Public Service Commission Media Release No 2/2012 issued on 3/01/13.

Applications for Student Loan Scheme Open

The Public Service Commission today advertised its Student Loan Scheme (SLS) program. Applications will close on Friday 11th January, 2013. The SLS is open to all races but specifically to those whose parents or guardians combined annual income does not exceed $15,000.00.

The Public Service Permanent Secretary, Mr. Parmesh Chand said that this is an option for school leavers and private tertiary students to apply and be considered for local tertiary assistance.

“The SLS is only for local studies and there are currently 305 continuing students pursuing their studies at tertiary institutions like the University of the South Pacific, the five colleges of the Fiji National University, University of Fiji, Sangam School of Nursing in Labasa, Fulton College and Corpus Christi Teachers College. These students have their tuition fees paid for and the respective students receive an allowance to support their tertiary studies.”

“Upon the completion of the processing of applications, at least 100 new students will be identified for SLS assistance.”

Under the Loan Scheme, students are provided financial assistance until the end of their studies and are required to repay the cost of their tertiary education once they have found permanent employment.

The SLS Application forms are available at the PSC Scholarship Unit at Carnavorn Street, the Government Service Centres in Suva and Nausori, as well as accessible on