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USP is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.


USP provides quality support, learning and teaching through their services being provided. It has been ranked one of the top 50 in the Oceania regions. The university awards certificates comparable to Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and is classified as one of the best accredited institutions in the Pacific Region.


Additional to having quality programmes and services, students can study at an affordable rate at USP. Tuition fees, visa fees and cost of living are much cheaper compared to other universities. Students can move around with ease and enjoy the great local cuisines at very affordable prices.

Community Engagement

For a holistic experience, USP works with their international students to give back to the local communities. A day in each semester is dedicated to spending time in the community with the locals, disadvantaged groups and the less fortunate.  This is also an opportunity to form new friendships with the local community.

Exchange program

USP Exchange programme offers students the opportunity to take a semester abroad with USP’s partner universities in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan and Hawaii.


member countries


Regional campuses


Total students

Level of studies



Bachelor degree

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma



Teaching areas

Faculty of Arts, Law and Education

Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment

Pacific Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development

Admissions process

February, July (Some programs are not commencing from some intakes)


Partial (external only) scholarships are available.


To access Laucala (Main) campus - Fly direct to Nadi from Port Moresby, then a 3hr 30min drive from Nadi or 20 minutes flight

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