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We believe that through higher education, the quality of life of women and girls are improved and positively changed. GWF also has its own Scholarship Fund that supports girls who come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who are studying in non-traditional disciplines.

If you are a graduate woman from Fiji, below are some scholarships available to you. For more scholarships, grants, fellowships and opportunities, we invite you to become a member so you can gain access to our Members-only section which has more information.

AAUW International Fellowships

As a way to advance the status of women on a global level, the AAUW awards graduate and postgraduate fellowships to women that are not permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. for study in American colleges and universities. Award amounts include $18,000 for master’s or professional degrees, $20,000 for doctoral degrees, and $30,000 for postdoctoral work or research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Full-time enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution or proof of a doctorate degree to receive a postdoctoral research fellowship
  • Intention to seek a professional career in their home country

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Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS)

Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships provide people from Pacific developing countries with opportunities to study at selected education institutions in the Pacific region. The purpose of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships is to give people the opportunity to gain and build the knowledge and skills to drive positive change, and influence their home country’s development.

Eligibility Requirements:

Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships are currently offered for study at Pacific tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, and Wallis and Futuna.

Scholarship enquiries in each participating country should be directed to the relevant Australian Diplomatic Mission in that country.

37 Princes Rd (Tamavua)
Suva, Fiji
Postal: PO Box 214, Suva
Telephone: +679 338 2211
Fax: +679 338 2065

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Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2017
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017

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East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities.

The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia

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Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.

Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability

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US-South Pacific Scholarships Program

The Program provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from South Pacific nations in fields of study meeting development needs in the Pacific islands region. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Eligibility Requirements:

Citizens of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Type of study: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree study; educational exchange experience including participation in cultural activities, mentoring, host family and volunteer service.

Provisions: Tuition and fees, residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, living stipend, and round-trip airfare.

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MAPS Scholarships at Thammasat University in Thailand, 2018

The Master of Arts in Asia-Pacific Studies Program (MAPS) at College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University is offering fully funded scholarships for international students.

Scholarships are available for pursuing Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS). The scholarship worth approximately 570,000 THB is fully funded and provides the following benefits for the recipient only. The duration of the scholarships covers three academic semesters and one summer semester (approximately 16-18 months depending on academic year announced by Thammasat University).

Eligibility Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above from an accredited university.

Deadline: April 30, 2018

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Spain University of Lleida Master Scholarships for Foreign Students 2018

The University of Lleida is inviting applications for scholarships to master’s degree programmes for foreign students. Students with a foreign degree are invited to apply for these grants.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial support for students with a foreign degree that would like to apply for a master’s degree program at the UdL. Scholarship

Deadline date is April 30th.

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Australia University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships 2018

The University of Sydney is inviting applications for Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships based on academic merit. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarships are available to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework full degrees programs.

Deadline: To qualify, secure an Unconditional Offer of Admission before the following dates:

SEMESTER TWO 2018: Round 1 – 06 April 2018, Round 2 – 04 May 2018, Round 3 – 08 June 2018

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Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2018

The East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is conducting the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program in 2018-2019. This program will bring two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands.

Fall Cohort
October 8 – November 13, 2018  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘i

November 14–16, 2018  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC

The application deadline is on March 30th.

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Get access to more scholarships, grants, fellowships and opportunities by joining Graduate Women (Fiji).

“Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

– Michelle Obama

The GWF Scholarship Fund

Graduate Women (Fiji) supports young women studying in non-traditional fields. Our aim in this project is to promote gender equality and leadership. In particular, we support girls who come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who are studying in non-traditional disciplines at the Fiji National University (FNU), USP and other institutions. GWF believes that if women are to be empowered and contribute effectively to leadership and decision-making in society, they need to be supported in education, particularly in areas where there is low female participation.

Since its inception in 2004, the Fund has successfully supported 11 young women who studied in the fields of Automotive and Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, Civil Engineering, Aeronautics and Tertiary teaching in Agricultural Science.

Applications are now closed for the Graduate Women (Fiji)(GWF) Scholarship Fund, but the information below contains requirements should you be interested in applying to the Fund in the next intake.

If you have any queries, please email

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must –
1) Be a female student in her second year of study
2) Studying in a ‘non-traditional field’ which include Building & Civil (e.g. Plumbing, Carpentry) Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Automotive, Engineering, Aeronautics, IT, Mathematics, Science, Marine, Maritime and related fields.
3) Have a grade B average in her first year examination result.
4) Come from an economically disadvantaged background.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
1) Two references; one academic and one for character.
2) One recent passport-sized photograph.
3) An essay (not more than 300 words) outlining your personal background, your education journey and the challenges faced. Also include your dream/vision and how you hope to achieve it.

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