National Toppers Scheme

These are full scholarships only for the top ranked students who have completed their Year 13 or equivalent foundation studies in a year preceding the award year and are ranked as National Toppers in their applied priority areas of study and wish to pursue undergraduate higher education in one of the priority areas at an approved Higher Education Institution.
The Scholarship is awarded only in fields which fall under the priority areas established by the Fijian Government. Students must first receive an offer letter from a Higher Education Institution of their choice to be confirmed for NTS.
Currently the combined number of awards for NTS Local and Overseas studies is 970 spread between the 12 priority areas of the Fijian Government. The exact number of awards, the distribution of the awards within the priority areas and the minimum cut off marks for each of the priority areas is reviewed on an annual basis.

National Toppers Scholarship – Local Award Scheme

No. of Awards

Tourism: Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management/Hospitality and Tourism Management.
NEW: Tourism and Management
Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering: Civil Engineering (including Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering, Road Engineering), Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering Mechanical Engineering, (Including Mill Engineering), Chemical Engineering, Honours Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering 90
Mining and Milling: Bachelor’s Degree: Mining (Including Rock Mechanics, Geology); Mill Engineering. 15
Medicine and Health: MBBS: Bachelor’s Degree: Oral Health, Dental Surgery, Dietetics, Biomedical, Engineering, Dermatology, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Lab Sciences, Physiotherapy, and Pharmacy.
NEW: Medical Imaging Science
Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests: Bachelor’s Degree: Agriculture (majors in: Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Engineering, Biosecurity, Quarantine, Agribusiness, Agriculture Marketing), Veterinary Sciences, Forestry, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fish Technology, Food Technology). 50
Technology: Bachelor Degree: Networking, Software Development, Programing, Library Sciences, Media and Journalism, Information System.
NEW: Computing Science, Information Technology, Applied Computing
Social Sciences: Bachelor’s Degree: Social Work, Social Policy, and Policy Administration.
NEW: 10 awards for Degree in Psychology and Counselling
Environment/ Marine Science: Bachelor’s Degree in: Environmental Science, Environmental Management (Including in Mining) and Meteorology.
NEW: Climate Change, Marine Management
Land/Town Planning: Bachelor’s Degree: Land Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning, Real Estate and Property Management, Geo-Spatial Engineering, GIS/Land Acquisition.
NEW: Real Estate and Property Valuation
Commerce: Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Official Statistics, Project Planning & Management, Property Management and Valuation, Occupational Health and Safety, Information Systems, Professional Accounting.
NEW: HRM and Industrial Relations, Public Administration and Management
Education: Bachelor of Education : Primary Ed, Secondary Ed. (Science, Technology, TVET,Mathematics, Physics, Food & Textiles, Home Economics, Special Education, Commerce, Social Science, Languages, Counseling, Computer Sciences). 50
Special Areas –Diploma and Certificates: Marine Studies (Nautical Sciences & Engineering), Culinary Arts, Mining, Land Surveying, Aviation (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Avionics), Early Childhood Education, Forensic Science, Fashion.
NEW: 20 awards will be reserved for Counseling; 20 awards will be for the following areas: Special and Inclusive Education, Social and Community work, Project Management, Geospatial Science, Organic Farming, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Animal Health and Husbandry while the remaining 10 awards will be for other special areas in this category.  

Local Eligible Education Institutions for NTS

  • Fiji National University
  • University of Fiji
  • The University of the South Pacific
  • Corpus Christi Teachers College
  • Fulton University College
  • Sangam Institute of Techonology


Priority Area

No. of Awards

NEW:  Priority Areas of the National Toppers Scholarship Scheme that are not currently offered by a local institution. For example Bachelor’s Degree in, Speech Therapists, Educational and Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, Customs, Forensic Science, Meteorology, Forensic Accounting, Actuarial Science, Genetic Science and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Architecture and Town Planning.

1. Applicants must be Fijian Citizens.
2. Applicants must be either in Year 13 or Equivalent Foundation Studies in year before the award year.
3. Applicants must be ranked as a National Topper in the applied priority area .
4. Applicants must fill an NTS application form and list three choices in the order of priority from the most preferred to the least preferred choice.
5. Applicants for overseas awards must applay directly with a University of their choice and attach the University offer letter with the NTS application
During the regular academic year:
  • School fees. Tuition and other school fees based on the Statement of Account/Bill/Official Receipt payable directly to the Higher Education Institute.
  • Book allowance. Prescribed textbooks and essential school supplies to be paid to the Higher Education Institute at FJD1, 000.00 per academic year.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Payable to students/Hostels etc at FJD2, 400.00 per academic terms for Semester based studies and at FJD2, 000 per academic term terms for Trimester based studies.
  • Monthly incidental allowance. During actual study, for 4/5-month duration of an academic year at FJD100.00 per month.
  • Stipend and travelling expenses for the overseas NTS students will depend on the country of study.
During the summer term:
  • Tuition and accommodation charges as billed by the Institution.
  • All other eligible allowances on a pro-rata basis.
Towards the end of each High School academic year, the Board shall publish in the local media, the priority areas that will be given consideration.
Applicants will be invited to apply for the available scholarships.
Application Requirements
To be considered for a NTS Local Scholarship Award, eligible applicants must complete an online application and submit it by the due date for each year.
The application must include:
  • An official academic transcript for Year 12 and 13 or equivalent Foundation Studies including GPA. (To be submitted as soon as the results are out).
  • Offer letter from the Higher Education Institute. (To be submitted before an offer is made from TSLB).
  • Certified original Birth Certificate
  • Copy Students TIN Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card
  • Evidence of Parents/Guardians Income (Salary Slip or Statutory Declaration for parents who are not working or are in self employement)
  • Copy of Parents/Guardians TIN Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card
  • Copy of bank statement with account number under the applicant's name
  • 2 recent Passport Size Photos

How to apply

Online (Preferred Option)
  1. Scan and get all the required documents read before starting the process of applying online in the pdf, png, or jpg format.
  2. Visit and register for TSLB online services. Applicants cannot apply online unless registered first.
  3. Once registered fill the appropriate information.
  4. Upload all the required documents.
  5. Submit the online application.
  6. Applicants for NTS do not need to fill another TELS application. TSLB encourages all Fijians who are in Year 13/Equivalent Foundation Studies program in the year before the award to fill the NTS applications and also indicate their preference for TELS. This will avoid the students having 2 different applications. All unsuccessful applications for NTS will be considered for TELS.
  7. Students will not be able to submit the form unless all mandatory fields are filled. Year 13 results and offer letter from the institutions need to be uploaded before the application will be processed.
Students applying online will be able to log in and check the application status at any time and also print and submit the TSLB Offer Letter, Bond Form and award confirmation letters online.

Submitting a completed application package does not guarantee approval.



  • The Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for assessment of applications against the set criteria.
  • This committee may seek any further information to substantiate claims made by the applicant.
  • All applicants are responsible for gaining acceptance into institutions. Fee structures from the institution must accompany each application form.
  • TSLB receives large number of extremely high scoring candidates for scholarships. Due to the outstanding quality of TSLB’s applicant pool, TSLB may not be able to offer scholarship funding to all high scoring applicants.
  • All scholarship application will go through an extensive review and TSLB’s scholarship decision shall be final and cannot be appealed.
  • Official indication of being granted an award is the receipt of the Confirmation of the award letter from the Chairperson/Chief Executive Officers or any authorised officer of TSLB.


  •   All scholarships offered must be accepted within 14 days after the date posted on the award   notification (email or letter).
  •   All awards not accepted by this deadline will be cancelled and offered to another deserving Fijian student.
  •   To accept the awards students must sign and return the offer letter to TSLB.

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