Information for International Candidates - University of the South Pacific



Information for International Candidates

There are many factors that one must consider when deciding to move to another country, on both a professional and personal basis. Getting feedback from close family and friends is important, but we at USP want to assist you as well.  Hopefully. you will find on these pages useful and practical information on the University, Suva and Fiji to help you make the best decision.

This section provides some information on what to think about when relocating to a new country. It is an important decision and whether you are coming alone or with a family, it is better to be as informed as possible. The following are some basic factors to consider:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) :

Q - If I am not a Fijian citizen, can I still apply?
A - It will state in the job advertisement whether you need to be a Fiji citizien or whether they will accept applications from non citizens. 

Q - Will the University sponsor my visa application?
A - If you accept the position, the University will sponsor your work visa application and those of your family as well (up to four children).

Q - Where can I find out what visas I will need?
A - The University will take care of the visa application process.  They will send you the particular forms to fill out and you are just required to complete and return them to us.

Q - How long will it take to process the necessary visas?
A - Once immigration has the visa application, it can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to process.

Q - Will the University offer relocation assistance?
A - Yes, the University will offer relocation assistance for those people in senior positions that are coming from overseas or coming from outside Suva.  It will cover airfare and the shipment of personal items up to 10 cubic metres. Upon completion of a contract, the University will also cover the cost to return home.  Also, an appointments allowance will be given upon arrival - $2,500 for a single person, $3,000 for a couple and $3,500 for a family for those coming from overseas.  For Fiji citizens coming from outside of Suva, they will also receive an appointments allowance of $500 less than those listed above.

Q - What about housing?  How will I find a place to live?
A - Upon arrival, the University will set you up in temporary housing and assist you in finding long term housing.  See the 'About Suva' section for more information on housing.   

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