USP offers scholarships and financial assistance to students with the aim of rewarding high academic achievers and providing opportunities for deserving students who may be facing financial hardship. USP also administers scholarships and financial assistance on behalf other organisations.
USP offers a limited number of scholarships for full-time studies undertaken at Laucala (Fiji), Emalus (Vanuatu) or Alafua (Samoa) campuses.
These scholarships are available at different levels:
USP also administers and manages a limited number of scholarships funded by other organisations and donors:
Note: for more information on the postgraduate scholarships, please contact the Research Student Coordinator, USP Research office.
USP has a Student Bursary scheme that provides financial assistance to private students at undergraduate and postgraduate level who face financial hardship. The award covers a certain percentage of the awardee’s tuition fees for a semester. For more details on the scheme please click here.
All governments of USP member countries provide scholarship to their own citizens for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at USP.
Students should liaise directly with the Ministry of Education (MOE) of their government or National Scholarship offices if they wish to apply for these scholarships.
In our commitment to promoting and rewarding merit-based academic excellence from the region, the University offers the Pacific Academic Excellence (PAE) Award to students from member countries Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshalls Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to pursue studies at either of the University’s main campuses; Laucala (Fiji), Emalus (Vanuatu) or Alafua (Samoa).
The award covers USP Undergraduate studies for 3 years (3 years programme) and 4 years (for 4 years programme).
There are 15 award categories;
The PAE covers the following;
Candidates must be a citizen and current year-13 student at any USP member country and attempt the Year-13 National Exam or its equivalence on the same year to be considered for the following year.
For USP Foundation students, they must be enrolled into any of the Foundation Streams and complete 8 courses in the same year before being considered.
Candidates are selected in January of every year.
The University Scholarship Officer will liaise with each member country’s Ministry of Education (MOE) or National Examination Board to identify the highest aggregate achiever and then finalise selection. Once a candidate is confirmed, USP or the MOE will contact the candidate to make the offer.
The USP Student Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance to private Undergraduate and Postgraduate level students of USP member countries.
The scheme will cover:
1. up to 50% of the total tuition fees for non-repeated courses in Semester 2 2022 and Trimester 3 2022.
2. one student per family.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please read through the FAQs by clicking on the link below:
Complete the Westpac Scholarship Application Form available at the Student Administrative Services (Laucala Campus) download the form through the following link www.usp.ac.fj/forms
The late Mr Shrikisun Balgovind provided a legacy of $100,000.00 in his will to be invested by the trustee of USP Endowment fund. Income arising from the investment is used to award at least two scholarships each year for deserving Itaukei and Indian student who are Fiji citizens. Under the current MOU, this scholarship will be available for 75 years, ending in January 2056.
There are 2 awards available for undergraduate studies;
The Scholarship covers the following;
Late December in the year when the current candidates completes the award.
Complete the APPLICATION FOR SHRIKISUN BALGOVIND SCHOLARSHIP Form available at Student Administrative Services (Laucala Campus), or download the form on www.usp.ac.fj/forms
The Bai Ni Ose scholarship came in to effect in 2008 as a gesture of good faith and friendship to the people of the “Bai Ni Ose” settlement by USP. Under the MOU, this scholarship will be available for 25 years, ending in January 2033. 4 students from the “Bai Ni Ose” settlement are given this scholarship per year.
The Bai ni Ose covers Tuition Fees only.
Candidates should be descendants of the former habitants of the Bai ni Ose community. Candidates are selected by the Bai ni Ose Scholarship Board who then recommend the successful applicant to the University for an award.
At the beginning of the semester.
Candidates are selected only if there is placement available within the scholarship.
The University of the South Pacific is providing funding for students with a Disability from the region with the opportunity to study and attain undergraduate & postgraduate degree programs in Fiji. The purpose of the grant is to empower persons with a disability to become qualified and promote Disability Inclusion in tertiary education across the region.
The RDS covers the following under the award;
Any student with a disability from any USP member country is eligible to apply provided he or she;
Candidates apply a year in advance for the scholarship, from June – 31 Oct. Candidates are selected in November to commence studies the following year.
Complete the USP Admission Form available at the Student Administrative Services or download from www.usp.ac.fj/forms
Complete and submit the RDS – Supplementary Declaration Form available from www.usp.ac.fj/forms
Submit an application Letter detailing your interest in the scholarship.
The Call is done from 1st –June 31st October.
The University reserves the right to prioritize scholarships depending on available University Facilities or withdraw the Regional Disability Scholarship for 2021 without notice.
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