Virtual Open Week showcases study opportunities at FNU

Press Release Posted On: September 15, 2021

FNU CEST Dean Professor Tibor Pasinszki presenting during the Virtual Open Week.

The Fiji National University’s (FNU) Virtual Open Week, with the theme Your Future, Our Mission, continues to receive an overwhelming response from local and regional prospective students, parents and guardians since its first live session on Monday.

The VOW Day 2 featured live Zoom presentations from the College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) and TVET Pasifika. Academics from the Colleges were joined on Zoom by high school students, with the session also streamed live on the University’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

A live-chat feature on the FNU website at is also available from 9AM to 5PM daily to answer queries regarding the study opportunities available at the University.

CEST Dean Professor Tibor Pasinszki acknowledged students virtually in attendance and said he was pleased with their interest to study in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering.

“These are the engines of a society, and we are living in an era where technology is changing rapidly,” Prof Pasinszki said.

“Learning new things is always interesting and challenging, and learning about the world around us is exciting. CEST offers close to 100 programmes from Certificate to PhD. Many of our courses are offered online and this enables students to study from anywhere in Fiji and beyond.”

Academics from the College’s seven Schools also presented in detail their programmes and entry requirements.

FNU’s Acting Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor TVET Dr Rohit Kishore.

The afternoon session featured TVET Pasifika, which is the University’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training brand.

TVET Pasifika brings together the full range of FNU’s TVET courses and offers students, employers and partners a wide range of study opportunities, all of which are designed to maximise employability and productivity.

Acting Associate Pro-Vice- Chancellor TVET, Dr Rohit Kishore, said that TVET studies provided students with skillsets for lifelong employability.

He also highlighted that interested students could also upskill or venture into reskilling prospects through the Fijian Government-funded incentive through the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Service (TSLS). Through the scheme, 5000 placements have been made available for students to study through TVET Pasifika.

“Investing in a TVET programme, now with the added opportunity of TELS funding, provides education for employability, and is an investment in your future,” Dr Kishore said.

“From short courses and trade diplomas to certificates and apprenticeships, we are confident you will find a TVET course that meets your needs and supports your career aspirations.”

“With flexibility in start dates, payment plans and articulation arrangements, TVET Pasifika brings all the resources and capabilities of a large university to serve TVET students, employers and partners.”

“Our TVET teachers have real-world industry experience and the right academic qualifications to produce the best graduates.”

The interactive sessions also had a question and answer session and giveaway prize draws.

The live Zoom sessions will continue until Friday, 17 September as per the schedule below:

  • National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), today, Wednesday 15 September – 10am to 11am
  • College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS), today, Wednesday 15 September – 2pm to 4pm
  • College of Humanities and Education (CHE), Thursday 16 September – 11am to 12pm
  • College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS), Thursday 16 September – 2pm to 3pm
  • Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA), Friday 17 September – 11am to 12 pm

The above sessions will also be broadcasted on the FNU Facebook page and YouTube channel simultaneously.

For more information regarding the FNU Virtual Open Week visit