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As an international, you will need a study permit to study in Fiji. You are advised NOT to apply for a study permit through Fiji consulate in your home country.

Study permits should only be applied for AFTER you have been given an offer letter from the University. Applying for a study permit without an offer letter does NOT guarantee admission to the university. You must ensure that you apply for a study permit and receive a permit letter prior to your arrival into the country of study.

Students who are coming through special programmes such as Study Abroad must contact their home institutions for details.

All international students will need to submit the following documents for a study permit:

  • A completed STUDY PERMIT application form

  • Medical report (to completed within the section of STUDY PERMIT application form)

  • Police report (to completed within the section of STUDY PERMIT application form)

  • Immigration Terms & Condition form

  • A copy of your biodata page of your valid passport

  • A copy of your return air ticket with your departure date

  • Notarized financial support letter or Bank statements, showing evidence of funding to support   your study

  • 4 regular sized passport photos with a white background

  • Notarized copy of your birth certificate

  • Study Permit Fee:

    • Undergraduate, IEP and postgraduate coursework visa fee: FJD $513 ($313 immigration fee and $200 non-refundable)
    • Post Graduate or Masters Research visa fee: FJD $932 ($632 immigration fee, $100 Ministry of Education fee [for research approval] and plus $200 non-refundable bond)
    • PhD Research visa fee: FJD $1,132 ($632 immigration fee, $100 Ministry of Education fee [for research approval] and plus $200 non-refundable bond)

Note:

  • Immigration fee is subject to by changes by Department of Fiji Immigration. Students will be notified accordingly in case of changes in fee amount.
  • All documents need to be certified and where documents are not in English has to be officially translated, certified and submitted with originals.

*For application forms required for a study permit, contact USP International Office, email on jf.ca1505925075.psu@1505925075lanoi1505925075tanre1505925075tni1505925075

A copy of your application must be emailed to jf.ca1505925075.psu@1505925075lanoi1505925075tanre1505925075tni1505925075 by June  16th (for July start) or January  4th (for February start). You must bring the original copy of your application with you and hand them to USP International upon your arrival.

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USP International
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Suva, Fiji

Payment for student permits need to be made in advance through wire transfer or through credit card. All payments will need to be received 3 weeks before the semester starts. This is to allow enough time for internal processes.

Students are advised to contact USP International for details of payment methods. Email on: jf.ca1505925075.psu@1505925075lanoi1505925075tanre1505925075tni1505925075

Currently registered international students  who would like  to renew their study permit for further studies will have to submit an application for extension to USP International office at least 3 weeks before expiration.  International office will liaise with Fiji Immigration on your behalf for your permit extension.. Your application will need to be submitted with the following documents:

  • Completed Application Form for continuing students

  • Copy of return air ticket indicating departure date

  • Notarized financial letter or Bank statement to confirm availability of funds

  • USP offer letter

Pre-departure

  • Plan your travel so that you have everything you need while you are studying abroad at USP.

  • Check your ticket to see the maximum weight allowed—most airlines allow about 23kg; so make sure you pack only what you need—light clothing, medication, shoes, etc.

  • Make sure you have your USP Offer letter, passport, air tickets, travel insur-ance, study permit approval letter and all necessary documentation with you at all times during your travel.

  • Charge your laptops and phones in case you need to use them when you are in transit, etc.

  • Check with your travel agent to see whether or not you require a transit visa. If you do, make sure you apply for this well in advance.

  • Don’t forget to email a copy of your travel itinerary to USP International before you travel so that they are aware if you need pick up services from the Nausori/Suva airport or the Suva holiday Inn.

  • If you are travelling for the first time and are unsure of what to expect, please let us know via email and we can arrange for a Skype session with you. We have a team of experienced travelers!

Remember to:

  • Secure post your application for a study permit and make payments before you travel to USP

  • Keep a photocopy of your application and documents

  • Organise your return air tickets and send a scanned copy to USP International Office

Remember to:

  • Make copies of all your important documents and have them certified

Remember to bring:

  • Any prescribed medication and contacts of your doctor in your home country

  • Letter from your doctor if you have any special conditions

Remember to bring:

  • Medical / Travel Insurance policie

  • Financial support, e.g. credit card, travelers cheques, etc

Remember to:

  • Weigh your luggage to make sure you don’t have access baggage

  • Organize your return air tickets

  • Make a list of your luggage