Why Study at USP
1. Unique experience
Located in the hub of the South Pacific region, we attract students from all over the world and from our 12 member countries. So, can you imagine the unique experience you will get by studying in just one campus? Share in our culture, eat our food, learn our dance, and even perfect the art of preparing your own Pacific foods!
2. Unique programmes and courses
If you’re looking for a unique programme or course to study, we have it here! Our programmes and courses are designed to offer you perspectives of the Pacific. You will get firsthand experience during fieldtrips in as Marine Studies, Tourism, Geography, Environmental Science, Biology and many more! Our academics come from all around the globe and their different learning styles create a rich, yet enjoyable learning environment.
We believe in providing quality services to our students – both in student support and learning and teaching. Ranked amongst the top 50 in the Oceania region, we strive towards improving our services and encouraging students to achieving high academic results. We pride ourselves on being an institution that awards certificates that are comparable to Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
4. Cheaper costs
Along with quality programmes and services, we offer the best costs for your university studies. Our tuition fees, visas fees and cost of living are much cheaper than most universities.
Our newly constructed ICT Centre, funded by the Japanese Government is one of the largest in the South Pacific region. With over twenty computer labs and more than 1000 computers, we are well-equipped to provide effective and efficient internet services to our students. Teleconference and satellite facilities connect us with our regional campuses and the rest of the globe.
6. Tropical climate
It is always nice to have some sun and warmth to make your studies more comfortable. The South Pacific region is influenced by a maritime climate, which means the weather is influenced by the ocean. There are two seasons in the South Pacific – winter and summer. Year-round temperatures average 20-30 degrees Celsius / 70-85 F. Learn more about our climatic conditions by visiting the South Pacific Organizer.
7. Cultural diversity
Imagine studying in a place where the culture is so rich and people from different religious groups gather together. USP brings together students and staff from different ethnicities, including Polynesians, Micronesians, Caucasians, Chinese and Indians. Staff and students travel from within the South Pacific and across the globe to be a part of the USP community. The presence of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism adds to the rich cultural heritage of the university. USP allows for people from all religion to come together to appreciate and to know other cultures and to learn about them.
8. Premier institution for higher learning
Being the premier Institution for higher Education in the South Pacific region, USP prides itself as an institution of quality in all areas of learning and teaching. With programmes available at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, USP welcomes students from all across the globe.
9. Specialized support for international students
The International Students Office was founded in 2009 and was later renamed as USP International. The Office has five staff that are dedicated to providing the best student support services, from academic counseling to personal matters. The office is open five days a week; however, staff is always happy to assist students during semester breaks and weekends or whenever they are needed, so pop into USP International for a cup of coffee or a chat whenever you feel like one!
10. World class research
The University is committed to winning national and international recognition as the primary research institution in the Pacific Island region, undertaking research that recognizes the uniqueness of Pacific Island environments and society and which will assist the social, cultural and economic advancement of the countries and peoples of this region.