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Study in Fiji

Everything you need to know about studying in Fiji as an international student.

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Why study in Fiji?

Fiji is made up of 300 islands, meaning lots of opportunities for traveling and exploring during your time studying abroad. The two main islands of Fiji, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are home to over 85% of the country’s population. The islands’ have a rich culture including strong communities, musical traditions, and cuisine.

The scenery of Fiji is a huge drawn to both tourists and students: its beautiful beaches and tropical jungle make it a paradise. The location lends itself to many activities such as hiking, and water sports.

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Programs in Fiji

Fiji offers internationally recognized qualifications from its higher education institutions. There are also many opportunities to study for vocational certificates and qualifications.

Bachelor’s degrees in Fiji take four years to complete. Master’s degrees can be taught or research, and take between 1-3 years full time.

Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, or MBA in Fiji, Studee can help you find the perfect university for you.

How Studee can help you

  1. Universities & programs

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations

  2. Application assistance

    Be guided through your application process

  3. Visa & embassy guidance

    Maximise your chances of being granted a visa

  4. Enrollment & travel advice

    Get support all the way to your first day at university

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The cost of study in Fiji

A year’s tuition in Fiji is cheaper than in many other countries. Fees may cost between USD$10,000 - $15,000.

Fiji’s living costs are considerably cheaper than that of Australia and New Zealand. A semester’s rent may be equivalent to a month’s rent in popular student cities elsewhere. In many cases, food can be cheaper to buy out rather than cook at home.

Key facts

  • Fijian Dollar $ Currency
  • 75,000 Student population
  • English, Fijian, and Fiji Hindi Languages
  • 20 Universities

Where to study in Fiji

The majority of universities in Fiji are on Viti Levu. The capital of Fiji Suva is in the south of the island, and is the largest South Pacific metropolis outside of New Zealand. Nadi, on the island’s west coast is a vital transport hub for the country.

Universities in Fiji

Study in Fiji requirements

Qualifications

Your post-secondary education will be assessed by universities in Fiji to see if it meets their entry standards. In general, you should have passed 12 years of education to a good standard, but some universities may also look at your work experience or extracurricular achievements.

English language tests

Universities in Fiji may accept TOEFL or IELTS as proof of your English language ability. If you are from an English speaking country or have studied in English before, then you may not need to fulfill an English requirement.
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Fiji student visa

Most international students will need a student permit to study in Fiji. Once you have your confirmation of a place at a university you will need to fill in an application form by post, as well as providing the following:

  • A university acceptance letter
  • Copy of passport biodata, and two passport photos
  • Results of a medical, and police report
  • Proof of finances
  • Application fee

How to study in Fiji

  1. Choose a university and program in Fiji
  2. Ensure you can meet the specific requirements set by the university and take any necessary English tests
  3. Apply through the university’s chosen platform. Submit your application which will include sections such as personal data, educational background, and a letter of intent
  4. Submit any supporting documents such as official translated transcripts, test scores and proof of finances
  5. Pay an application fee if necessary
  6. Wait for a decision on your application
  7. Accept your offer and pay any deposits for tuition or accommodation
  8. Start the process for your Fiji visa