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NTS OVERSEAS

NATIONAL TOPPERS SCHEME –OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIP

With effect from 1st August 2020 donor funded bilateral scholarhship is suspended till further notice. 

These are limited number of full scholarships only for National Toppers based on Year 13 or Equivalent Foundation Studies results in a year preceding the award year and are ranked as National Toppers in their applied priority areas of study and wish to pursue undergraduate higher education outside in one of the priority areas which is not offered locally and will be reviewed from time to time and on a needs basis.
 
 NUMBER OF NTS AWARDS
 
Limited number of Scholarships for overseas studies may be awarded each year. The exact number of overseas awards will be determined by the Board and the Board may or may not grants overseas awards on annual basis.
 
FIJIAN GOVERNMENT'S PRIORITY AREAS  -  
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Qualifying Institutions
 
Students can produce to TSLS offer letters for a program which is in the Fijian Government’s priority area and must not be offered or its equivalence is not offered at any locally eligible Higher Education Institute. Preference will be given for studies in a country which is cost effective.
 
Eligibility
  1. Applicants must be Fijian Citizens.
  2. Applicants must be either in Year 13 or Equivalent Foundation Studies in a year before the award year.
  3. Applicants must be ranked as a National Topper in the applied priority area.
  4. Applicant's choice of priority area or its equivalence should not be offered in Fiji.
  5. Applicants must fill one NTS application form only and list three choices in the order of priority from the most preferred to the least preferred choice.
  6. Students must attach/produce the offer letter from the overseas institution. TSLS will not facilitate this.
  7. The chosen program and institution must be accredited by a professional educational body.
 
SCHOLARSHIP PRIVILEGES
 
The Scholarship privileges differ based on the country of studies. The current privileges by country are as follows:
Country /Campus Tuition General Services Travel Accommodation/Meals Incidentals Book Allowance
Australia As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class  
AU$18,742.00 pa
   
FJ$1,250.00per Term
New Zealand As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class  
NZ$14,981.00 pa
   
FJ$1,250.00per term
Alafua As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class FJ$2,400.00per terms FJ$100.00 per term FJ$1,045.00per term
 
Emalus As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class FJ$2,400.00per term FJ$100.00 per term FJ$1,045.00per term
 
Malaysia As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class US$7,607.00 pa   FJ$1,250.00per term
China As invoiced As invoiced Return Air Fare- Economy Class FJ$16,625.00 pa   FJ$1,250.00per term
The Board reserves the right the review the above rates at any time.
All Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage and any other costs will be borne by the applicants.

NOTIFICATION OF AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Towards the end of each High School academic year, the Board shall publish in the local media, the priority areas that will be given consideration.
 
Applicants will be invited to apply for the available scholarships.
 
Application Requirements
 
To be considered for a NTS Local Scholarship Award, eligible applicants must complete an application form and submit it to TSLS by the due date for each year.
 
The application must include:
  1. A completed application form (TSLS 01)
  2. An official academic transcript for Year 12 and 13 or equivalent Foundation Studies including GPA.(To be submitted as soon as the results are out).
  3. Offer letter from the Higher Education Institute.(To be submitted before an offer is made from TSLS).
  4. Original Birth Certificate
  5. Students TIN Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card
  6. 2 recent Passport Size Photos
  Incomplete Applications will not be considered.
  All photociped documents must be certified by an authorised person.
How to apply
 Online (Preferred Option)
 1. The application form 
(TSLS 01) beginning page 3 (available through www.tsls.com.fj) is a fillable pdf file.
 2. Fill it out completely electronically, then “submit”. Note that the application requires a signature. You may provide an electronic signature. 
 
Alternatively, completed printed applications may be mailed to:
Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board
Private Mail Bag
Govt Buildings
Suva.

Or, completed printed applications may be hand delivered to:
Central/Eastern North West
Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service
26 McGregor Road
Fiji Nursing Association Building,
Suva
Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service
3rd Floor,
Ro Qomate House,
Labasa
Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service
Ground Floor.
Rogorogo I Vuda House,
Lautoka
 Submitting a completed application package does not guarantee approval.
ASSESSMENT & NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS
  1. The Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for assessment of applications against the set criteria.
  2. This committee may seek any further information to substantiate claims made by the applicant.
  3. All applicants are responsible for gaining acceptance into institutions. Fee structures from the institution must accompany each application form.
  4. TSLS receives large number of extremely high scoring candidates for scholarships. Due to the outstanding quality of TSLS’s applicant pool, TSLS may not be able to offer scholarship funding to all high scoring applicants.
  5. All scholarship application will go through an extensive review and TSLS’s scholarship decision shall be final and cannot be appealed.
  6. Official indication of being granted an award is the receipt of the Confirmation of the award letter from the Chairperson/Chief Executive Officers or any authorised officer of TSLS.
SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE 
  1. All scholarships offered must be accepted within 14 days after the date posted on the award notification (email or letter).
  2. All awards not accepted by this deadline will be cancelled and offered to another deserving Fijian student.
  3. To accept the awards students must sign and return the offer letter to TSLS.

 
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