University of the People

University of the People, a tuition-free online university aimed at poor students around the globe who would otherwise not have access to higher education.

The University embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring tuition-free undergraduate degree programs to qualified high school graduates around the world. UoPeople offers Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science.

Naylea Omayra Villanueva Sanchez’s location near the Amazon rain forest in Peru, combined with a disability, makes a traditional university education impossible for her.

With the support of academic leadership from top universities and having accepted more than 1500 students from over 130 countries to date, UoPeople is well on its way to becoming a global higher education leader.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the learning model for University of the People and Who are the students?

A: University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning, with information technologies and internet. Within the online study communities, students will share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments, and take exams. The curriculum itself will be supported by respected scholars. A community of educators, comprised of active and retired professors, master level students and other professionals, will participate and oversee the assessment process. They will also develop ongoing procedures for curriculum evaluation and development.

Q: Where is the University based?

A: With a convenient virtual address,, University of the People is accessible anywhere a computer and Internet connection exists. The students and Instructors represent a diverse group coming from both developing and developed countries.

Q: What programs does University of the People offer?

University of the People offers the following four undergraduate degrees: Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Computer Science and Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor (B.S.) degrees in Business Administration.

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