ACIAR-USP Scholarship in Fiji

The ACIAR-University of the South Pacific (USP) Scholarship is now open. The scholarship is exclusively open to the citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries. They will be pursuing postgraduate degree in the area of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. This scholarship covers all of the related expenses. The closing date of application is 31 October 2017.

Award Value

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Return air travel (if necessary) via the most direct route from the recipients home country to the relevant USP Campus of study.
  • Establishment allowance. This is a once only payment (if the applicant is eligible) – Alafua Campus establishment allowance is paid in the local currency at WST$3,924. Laucala campus is paid in the local currency FJD$1,942.
  • Living allowance contribution. Alafua based student WST$24,221 per year. Laucala based student FJD$21,450 per year.
  • Dependent allowances for qualifying recipients. This is considered on a case by case basis. Dependent allowance is – Alafua based WST$12,000 per year – Laucala based FJD$10,883 per year.
  • Book allowance of- Alafua Based students WST$900 per year – Laucala Based student FJD$750 per year.
  • Research grant of up to FJD$20,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Postgraduate degree in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Fiji.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Students must be citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries in the Pacific.
  • It is a requirement of the awards that the student spends a substantial period working on research linked directly to an ACIAR project (currently 13 weeks for a Diploma candidate, 22 weeks for a Masters candidate, and two years for a PhD). A short proposal for this work forms an important part of the scholarship application. The scholarship is provided continuously throughout the enrollment period, including the time of field work. In addition, a grant will be provided to cover necessary research and travel expenses for the student and his/her USP-based supervisor, based on a detailed proposal prepared by the student in consultation with his/her supervisors.
  • ACIAR is usually only able to support full-time study and to support field work related to the project as a means of obtaining practical work experience.
  • Scholarships are normally awarded on a 12-month basis for postgraduate diploma students, an 18-month basis for Masters students and at least 3 years for PhD student, though additional courses may be required by the University (and the scholarship extended accordingly) depending on the academic record of the applicant. Extensions to the scholarship period andtotal grant awarded will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, demonstrably beyond the control of the student.

Applicants’ Nationality
Candidates must be the citizens of one of the ACIAR partner countries in the Pacific, namely Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Application Instruction
Please download and complete the application form at the link below.

Submission Deadline
31 October 2017.

Website and Application Link