Existing Employees and Entrepreneurs Scheme

Scheme Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must:

  1. be a Fijian citizen.
  2. be ordinarily resident in Fiji for at least three (3) years before the award commencement date unless determined by the Board or delegated authority on case-by-case basis.
  3. be in employment/evidence of self-employment in business at the time of application and remain in employment during the course of studies (Leave with/Without Pay letter from the employer is acceptable). Resignation/termination from employment post the confirmation of funding will result in cessation of funding from the following academic term.
  4. be seeking to attain an academic qualification (first higher education qualification) or upgrade an existing qualification (in the same area of studies and only if the earlier qualification was not funded under TELS or any other Fijian Government Schemes) up to the maximum of first bachelor’s degree at an eligible institution either as a part-time or full-time student.
  5. obtain a support letter from the employer on the identified areas of the employment.
  6. not have a combined parental income or business networth of more than $100,000 unless allowed by means testing.
  7. secure a place at an eligible institution by means of a final offer letter.
  8. only be paid Tuition.
  9. apply for TELS funding advertised by TSLS on its online application portal via www.tsls.com.fj. 
  10. be fully vaccinated or exempted by Ministry of Health and Medical Services above the age of 18.

    Scheme Eligible Disciplines and Programmes

    Medicine and Health5
    Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests5
    Social Sciences5
    Environment/ Marine Science5
    Land/Town Planning5
    Education, Counselling and Psychology25

    Eligible Higher Education Institutions

    1. Corpus Christi Teachers College.
    2. Fiji National University.
    3. Fulton Adventists University College.
    4. Sangam Institute of Technology.
    5. The University of the South Pacific.
    6. University of Fiji.
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