USP urges students to take advantage of its Bursary Scheme


Private students at The University of the South Pacific (USP) wishing to continue their studies in Semester 2 can now apply and take advantage of the USP Bursary Scheme offered by the University to ease their financial burden.

The Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance to approximately 250 – 300 undergraduate or postgraduate level students across all its member countries. The Bursary Scheme is a tuition fee assistance programme for USP’s privately funded students facing financial difficulties.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Jito Vanualailai, said with the current challenging economic environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is committed to easing the complexity of navigating tertiary tuition fees for its students through the USP Bursary Scheme.

He said this Scheme would greatly assist students in pursuing their studies at USP.

Professor Vanualailai said USP is committed to ensuring students are not hampered by their financial circumstances.

“The University is dedicated to assisting students from all backgrounds in obtaining high-quality education irrespective of their financial circumstances,” he said.

“The Bursary Scheme enables many financially disadvantaged students to pay their tuition fees and continue their studies at USP.”

The 2021 Bursary Scheme recipient, ‘Ofa He Lotu Ta’ufo’ou, who is studying Bachelor of Science at the Tonga Campus, said that being the first family member to pursue tertiary studies, the bursary allows her to continue her studies because her father is the family’s sole provider, and he was facing difficulties with her tuition cost.

She expressed gratitude for USP’s support and compassion for her hardships, particularly during this pandemic.

All registered and continuing students are eligible for bursary assistance, excluding students supported by other sponsorship or scholarship schemes.

The applicants need a GPA of 2.5 or above in the most recent term and have a combined family income of not more than FJD 25 000 a year to be eligible for consideration under the Scheme.

You can learn more about the USP Bursary Scheme, Scholarships and other financial assistance offered by the University here:

Classes for semester two will begin on 15 August 2022.


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