students in need directly. It also strengthened its academic leadership and top administration, adding new board members and academic personnel to its advisory boards.

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 online tuition-free solution.

Thank you very much for your generous donations. 

Aug 19, 2013

Thanks for the support!

Titus, like many prospective UoPeople students, has a desire and motivation to study towards an academic degree and improve his life, and the future of his whole community! He simply lacks the funds to turn this dream into a reality. 

Titus has now successfully raised enough money to cover just about a fourth of his Bachelor Degree. It has been thanks to donors, such as you, that Titus is closer to realizing his dream of studying Business Administration and developing his community further.

Thank you for your continued support of Titus, and all UoPeople students.

University of the People was created with a very clear mission: to open the gates of higher education, for ALL individuals worldwide, regardless of financial, social or geographic constraints. It is our belief that higher education is a right for all, and not a privilege for a few.

We have succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education with our innovative online tuition-free education model. All we ask from our students are minimal Exam Processing Fees. For students unable to afford even these nominal fees, we create a variety of scholarship and donation opportunities, such as this one, to help fund their studies.

Aug 19, 2013

Philip is well on his way to begin studying!

Philip, like many prospective UoPeople students, has a desire and motivation to study towards an academic degree and improve his life, and the future of his whole community! He simply lacks the funds to turn this dream into a reality. 

University of the People was created with a very clear mission: to open the gates of higher education, for ALL individuals worldwide, regardless of financial, social or geographic constraints. It is our belief that higher education is a right for all, and not a privilege for a few.

We have succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education with our innovative online tuition-free education model. All we ask from our students are minimal Exam Processing Fees. For students unable to afford even these nominal fees, we create a variety of scholarship and donation opportunities, such as this one, to help fund their studies.

Philip has now successfully raised enough money to cover just about a fourth of his Associate Degree. It has been thanks to donors, such as you, that Philip is closer to realizing his dream of studying Computer Science and developing his community further.

Thank you for your continued support of Philip, and all UoPeople students. 

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