USP: Pacific Academic Excellence Awards for Fijians 2017-2018


To all students of the 12 member states of the University of the South Pacific (USP)

In our commitment to promoting and rewarding merit-based academic excellence from the region, opportunities for study and scholarships at USP will be made available to students from the 12 member states namely; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshalls Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The 14 awards are in two categories. The first relates to one (1) undergraduate award that will each be given to the 12 member states giving this a total of 12 awards to the student with the highest scores in either the Form 7 exams or a Senate recognised national equivalence at this level. The second category will be drawn from the two students with the highest scores in Foundation Studies ( one each from Science and Social Science) from across the region.

The following details pertain to the specifics of the Pacific Academic Excellence Award.

PAE Award for Undergraduate Studies

Scope: Total funding for a bachelor’s degree to participate in and pursuit of any of the undergraduate programmes at USP.

Type of Study:  Bachelors (up to 3 years fulltime study).

Eligibility: Applicants or awardees must be citizens or permanent residents of the member states of the University of the South Pacific (as listed above).
Provisions: Substantial funding toward education expenses, including general service and health fees, living allowance, book allowance, return economy airfare for non-Fiji awardees for each of the three years leading up to a bachelor’s degree.

Selection Process: The University, through Student Administrative Services at Laucala Campus will have direct access to results of Senate recognised seventh (7th) form exams, and in liason with the national education offices will be awarding one scholarship to each of the candidates from the 12 university member states.

The student with the highest score from each country who are being selected for the PAE Awards will be contacted by the respective national education office.

The top two students with the highest scores in Foundation Studies from across the university region will be contacted by SAS in consultation with the College of Foundation Studies.

How to Apply: Top Form 7/ Year 13/ SPBEA Year 13/ Foundation students for 2014 will be by Student Administrative Services.

For more Information: Enquiries should be made to the Student Services Centre tel: (679) 323 1444 or email

  • Opens on 31st January
  • Closes on 1st February Protection Status



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