Accommodation Support Scheme

This scheme is for full-time TELS Students who can borrow at nominal interest rates to support accommodation costs (hostel or rental), food expenses, bus fares if traveling from home or rented premises and stationary and incidental allowances as per the Study Where You Live (Zoning) policy..

The threshold for eligibility for the Accommodation Support Scheme is a combined parental income of up to $50,000 per annum.

Qualifying Fijians can apply for the following maximum rates of the allowance:
  1. Hostel Fees with or without meals as per the invoice raised by the Institution. Applicants must produce evidence as hostel offer letter.
  2. RentMaximum of $250/month , upon production of FRCS stamped rental agreement. The rent agreement must include landlords and tenants TIN and Contact Details.
  3. Bus fare – Maximum of  $30 /week if travelling by bus. All bus fare allowance will be directly topped up in the e-ticket card number provided to TSLB by the student.
  4. Food - Maximum of $50/week
  5. Incidental and Stationary allowance - $1000/annum

Under Study Where You Live (Zoning) policy to qualify for TELS-Accommodation Support Scheme students seeking financial assistance from TSLB under TELS, must enroll at campuses within their locality. Campuses within their locality means the program is offered by the HEI of their choice.

Students enrolling at campuses within their locality will be eligible for bus fare and incidental allowances allowance only. No Food and Rent Allowance will be paid.

In case a student still prefers to move to the main campus regardless of the program being offered in their locality, the allowance eligibility will be restricted to bus fare and incidental only. Payment for rent/hostel and meals will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians/student.

Any unitized borrowing at each term (as soon as the examination week ends) will be rolled over/or deemed to have been rolled over for the next academic term and only the difference between the eligibility for the new term minus the balance from the previous term will be paid for the new academic term.

Only the rent allowance disbursements will include payments for the breaks in between two academic terms but not for the year end breaks.  All other allowances will be paid till the examination week for each term only.

Qualifying students need to apply for the accommodation support scheme  together with the TELS application.

All photocopied documents must be certified by an authorised person.
Incomplete applications will not be considered by TSLB

Application Requirements
  • Official academic transcripts for Year 12/13 or any other Higher Education
  • Higher education certificate
  • Certified True Copy of the Birth Certificate.
  • Applicant’s recent FNPF statement clearly showing the most result deduction and payments by the current employer if applying for the Employees Scheme.
  • Tin Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card of the Student
  • Tin Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card of the Parents/Guardian/Spouse
  • 1 recent passport size photos
  • Proof of parents/guardians/spouse/ self-income (Salary Slip or Statutory Declaration). If submitting the Statutory declaration, the declaration should be written and signed by the parents/guardians and NOT THE APPLICANT.
  • Applicants Salary Slip (3 most recent) if applying for the Employees Scheme.
  • Letter of Employment indicating years of service if applying for the Employees Scheme.
  • Letter of approval from employer clearly indicating the length of leave and whether the same is with or without pay if applying for the Employees Scheme.
  • Copy of bank statement or M-Paisa account with account under the applicant’s name if applying for allowances(only if approved for leave without pay by the current employer)
  • Bond Clearance letter from FRCS in case the applicants previous qualification was under any Fijian Government Scheme(s) and is applying to upgrade qualification.
Incomplete forms will not be considered.
All photocopied documents must be certified by an authorised person.

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 Loans Scheme.
There are no strict deadlines for application, however students wishing to begin their higher education from a particular term must apply and get into the bond agreement before the commencement of a new academic term.
Applications received during the academic terms will be considered for the following academic term.

How To Apply
  1. Scan and get all the required documents ready before starting the process of applying online in the pdf, png, or jpg format. 
  2. Visit and register for TSLB online application. 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 need not fill another TELS application as all unsuccessful applications for NTS will be considered for TELS.
Applicants who are yet to received their Year 13/Year 12 or Foundation Studues results and the offer letter from the University must still apply before the closing dates. These documents can be uploaded later.  However, no applications will be processed unless the Year 13 results and offer letters are uploaded.


  • TSLB shall be responsible for assessment of applications against the set criteria.
  • TSLB 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.
  • TELS will only be awarded to institutions approved by the Fijian Government, and programs accredited by a professional educational body.
  •  All TELS 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.
TELS Acceptance Deadline
  • All TELS award 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.
  • To accept the awards students must sign and return the offer letter to TSLB together with the bond forms.
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