The Governments of the Republic of Kiribati and the Kingdom of Norway formalised diplomatic relations at a signing ceremony at the Rt. Honorable Dr Sir Tomasi Puapua Convention Centre in Funafuti on Saturday, 17th August 2019.
Signing Ceremony

Kiribati’s Head of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Beretitenti Taneti Maamau and his Norweigian counterpart, Her Excellency Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

The signing ceremony was attended by officials of both countries at the margins of the recently concluded 50th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Funafuti, Tuvalu. Beretitenti Maamau and Minister Søreide also held bilateral discussions on areas of mutual interest, with a view to strengthen cooperation and partnership between their peoples and countries.

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Small Island States Officer

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wishes to invite interested applicants for the post of the Smaller Island States Officer (SIS Officer). The position is fully funded by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and will be based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in Kiribati.
Position Requirements are:

– Bachelor Degree in either International relations, Economics; Development or Public Administration and Management. – 5 or more years of professional experience in government or relevant organization. – An excellent understanding of Smaller Island States development priorities and issues.The position attracts a consultancy fee of USD$25,000 per annum.

Applications must be lodged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration no later than Monday 13 May 2019.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration would like to announce that the Government of Cuba has granted one (1) Scholarships for Medicine Studies to Kiribati for the year 2019.
All application documents (supporting documents) must be certified and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration by May 30, 2019.

Please go through these documents below for application form and more of your information.

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Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) China Scholarship 2019-2020

The Government of the People’s of China has offered twenty (20) scholarship to natioinals of Forum Island Countries under the China – PIFS Scholarship Scheme for the year 2019-2020. Copies of completed applications with all necessary supporting documents should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign & Immigration in Kiribati, and scanned documents to be sent by email to ( before Thursday 11 April 2019.

Information regarding online applications is contained in the attachment to this circular “Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System”. Also attached is information on “2019/2020 Chinese Government Scholarship Application”.

Follow the instruction to fill in this online application form Please also fill in this form, Physical Examination Form

Note: ‘Program Category’ is Type A and the ‘AGENCY NUMBER’ is 00003

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Konrote receives Kiribati Counterpart

Fijian President His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote received courtesy call by the President of the Republic of Kiribati, His Excellency Te Beretitenti Taneti Maamau at Borron House on 18th September, 2018.

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Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration is delighted to announce a Scholarship opportunity for Kiribati students who wishes to apply for a Master Degree/Diploma Certificate under the Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP). Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiribati no later than 29th March 2019 during working hours (before 4:15pm).

Application form

For more information click this link

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Scholarship opportunity to the people of Kiribati for Master’s degree or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Applications are invited for suitably qualified Pacific Island Country nationals for Graduate Scholarships to undertake a Master’s Degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research only at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

Eight awards are tenable from mid-2019. The research will involve fieldwork and data analysis related to fisheries or sustainable marine development in the target beneficiary countries. The countries are: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Visit of the Right Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of NZ and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and delegation were warmly welcomed this morning by the Honourable Ioteba Redfern, Minister of Employment and Human Resources at the Kiribati Institute of Technology Betio Campus. Rt. Honourable Winston Peters also
announced further partnership to support the development of KIT. 
Exciting times ahead.

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2019 MOFA Taiwan Scholarship

The Embassy of Taiwan in Kiribati wishes to announce that the Taiwan Scholarship for Kiribati students is now open. All application must be submitted to Taiwan Embassy before 31st of March 2019. Click on the links below for Scholarship guideline and application form.

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Yogyakarta Scholarship

The Embassy of Indonesia offers a Scholarship to Kiribati student who wishes to apply for an Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral Program Scholarship at the Yogyakarta Muhammadiya University. Application should be completed no later than April 30, 2019.

Please see this link for more information

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