US South Pacific Scholarship

US South Pacific Scholarship Program at University of Hawaii 2020 for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree

US South Pacific Scholarship Program at University of Hawaii 2020 for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree –Here is a chance for you to be part of an international community with the U.S South Pacific Scholarship. The program is mandated by the U.S congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides equal opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai’i in fields that are directly relevant to the development needs of Pacific islands countries. This scholarship help the students to obtain a wider understanding of the United States.

The US Pacific Scholarship program will include a mentoring component with a possible follow-on summer internship, and readily accessible opportunities for participation in host family and volunteer service programs. Please note that only applicants from nationalities of the following country with the specified selection criteria are eligible for this scholarship award: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The U.S South Pacific Scholarship program is administered by the East-West Center on behalf of its funder, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

US South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 – Criteria


If you read and meet the below scholarship eligibility criteria then this your opportunity to apply for this scholarship award.

  • Bachelor’s Scholarship: Candidates must have completed secondary school by the deadline for submitting a University application for admission to their undergraduate program. (I.e in some countries this means having completed “Form 6′. In other countries having this “Grade 12”.) Individuals who have completed some undergraduate level courses but have not obtained the equivalent of a U.S four-year bachelor’s degree are also eligible and strongly advised to apply.
  • Master’s Scholarship: Only candidates who have at least a three year baccalaureate program. Other candidates with a three-year Bachelor’s degree may apply for bridging program of up to one year, which upon completion allows for application to a master’s degree program. Please note that master’s programs may not require a bridging component, depending on prior study and academic performance during the first year. The USSP programme does not generally permit direct application and admission to a graduate degree program. Applicants who have both a bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate diploma ot honors degree, or will have earned a post-graduate diploma or honors degree before the scholarship’s August start date, are strongly advised to apply.
    This is due to the aim of the program is to provide an educational exchange experience to those not previsously afforded such an opportunity, preference will usually be given to candidates who have not had recent extensive experience in the United States. Preference may also be given to candidates who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the pacific islands region.
    Please note: Individuals who have dual citizenship, one being that of the United States, are not eligible. U.S non-citizen nationals and U.S. permanent residents are also not eligible for USSP. All scholarship recipients must be able to meet the requirements of the Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) program.
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US South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 – Benefits


Applicants who is granted this scholarship award is set to be given the specified equal chances to benefits from this scholarship award.

  • Tuition and fees payable to the University of Hawai’i.
  • Housing in a student resident hall.
  • A monthly stipend for food, clothing, and incidental expenses.
  • Health insurance in accordance with Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) regulations.
  • An initial settling-in stipend.
    Annual book stipend.
  • An initial and terminal transportation to all official activity sites.
  • A mentoring program with the possibility of a follow-on summer internship arranged.
  • This scholarship is mandated to U.S Federal government taxes and also to State of Hawaii government taxes. Payment of taxes is the responsibility of the students.

US South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 – Application Form Guidelines


The Scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2020 for awards starting in early August 2020. The awards are expected to be announced on the East-West Center USSP portal by April, 2020.

Application Materials

Application and instructions and the reference form, are obtainable on the link Here

US South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 – Contact Information


In a due process if an applicant experiences or encounter problems with the online application that he/she is unable to resolve, the EWC Award Services Office should be contacted for assistance. Please when sending your problem you encountered, please do provide a detailed explanation of the issues. The EWC award services officer in charge of USSP applications will work directly with the individual to find a solution to his/her online application issues. Once you need help send your issues, prospective USSP applications email are:
ussp@eastwestcenter.org. SAMPLES of the USSP application are also available at U.S embassies or consulates located in Suva, Fiji, Auckland or Wellington, New Zealand, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and Apia, Samoa. All requests should reference the 2019 U.S. South Pacific Scholarship program competition.

EAS-West Center
Award Services Office/USSP
1601 East-West Road
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066 Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601 USA
Email: ussp@eastwestcenter.org
Phone: +1-808-944-7738
Fax: +1-808-944-7730

Its advisable to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on application requirement and procedures for this scholarship programmes.

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