If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support.
To promote the advancement of tertiary level education in Fiji, the FNU Council has decided to establish a Student Financial Aid Scheme (SFAS) to enable the recruitment of quality performing students, to promote and reward academic excellence, and to allow students who are financially needy but academically deserving to gain access to higher education.
STUDENT WORKER SCHEME
This FNU initiative aims to:
To qualify for this Student Worker Scheme, students will have to lodge an application before the closing date.
Application forms can be requested from the Student Financial Aid Office at Nasinu campus. Alternatively, forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
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Fiji National University offers the option to pay tuition fees in full or to pay via participation in a payment plan. The deferred payment plan is an arrangement available through the Finance Office. Tuition fees may be deferred and divided into installments to be paid on dates established at the beginning of the semester/trimester/quarter.
Timely payments must be made according to the University payment agreement.
The total Payment Plan shall be completed two weeks before final exam. Cancellation of enrolment does not necessarily cancel the obligation to make all payments under the Payment Plan.
Terms and Conditions
Students wishing to apply for payment plan are required to fill the form below.
FNU Payment Plan Agreement Form
Tertiary Scholarship And Loans Board
The Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board (TSLB) is the Fijian Government institution that oversees the new tertiary scholarships and new loans scheme established in 2014.
TSLB was set up by the Fijian Government under the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Decree in 2014. The institution’s establishment in in line with the Fijian Government’s 2014 budget theme of “Building a Smarter Fiji”. The Government announced a number of major initiatives that now ensure that every young person has access to tertiary education.
Click on the TSLB site for more information.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Scholarships
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships provide people from Pacific developing countries with opportunities to study at selected education institutions in the Pacific region. The purpose of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships is to give people the opportunity to gain and build the knowledge and skills to drive positive change, and influence their home country’s development.
Participating countries are: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships are currently offered for study at Pacific tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Wallis and Futuna.
FNU has a DFAT Regional Scholarships Team (RST) where DFAT students can resort to for assistance.
Click on the following link to read more on applications details: https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/Pages/australia-awards-scholarships
Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Applications are invited for the 2023 intake of the PASS-CR Scholarship Program from suitably qualified applicants seeking to undertake a Masters by Research or Masters by Coursework (with a thesis component. PhD scholarship is ONLY open to full time FNU staff (Staff Qualification Upgrade) at Fiji National University (FNU).
Applications open on Friday 8 July 2022 and close on Wednesday 19 October 2022
Scholarships are available from Semester 1 2023.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is an Australian Government statutory authority within the Australian Government’s Foreign Affairs portfolio. The ACIAR Pacific Island strategy recognises the importance of agriculture (including horticulture), fisheries (including aquaculture), and forestry across the region.
ACIAR’s Pacific post-graduate scholarships are offered in the Pacific, to Pacific Islanders. This enables scholars to research agricultural problems within the context that the solutions need to work, to build professional networks which will be relevant post-study and remain close to family and culture.
The PASS-CR Program aims to strengthen the Pacific agricultural innovation system through building on the strengths of Pacific universities and their regional partners. It sits within ACIAR’s Pacific Capacity Building Strategy and is part of the Australian Government’s support to the Pacific.
Beginning from Semester 1, 2023 research will be in association with an active ACIAR project in the Pacific.
Forestry is a priority area for FNU and students undertaking ACIAR Forestry project from the list will be considered as a priority. Projects which consider other key areas of focus including gender, social systems, youth engagement, food systems, and climate adaptation will also be welcome.
Successful PASS-CR scholars will have additional academic support from the Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research, at the University of the Sunshine Coast including access to UniSC Library resources, HDR training workshops, student placements with a relevant agency or business and networking opportunities
Applicants must be Pacific Island Country Nationals from ACIAR partner countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).
Interested applicants for Masters by Research Programs are expected to have achieved:
☐ Masters by Research application. I have:
Interested applicants for Masters by Coursework (with a thesis component) Programs are expected to have achieved:
☐ Masters by Coursework (with a thesis component): I have:
Full-time staff are eligible to apply for PhD awards under PhD staff upgrade ONLY
☐ PhD – (Staff Upgrade ONLY) I have:
The medium of instruction at FNU is the English language. Students must be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the HDR Programme.
TARGETED RESEARCH TOPICS
ACIAR and FNU have worked together to identify key research topics relevant to the ACIAR project and FNU’s research interests. Applicants must address one of the pre-identified research topics in their application. Download List of Eligible Research Topics (List-of-Eligible-Research-Topics.pdf (fnu.ac.fj))
Masters Program: Scholarships will be awarded on a 24-month basis for Masters’ students.
Tuition is paid directly for the relevant program of study. Allowances are:
A Research Grant of up to a maximum of FJD17,500 is available for Masters’ students.
PhD Program: Scholarships will be awarded on a 36 -month basis for PhD students.
Tuition is paid directly for the relevant program of study. Allowances are:
A Research Grant of up to a maximum of FJD40,000 is available for PhD students.
Applications, including the research intent, should be completed in consultation with the prospective supervisor at FNU and corresponding ACIAR project leader or co-supervisor.
To check your eligibility and for further information about the ACIAR PASS-CR Program, including how to apply and a list of potential projects and research topics please contact:
Application forms and details of the scholarship can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Online Briefing Sessions
Online briefing sessions about the program, how to apply, meet the project leaders and how to put together a research proposal will be held to support you through the application process. Dates and registration links are provided below:
A Zoom Q&A session will be held on Friday 15 July 2022 at 12pm FJT for anyone interested to learn more. Please register at the following link to attend:
A Zoom Project Showcase, where you can meet the Project leaders and learn more about the projects and research topics, will be held on Friday 22 July at 12pm FJT. Please register at the following link to attend:
Research Proposal Training will be held on Tuesday 23 August at 12pm FJT to support applicants to put together their research intent and future research proposals. Please register at the following link:
For further information about ACIAR’s Pacific work, please contact:
Ms Mai Alagcan, Regional Manager Pacific and PNG, Suva, FIJI
Applications close at 5pm FJT on Wednesday 19 October 2022