Tertiary Education Loans Scheme for Graduates seeking to upgrade to MBBS

For Fijians with a relevant undergraduate qualification wishing to upgrade their qualification to Bachelor of Medicine –Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and are accepted in the MBBS program by the Higher Education Institutions.

Only 30 places are currently available per annum and the applicants must not be under any existing scholarship or loans bond.


Application Requirements:

  • An official academic transcript the current undergraduate qualification

§  Graduation Certificate for the current undergraduate qualification

  • Offer letter from the Higher Education Institute.
  • Certified True Copy of the Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of bank statement or M-Paisa account with account under the applicant’s name if applying for allowances.
  • 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 income (Salary Slip/Statutory Declaration)
  • 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 www.tslb.com.fj 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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TELS Terms and Conditions