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ACIAR The University of the South Pacific (USP) Scholarships - 2017 - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

The Faculty, in collaboration with major donors, offers scholarships in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Click the following links for more details:


Donor: The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR is an Australian Government statutory authority that operates as part of Australia's Aid Program within the portfolio of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It contributes to the aid program objectives of advancing Australia's national interest through poverty reduction and sustainable development.

From this year, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, will be providing additional support to the scholarship scheme, through a twining arrangement with USP.

2017 scholarships are now being advertised. Details of the scholarship can be found here ACIAR-USP Scholarship conditions. Note that scholarship preference will be given to those who are eligible for direct entry into the Master's by research program at USP (i.e. student who has completed a USP PG diploma or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0)


Note that applicants must be citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries in the Pacific, namely Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (and normally resident in that country)

All applicants are to fill in the forms listed below and send them in hard copy via registered mail to:

ACIAR Scholarship Officer, Research and Graduate Affairs
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment
The University of the South Pacific
Private Mail Bag, Suva, FIJI 

Electronic copies of applications will also be accepted if emailed to Mr. Viliamu Powell with the subject line "ACIAR Scholarships 2017". Closing date to receive applications has been extended to 31 October 2016.

FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA STUDIES (please note that it is not necessary to send in a research proposal if you are applying for PG Diploma studies).


Interested applicants should also attach the following supporting documents with their applications:

  • Certified copy of degree, certificates and/or other tertiary qualifications
  • Certified copy of University transcripts
  • Reference letters
  • Cover letter stating the reasons you wish to pursue the scholarship and why the applicant should be awarded the scholarship

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the ACIAR selection protocol for their information

For further information, contact:

Mr. Viliamu Powell
Graduate Assistant Officer,
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment,
The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands
email: viliamu.powell(at)  
Phone: (+679) 3232804

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