Guidelines for applicants

This document contains detailed information about the application procedure. We strongly advise you to read it before starting to fill in the Application Form.

The BULA Project is coordinated by The University of the South Pacific and is a cooperation and mobility programme in the area of Higher Education, implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union (EU). The general objective of the Project is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by allowing educational opportunities for


In order to prepare your application, you must start by reading carefully the Guidelines for Applicants, which contain all the information you need to fill in your Application Form correctly. In this document you will find general information about the programme, as well as details regarding the application process. It is highly recommended that you read the Guidelines for Applicants before starting to fill in the online Application Form. You should also take into consideration other detailed information published in this website. Please click to download the Guidelines.


Eligible Countries

To be eligible for a scholarship under the BULA Project, applicants from the Caribbean or Pacific countries must be from an eligible country; and meet all the eligibility criteria. The following are eligible Caribbean and Pacific countries under the BULA Project:


Region Countries
Caribbean Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago
Pacific Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, East Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


Eligible Institutions

The BULA Project has three major partner institutions to which students and staff can apply to undertake their mobility. The partner institutions of the BULA Project include:


Institution Name Location
The University of the South Pacific Fiji, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Papua New Guinea of Technology Papua New Guinea
The National University of Samoa Samoa
Universidade Nacional d Lorosa Timor Leste


Students and staff applying under Target Group I must be enrolled/admitted (or work full-time as a staff if applying for staff scholarship); or have obtained their Degree from an eligible partner Institution.


Target Groups

There are two target groups (TG1 and TG2) for students; and one target group for administrative and academic staff.


  Beneficiaries Eligible types of mobility Region of the participants in the mobility
  • Students should be enrolled/admitted, or associated one of the partner institutions of the BULA Project at the time of the application
  • Staff should be working full-time in one of the partner institutions at the time of the application
  • Full Master
  • Full Doctorate
  • Doctorate (mobility)
  • Academic and Administrative staff
  • Eligible Caribbean or Pacific Countries
  • Nationals of eligible Caribbean or Pacific Countries that have obtained a Degree or equivalent from an institution of the Caribbean or Pacific Countries, which is not a partner in the BULA Project
  • Full Master
  • Full Doctorate
  • Eligible Caribbean or Pacific Countries
students in the Pacific region. The focus of this project will be on postgraduate education and research in the Pacific region and allow students to explore solutions to existing challenges that face the Pacific region. The aim of the project is to encourage brain circulation within the Pacific region and to prevent brain drain.


About the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme

The Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme comprises of the African, Caribbean and Pacific region (ACP). It is a scheme that promotes cooperation between higher education institutions in the ACP region through student and staff mobility projects. The aim of the scheme is to provide access to quality education and to promote student retention in the region. Detailed information about this scheme, including its objectives can be found on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency webpage.


The project is designed to facilitate the movement of Masters students, PhD students and Staff between selected national Universities in the Pacific regions as a means of building capacity and encouraging socioeconomic development the region.


Mobility Places Number of months Monthly stipend
Target Group 1
Masters 13 24 600€
Doctorate Mobility 2 10 900€
Full Doctorate 4 36 900€
Staff 7 3 1000€
Target Group 2
Masters 10 24 600€
Full Doctorate 4 36 900€


The BULA Project also covers the payment of tuition fees (when applicable), travel costs to and from the host country and a health, travel and accident insurance.