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 http://iro.umy.ac.id/study-at-umy/full-time-study-2

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Darmasiswa Scholarship 2019

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is offering the 2019 Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship program to interested and eligible nominees from Kiribati.

The 2019 Darmasiswa Scholarhip program commencement will be from August 2019 – September 2019. Selection of awardees will be conducted from March 2019 – April 2019 and announced as early as May 2019.

Please click the link below for more information http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id

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Further to Circular 214/18 of 3 December 2018, the Secretariat is pleased to announce that the 2019 Taiwan/ROC-PIF Scholarship Scheme call for applications is now open. The scholarship scheme is open to citizens of Forum Island Countries (FICs) wishing to commence study in Semester 1 of the 2019 academic year at eligible FIC and Taiwan/ROC institutions.


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Climate Change Fellowship Programme

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is pleased to announce the sixth year of the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme to bring young professionals from AOSIS countries to New York for a year of training on relevant issues of law, policy, and science to build the capacity to engage on climate change issues.

Please note that application deadline is 7 December 2018 and should be submitted to Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration for endorsement.

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Vacancy Advertisement (SIS Officer)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration invites applications for the Smaller Island States Officer Post (SIS Officer). The position is funded by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and will be based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in Kiribati.

Position Qualification Requirement is:

  • 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.

Applications must be lodged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration no later than Friday 16th November 2018. Details of the post can be obtained at our office in Bairiki.

SIS Officer Kiribati_Job Description

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Vacancy: Engagement Officer

The Forum Secretariat is now looking for an Engagement Officer to join the team in Suva, Fiji. The salary will be in the range of FJD69,155 to FJD103,732.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the link below: https://forumsec.applynow.net.au/jobs/PIFS102-engagement-officer

The information package containing the job description and remuneration details is also available.

Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji Time).

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Secretary-General launches innovation awards for sustainable development

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards were launched today to celebrate the most outstanding innovators and innovations from any of the 53 Commonwealth countries.
For more information about the Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards, or to enter the competition, please visit http://cominnowealth.org/the-commonwealth-innovation-awards/
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Scholarship at the East-West Center for the 2019 academic year

We are pleased to announce the following opportunities for study and scholarships at the East-West Center (EWC) for the 2019 academic year. For fifty-eight years, East-West Center student participants have developed lifelong relationships and a powerful sense of community with others who share an interest in and commitment to the Asia Pacific region. Graduate students from 40+ countries, Hawai‘i and across the United States live in residence at the East-West Center while studying at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Please see the link below for more information.


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President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati

President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati, Tessie Lambourne, as she presented her credentials at the Presidential Office.

Taiwan and Kiribati have held diplomatic relations since 2003. President Tsai said there have been over 100 cooperation projects between the two sides in the past 15 years.

Tsai said Taiwan places great importance on its friendship with Kiribati. She congratulated Lambourne on her posting and said she hoped cooperation would grow even further with the new ambassador’s assistance.

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