If you ever wanted to visit Hawaii and study in that beautiful place, then we have some great news to share with you. The applications for the East-West Center US South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020 for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the University of Hawaii are now open. Therefore, we are advising everyone who is interested in study in Hawaii at a renowned university to visit the official website where they can fill in the online application form.
The US South Pacific Scholarships Program (USSP) is authorized by the US Congress and all funding is coming from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. The USSP is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that aims to provide outstanding students with the chance to get their Master’s or Bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawaii in academic fields that are relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. In addition, students will obtain a broader understanding of the United States.
US South Pacific Scholarship Program at the University of Hawaii: Benefits
- Tuition and fees payable to the University of Hawai‘i.
- Housing in a student residence hall.
- Monthly allowance for food, clothing, and incidental expenses.
- Health insurance in accordance with Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) regulations.
- An initial settling-in allowance.
- An annual book allowance.
- Initial and terminal transportation to all official activity sites.
- A mentoring program with the possible opportunity of arranging a follow-on summer internship
US South Pacific Scholarship Program at the University of Hawaii: Criteria
- Bachelor’s Scholarship: Applicants must have completed secondary school by the deadline for submitting a university application for admission to their undergraduate program. In some countries this means having completed “Form 6.” In other countries, this may mean having completed “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 encouraged to apply.
- Master’s Scholarship: Applicants must have completed at least a three-year baccalaureate program. Those with a three-year Bachelor’s degree may apply for a bridging program of up to one year, which upon completion allows for application to a master’s degree program. Master’s programs may not require a bridging component, depending on prior study and academic performance during the first year.The USSP program does not generally permit direct application and admission to a graduate degree program. Those who possess both a bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate diploma or honors degree, or will have earned them prior to August 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Because an objective of the program is to provide an educational exchange experience to those not previously 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 (i.e., outside the countries listed in paragraph one above).
- 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
- Open Regions: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Official Letter and Deadline
Everyone who is interested in applying for this scholarship program is advised to visit the official website where they can receive additional information. The deadline for the scholarship program is February 1st, 2020.