TELS for Existing Students

  • For Fijians who were enrolled for any higher education program in years before 2014 and wish to apply for financial assistance to complete their program of study. Students must have shown satisfactory progress (GPA above 2.0) in the previous year (s).
  • For any other students with an existing higher education qualification seeking to upgrade their qualification up to the first Bachelor’s degree. However, the upgrade must be in the same area of study as the existing qualification. 
  • In case where the student has already attained the highest level of qualification offered for a particular program in Fiji, upgrade in any other area does not meet the eligibility criteria for TELS.
  • All existing TSLB funded students who wish to upgrade their qualification from Quarter 2 are to email their completion letter/graduation certificate with the TIN letter to to obtain a new temporary username and password. You will not be able to apply online until these requirements have been fulfilled.

Application Requirements:
  • An official academic transcript for Year 12 and 13 or equivalent Foundation Studies including the GPA.
  • Result Transcripts for all units completed till the point of application.
  • Graduation Certificate/Completion Letter for those applying for qualification upgrade up to the first Bachelor's Degree.
  • Bond Clearance Letter from FRCS in case the applicant previous qualification was under any Fijian Government Scheme(s) and is applying to upgrade qualification.
  • Certified True Copy of the Birth Certificate.
  • Tin Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card of the Student.
  • Tin Letter/FRCA-FNPF Joint Card of the Parents/Guardian.
  • 1 recent passport size photo.
  •  Proof of parents/guardians/spouse/self income (Salary Slip or Statutory Declaration)
  • Program audit certificate for the existing incomplete program.
  • Copy of bank statement or M-Paisa account with account under the applicants name in applying for allowance.
 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. One 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 7 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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