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Study in Australia and Scholarships

Australian Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS)

Applications for 2018 are now closed.


AAPS Scholarships provide opportunities to study at selected educational institutions in the Pacific region. The purpose of the scholarships is for people to gain knowledge and skills which will help the development of their home country. Following is a list of AAPS Institutions and the application process: 


  • You must be a citizen of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

  • You must have an Associate degree with a minimum 2.8 GPA or 5 years or more work experience in the field you wish to study.  

Scholarships are available for the following campuses:

University of the South Pacific (USP)
  • Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji                  
  • Emalus Law School, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Fiji National University (FNU)                          
  • Fiji School of Medicine
  • Fiji Institute of Technology
  • Fiji School of Nursing



How to apply for an Australia Awards  Pacific Scholarship (AAPS)


Applying online

Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.


Applications for the 2018 intake year closed on 30 April 2017. Applications for the 2019 intake year will re-open in February 2018.


Hardcopy applications

Applications must be submitted online through OASIS unless there are extenuating circumstances that prevent the applicant from doing so. If you cannot access the OASIS website you can download the paper copy of the application below. These must be typed.

IY 2018 AAPS Hardcopy Application


Your local scholarship office can provide you with resources and assistance.

If you have any questions please contact Pavle Vizintin at   or +691 320.5448 ext. 110