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About the University 🏫

University of the South Pacific: A Global Hub for Academic Excellence in the Heart of Fiji

Brief Overview: A Melting Pot of Cultures and Disciplines

Situated in Suva, the capital city of Fiji, the University of the South Pacific (USP) is a beacon of academic excellence. With its main campus, Laucala Campus, just a 10-minute bus ride from the bustling downtown, USP offers the best of both worlds—academic rigor and urban excitement.

Academic Programs: Diverse and Specialized

  • Broad Spectrum: USP offers a wide array of courses in arts, law, educational science, business, finance, economics, communications, engineering, and technology.
  • Marine Biology: The university is globally renowned for its cutting-edge teaching and research in marine biology, making it a dream destination for students interested in oceanic studies.

Student Life: A Global Community

  • International Network: With 11,000 students on the main campus, including a significant number of international students, USP is a vibrant, multicultural academic community.
  • Expand Your Horizons: The diverse student body provides ample opportunities to network and form friendships that span continents.

Campus Amenities: State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Modern Infrastructure: The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support academic and extracurricular activities.
  • Proximity to Downtown: A short bus ride takes you to downtown Suva, where you can indulge in shopping, dining, and outdoor activities.

Why Choose USP for Your Study Abroad Experience?

  • Global Recognition: USP is among the top universities in the Pacific region, ensuring that your education is globally recognized.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the rich cultural tapestry of Fiji while pursuing your academic goals.
  • Strategic Location: The campus's location offers easy access to both natural wonders and urban amenities.

About the city 🌇

Suva, Fiji: The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience in a Pacific Paradise

Brief History: A Cultural and Commercial Hub Since the 19th Century

Founded in the 1800s, Suva has evolved from a small trading post to become Fiji's political and commercial epicenter. Its rich history is a tapestry of indigenous Fijian culture and influences from European colonizers and Indian indentured laborers.

Natural Wonders: A Tropical Utopia for Every Student

  • World-Class Beaches: Suva offers access to renowned beaches like Natadola and Coral Coast, where the azure waters are perfect for diving and snorkeling.
  • Sensational Sunsets: Capture Instagram-worthy sunsets at spots like Suva Harbor, a daily spectacle that has inspired artists for generations.
  • Biodiversity: Explore Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, home to over 100 species of birds and exotic flora, making it a must-visit for ecology and marine biology students.

Cultural Richness: A Melting Pot of Traditions

  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the Fijian 'Meke' dance and the Indian 'Diwali' festival, reflecting Suva's multicultural heritage.
  • Music and Festivals: The Hibiscus Festival is a week-long celebration featuring live music, traditional dances, and food stalls, popular among students for cultural enrichment.

Urban Amenities: Modern Comforts Meet Island Charm

  • International Cuisine: From traditional Fijian dishes like 'Kokoda' to Indian 'Roti,' Suva's culinary scene is a gastronomic delight.
  • Sports Facilities: The National Stadium offers rugby matches and athletic events, providing a balanced study abroad lifestyle.

Why Suva is Your Ideal Study Abroad Destination

  • Affordable Living: Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around FJD 1,200. Meals at local restaurants can cost as low as FJD 10-20, making Suva a budget-friendly study abroad option.
  • Networking Opportunities: With its proximity to governmental organizations and international businesses, Suva is a networking goldmine for students in fields like political science, business, and environmental studies.
  • Academic Enrichment: Suva's rich history and cultural diversity offer a unique backdrop for studies in humanities, social sciences, and marine biology.

Student Budgeting Examples:

  • Housing: On-campus dorms range from FJD 800-1,200 per month.
  • Food: A monthly grocery bill could be around FJD 300-400.
  • Transportation: A monthly bus pass is approximately FJD 50.
  • Entertainment: Expect to spend around FJD 100-150 per month on outings, festivals, and other leisure activities.

Housing Opportunities🏫

On-Campus

The Waqavuka Flats, is the name of the university's own homes on campus in Fiji. The home is furnished for private bed with shared facilities. The homes are equipped with air conditioning for the tropical weather and have 24/7 security.

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Off-Campus accommodation

Students who wish to stay off campus are advised to contact the university's dedicated staff who will help find accommodation for international students. Around the Laucala campus in Fiji, there are available apartments which are frequently rented out to international students. The rent on these depends on whether they are semi or fully furnished and equipped. USP has compiled a database of off-campus student housing.

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Homestay

International students at USP also have the option of staying with a host family in Suva, Fiji. Each family has its own way of doing things and living everyday life, and it's the perfect way to gain insight into local culture. If you are interested in the possibility of homestay during your study abroad in Fiji please contact the International Office at USP.

Hear more about the homestay option by sending an email to international@usp.ac.fj or call them at the following number +679 3231753

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

University of the South Pacific makes use of a Trimester and Semester calendar system, meaning for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The three-trimester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a semester system. Students can start their studies in January, February, March, July or August. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.


See more about University of the South Pacific's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at University of the South Pacific, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to University of the South Pacific are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at University of the South Pacific.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to University of the South Pacific in Fiji can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:


You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at University of the South Pacific.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at University of the South Pacific vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at University of the South Pacific ranges from 10.000 USD to 16.000 USD per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at University of the South Pacific for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 3.800 USD.


See more about University of the South Pacific's tuition fees for international students.

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"I have been studying away from my parents for quite a while, and people in Fiji have accepted me not as a foreigner, but as one of their own" - Hyunsoo R.
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