Fiji Time: 6:31 PM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

More scholarships in 'Look North' countries

Ioane Burese
Saturday, March 02, 2013

THE Public Service Commission is urging students wishing to pursue higher education overseas to apply for scholarships advertised by government for overseas training in the countries beyond traditional training destinations.

In a statement, PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said these new scholarships were part of the government's Look North Policy in strengthening bilateral relations in the areas of trade, health and, more importantly, in education and training.

Mr Chand said there were long term training opportunities available which Fiji students were not making full use of in countries such as India, China, Russia, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Georgia, Morocco and Cuba.

"Students are encouraged to take advantage of such opportunities as an avenue to improve the country's capacity in the medical, engineering, commerce, environmental and mineral science fields," he said.

"The qualifications offered are also recognised internationally."

He said under the provisions of scholarships, there were 13 students studying in Morocco and another 14 students pursuing their medical degree at the Escuela Latinoamericana De Medicina University offered by the government of Cuba.

Furthermore, Mr Chand said five students were sponsored under the Fiji government Overseas Scholarship Program this year to study in China while 24 were studying in parts of China under Chinese government scholarships.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. LTA fires corrupt 4
  2. $610k overpayment
  3. 10 years for rapist step dad
  4. Supermodels on show
  5. A first for the school
  6. Balls and beard tourney
  7. Luveni: PAC will sit
  8. Businesswomen address concerns
  9. Report highlights voucher destruction practices
  10. $300k used for project

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  2. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  7. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  8. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  9. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  10. Biman: Budget boring Saturday (22 Nov)