Details for REGIONAL DISABILITY

REGIONAL DISABILITY
SCHOLARSHIP 2019
The University of the South Pacific is now receiving
applications from Students with Disability to study
at the University’s Laucala Campus under the Regional Disability Scholarship Scheme.
ELIGIBILITY:
Any Student with Disability from any USP member
country is eligible to apply provided he or she;
• Satisfies the USP Admission and Programme Requirements.
• Admitted to a USP Programme from Semester I, 2019.
• Be living in Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu,
Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and other parts
of Fiji except Suva.
• Be eligible to register for a minimum of 3 courses
per semester for Undergraduate programme and
1 course per semester for post-graduate programme.
• Provide a letter from a recognised disability service provider or doctor which clearly states the
disability of the applicant.
CRITERIA:
• Applicant must demonstrate academic potential
to complete the programme within the scholarship period. Should not be currently under another scholarship at the time of application.
• The Scholarship does not cover self-funding programmes such as, Preliminary Studies, Foundation studies or Pacific TAFE programmes, MBA or
PhD Programmes.
PRIORITISATION:
The University reserves the right to prioritise scholarships depending on available University Facilities.
APPLICANT MUST:
• Complete the USP Admission Form available
at the Student Administrative Services or may
download from www.usp.ac.fj/forms.
• Complete and submit the RDS - Supplementary
Declaration Form available from www.usp.
ac.fj/forms.
• Submit an Application Letter detailing your interest in the scholarship.
• Send Completed Admission Application Form and
associated requirements by mail to:

Apply NOW

The Disability Resource Centre, University of the
South Pacific. Private Mail Bag. Suva. Fiji Islands
or emailed to disabilitycentre@usp.ac.fj or
qeleni_m@usp.ac.fj
Applications close on 31 October 2018
For further information please email disabilitycentre@usp.ac.fj or qeleni_m@usp.ac.fj or call us
on tel: (679) 3237182 or (679) 3231832
THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL COVER:
• Full tuition fees. Continuation will depend on the
student obtaining a GPA of 2.5 per semester or
better. If students fail a course, they will be put
on a probationary period for 1 semester and the
cost to repeat that course will not be covered by
the scholarship. The student will be counseled
accordingly to improve grades.
• Return air travel – payment of a single return,
economy class airfare to and from Fiji.
• Contribution to living expenses.
• General health service fee to access the Universities Health facility (paid directly to the University)
• General service fee( paid directly to the university).
• On Campus accommodation (paid directly to the
University).
• Establishment allowance (one of payment at the
beginning of the scholarship).
• The scholarship does not cover the ‘Carer’
costs. However, buddies will help students
access the University facility during study
hours.
Supplementary: The University’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) will provide additional support
to ensure students’ academic success through the
provision of sign language interpreters, buddies
and mentors. DRC will also make appointments
for students to meet their lecturer/tutor to discuss
reasonable accommodation during teaching and
learning. For more information on DRC you can visit:
www.usp.ac.fj/campuslife/drc

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