A funeral service for a Solomon Islands student who died tragically in Vanuatu takes place in Honiara today.

The mass for late Paul Sikoiasi will take place at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara this afternoon.

A new law student studying at the Emalus Law Campus of USP in Vanuatu, the late Paul had only been in Vanuatu two weeks when he died.

The late Paul passed away on the afternoon of Monday, following a brawl over the weekend in Port Vila.

His body was flown in yesterday accompanied by representatives from the Vanuatu government and council of chiefs.

Three students from the Emalus Law Campus also returned with the body of the twenty-three-year-old.

Late Paul's body will be returned to his parents in Tawanaora Village in East Are'Are, Malaita by ship, after the service today.