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Who are the students at UoPeople?

University of the People has a steadily growing number of students from over 200 countries and territories. With students hailing from all points of the globe – from different countries, cultures and nationalities – University of the People is able to create a diverse online network. Students are introduced to...
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Many programs require a much higher CGPA for admission. Why doesn’t UoPeople?

UoPeople is based on the belief that education is a basic right for all qualified applicants, not just for a privileged few. The University works to open the gates of higher education to qualified students anywhere in the world, because everyone deserves a chance to improve their future. Therefore, no...
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Who started University of the People?

Founder and President Shai Reshef established University of the People to marry the opportunities between unprecedented access to the Internet, dropping technology costs, and rising tuition fees worldwide. UoPeople is the world’s first tuition-free, American accredited, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.


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Why are there fees if you are tuition-free?

It is the University’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. University of the People is tuition-free, which means there is no charge for teaching or instruction.


To help support the university’s continued operation, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($120...
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Where can I find the replay of an old webinar?

You should be able to find the replay on our events page:

So, you’ve provided an estimate of cost of fees to complete various degree programs. What are the fees for the cost of books, supples, etc.?

University of the People does not charge students to take classes, for any reading or study materials, or for annual enrollment. It is the university’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. UoPeople charges nominal fees in order to remain sustainable.


For students who cannot afford those fees,...
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What is your total number of students?

We have over 44,000 students from 200 different countries & territories. This number continues, and is expected to, grow over the coming terms and academic years.

Hi, We want to become a partner of UoPeople, whom can I talk to?

You may visit the following URL or contact:

Does UoPeople need more volunteers?

University of the People is constantly seeking out volunteers for its various departments. While we cannot promise that each and every potential volunteer will be able to find a suitable volunteer position with us, we try our best to match potential volunteers with their desired position.


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How do I become a course instructor at UoPeople?

Thank you so much for your interest to support our mission of opening access to higher education for all qualified applicants! You can learn more about how you can become a course instructor by visiting our Volunteer page on our website. Just click on the the...
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Do you have online programs for international students?

Yes! University of the People was created to open the gates of higher education for all qualified individuals, around the globe. It is the aim of the University to provide access to accredited academic studies regardless of financial, social or geographic constraint. 

UoPeople is made up of a community of...
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Is there someone I can speak with at UoPeople?

UoPeople is always ready to answer your questions. Visit our Contact Us page to find the relevant department for your query. 

Does UoPeople offer degree courses in English in the USA?

University of the People is a U.S. accredited, online university. All our degrees are taught in English. We offer the following eight degrees: Associate and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science; Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration; Associate and Bachelor degrees in Health Science; and a Master degree in...
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Do I have to pay any fees to study at UoPeople?

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. University of the People does not charge its students tuition. To help support the university’s continued operation, University of the People asks for a non-refundable...
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How can I work as a teacher at UoPeople?

University of the People is based on the premise that education is crucial to the advancement of individuals and society at large. Millions of people around the world, especially in developing countries, are excluded from higher education for various reasons. As a volunteer with UoPeople, you help make the dream...
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What programs does University of the People offer?

University of the People offers the following six undergraduate degrees: Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Computer Science, Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Business Administration and Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Health Science. In addition, we also offer Master’s degrees in Business & Education.


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What is the UoPeople time zone?

Because UoPeople students come from all over the world and from all time zones, our clock is set to GMT (-5). This ensures that we have a consistent standard in which to open and close the window for assignment submission. However, we recognize that this means deadlines for course work...
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Does UoPeople have a telephone number?

You can contact us 24/7 on our UoPeople WhatsApp number: +1 (626) 264-8880. You can also reach us through our Facebook messenger or our Bot on our website. Both of these options have an escalation process to bring you to a live advisor if you need one.


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Can I represent UoPeople for my country?

Thank you for your interest in representing UoPeople! It is incredibly important to our mission to open higher education to the masses and making it a right for all. You spreading our message can make a huge impact.


UoPeople has incredible Student Ambassadors who represent and advocate for the...
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Where is the University based?

University of the People is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. We are licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (“BPPE”) of the State of California, United States of America, and accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (“DEAC”). Our Office of Admissions is...
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What is the Education Revolution?

University of the People is the Education Revolution. We are the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and volunteers from the world’s foremost academic institutions, UoPeople offers the opportunity of a high quality, accessible, affordable American degree. We aim to revolutionize education...
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What is the exact UoPeople time and date?

UoPeople time is GMT -5 (Eastern Standard Time).


Will I travel if I am a student?

University of the People degrees and courses are 100% online. This means that, as long as you have an internet connection, you can study with us anywhere and anytime! Part of our mission is to help students overcome obstacles getting in the way of their studies, such as...
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Who is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medalist. In 2018, Biles started her college journey at the University of the People, and also became a Global Ambassador for the university. She helped in launching The Education Revolution and the Simone Biles...
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