The Kiribati Campus has over 3000 students doing Preparatory, Foundation, Certificate, Diploma and Degree studies at USP. A USP Centre was first opened in Kiribati in 1976 with the appointment of a resident Centre Director who operated out of a one-room office at the Government Secondary School, King George V School. In 1978 the Centre moved to its current location at Teaoraereke, South Tarawa.  The Kiribati Centre became a USP Campus in 2006.