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  • United States - South Pacific Scholarships Program now open

    The United States–South Pacific Scholarship Program, authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are directly relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries.  It will also enable the recipients to obtain a broader understanding of the United States.  The scholarship program will include a mentoring component with a possible follow-on summer internship, and readily accessible opportunities for participation in host family and volunteer service programs.  Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible for the program: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.  The U.S.–South Pacific Scholarship Program is administered by the East-West Center on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Eligible Fields of Study: Priority areas of study include agriculture, business, communication/journalism, education, environmental studies, gender studies, NGO management, political science, public administration, public health, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and other related fields. If a desired field of study is not among the priorities, the applicant should give special attention to explaining how this course of study would support the goals of the scholarship program. Support is not available for professional degrees such as architecture, law, and medicine.

    Three (3) Scholarships will be available for studies to begin in August 2017

    Selection: Selection will be made, with input from U.S. Embassies in the region, by a U.S.-based academic review committee that may include Pacific Islands and other specialists from the East-West Center and University of Hawai‘i system, a representative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and a Pacific Islands student representative.  


    Bachelor’s Scholarship:  Applicants must have completed secondary school by the deadline for submitting a university application for admission to their undergraduate program.  In some countries this means having completed “Form 6.”  In other countries, this may mean having completed “Grade 12.”  Individuals who have completed some undergraduate level courses but have not obtained the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree are also eligible and strongly encouraged to apply.

    Master’s Scholarship:  Applicants must have completed at least a three-year baccalaureate program.  Those with a three-year Bachelor’s degree may apply for a bridging program of up to one year, which upon completion allows for application to a master’s degree program.  Master’s programs may not require a bridging component, depending on prior study and academic performance during the first year.  The USSP program does not generally permit direct application and admission to a graduate degree program.  Those who currently possess both a bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate diploma or honors degree, or will have earned a post-graduate diploma or honors degree before the scholarship’s August start date, are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Because an objective of the program is to provide an educational exchange experience to those not previously afforded such an opportunity, preference will usually be given to candidates who have not had recent extensive experience in the United States.  Preference may also be given to candidates who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the Pacific Islands region (i.e., outside the countries listed in paragraph one above).

    Note:  Individuals who have dual citizenship, one being that of the United States, are not eligible.  U.S. non-citizen nationals and U.S. permanent residents are also not eligible for USSP.  All scholarship recipients must be able to meet the requirements of the Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) program.

    All application documents contained in the application packet may be found at: www.eastwestcenter.org/ussp.  Application packets may also be obtained from U.S. embassies or consulates located in Suva, Fiji; Auckland or Wellington, New Zealand; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Apia, Samoa; or from the Award Services Office at the East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii  96848-1601. Further inquiries:  Telephone (808) 944-7735; Fax: (808) 944-7730, Email: USSP@EastWestCenter.org.  All inquiries should reference the 2016 United States–South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program competition.

    The application deadline is February 1, 2017 for awards beginning in early August 2017.  Awards are expected to be announced on the East-West Center website www.eastwestcenter.org/ussp by April 3, 2017.

    Download all application Forms on the >> Official Website here 

    Commonwealth Medical Scholarships for Clinical Training in UK

    There is a great opportunity for International students from developing Commonwealth countries to study Medicine in the United Kingdom under Commonwealth Medical Fellowships/Scholarships programs.

    These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

    Who can apply for these scholarships?

    Mid-career medics working in universities or affiliated teaching hospitals in developing Commonwealth countries.
    Fellows are expected to participate in clinical practice during their fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC).

    To apply for these fellowships, you must:

    • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
    • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
    • Be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university
    • Be nominated to the CSC by an eligible institution
    • Be available to start your fellowship in the UK on 1 October 2017
    • Have qualified as a doctor between 1 October 2007 and 30 September 2010, or before 1 October 2002
    • Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) by 15 May 2017

    The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

    See eligible countries >> Commonwealth Medical Scholarships Eligible countries 

    How to apply

    All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications.

    All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2016 at the latest.

    For more information on how to apply for this scholarships go >> http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/medical-fellowships/

    Chevening Scholarships for study in the United Kingdom

    Thousands of student all around the world go to study in the United Kingdom  on different scholarships. One of these well known scholarships is called Chevening Scholarships. This scholarship is available for international students to study in the UK.  Now the Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships.


    Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

    Level of Study

    - Post Graduate
    - Masters

    Fields of Study

    The Scholarship is available in any field.

    Agriculture   Architecture   Art   Business   Education   Engineering   Finance   Humanities   Legal   Logistics   Media and Communications   Medical and Health Professions   Sciences   Social Sciences   Technology

    Scholarship Benefits

    • university tuition fees
    • a monthly stipend
    • travel costs to and from the UK
    • an arrival allowance
    • a homeward departure allowance
    • the cost of one visa application
    • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK


    All the countries of the world can apply for this scholarship.

    How to apply for this scholarship

    The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via  www.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November 2016

    Photo: Chevening/Twitter

    Kumul Petroleum Holdings Scholarship Program for Papua New Guinea Students for 2017 now open

    About the Scholarships/Sponsorship.

    As part of KPHL’s vision to drive core values that support the quality of its operations and the human capital; the company has initiated this Sponsorship Program in 2014 mainly to assist students whose families are finding it difficult to pay for school fees to enable their children to complete their tertiary studies.

    KPHL Sponsorship Program aim is to build a nation of professionals who can in return give back to the country in meaningful ways, to build a better and brighter tomorrow. Through this sponsorship KPHL is able to give young PNG’s the opportunity to reach their dreams through achieving the very foundation that makes it all happen – education.
    Additionally, students who successfully complete their studies through this Program, can be considered for further sponsorship
    Programs to achieve higher qualifications or be given the opportunity for graduate employment within the company.

    Now KPHL is calling for  applications from interested students for sponsorships/scholarships in  2017 .

    Selection Criteria
    Students must be from the following categories of studies to apply;

    • Grade 12 school leaver with an admission offer from a University
    • Current university student in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or final year of studies
    • undergraduate student who has been offered admission for Masters studies – this can be an undergraduate without work experience or one with work experience
    • Post graduate student who has been offered admission for PHD studies – this can also be a postgraduate student without work experience or one with work experience
    • Students who are able to demonstrate commitment and dedication to their studies
    • Focused and career driven who want to excel into the workforce with promising careers

    General Information
    Program runs for as long as students are admitted to university to complete their studies

    • To be successful for sponsorship, students must demonstrate above average grades in their current studies
    • Students must maintain academic performance on an annual basis to guarantee their placing under the Program
    • Students will go through an internal selection process with requirements that need to be met
    • Consideration is given to both offshore and local sponsorships at Universities only. In PNG it would be UNITECH, UPNG, Divine Word, University of Goroka. For overseas sponsorship, it can be for any institution, as long as they are considered Universities
    • Students may be given the opportunity to join the KPHL GDP, depending on performance and Management decision
    • Consideration is given to students from the impacted areas, as long as they meet requirements in the selection process

    Students will need to submit:

    • Latest Curriculum Vitae
    • Transcripts for current or completed studies
    • Copy of Degree Certificate, if already graduated
    • Three (3) reliable referees. Students are encouraged to obtain a suitable reference from the Organizations they were engaged to for their final year practical/industrial training Offer of admission to University

    KPHL takes this opportunity to thank you for your involvement in the Sponsorship Program and wish you all the best in the selection

    Closing Date for all applications Friday 02nd September, 2016.

    How to Apply

    Request for application forms using the contacts details below.

    Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited Promoting Excellence for Benefiting Papua New Guinea now and into the future.P O Box 143, Port Moresby 121, National Capital District+675 320 2253 or +675 320 023.  Email contact here

    Westpac Pacific Graduate Program

    The Westpac Banking Group are looking for graduates from the Pacific Region for their Graduate program. They are looking for someone who is a  thinker, a doer and who’d jump at the chance to be treated like a professional.  


    When you join the Westpac Pacific Graduate Program you’ll be rewarded by working on real jobs from day one, have a competitive salary, healthy work-life balance and all the support you’ll need to kick-start the career you want. 

    Join the Westpac Pacific Graduate Program and you’ll be rewarded with a broad range of exciting experiences and opportunities across several business areas. Opportunities that will challenge your mind and give you the chance to find where your passions lie and follow them through.

    Training opportunities

    Westpac provides a nurturing environment tailored to help you develop necessary
    professional and technical skills for success within Westpac. All grads
    participate in a training & experience curriculum for the first 12 months. This
    program is structured into 4 rotations lasting 3 months each. You will gain
    invaluable experience as you rotate across different areas developing important
    connections and networks along the way. Rotations are possible in areas of:
    • Retail and Business Banking
    • Operations
    • Risk Management
    • Finance and Strategy
    • Technology (Fiji only)

    How to apply

    If you think you’ve got what it takes apply online at Westpac.com.au/pacificgrads
    Applications for   Westpac Pacific Graduate Program are open now. You’ll need
    to have local citizenship or permanent residency for the local country to apply.

    Your application will be acknowledged via email. If you would like to contact the provider, please email graduate@westpac.com.au.

    University of Canterbury College of Engineering International Scholarships

    Many International students study at one of the best Universities in the world
    The University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Photo credit. UC Campus/UC
    There is a scholarship opportunity available  for International students to study in New Zealand .  This scholarship is called University of Canterbury College Engineering International Scholarship. 

    This scholarship recognises top international scholars and supports them in study towards an
    undergraduate Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    The scholarship benefits
     The scholarship is available annually, in three categories: there are two $25,000 per annum
    awards, five $20,000 per annum awards, and ten $15,000 per annum awards. One of the
    $20,000 scholarships and two of the $15,000 scholarships are reserved for candidates who have
    attended, full time, a secondary school in the United Kingdom in the year of application, and who,
    at the time of application, are citizens of that country.

    Level of study
    The scholarship is tenable by full-time students in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
    (BE(Hons)) degree programme at the University. Recipients must be full-fee-paying international
    students and may not be citizens of New Zealand or Australia, or holders of New Zealand
    residence class visas.1

    Application Due Dates 

    By 1 March (in the case of those who will be first enrolling for the following Semester 2 or for the
    following New Zealand summer), or by 15 August (in the case of those who will be first enrolling
    for the following Semester 1), an applicant must have applied to the University for admission to
    the BE(Hons) degree programme.2

    Applicants must be completing, or have completed, on or after 1 January of the year of
    application, a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of
    Canterbury undergraduate degree programme.3 Such students who are undertaking, or have  
    completed, a programme at the UC International College are eligible to apply. Applicants may
    not be already enrolled in a BE(Hons) programme at the University.

    How to apply 
    Applications must be made online at the Scholarships website  by 1 March (for those who will
    be first enrolling for the following Semester 2 or for the following New Zealand summer) or by 15
    August (for those who will be first enrolling for the following Semester 1).

    For further information on application and information, visit the official website on this link here  >>Scholarships at University of Canterbury 

    Bula Scholarships for Masters and PhD Studies

    Hundreds of students across Pacific and the Caribbean study abroad on Bula Scholarships. Photo credit: Bula Scholarships 
    Building University Links for Action, also known as the BULA Project is an Intra ACP Mobility Project, which is funded with the support of the European Commission. The BULA Project is coordinated by The University of the South Pacific and comprises of 7 partners, including 2 major partners, 1 Technical partner, and 4 associate partners. The Project provides an opportunity for students from eligible Pacific and Caribbean countries to apply for a Masters or Doctorate study. It also provides an opportunity for staff from the major partner institutions to apply for a short term Exchange Program.

    Scholarship Benefits 

    • Return Airfare;
    •  Monthly stipend of 600 EUR for MASTERS, 900 EUR for DOCTORATE students, and 1000 EUR for staff;

    • Insurance
    •  Study permit/visa cost
    •  Tuition paid directly to the host institution

    Participating  Institutions
    •  The University of the South Pacific
    •  Papua New Guinea University ofTechnology
    •  Universidade de Nacional Timor  Lorosa
    Eligible Students

    Students from the Pacific and Caribbean

    How to apply
    Visit the official websites and apply online or download the application Forms  here