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Financial Aids & Scholarships

The University provides opportunities for students to realize their dreams by awarding scholarships and Financial Assistance to finance their studies. At the same time USP works in collaborations with member countries Government in monitoring their local scholarships recipients. USP works with its development partners and partner institution to create opportunities for students and staff to undertake scholarships at any of its campuses around the region.

Know More about available scholarships and financial assistance opportunities below;

Government and Aid-Funded Scholarships

The governments of USP member countries sponsor their own citizens for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at USP, by Distance and Flexible Learning, Face to face and online modes according to the policy of each country. For regional government Scholarships, student are to seek information at their respective Government’s ministries of Education or National Scholarship Agencies.

In addition the major Pacific aid donors - AUSAid, NZAid and Taiwan-ROC also offer scholarships for USP study.  Students should enquire at their home country's scholarship office for more information about how to apply for both types of scholarship.


USP and Partner Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships:

(1) Pacific Academic Excellence Awards

A commitment to promote and reward merit-based academic excellence from the region, USP offers the Pacific Academic Excellence Awards to the student from each member country with the highest scores in either Form 7 Exams or senate recognized national equivalence. Also it offers the PAE award to the two student with highest scores in Foundation Studies (one each from Social Science and Science) Click here for more information on the PAE award. Eligible member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshalls Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). Note: offered on an annual basis

(2) Shrikisun Balgovind Scholarship

The Shrikisun Balgovind scholarship provides scholarships to TWO deserving person(s) from the two major ethnic communities in Fiji. An I-taukei and a Fijian of Indian decent. Click here for information on the Shrikisun Balgovind Scholarship.


  (3) Regional Disability Scholarship (RDS)

   The University of the South Pacific offers scholarships to Students with Disability to study at the University’s Laucala Campus under the Regional Disability Scholarship Scheme.



   Any Student with Disability from any USP member country is eligible to apply provided he or she;

  • Satisfies the USP Admission and Programme Requirements.
  • Be living in Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and other parts of Fiji except Suva.
  • Provide a letter from a recognized disability service provider or doctor which clearly states the disability of the applicant.


  • Applicant must demonstrate academic potential to complete the programme within the scholarship period. Should not be currently under anther scholarship at the time of application.
  • The Scholarship does not cover self-funding programmes such as, Preliminary Studies, Foundation studies or Pacific TAFE programmes, MBA or PhD Programmes.

The University’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) will provide additional support to ensure students’ academic success through the provision of sign language interpreters, buddies and mentors. DRC will also make appointments for students to meet their lecturer/tutor to discuss reasonable accommodation during teaching and learning. For more information on the RDS please click here or you can contact or or call us on (679) 332 37182 / (679) 332 31832.

Please note: All applicant must complete the Regional Disability Scholarship Supplementary Form and submit together with their application. Download form here.

Read up on more information on the RDS here.

RDS Applications close on 31 October 2018.



Financial Assistance for Private Students


Student Bursary Scheme

The USP Student Bursaries Scheme provides support to citizens of member countries of the USP, in a position of financial hardship, studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. The purpose of the USP Student Bursaries Scheme is to help support students who lack the ability to pay tuition fees. It also seeks to support needy students. . Eligible member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshalls Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). Note: offered on semester by semester basis.

Semester I 2019 Application for Student Bursary Scheme -  Closed!


Application form can be downloaded here.

Applicant to note:

  1. Students interested in the above scholarships must ensure that they have been duly admitted to the University of the South Pacific prior to application to respective Scholarship Agencies.USP Admissions Applications forms can be downloaded here or apply online through
  2. If you have been awarded a scholarship by one of the recognized sponsors listed above, you are required to present your sponsorship letter, confirming the conditions of your award, during registration. Your sponsorship letter should be submitted to:

    The Student Administrative Services at your campus of study.

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