Please pass on the information below to any interested wantok. The two fully-funded scholarships to study in Japan are mainly for Masters or PhD in the field of Fisheries Management and Development.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce the availability of two fully-funded postgraduate scholarships, commencing in January 2010 at one of three universities in Japan. The FFA-USP Fisheries Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is funded by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) through its collaboration with the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan.


. Applicants must be a Pacific Islands national.
. Restricted to Masters or PhD studies in the field of fisheries management and development.
. Applicants must have a first degree or postgraduate diploma with an average GPA of 3.5 (B+) and above, or a Masters degree. Applicants with exceptional work experience in the field of fisheries management and development can also be considered.
. Applicants must obtain an 'offer of enrolment' from any of these universities-Kagoshima University, Okinawa University, and Tokyo University-prior to applying for the scholarship.


Each scholarship will cover tuition, travel, living expenses (stipend), book allowance and medical insurance. No additional funds are available for accompanying dependents.


Application letters for the scholarship with supporting documents including certified copies of degrees, transcripts, proof of citizenship, evidence of university admission, and two reference letters should be addressed directly to:

The FFA-USP Postgraduate Scholarship
Research Office
The University of the South Pacific
Private Mailbag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2009

Enquiries and further information: Mr Exsley Taloiburi, ph: (679) 323 2908; fax: (679) 323 1504; email: