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  • Locations: Suva, Fiji
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Year Long (T1-T2), Year Long (T2-T1)
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2021 18/01/2021 12/02/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Credit Type: Undergraduate Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Program Type: Exchange Scholarships Available: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term New Colombo Plan Funded: Yes Minimum Entry Requirement: 60
Trimester 1 =: Semester II Trimester 2 =: Semester I
Click here for a definition of this term GCP Points: 60 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Category: Green
Program Description:

University

South Pacific

 
 

NEW COLOMBO PLAN:
1 x $8,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Grants available for eligible Trimester 1, 2021 exchange students. 
Please see here for full eligibility details.

Restrictions:
Undergraduate students ONLY

About:

USPThe University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.

The multi-cultural nature of the staff and student body give USP an exceptional character. It is a quality institution producing degrees comparable to those awarded by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Graduates from USP are found in important executive positions throughout the public and private sectors in all member countries and in numerous countries around the world.
 

Did you know?

There are 322 islands in Fiji and over 500 small islets. Around 110 of these islands are inhabited, although 87% of the population lives on the two biggest islands Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The islands are spread over 194,000 km² of which just 10% is land.
 

Location Profile

Location Profile
About Suva

SuvaSuva is the capital and largest metropolitan city in Fiji. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. Suva is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Fiji. It is also the economic and cultural capital of the South Pacific, hosting the majority of regional headquarters of major corporations, as well as international agencies and diplomatic missions in the region. The city also has a thriving arts and performance scene, with a growing reputation as the region’s fashion capital. (Source)
 

About Fiji

Fiji may be a small country but it is a tourism powerhouse. Being on an archipelago has its advantages, which include pristine beaches and secluded islets. It’s no wonder this tiny South Pacific nation gets its fair share of international students looking to spend time studying the flora and fauna of the world’s largest ocean, and the geography of some truly gorgeous islands. Take a closer look at what makes study abroad in Fiji a great choice—whether you're interested in hotel management, getting up close with the fishies on a biology program, or are just looking for more options to study in Fiji for international students. (Source)
 

Credit Information

Credit Information

Course Catalogue:

Courses/Units offered in English
 

How Many Units?

At USP, a credit point point is the equivalent of 25-30 student learning hours. All Undergraduate courses 18 weeks long have a credit point value of 7.5 credits with students undertaking 30 credits per semester. Therefore 7.5 credits at USP is equal to 1 Deakin credit.

The University of South Pacific allows students to take up to 4 undergraduate units from any of their 3 Faculties - Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment and Faculty of Business and Economics. Students can study 3 USP courses to meet the Fiji study permit requirements. 

A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.

E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6-8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.

Credit Equivalences and Levels
Country 1 Deakin Credit point Full Time Course Load
USA, Canada and Latin America 3 - 4 Credit Point 12-16 Credits
Europe 7.5 ECTS 30 ECTS
UK 15 Credit 60 Credits
Asia Varies Varies 
New Zealand 15 Credits 60 Credits
 
 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.

Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
  • Airfares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Daily living expenses including text books
  • Personal/ Travel expenses
  • The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
  • Any other incidental costs. 
Funding Options

OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit.  This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.

The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy
 

Helpful Links

Important Notes

Important Information

Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.


Eligibility criteria:

Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.

To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
  • Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
  • You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
  • You must study a full-time load while on exchange
  • You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered. 
  • You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application

Duration:

Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.