Fiji & Tuvalu Scholarships
Australia Awards are long-term development awards administered by the Australian Government. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop recipients’ skills and knowledge and help them build networks to drive change and contribute to development.
Australia Awards Scholarships offer emerging Fijian and Tuvaluan leaders the opportunity to undertake full-time tertiary study in Australia in priority fields relating to Fiji or Tuvalu’s development. Scholars are well supported throughout the period of their studies in Australia.
Australia Awards Fiji and Tuvalu offer two types of scholarships:
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) – are offered to study at tertiary institutions in Australia.
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) – are offered to study at tertiary institutions in the Pacific region.
Australia Awards scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian or Pacific education institution, including any preparatory training.
Scholarship recipients will receive the following:
- return air travel (AAS only)
- a one-off establishment allowance on arrival
- full tuition fees
- contribution to living expenses
- introductory academic program
- medical insurance (AAPS) or Overseas Student Health Cover (AAS) for the duration of the scholarship
- supplementary academic support
- fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component (AAS only)
- disability support
For full details of scholarship benefits, refer to the Australia Awards Scholarship and Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship Policy handbook/s.
In accepting Australia Awards Scholarships, recipients agree:
- to commence in the agreed academic year and only undertake the approved study program
- not to hold another Australian Government scholarship other than an Australian Government supplementary award
- to reside in the country of study for the duration of the scholarship (apart from holidays, reunion visits, or fieldwork visits)
- to satisfy all Australian or Pacific country visa requirements
- not to undertake additional off-scholarship tertiary studies
- to be responsible for academic and personal conduct and obey national and state laws
- to contribute to your home country’s development, after completing the scholarship
- to attend a pre-departure training and the Introductory Academic Program.