A USP student was convicted in the Suva Magistrates Court this week for possession of illicit drugs.
Kessler Anton from Papua New Guinea pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana, after police found the drug in his room on 1 August.
The court, however, will not register Anton's conviction because it said the student was unlikely to reoffend.
Instead, Anton was bound over for $US235 and told he would have to pay the sum if he reoffended.
USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia said the university had a zero-tolerance policy against drugs.