IAU Member


top General Information


Street:P.O. Box 1168



Other Sites

Campuses in Fiji (Laucala Campus), Samoa (Alafua Campus) and Vanuatu (Emalus Campus). Also Centres in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Also Analytical Laboratory. Courses in Pacific Culture and English bridging programmes for foreign students

Institution Funding



Founded 1968. Acquired present status 1970. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa.

Academic Year

February to November (February-June; July-November)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate and successful completion of the Foundation programme



Accrediting Agency

Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Pal Ahluwalia

Job title:Vice-Chancellor, President

Senior Administrative Officer : Giulio Masasso Tu'ikolongahau Paunga,

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Regional Campuses, Estates and Infrastructure

top Divisions

Faculty : Arts, Law, and Education

Fields of study:Chinese, Education, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Social Sciences

Faculty : Business and Economics

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Administration, Tourism

Faculty : Science, Technology, and Environment

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Geography, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition, Physics, Statistics

Institute : The Pacific Eye Institute

Fields of study:Ophthalmology

More details:Master's degrees

top Degrees

Certificate/ Diploma

Fields of study:Accountancy, Austronesian and Oceanic Languages, Banking, Computer Engineering, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Fishery, Geography, Hindi, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Journalism, Library Science, Management, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Modern Languages, Natural Resources, Police Studies, Preschool Education, Real Estate, Rural Planning, Social Work, Tropical Agriculture

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law

Postgraduate Diploma

Fields of study:Accountancy, Banking, Biology, Business Administration, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Education, Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Geography, History, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology, Real Estate, Sociology, Tourism

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Education, Fine Arts, Law

Doctor of Philosophy


Also 1 to 2 yr certificates

top Academic Periodicals


Report of the Higher Education Mission to the South Pacific (the Morris Report)

USP Strategic Plan/Planning for the Fourth Decade

Updated on 11-03-2013