University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers, UoPeople is designed to provide access to university studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic, societal or personal constraints.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Undergraduate |Institution(s): University of the People
|Location:  USA |Field(s): All
|Target: All |Deadline(s): 4 May, 2017

University of the People is an American online university offering distance-learning courses. UoPeople 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 enrolment. UoPeople online degrees cover a number of study areas including business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program. The University has partnered with leading academics to provide high quality academic instruction and with international companies such as Microsoft and HP for internships, mentoring and career services to prepare the UoPeople student for employment following graduation.

With a convenient virtual web address, the University of the People is accessible anytime, anywhere with any internet connection. UoPeople academic leadership comes from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford and many more. UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research and New York University. The university features students from all over the world. Currently the university has students from over 200 countries.

In order to remain sustainable, University of the People charges processing fees per end-of-course-exam. These processing fees are collected towards the end of each course, and not at the start of your studies. However, for those individuals who are unable to afford even these minimal fees, UoPeople offers a variety of scholarship funds to cover all, or part, of the processing fees. These funds are designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of its students.

Some of the scholarships can be found below:

Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – open to all students

Fondation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students

UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students

Vietnamese Scholarship Fund – students from Vietnam

To see all available scholarships >>


UoPeople accepts all students as long as you have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet, have sufficient English skills and the interest to study one of the courses offered at the University. Applicants need to complete application requirements and undergo an application process in order to be accepted into a program.

How to apply for the University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

The UoPeople admission process for is administered in 5 terms annually.  The next deadline is 4 May 2017 for term starting 15 June 2017.  Interested applicants should apply today.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the scholarship announcement page.

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