Fiji Time: 4:49 PM on Thursday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Accounting and medicine top pick

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 24, 2014

MEDICINE and accounting are the popular choices among scholarship applicants this year.

A total of 171 scholarships will be awarded to students in the fields of medicine and health.

Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board chairman Dixon Seeto said the enthusiasm shown by students in applying for scholarships in key fields was a good sign.

"One thing that students have to remember is that we are only giving scholarships in terms of human resources that will be beneficial to the country in the future," he said.

"For example, if a student has more than 300 marks and wants to take up law, then they will not receive any scholarship."

Mr Seeto said overseas scholarships would be granted only for courses unavailable in Fiji.

He said the toppers scholarship and education loans scheme were strictly for students who had completed foundation studies or took the Year 13 (Form 7) examination last year.

Some older students had enquired whether they too were eligible.

"This scholarship scheme is strictly for those students who completed school last year," Mr Seeto clarified.

He said students who had also acquired more than 300 marks in external exams were pursuing scholarships.

"This could be because students do not want to be bonded for an additional one and a half years, but it was up to the students which scheme they wanted to take up."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64490.6259
JPY 56.056553.0565
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.46340.4514
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30,000 richer
  2. Washed away
  3. High deaths in Fiji men
  4. Discipline in the force important, says Singh
  5. LTA says bring 'proof'
  6. FLP: Reinstate PWD
  7. Families wait for building materials
  8. Suspension term for MP nears end
  9. Public warned off site, 'risk of toppling over bridge'
  10. School opens computer lab

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  10. Vosarogo living his dream Friday (17 Feb)