Application for Student Bursary Scheme

Call for applications for 11 scholarships available for Semester 2, 2021

Who is eligible to apply?

Entry is open to all first year fulltime local students who have enrolled in any undergraduate programme (from Certificate III to a Bachelor’s Degree) at any of FNU’s five Colleges or the Fiji Maritime Academy in Semester 1, 2021 and are not on any form of scholarship or sponsorship. There are 11 scholarships available for Semester 2, 2021.

To be considered, the applicant must have applied to the Student Bursary Scheme and met the following conditions:

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B- grade) in Semester 1, 2021 and successfully completed all the units.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program (Certificate III – Bachelor’s Degree) at any of the FNU’s five Colleges or the Fiji Maritime Academy and have enrolled in Semester 2 as a full time student by 26th July, 2021.
  • The applicant should not have any disciplinary cases.
  • The applicant should have a combined family income of not more of $20,000.
  • In case where more than 11 applicants meet the criteria, applications would be ranked according to the GPA and top 11 applicants would be awarded the scholarship.

Scholarship Value

A total of $1,000 tuition assistance for Semester 2, 2021 will be given. Scholarship is available for one term only.

How to Apply?

All applications need to be made using SAS form 23 available on FNU website

Applicants need to fill in all details and attach the following supporting documents:

  • Verified evidence of family income of no more than FJD $20,000 per year. In any absence of evidence, a statutory declaration must be submitted.
  • Applicants will need to email their complete set of applications to the Student Support Coordinator on

Closing Date

  • Applications close on Friday, 7th August,2021 at 4pm. Successful Applicants will be notified in writing or by telephone by 30th, August, 2021.

Selection Criteria

There are only 11 scholarships available for Semester 2.

Applicants from each of the five FNU Colleges and the Fiji Maritime Academy will be selected for the FNU Student Bursary Scheme. The FNU Student Bursary Scheme will be awarded to students, whose application, in the panel’s opinion, most clearly evidences their commitment to their subject discipline. Applicants would be ranked as per their overall GPA for Semester 1, 2021 and the combined family income being less than $20,000.  The selection panel shall comprise of the Vice Chancellor, University Registrar and Director Finance.


Successful applicants must meet all of the conditions of their offer of a place at the University and have successfully enrolled in Semester 2, 2021 no later than 26th July to be eligible for the FNU Student Bursary Scheme.

The Registrar of the Fiji National University will determine whether the application meets the criteria and can be considered for the sponsorship.

The sponsorship shall be available for one term only.

Payment of Award

The University reserves the right to withhold or reserve or terminate payment in the event of inappropriate behaviour which breaches the University’s regulations.

Responsibilities of the FNU Student Bursary Scheme Sponsored Students

  • Abide by the University regulations for academic and personal behaviour
  • Act as an ambassador and engage in promotional activities for the Fiji National University.
  • Agree that the University may use the names of the sponsored students, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in publicity and marketing materials.