The University of the South Pacific is now accepting applications from students interested in
applying for the University Bursary Scheme, Westpac Scholarship, and the Shri Shirikisun
The University is encouraging students locally and across the region to take advantage of the opportunity to apply. All applications can be submitted online.
The USP Bursary Scheme is a tuition fee assistance scheme available to USP’s private students facing financial hardships. This year, successful Scheme recipients will only have to pay 50%
of their tuition fees in either Semester 2 or Trimester 3.
The Scheme has been a beacon of hope for thousands of students during the pandemic as it has
helped them mitigate financial gaps in paying for their University studies.
In addition to the USP Bursary Scheme, the University also facilitates and offers other financial aids, including
private scholarships such as the Westpac Scholarship and the Shri Shirikisun Balgovind
These scholarships have their criteria based on a student’s profile. Scholarships are mostly
offered based on academic merit, financial hardships, and priority research areas.
All registered and continuing students are eligible for the bursary assistance, excluding students
supported by sponsors or scholarships schemes or students who qualify for the Fijian
Government Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Service (TSLS)
The applicants will need to have a GPA of 2.5 or better in the most recent semester/trimester
and have a combined family income of not more than FJD25,000 a year to be eligible for
consideration under the bursary scheme.
USP’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Jito Vanualailai, said the
University is committed to offering scholarships and financial assistance to students to reward
high academic achievers and provide opportunities for deserving students who may be facing
“The scholarships on offer and the USP Bursary Scheme provides the means for many
struggling students to pay for their tuition fees to continue with their studies,” he said.
“It will provide students with the financial security that will allow them the opportunity to fully
dedicate themselves to their studies and to having a full USP experience without financial
The University Scholarships Zoom Awareness/Q&A sessions begin today and will continue
for another week for 2 hours from until Thursday until the respective scholarships/bursary
schemes are closed (Zoom link: https://usp-fj.zoom.us/j/86281283975)
Interested bursary applicants are requested to read the Frequently Asked Questions available
You can learn more about the USP Bursary Scheme, Scholarships and other financial assistance
offered by the University here: www.usp.ac.fj/scholarships
Students can also inquire with the USP scholarship office for more information regarding the
various financial assistance offered by the University on email at: firstname.lastname@example.org