USP College of Foundation offers time-tested programs with highly experienced teaching staff - Fatiaki

USP College of Foundation offers time-tested programs with highly experienced teaching staff - Fatiaki

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 29/06/2023
Head of the College of Foundation Studies at the USP, Rosalia Fatiaki

The programs offered at the University of South Pacific College of Foundation Studies are time-tested and have highly qualified and experienced teaching staff and also offer a modern and quality curriculum with relevant assessments that build skills to prepare students for higher education.

Head of the College of Foundation Studies at the USP Rosalia Fatiaki says the university has a range of courses in non-traditional subjects like Sociology and Official Statistics.

Fatiaki says they are in the process of developing new courses that students get to choose from, subjects of interest which are aligned to programs in higher education that they may want to pursue in the next phase of their studies or their education journey.

Fatiaki says that the Foundation Programme develop critical skills such as independent learning amongst others that will help the students progress into their next level of studies.

She further says the students experience the use of new technologies at the foundation level and more importantly, breaching the learning gap between high school learning and higher education.

Fatiaki says students also get access to other cultures when they come to USP, whether it be in Fiji or any other Pacific Islands as they meet in the digital learning platform whether it be a Zoom class or being allocated into groups to work with other colleagues across the region which is very much important for a student’s academic journey.

The Head of the College says students have access to the university facilities as well when they come on board just like any other student, whether it be post-graduate or undergraduate.

She says their programmes are internationally recognised so students from the Foundation Studies can progress to other international universities of their choice or they may also want to choose a pathway into the skills-based programme that is also offered by USP Pacific TAFE.

Fatiaki says they also offer scholarships for Foundation students which pays 50 percent of their tuition, and for students to be eligible for this, they need to be a full foundation student and have a family combined income of no more than $25,000.This scholarship is offered across the region where all USP students can apply should they meet the criteria.

She says enrolment for semester 2 is open.

Fatiaki is urging anyone that staying at home and is not sure what their education journey is like to please reach out to them at Pacific TAFE Students Academic Services who will be happy to assist with the requirements.

Fatiaki says that the Foundation students will need to do eight courses in a year and students can come and start in Semester 2 with 4 courses and complete the other 4 courses in semester 1 next year. This means that students can progress to their degree programme of study in Semester 2 next year.

The application form is available online.

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