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. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. Additionally, tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. University of the People provides the online tuition-free solution.
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.
This project aims to raise funds to help support UoPeople's efforts and mission to democratize higher education.
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UNESCO has stated that by 2025, about 95 Million students will not have place in the exisiting universities. And for those students who do have a spot, many of them are unable to access higher education due to financial constraints. University of the People has created an innovative, online, tuition-free model to ensure that no qualified invidual is denied access to higher education for financial reasons.
University of the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. The University does not charge students to take classes, does not charge for any reading and other study materials, as well as does not charge for annual enrollment. As a non-profit academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education, UoPeople has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education.
In order to remain sustainable, we charge small processing fees for application and examination processing. Applicants are charged a non-refundable onetime $10-$50 Application Processing Fee to cover the cost for us to review and process an application. The amount charged is based on the applicant’s place of residence – applicants from developing countries pay a lower amount. UoPeople charges an Exam Processing Fee of $100 per end-of-course exam. However, for those individuals who are unable to do so, UoPeople has dedicated efforts to creating scholarships and funding sources for students to ensure that everyone who wants a higher education has the opportunity to get one.
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 1500 students from 136 countries have been accepted. UoPeople continued to attact grassroots support- with more people showing their support by joining its Facebook page- and continued to attract media attention- appearing in numorous news articles. It worked on its scholarship system, awarding a number of scholarships to deserving students, including several women. It also opened a Micro-Scholarship Portal, the first of its kind at any university, where donors can help students in need directly. UoPeople continued to seek further support for its scholarships and continued to advocate for the right to education for its students.
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. All of these deserving individuals would lack the ability to receive higher education and an improved future without UoPeople.
Due to the fact that we have not raised any funding for this project, we have, regrettably been unable to provide scholarships to students in need using this platform. We greatly look forward to the success of this campaign and providing access to higher education for 45 students. Please help us to spread the word in order to actualize the success of this campaign.
Although UoPeople has been unable to award scholarships through this project, it has continued to provide access to higher education for students around the world and has continued to attract grassroots support. It has also been positively mentioned in numerous media publications.
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