Golden opportunity for 55 Fijians

A TOTAL of 55 Fijians have been awarded Australian scholarships to pursue studies next year in various fields.

The Australia Awards are offered by the Australian Government to individuals in Fiji who strive to be leaders in their respective fields.

Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Fiji Amy Crago said the Australian Government worked closely with Fiji in order to determine key areas for development.

“The awards application process was open and competitive, providing equal opportunity to all eligible citizens in Fiji regardless of gender, ethnicity and disability,” Ms Crago said.

William Nanima, who is a lawyer by profession, was awarded the Masters in Law scholarship and will be studying at the Monash University in Melbourne.

He said he was excited to be given the opportunity to study in Australia.

“I am very thankful to the Australian Government for granting me this big opportunity because what I will go specialize in is work place and employment law,” he said.

The recipients will be studying in prestigious universities around Australia, including Central Queensland University, Charles Darwin University, Charles Sturt University, Curtin University, Deakin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, Monash University, Murdoch University, Queensland University of Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, The Australian National University, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales (including Australian Defense Force Academy), The University of Newcastle, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, University of Southern Queensland, University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney and Western Sydney University

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