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DHERST Online Form: What is "My Back Up Programmes" and "My Eligible Programmes"

The DHERST online form is the 'doorway' for Grade 12 school leavers to enter higher education in Papua New Guinea. Amidst the application process, two terms often elicit confusion and require clarification: "My Back Up Programmes" and "My Eligible Programmes." This article aims to clarify the complexities of these terms and empower applicants to make informed decisions.

If you are a Grade 12 students in the Admission Pool, here is what you need to know.

DHERST Online Form: What is "My Back Up Programmes" and "My Eligible Programmes"

1. "My Back Up Programmes" on DHERST Online Form

"My Back Up Programmes" serves as a strategic safety net, providing applicants with a list of alternative program options in the event that their top choices are not attainable. 

These programs should align with both academic capabilities and personal interests, ensuring a sense of security and flexibility in the application process.

The Significance of Back-Up Programmes:

1. Enhanced Admission Chances: By including Back Up Programmes, applicants significantly increase their likelihood of securing a place in a tertiary institution, expanding their opportunities beyond their initial preferences.

2. Adaptability and Exploration: Back Up programmes offer adaptability in case academic performance or priorities shift. They also provide a platform for exploring diverse fields of study and potential career paths.

Choosing Back Up Programmes

1. Academic Alignment: Ensure that your subject combinations meet the minimum requirements for your Back Up Programmes, maintaining academic feasibility.

2. Personal Interests and Career Aspirations: Align Back Up Programmes with your interests and career goals, even if they are not your primary choices, fostering a sense of fulfilment and purpose.

3. Thorough Research and Exploration:** Conduct in-depth research on the programs and institutions, gaining valuable insights and making informed decisions.

2.  My Eligible Programmes"

"My Eligible Programmes" presents a comprehensive list of programs tailored to applicants' academic profiles, considering their performance and subject combinations.

These programs represent a suitable fit for their academic capabilities and aspirations.

Accessing Eligible Programmes:

1. DHERST NOAS Portal Access: Log in to the DHERST NOAS portal using your designated credentials.

2. Navigating to "My Eligible Programme": Seamlessly navigate to the "My Eligible Programme" interface within the portal.

3. Reviewing Program Requirements: Carefully review the list of programs and their respective requirements, ensuring a thorough understanding of expectations.

The Value of Eligible Programmes:

1. Focused Application Efforts: Eligible Programmes guide applicants towards programs that match their academic strengths, optimising their application strategy.

2. Realistic Expectations: They prevent applicants from applying to programs that exceed their current academic capabilities, setting realistic expectations and avoiding potential disappointment.

If you do not agree with your Grade 12 marks, here is how to ask for Re-marking and re-checking. (Click on the Image)

Grade 12 exam results 2023

3. Additional Tips for DHERST Program Applications

  • Diligent Program Requirements Review: Dedicate ample time to understanding the requirements for each program listed in "My Eligible Programme."
  • Seeking Guidance and Advice: Engage in discussions with the school deputy principal, class patron or teachers to gain valuable insights and recommendations regarding program choices.
  • Prioritisation Based on Interests and Strengths: Rank programs according to your interests and academic strengths, ensuring a balanced approach to decision-making.
  • Attentive Form Completion: Complete the online application form with utmost care and attention, ensuring accuracy and timely submission.
  • Regular Portal Updates: Regularly check the DHERST NOAS portal for important announcements and updates, staying informed throughout the application process.
  • Exam Results & Grace Period: Take note of the release of the Grade 12 exam results and the duration of the Grace Period when aligning your choices with the institutions' expectations.

Conclusion (DHERST Online Form)

By knowing the differences between "My Back Up Programmes" and "My Eligible Programmes," applicants can navigate the DHERST online form with confidence, making informed decisions that align with their academic capabilities, personal interests, and career aspirations. 

Remember to seek guidance, and approach the application process with a strategic mindset. Best of luck in your pursuit of higher education!

My PNG Exam Results 2023: When to Expect Results

The National Department of Education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is currently cleansing exam data for the 2023 Grade 10 and Grade 12 exams. This is a routine process to ensure the accuracy and reliability of results. Once the data cleansing process is complete, the results will be uploaded to the My PNG Exam Results website (

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Important Dates 2023

The following are important dates related to the release of the 2023 Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results and the selection process:

The release of the PNG Exam Results 2023 is the work of the Measurement Services Division (of the NDoE). They will make an announcement about when to check the exam results before (or during) the selections.

Update 02.12.2023: Education Department has announced the Grade 10 and Grade 12 Exam Result release date, get the details here.

Grade 11 & DHERST Selections Impacts on Results Release Dates

The release dates for Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results have important implications for the selection process. MSD must meet the deadline set by its sister division, General Education Services, and Higher Education Department, DHERST.

Grade 11 selectors need the Grade 10 results before the 4th of December 2023 to begin the selection process for the 2024 academic year. Similarly, DHERST needs the Grade 12 results for selection, but more importantly, students need their results between the 12th and 15th of December 2023 to adjust their preferences during the NOAS Grace Period.

Therefore, the exam results must be released before the selections begin. Any delay in the release of the exam results will have ripple effects and cause delays in the release of the Grade 11 selection lists and DHERST Grade 12 Selection.


Ensure accuracy in your Grade 12 results by requesting a re-check or re-marking. While underutilised, this valuable service can rectify errors. To find out how to request this service, click here.

Grade 12 Exam Results 2023 PDF

Availability of Results

The exact date for the online release of Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results has not yet been announced. However, based on past release dates, students can expect their results to be available in early December 2023.

Once the My PNG Exam Results website is reactivated, students can check their results by following these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your School Leaver's File (SLF) number and name

3. Click on the "Check Results" button to login

Here is how to check the Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results

In conclusion, the Measurement Service Division of the Department of Education will communicate the exact release dates for the 2023 Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results. 

Students, parents/guardians, and educators are advised to stay tuned for official announcements for the release of the Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results for 2023.

Key Points

  • The My PNG Exam Results website is currently offline.
  • Exam results are typically available in early December.
  • Grade 11 selectors will need access to  2023 Grade 10 exam results before the 4th of December to participate in the Grade 11 National Selection.
  • Grade 12 students will need access to their results before the 12th of December to adjust their preferences during the NOAS Grace Period.

Here is a video that you will find useful. 

PNG Grade 12 Selection and DHERST Online DATES

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST) Online application system (NOAS) for the 2024 academic year is now open. Students and schools should be aware of the dates between now and when the 2024 academic year admission selection list 2023 comes out.

It is important for Grade 12 students to mark these dates in their calendars and start planning (and adjusting) their NOAS applications early.

Here is an article about why it is important to get your choices on the NOAS online application right.

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DHERST Online 2023 Dates

Here are the key dates in reverse order:
  • 2024 academic year admission selection list 2023 publicationSaturday 23rd December, 2023
  •  Launching of 2023 Selection for 2024 academic year - Thursday 21st December, 2023
  • NOAS Grace period – Tuesday 12th December- Friday 15th December, 2023
  • Grade 12 National Examination – Monday 16th – Friday 20th October, 2023 (DONE)
  • NOAS application period begins – Monday 28th August- Friday 08th December, 2023 (ONGOING)

Click here to read more about the 2023 Grade 12 Selection Launching Date & Publication Date.

15th of December 2023 Grade Period Extension

Important Update for Grade 12 School Leavers for 2023 applying to the HEIs for the 2024 academic year. The Grace Period for submitting your Higher Education program choices has been extended to 17th of December, 2023 at midnight.

  • Check for RED lights: If any of your choices have a RED light, it means you didn't meet the minimum program requirements. Replace those choices with eligible programs.
  • No RED lights: If you don't see any RED lights, you meet the minimum requirements for your chosen programs.
  • Unused programs: Any programs you didn't meet the requirements for will be removed from your account.
  • National Online Selections: The DHERST Minister will launch the online selection process on 21st of December, 2023.
  • Take Action: Use this extended Grace Period to review your choices carefully and ensure they align with your education goals and academic performance.

Grace period for NOAS

The grace period is a brief window after the Grade 12 students get their 2023 National Examination Results. It is an ideal time when students can adjust their school leavers choices on the NOAS application online.

For the Grade 12 students, this is a valuable chance to review your 2023 exam performance and other new information in the NOAS, and to make any necessary changes to improve your odds of being accepted into your preferred institution and program.

Important date: Grace period for NOAS: December 12-15, 2023, now extended to 17 December 2023 mid-night.


DHERST Grade 12 Selection - Stats that Matter

Executive Summary: The data presented for the years 2019 to 2023 shows a 'minimal' growth in the number of Grade 12 students taking the national exams and aspiring to pursue higher education. 

In 2019, 27,143 students sat for the exams, and 9,374 were admitted to higher education institutions (HEIs). This number climbed to 30,711 and 7,000, respectively, in 2020, followed by 31,817 and 16,171, respectively, in 2021. 

The trend persisted in 2023, with a total of 31,252 students sitting for the exams. This highlights the rising demand for tertiary education in Papua New Guinea. However, the data also exposes an inadequacy of available spots in HEIs to cater to all eligible students. 

In 2021, 10,373 Grade 12 students were not selected for tertiary studies. This necessitates the government's expansion of HEI capacity or increased scholarship funding.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR READERS: PNG Insight compiles that data year-on-year on this page to give readers a good idea about the number of grade 12 students in the country. We know that DHERST and the Department of Education do not have a better way to compile vital data and stat over the years. This data is important for planning as well as for academia.

Analyzing Grade 12 Trends: A Decade of Educational Shifts in Papua New Guinea


In the ever-changing landscape of Papua New Guinea's education system, the transition of Grade 12 students to tertiary institutions has undergone significant transformations over the years. This article delves into the statistics of Grade 12 student intakes, focusing on the yearly increases and the implications for the country's academic planning. The data presented sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by students as they navigate from secondary to tertiary education.

2019 Grade 12 Selection

In 2019, a total of 27,143 students sat for the end-of-year exams, with 9,374 successfully matriculating into tertiary institutions. This marked the commencement of our exploration of the evolving landscape of Grade 12 education.

2020 Grade 12 Selection

The subsequent year, 2020, witnessed a rise in the number of students taking the exams, with 30,711 sitting for the assessments. 

Out of these, 7,000 gained admission to tertiary institutions. However, a staggering 23,000 Grade 12 students did not enter a tertiary institution, highlighting the challenges faced within the education system.

2021 Grade 12 Selection

The year 2021 saw a notable increase in the number of nominated students, with 31,817 students nominated to sit for the exams. Of these, 26,544 were certified, but only 16,171 could be accommodated in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). 

A significant number of 10,373 Grade 12 students were not selected for 2022 HEI studies, indicating a widening disparity between student demand and available slots.


2023 Grade 12 Selection

Fast forward to 2023, when a total of 31,252 students were nominated to sit the exams. The numbers continue to rise, emphasizing the escalating demand for tertiary education among Grade 12 students.


As we reflect upon the past years, the data compiled by PNG Insight reveals a consistent and substantial rise in the number of Grade 12 students, reflecting both commendable efforts to enhance educational opportunities and the challenges faced in accommodating this surge. 

These statistics serve as a crucial resource for planning and academic decision-making in Papua New Guinea. The annual statistics underscore the importance of addressing the increasing demand for tertiary education while ensuring that the system effectively supports and retains students. 

About PNG Insight

Since its inception in 2014, PNG Insight has been a valuable source of information and critical discussions regarding education in Papua New Guinea. This platform remains committed to fostering awareness and understanding of the evolving educational landscape in the country.

DHERST TESAS Award list for New Intakes (SL & NSL) and Continuing students for 2023 was released today - download the PDFs here 

2023 Grade 12 selection

  • 31,252 students were nominated to sit the exams

2021 Grade 12 selection

  • 31, 817 students were nominated to sit the exams; 
  • 26,544 students were certified; 
  • total HEI quota for 2021 is 16,171; 
  • 10,373 Grade 12 students were NOT selected for 2022 HEI studies.

2020 Grade 12 selection

  • 30,711 sat for exams and were certified;
  • 7,000 entered a TI;
  • 23,000 Gr 12 did NOT enter a TI.

2019 Grade 12 selection

  • 9,374 entered TIs
  • 27,143 who sat for the end-of-the-year exams.

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