Tonga Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) is pleased to invite applications for 2017 undergraduate (bachelor) scholarships majoring in either marine or environmental science. There are 10 scholarships for each major. University of the South Pacific (USP) will host these 3 year program of studies at USP Tonga Campus. This is the first time USP is going to offer a science degree program away from the main campus in Suva.

A successful applicant must work in Tonga upon completion of one’s program of study for the period specified in the scholarship bond. 

Selection will be based on merit and in accordance with eligibility criteria that the National Scholarship Committee has set. Please ensure you meet the criteria before applying. Current Form 6 students are not eligible. Current Form 7 and recent school leavers with strong leadership abilities are encouraged to apply. 

An applicant must submit an independent application for submission to a BSc program either in marine or environmental science directly to USP and at the same time apply for the Scholarship. Before accepting the offer of a Scholarship, the applicant must provide evidence of USP acceptance. 

Application forms are available from the Scholarship Unit, Ministry of Education and Training Head Office, Vuna Road; Vava’u High School; Ha’apai High School; ‘Eua High School; Niuatoputapu High School; and Niuafo’ou High School. 

The application forms must be completed in full with certified true copies of all requested documents. Application packets (whether hand-delivered or by post) must be received by 4.00 PM, Monday, 14 November 2016, at:

Government of Tonga Scholarships Office
Ministry of Education and Training
Vuna Road

Postal address: PO Box 61, Nuku’alofa 

Late applications will NOT be considered. 

Envelopes containing submissions must be clearly marked “Scholarship Application”. Please be advised that only successful applicants will be notified. 

Scholarship applications may be deemed ineligible if the application package is not completed correctly (Forms 1-5). 

For further enquiries, please contact the Government of Tonga Scholarships Office, Ministry of Education and Training on Tel. 21770 or by email at or CRSP/MEIDECC Tel. 774-4404 by email at

Also available at Climate Resilience Sector Project Website


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