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UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2021/9/2 05:08
I'm currently completing my bachelors degree at the university of the people (UoPeople). It's a nationally accredited institution. I've done some searching around the forums but they lack the information I'm looking for.

How can I find out if Japanese immigration will accept a degree from this school?

https://www.uopeople.edu/
by Lea (guest)  

Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2021/9/2 11:23
If it is nationally recognised like any other universty-college, then that is fine to use.
by H (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2021/9/4 18:51
In America, where this college is located, regional-accreditation is the gold standard.
National-accreditation is 2nd tier and it's not accepted everywhere.
I have no idea if it's accepted by Japanese immigrations.
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Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2021/9/8 02:10
@ Lea

As the other poster stated, if it is a nationally accredited institution, then it will likely be accepted by immigration.

However, if you are using it for a work visa, it will be the bias of the companies you are applying to that can be the issue. There is no getting around such. You may have to prove yourself more or have a slightly harder time. On the flip side, you won't have the massive student debt to worry about.
by Rejo rate this post as useful

Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2022/9/23 20:38
There are currently more than 500 students studying from Japan for a Bachelor or Master's degree. If it weren't accepted in Japan do you believe Japanese would study at UoPeople??
by Aaron (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2022/12/1 22:03
I'm glad I didn't enroll in UOP. The free tuition thing was very tempting, so I was about to, then my gut feeling told me "Don't". But to answer your question, there shouldn't be an issue with your visa recognizing it as valid, as it's still accredited. My American father was enrolled in University Of Phoenix (another online academic institution that has somewhat of a "fishy" reputation ) while living in Japan on a visa, and it was recognized just fine.
by Christian Hirose Romeo Graham rate this post as useful

Re: UoPeople Online degree valid for visa? 2022/12/5 18:32
I would agree the University of Phoenix has a less than stellar reputation but it's apparently regionally accredited.

Regional accreditation is basically accepted everywhere in the US.

National accreditation is not accepted everywhere, so you shouldn't assume it will be accepted.
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