2021 DHERST Grade 12 Selection UPDATES

This post has been updated to give information about the selection for Grade 12 to tertiary institutions in PNG. You may find the hints and tips below helpful when checking for the students on the tertiary selection list for 2021.

Important: The 2021 tertiary selection list is NOT available at DHERST website. Department of High Education, Research  Science and Technology DHERST has announced that the 2021 Tertiary Selection List will be released on Friday the 8th of January 2021.

Meanwhile, here is an article about answering the question 'When will the Grade 12 Selection list for 2021 come out?'

In this post, we present five helpful information about the selection list for universities and other tertiary institutions in the country:

1. Important notes from DHERST 
2. AES and TESAS 2020 tertiary scholarships
3. Where to download the 2020 tertiary selection list PDF
4. How to identify student on DHERST tertiary selection list
5. Stats of Grade 12 students selected to tertiary institutions in 2020


2021 DHERST Grade 12 selection
2021 tertiary selection listing to be released on 08/01/2021


Related articles
If you want more information details about the Grade 12 selection listing, GPA or scholarship, refer to one of the articles below:

  • Grade 12 Online Selection for 2019 Higher Education and Exam Results - Differentiated
  • How to calculate your Grade 12 GPA using Your Results [Updated].
  • Why You Should Know Your GPA (Click here)
2021 selected students on tertiary scholarships

The 2021 Grade 12 Selection list is likely to be in one PDF file (like last year's list); and easy to check the selected students to tertiary institutions in the country. 

Last year DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) published the Grade 12 Selection List on the 18th of December. 

The selected students were awarded a government's scholarship under two categories. The PNG government's higher education scholarship is called TESAS (the Tertiary Education Scholarship Assistant Scheme).


TESAS is classed into either HECAS (the Higher Education Contribution Assistance Scheme) and AES (the Academic Excellence Scholarship). If a student is not awarded one of the government's scholarships, then the student is considered Self-sponsored. The numbers of students awarded each scholarship in 2019 are given below.



Fact file Grade 12 students selection stats

2020 for 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

PNG Insight will bring to you the updated information on the 'stat that matter' when the 2021 DHERST selection list is out. We do the counting and present that exact data released by DHERST. So, stay in tune. We'll bring you the real numbers when DHERST releases the 2021 Grade 12 selection list PDF on the 8th of January.

2019 for 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
  • 27,743 (= *18,318 + **11,792) students registered in DHERST online selection system
  • *18,318 students in the national admission pool NOT selected 
  • **11,792 (=***9,427 + ****2365) spaces available quota/spaces in higher education institutions (205 programs in HEI)
  • ***9,425 Grade 12 students selected to tertiary institutions
  • ****2,365 spaces yet to be filled via the national admission pool

2018 for 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
  • AES- 904 Grade 12 Students awarded scholarships under this category 
  • HECAS - 3757 Students awarded scholarships under this category 
  • SELF-SPONSORED - 3936 had not been awarded a scholarship even they were selected by the selectors. 
  • Total students selected to Higher learning institutions in PNG = 8597 

DHERST Selection Key Points

DHERST announced 3 points that selected students to Tertiary institutions should take note of. 

In a press release, the department of higher education said the students whose names appeared on the Grade 12 selection list must take note the following:
(1) Your personal details contained within your application has been forwarded to the Higher Education Institution which has selected you.
(2) You should expect to receive an admissions offer letter directly from your Higher Education Institution (HEI). The HEI will communicate directly with you to inform you on specific details. 
(3) If your Study Program receives scholarship awards from the National Government, you may be eligible for financial support through the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS). Your TESAS status is also indicated in this National Selection List. Please log in to the NOAS (apply.dherst.gov.pg) and check MyStatus section any time before the 22nd December 2018 for further details on how to access your scholarship. [DHERST , Press Release 2019]

2021 DHERST tertiary selection list pdf

It can be fiddly to identify a student's name of the PDF selection listing. But, you can use a quick trick to solve this problem. Simply use the 'search' bar on the PDF list. 

The students' names are not on the selection list last year. Presumably, if it is the same this year, students can not use their names when searching. The best detail to use is the student's number on School Leaver's Form (SLF). 

How to quickly find a selected student on 2021 DHERST tertiary selection pdf list

1. Download the PDF file onto your device
2. Use the search button
3. Type in student's SLF number
4. Search
5. Confirm the school against SLF #.
6. Confirm your scholarship/fee status.

2021 grade 12 selection list dpf
PDF file listing by SLF number

Grade 12 selected students NOT on tertiary institutions scholarship

It is perhaps important to note that about 50% of the Grade 12 students names on the Grade 12 selection list are NOT awarded a government's scholarship (AES or HECAS) last year. 

They are, therefore, classified as self-sponsored students. (Here is a list of ideas about what to do to get a scholarship if you are a self-sponsored student).


But, what if a student's name is completely NOT on the Grade 12 selection list?  Here is what DHERST had to say about it last year:
We would like to inform you that your application has now been moved into the NOSS Admissions Pool. 
In the event that a higher education institution was not able to achieve 100 percent yield in the National Selections, your application may be considered from within the NOSS Admissions Pool. Should this happen, please log in to the NOAS (apply.dherst.gov.pg) and check MyStatus section prior to 31st December 2018. 
Also take note that in the event that a selected Grade 12 school leaver does not accept his/her admission offer, your application may also be considered from within the National Admissions’ Pool. Should this happen, please log in to the NOAS (apply.dherst.gov.pg) and check MyStatus section throughout February of 2019. 
If you have not achieved a GPA above 2.0 it may NOT be likely that your application will be considered from within the National Admission Pool. It is therefore highly recommended that you consider upgrading your marks with an intent to re-apply for further studies as a Non-School Leaver. Do not give up![DHERST , Press Release 2019]

Where to download the 2020 Tertiary Selection List

The HEI selection list for 2020 was officially released by DHERST. Last year the list came out on the 18th day of December. This year DHERST released the selection list PDF file on their website - here is a downloadable copy for Grade 12 Selection List for 2020 to higher institutions in the country.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Grade 12 selection process, PDF list, etc., please leave a comment below; or check out this latest update on PNG Universities Non-School Leavers Selection 2021.

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77 comments:

Unknown said...

Very informative, thankyou so much team..

Unknown said...

Thanks very much. Now I'm fully aware on what's going on.

Unknown said...

What will happen to the students in the national admission pool?

Admin said...

These students are in the *reserve* list, in other words. Read what DHERST said about the stds in Admission Pool above.

Unknown said...

Yes,welcome

Admin said...

Glad you find the information about the selection list for tertiary selection.

Unknown said...

My brother was placed in the admission pool through his account. However he was now enlisted to study as a school leaver under the department of Architecture and Building Construction. So we're still waiting for his ecceptance letter. Who will send his ecceptance letter; OUT or dherst. He has a GPA of 3.2 and assume that he should be under TESAS scorlaship in which the TESAS list was out already.

Unknown said...

I brother is selected to Madang Technical college this academic year-2020 but he is not recieving the acceptance letter from the college and we are still waiting. Any latest updates please email to nelsonpepae16@gmail.com. Thanks for your consideration.

Unknown said...

I'm getting a GPA of 2.8 and change my choice teacher colleges but I didn't get selected while my classmates get GPA of 2.6 where selected.Dherst said my application has been sent to national admission pool and I'm still waiting please any latest information about that? If any information about that my email address:mosesfuemba107@gmail.com

Thank you Fuemba Moses

Unknown said...

When is the grace period?

Unknown said...

Thank you very much it is very informative and helpful to me. Thanks

Unknown said...

Thanks it is very informative and helpful

R.Karlo said...

If you are Non_ school leaver accepted to do your first year in one of the schools in UPNG will you be categorised in Teasas or self sponsor?

Unknown said...

Should you specify 2020 GPA for 2021 selection?? It's confusing to most students with high GPA selected for other colleges rather to University??? Should you be steady with guided GPA??? I see that's some wrong this year 2020 for 2021 selection??? Hi

Unknown said...

I apply as a school leaver to do first year at DBTI institution at Port Moresby but my application is on the National pool I'm asking for for father notice

Unknown said...

What Will happen to the students on the National admission pool

Unknown said...

How could we find out about the DODL registration?

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 2.2 and I was placed on national admission pool please any notices

Enos komo said...

I have a GPA of 2.2 and I was placed on national admission pool please any notice

Unknown said...

I have GPA of 2.6 but not selected. Can the selectors placed me under any nursing college or teachers xollcol?

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 3.2 and I applied to polytech as my first choice in electrical engineer but I did not considered there. Why?

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 2.8 and my first choice was UPNG, Diploma in Accounting and Business Management which its requirement is 1.75, but I was not considered, why?.

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 2.8 and I applied to upng for business management but than on the grace period it was highlighted red but the required GPA is 1.75 why am not considered?

Laura said...

I have a GPA of 3.4 but yet I was placed on admission pool whilst my friends with 2.6 have been seleted to UPNG. Any further information please contact me ASAP on my address lauraharry248@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 3 and applied to UPNG on the course Journalism and media studies but i was considered there,why

Unknown said...

I am in the admission and I was told to check the confirmation list today but the list is not out, please I need your help...

Unknown said...

I am in the admission and I was told to check the confirmation list today but the list is not out, please I need your help...

Unknown said...

I'm being put on admission pool so I'm trying to check if I have been selected or not

Unknown said...

Is the date for the publishing of the selection list which is 8 Jan 2021 a confirmed date or is it postponed due to the public holiday?

Unknown said...

I'm being put on admission pool so I'm trying to check the 2021selection list but my name was not on the list for the institution I apply.Please any news about the student who's being put on admission pool.

Unknown said...

I got selected to pom iti and waiting for the admission confirmation today any information or update.

Unknown said...

I'm being put on admission pool so I'm trying to check the 2021 selection list but my name was not on the list for the institution I apply for,any news about student who's being put on admission pool.

Stacy yawas said...

I'm in the admission pool and I was told to check the list on the website today to confirm that wether I'm been selected or not but the list is not published yet,so please I need your help , thank you

Unknown said...

How will I upgrade my marks and re-apply?

Unknown said...

Are the Tesas list for Tetiary schools ready or not?

Unknown said...

Today is Friday 8 of January 2021 and why is the list not yet published.

Unknown said...

I have been selected to IBBM but list is not out,is the date confirmed or not

Unknown said...

I'm waiting for the confirmation and for tertiary institution with GPA of 3 plus the selection list and why it not happen

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 2.4 but still not selected

Unknown said...

I have been forwards to the Admission Pool,should this possible for me to be selected in the any other colleges rather than selected to the Universities. Any clarifies on this matter.

Unknown said...

Did UPNG publish it's selection list already?If it did, why didn't I get notified?

Unknown said...

I have a gpa of 2.4and not selected why?

Unknown said...

I have GPA of 2.4 but still not selected.

Unknown said...

Is the publication date of the tertiary selection namelist postpond or it has publish been published out but something wrong with my phone so I did not get any update?

Unknown said...

The date is 10th of January 2021 and the list is expected to be released on the 08th . Is it out already?

Unknown said...

I have been selected to pom iti..But when will the listing came out..

Unknown said...

I was considered at the Enga Teachers College program diploma in primary Teaching from the admission pool with Gpa 2.4 but I don't know about the selection..... because there is no variable in my NOAS account...thank you...

Unknown said...

Today is Sunday 10 of January it has passed the date given by the dherst and why is the list not yet published. I got selected to LAE ITI and stil waiting for admission confirmation

Unknown said...

I got the message saying that my application to Non Tesas was successful but I'm waiting for my confirmation letter plus the acceptance letter and how will I see my confirmation letter because the Dherst website has not yet publish the list yet. Please do notify me. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I am selected to do Diploma in Marketing at Port Moresby ITI and waiting for the admission Confirmation. Where will I get the admission letter?

Unknown said...

I'm still waiting for the admission
Confirmation.

Unknown said...

Today is the 11th and no list out yet?! Pretty unreliable.

Unknown said...

When is this TESAS list going to be published??

Unknown said...

I was selected to ITI but when will I receive official off

Unknown said...

I was selected to pom iti and still waiting for the admission confirmation when will i receive it.it's already 8th January but i did not receive any confirmation.

Unknown said...

today is 11th and time now is 3.17pm???

Unknown said...

My acceptance letter was sent to me already on 23/12/2020.i was considered with a GPA of 2.2 I'm so pleased n thankful to have a place .but how can I see the list of names for st barnabas nursing college, any help

Unknown said...

I am selected in ITI port Moresby campus,to get diploma in information technology yet I did not see the list yet, could you please notify me.

KAIPU ISIAH said...

I entered my username & password to see if I am selected to any Tertiary Inst. however I couldn't access it? Why? Is there any other way for me to get this information please?

Unknown said...

I was selected to go to national training institute Port moresby.when Will I get my official offer.I am still waiting for and admission confirmation.

Unknown said...

It's 13 of January and why isn't the list not being published

Unknown said...

When is the TESAS list for continuing student published for Mt Hagen Technical college?

Unknown said...

It is already 8 of january and I still didn't receive my confirmation letter and it is now 14 and nothing came in.why?

Unknown said...

This is 14th of January and the admission confirmation isn't published as yet any help??

Unknown said...

I have a GPA of 3.0 but was not selected, but my friend has a GPA of 2.6 and was selected to unitec. I was so confused how did that happen.
Please any further information email me on Stanleyparua@gmail.com

Unknown said...

When will acceptance list for Balob TC 2021 be published?

Unknown said...

I've been moved to the admission pool and I'm still waiting for the namelist so when is the admission pool namelist will be released.
Thank you

Unknown said...

When will the grade 12 tertiary selection list for all institutions in the country be published?

Unknown said...

We waited for the Admission Pool students selection for 2021 and when will this come out..very slow

Unknown said...

When will the selection HECAS list fora all
Teachers college new intakes will be published.

Unknown said...

Please keep me updated on how and when or where to collect my acceptance letter and how it works in full details

Londe Smith said...

I am a student studying ELECTRICAL at Port Moresby technical college last year under TESAS and need to know when will HEI publish the continuing list of students under hecas. Here is my email address;slonde849@gmail.com, please do notify me thank you

Unknown said...

When will the tesas list for 2021 academic year come out?!!!

Unknown said...

It's already mid January and when will the HECAS list for Teachers College be published especially Melanesia Nazarene Teachers College. 8/01/2021 is already gone

Unknown said...

When will hecas list for continuing announce? Please help

Unknown said...

Are the students in the Admission pool going to be notified if they get selected into other tertiary institutions or will they have to wait for the selection list again??

Unknown said...

Why is the 2021 grade 12 new intake list for university of Goroka still pending while others are published..