UoPeople has three specific admission requirements: students must be over 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and proficient English. In addition, students must have access to reliable internet connection. The application process consists of two parts. Part 1 takes place online and requires the applicant to fill out personal information and respond to essay questions. Part 2 takes place offline, and consists of sending a set of required documents to the University, as detailed on UoPeople’s admissions page
Both the online application form and the required documents must be received by the University before an applicant will be considered for admission. In addition, all applicants for the 4Afrika Scholarship program must complete an online selection test as part of their application process. Students who successfully pass this test will be considered for the award of a scholarship. Once accepted, students must also complete the mandatory course, Online Education Strategies
. This course prepares students for the online learning environment, enhancing computer literacy and study skills.