Fiji students receive sholarships from several countries. Fijian students enjoy studies abroad in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies under these scholarships. One of the countries that Fiji receives yearly scholarships is New Zealand. The New Zealand Governement offers scholarships to Fiji students yearly to study in New Zealand under "pacific scholarships" which is a scholarship program offered by the New Zealand Government for all Pacific Island countries.
Under the Pacific Scholarships Fiji students are eligibleto take up postgraduate and undergraduate studies in New Zealand. The types of scholarships avaible under these scholarships;
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS): Available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships (NZRDS): Available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at a Pacific based tertiary institution.
Applcations are closed at the end of May each year.
Short Term Training Awards (STTA): These scholarships are available for vocational and skills-based training in New Zealand for a period of less than one year. STTA applications can be lodged at any time of the year.
(Please note that there is a pre-applicaition process for all scholarships).
The Scholarships are offered in Fiji's development priority areas including: Economic development Education and Governance.
areas: economics, marketing, management, money and finance, resource management, engineering, planning, agriculture, forestry and environmental studies.
Education: education administration, curriculum development, teacher education, assessment and evaluation.
Governance: public policy and administration, financial management, economics, auditing, monitoring and evaluation, social policy, social work and community development.
The following qualifications are obtained by Fiji students under these scholarships.
Diploma (1-2 years)
Bachelor (3-4 years)
Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
Masters (research and/or coursework) (1-2 years)
Doctoral (PhD) (3.5-4 years)
How to apply
Scholarships announcements are published in the Fiji media at the beginning of each year.
If you require further information, contact the following personnel.
New Zealand High Commission
New Zealand High Commission Tower
10 Reserve Bank of Fiji
Pratt Street Suva
Telephone: 00679 331 1422
Facsimile: 00679 330 0842