Regional PhD Scholarships at USP

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified regional candidates to undertake full-time or part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) only at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
The awards may be held in any member country of USP.

Research Areas

The university will be funding research in areas for which it has supervisors available.

Benefits and Conditions

A Scholarship award in 2013 will comprise of the following:

  • Tuition fees (paid directly)
  • Book allowance of up to $ 750 / year
  • General Services fees paid directly
  • Health Services fees paid directly
  • Living allowance of $ 13,143.00 per year to be paid on a monthly basis
  • Dependents Allowance of $ 10,883.00 per year to qualifying awardees
  • Establishment Allowance of $ 1942.00 (one-off) to qualifying awardees
  • Research grant will be provided only after the research plan and budget have been approved by the appropriate Faculty Research Committee
  • One return airfare when the person receiving the Scholarship award has to travel to a USP campus in another country to take it up.

(Scholarship benefits for part-time candidates will be approximately half of the full-time benefits).

Scholarship Conditions

Awardees who are enrolled on a full-time basis are not permitted to be in paid employment during the tenure of their awards and will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week for the entire year on their research. Awardees who are on part-time studies are permitted to be in paid employment during the tenure of their awards and will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week for the entire year on their research.

Full-time scholarship holders will also be expected to contribute to ongoing teaching in their respective faculties for a maximum of eight hours per week only during semester time.

Applications

Applicants must be citizens of a USP member country, and must be 45 years or younger for PhD studies at the time of application to be considered for the scholarship. Your letter of application must be accompanied by an outline of a proposed research topic (Research Intent) which demonstrates knowledge of the proposed subject (maximum of 4 pages). Applicants may discuss their applications with a potential supervisor. Applicants should also submit a full CV with the names and contact of three referees and academic transcripts.

Completed application to be sent to:

Research Student Coordinator
Ms Shaiza Janif
The University of the South Pacific
Research Office
Phone: (+679) 323 2403
Fax:  (+679) 323 1504
Email: shaiza.janif@usp.ac.fj