Diploma in General Nursing in PNG - Australia Awards

Nursing scholars and graduates contribute to quality health outcomes across PNG including in rural and remote communities.

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea will offer scholarships to undertake a Diploma of General Nursing in 2023 at the Lae School of Nursing and Lutheran School of Nursing

This scholarship is for study in PNG (not in Australia). It is open to women and men. 

Applicants must have completed grade 12 or matriculation upgrade prior to 2022.

Women and people living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Diploma in General Nursing in PNG - Australia Awards

This information first appeared here: https://www.australiaawardspng.org/study-in-png/nursing/

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Australia Award Diploma in General Nursing, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be a non-school leaver (i.e. have completed Grade 12 prior to 2021)
  • meet the conditions of entry for the institution(s)
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship or expelled by an Institution for misconduct or academic failure
  • demonstrate a commitment to working as a nurse in PNG including in rural and remote health centres
  • have completed Grade 12 with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum B grade in Biology, Chemistry and Language and Literature, C grade in Advanced Maths or A grade in General Maths; OR
  • have matriculation upgrade (DODL/FODE) minimum GPA 3.0 and minimum subject grades as above.

Contact Australia Awards

For further information contact the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships team:

Email: incountry@australiaawardspng.org

Telephone: 3211 766 / 7373 3800

Mobile: 7014 1974 or 7275 9270 or 7073 5219 or 7051 1405


How to apply to a nursing school in PNG? If you want to become a health worker in Papua New Guinea, check out this page.

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