Sunday, August 31, 2014

Australia - Pacific Technical College Scholarhsips

There are scholarships Opportunities offered by Australia - Pacific Technical College (APTC).
Usually the scholarships are awarded in two main categories.

Full awards
Full awards provide training at the APTC and also financial support to cover international travel and living costs and medical insurance. This scholarship assistance may be available to students studying at an APTC campus outside their home country where there are significant travel and accommodation costs. Students from campus countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu) who have to travel to another campus country to access an APTC course that is not offered in their home country may also be eligible for a Full Award.

Partial awards
Partial awards provide training at the APTC as well as some financial support for costs directly related to studying. These awards will mostly be available to help students from Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and Samoa to train in their home country.
Scholarship eligibility and selection
Eligibility criteria

1. To be eligible for APTC Scholarships an applicant must:
 Cook Islands
 Federated States of Micronesia
 Papua New Guinea
 Republic of the Marshall Islands
 Solomon Islands

2. Not have citizenship or permanent residency of New Zealand or Australia, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold New Zealand passports

3. Satisfy the admission requirements of APTC (including English language/literacy and numeracy requirements)

4. Not have access to another source of funding (e.g. through their employer) that would offer support for a similar standard of training

5. Not have had an NZAID or Australian Government scholarship that has been terminated

6. Be able to take up the award for the starting date for which it is offered.

Selection process
1. The Selection process will be transparent, fair and merit-based.

2. Consideration is given to:
 the economic capacity of the applicant to pay for his or her own education
 the allocation of awardees between countries

 the equitable allocation of awardees between schools
 gender equity

 academic merit and technical competency

 an appropriate balance between existing workers, and unemployed graduates
 whether the applicant is from a rural/disadvantaged background

 whether the awardee has previously received scholarship support

 the impact on labour supply in the small islands states, if too many awardees are selected from one employer/location at the same time.

3. When final selection has been made, applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process.

For Application information contact the following.

PO Box 10885, Nadi Airport, Fiji Islands
Lot 13 Concave Drive, Namaka, Nadi,
Phone: +679 672 8777, Fax: +679 672 7981

Papua New Guinea
PO Box 1043, Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
POMTECH, Idubada, Port Moresby
Ph. +675 321 3666 Fax. +675 321 3662

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