Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa

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world rank  8260

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University Overview

Established in 1984, Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa (National University of Samoa) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Apia (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Matagaluega o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu (Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Samoa), Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa (NUS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa (NUS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 35 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Samoan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name National University of Samoa
Acronym NUS
Founded 1984
Motto Ia Ao Samoa
Let there be light on Samoa
Colours Silver, royal blue and light blue

University Location

Address PO Box 5768
Apia (population range: 10,000-49,999)

T +685 (685) 20072
F +685 (685) 25489

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 1622, Le Papaigalagala Campus, To'omatagi

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Matagaluega o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Government of Samoa

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019