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TELS FOR EXISTING STUDENTS

TELS for Existing Students Application Eligibility Criteria

All applicants for this scheme must satisfy all of the following application eligibility criteria:
  1. Must be a Fijian Citizen;
  2. Must be an ordinarily resident in Fiji for at least three years before the loan commencement date;
  3. Must have enrolled for any TELS eligible higher education program in years prior to 2014 and wishes to apply for financial assistance to complete their program of study;
  4. Must be fully vaccinated if above the age of 18;
  5. Combined family income to be less than $100,000;
  6. Applicants must show satisfactory progress (GPA above 2.0) in the previous year (s); and
  7. Must have the program offer letter or full academic transcript and program audit certificate from the institution clearly outlining the number of courses required to complete the program, number of courses successfully completed and number of courses remaining.
Required Documents for the Application
  1. A completed online application form. Visit www.tsls.com.fj to access the online application portal.
  2. Transcripts for all units/courses completed till the point of application.
  3. Certified true copy of the Birth Certificate.
  4. Copy of Student’s TIN Letter/FRCS-FNPF Joint Card.
  5. Vaccination / Exemption Details.
  6. Evidence of Parents’/Guardians’ Income (Salary Slip for working parents/guardians or Statutory Declaration prepared and signed by the parents/guardians and witnessed by a Justice of Peace (JP) or Commissioner of Oaths for parents/guardians who are not working or are in self-employment. Parents /Guardians running a business must submit the most recent tax assessment by FRCS).
  7. Copy of Parents’/Guardians’ TIN Letter/FRCS-FNPF Joint Card.
  8. Copy of bank statement with account under the applicant’s name.
  9. Recent passport size photo.

  10. Sponsorship Benefits
Applicants approved to TELS for Existing Students are entitled to:
 
  1. Tuition Only
 
Upon application for the
 TELS for Accommodation Support Scheme and subject to the zoning policy and combined parental income (no more than $50,000 per annum) the following allowances may be approved at the maximum rate of:
 
  1. Hostel Fees with meals to a maximum of $2025/semester, $1688/trimester or $1013 per quarter.
  2. Hostel Fees without meals to a maximum of $1125/semester, $968/trimester or $563 per quarter.
  3. Rent- $250 per month.
  4. Bus Fare- $30/week;
  5. Food expenses- $50/week; and
  6. Incidental and Stationary allowance- $1000/annum.
 
Applicants who wish to apply for allowances, must do so together with their application for TELS for Existing Students. At stage 3 of the application, student need to select “Tuition and Accommodation Support Scheme”. Selecting TELS tuition only means that a student is applying for tuition fees only and no allowances will be paid.

 
How to Apply
  1. Scan and get all the required documents ready before starting the process of applying online in the pdf, png, or jpg format.
  2. Visit www.tsls.com.fj and register for TSLS online application. Applicants cannot apply online unless registered first.
  3. Once registered fill the appropriate information.
  4. Upload all the required documents.
  5. Submit the online application.
  6. Students will not be able to submit the form unless all mandatory fields are filled (With the exception of Year 13 results and final program offer letter from the institutions).
Students applying online will be able to log in and check the application status at any time and also print and upload the TSLS Offer Letter, Bond Form and download their confirmation letter online.

Submitting a completed application package does not guarantee approval.

Assessment & Notification of Sponsorship
  1. TSLS shall be responsible for assessment of applications against the set criteria.
  2. TSLS may seek further information to verify details submitted by the applicant.
  3. All application will go through an extensive review and TSLS’s decision shall be final and cannot be appealed.
  4. Official indication of being granted a sponsorship is the receipt of the award confirmation letter from TSLS.
 
Sponsorship Acceptance Dead Line
  1.  All sponsorship offered must be accepted within 7 days from the date stated in the Provisional TELS For Existing Students Offer Letter.
  2.  Offers not accepted by the deadline will be declined.
  3.  To accept the offer, applicants must sign and upload the Provisional Offer Letter and Bond Form on their Landing Page (Application Portal).