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2021 Acceptance List Delay: DHERST, Govt, HEIs and Stakeholders Anxious

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology said they'll release the Acceptance List 2021 for Tertiary Institutions in the country on the 8th of January 2021. Many anxious students and parents are wondering why the acceptance list 2021 was not released as promised. We know that DHERST is doing its very best to get the acceptance list out. And, they will probably tell the stakeholders why they did not release the list on the second Friday of January 2021.

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A discussion - Acceptance list for PNG Institutions

In this article about the Acceptance List 2021, we attempt to discuss the nature of the Grade 12 selections, the 2021 Acceptance List and challenges of releasing the acceptance list on time. And, address many of the 'why' questions (see the comment thread in this article) relating to the release of selection list and acceptance list 2021.

The opinions are based on our personal experience since the inception of DHERST's online selection systems. We hope that it gives you an understanding of the whole process. 

For the status updates of PNG universities acceptance list, click here.

Grade 12 selections to the tertiary institutions

The selection of Grade 12 students takes place before the Acceptance List 2021 comes out. DHERST used the National Online Application System (NOAS) to capture students school leavers choices. And uses the National Online Selection System (NOSS) to, electronically, select students according to their choice on the online school leavers' form, the NOAS.

Before 2018, the Grade 12 students have only 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices they pre-fill on a manual school leavers form. The manual SLF is sent to Port Moresby where tertiary institutions in the country scour over the paper forms and select students - this is long gone. 

The online selection and 2021 acceptance list compilation will be the 3th year DHERST runs the online selection. 

The online selection system and acceptance is the best technological intervention implemented by the higher education department, DHERST. 

However, there seemed to be a certain weakness in the selection process as seen last year and this year with the delay of the 2021 acceptance list. We do not know exactly what caused the delay but we can only infer that it may be due to the Public Holiday. 

2021 Acceptance List Release 

As for this year, the 2021 acceptance list will be published before the TESAS Award list. The Post Courier reports on a statement by higher education department secretary mentioned that the 2021 acceptance list will be published in two parts
  • 2021 Acceptance List of School Leavers: formal list of all the students who will be enrolled for the first time at tertiary institutions in the country. 
  • TESAS Award List 2021: The final list of the students in 2021 acceptance list including their 'indicated' TESAS Award status.
DHERST indicated to have released the acceptance list on the second Friday of January 2021. This has not happened. 

We believe DHERST is working to get the 2021 acceptance list out to the public. Meanwhile, students, parents and citizens have to wait for the higher education department to make another announcement. 

The Post Courier reported that the TESAS Award list will be released in late January or February 2021. The reason being that 'DHERST will wait for all the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country to confirm their selections listing before the final TESAS Award List comes out'.

Waiting for the HEIs in the country to send the confirmed list to DHERST can take ages. But, the Post Courier hinted that the final list could come out by late January or early February before the academic year starts.

Why Acceptance List 2021 Not Released, When Then?

Many students, parents and stakeholders were asking the same question, why was the list acceptance list 2021 not released on time. As mentioned, the process of selection, quality checks, confirming availability of spaces with HEIs, etc is challenging. DHERST must get it right so that they do not mess up the final acceptance list.

The final acceptance list for students to enrol at the universities (including the PNG Govt's scholarships details) should/will come out a few weeks before the academic year starts. 

If you are someone with a special circumstance (non-school leaver, school leaver, self-sponsored, etc ) and needed more time to prepare; make sure you mitigate the risks in good time before the academic year starts.

DHERST Selection Key Points

In a press release two years ago, the department of higher education said the students whose names appeared on the Grade 12 selection list must take note the three points
(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 2018]

 

Concerns if DHERST race past February

In the meantime, there is no need to worry, even February is approaching fast. Citizens and stakeholders must be patient. DHERST, since 2018, has done a fantastic job with the:
  • Online School Leavers Application (NOAS),
  • Online Selection System (NOSS),
  • Compiling and quality-checking the selection listings
  • Liaising with HEIs in the country, 
  • Publishing the acceptance listing for ALL the HEIs 

Of course, there should be concerns raised IF DHERST has gone past mid-February. But for now, the department needs all the support they can get from the PNG govt, institutions in the country, parents, citizens and stakeholders.

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DBTI Acceptance List 2021 - New Intake

Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI) has released its 2021 Acceptance List for the new intakes of Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers. 

DBTI Acceptance List 2021

The Acceptance List for the *new intake* in this pdf file includes the following selected student's names:
  1. Bachelors of Education 2021 Year 1
  2. Bachelor of Technology 2021 Year 1 
  3. Diploma 2021 Year 1 Selected List 
To check if  you are selected to DBTI Port Moresby, download the 2021 DBTI Acceptance list for non-school leavers and school leavers (Grade 12) intake here >> Download Acceptance List

The *tentative* fees for diploma and bachelor courses at DBTI are shown in the diagram. 



REGISTRATION DAYS: 1st February (Monday) to 5th February (Friday) – 8:30am to 3pm only

  • All acceptance letters and enrolment information will be posted through mail.
  • For information, please contact the Office of the Registrar on contact number: 79122635/3231253 
  • Email: registrar@dbti.ac.pg 
  • For continuing students check the DBTI Website and Facebook page.

DBTI Continuing students: Years 2, 3 and 4

The lists for the continuing students have been released with DBTI's Acceptance List 2021. If you have not seen the acceptances lists, here is the link to DBTI's Facebook page.

Download the New intakes acceptance list here (BDTI Grade 12 acceptance list for 2021, 2.3 MB, 5 pages)

Recommended articles: Selection Lists for Tertiary Institutions in PNG

In addition to this article, we have some information about selection lists for the Grade 12 School Leavers, non-school leavers and continuing students you might want to read: 

If you have any questions at this time, please leave a comment below.

2021 UPNG Non-school leavers and school leavers acceptance (Info)

The information presented below is a compilation of news and instructions from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) website. The information is for non-school leavers (who have applied to UPNG) and school leavers who applied through DHERST's NOAS (National Online Application System). 


Important selections note

If you are a non-school leaver and have applied to UPNG, the university (UPNG) will inform you when you are accepted into their program. For example, you submitted the 2021 UPNG non-school leaver application, you'll hear directly from UPNG - not from DHERST.

The university will directly inform you via the acceptance letter and/or by publishing the acceptance list on their website. Then, you must accept the Offer Letter and let the uni know about your intention to take up the offer immediately.


Acceptance lists for 2021

The University of Papua New Guinea offers Diploma, Bachelor, Bachelor (Professional), Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master, PhD and D.B.A. programs.

The University selects among the School leavers (Grade 12 school leaver seeking admission in the next immediate year) and Non-School leavers (Grade 12 passed-outs, other than school leavers) for admission into its Diploma, Bachelor and Bachelor (Professional) programs.

Non-school leavers acceptance list 2021

Due to limited space and resources, the University can only admit a limited number of new students into various programmes of study. As a result, competition is very high and priority is given to those with higher GPAs. 

Those seeking enrolment must satisfy the UPNG admission requirement.

The Non-School Leavers are selected based on their application in response to the University’s advertisement every year. The university does the selection and informs the students by publishing the 2021 non-school leavers acceptance list on each university's website. 

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.

School Leavers Acceptance List

School leavers are selected based on their options provided through the Department of Higher Education. DHERST does the selection online and informs the students of their AES or TESAS statuses.

The 2021 school leavers' selection list will be published on DHERST website like it did in the past unless things have changed. However, it seems that the selection will continue as normal this year. 

So, check this blog post here or DHERST website for latest info in regards to the 2021 school leavers online selection list.

UPNG postgraduate programs

The University advertises for postgraduate programs such as Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master, PhD and D.B.A. programs. Candidates with a good Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma and Master programs. 

Candidates with a good Master degree are eligible to apply for the PhD program and D.B.A. program. The University selects the candidates for these programs from among those who apply against its advertisement every year.

Acceptance letters

The University sends offer/acceptance letters to all candidates selected for various programs in addition to advertising the names of selected candidates for various programs in the prominent newspapers in the Country. 

The candidates who accept the offer letters are requested to pay the relevant yearly fee in full and register themselves for the program for which they are accepted usually in February of the year concerned. 

The process of admission ends with the registration of the students for the program for which they are accepted.

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.

3204 Students Selected to 6 Main PNG Universities - No Significant Increase in Spaces

The Grade 12 Online Selection 2018 (for tertiary institutions) in the country can be described as the best change the DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) has implemented. The result of the selection process had shown that the method was time-and-money saving, fast and efficient. 

We also provide some background information of the 6 PNG universities here. Find out about the admissions and selections  for UPNG, UOG, UNRE, Unitech, DWU and PAU:



Tables below contained raw data compiled from the 2018 selection document (PDF) published on DHERST website. The raw data simply aims to show readers and stakeholders the number of spaces (and the spaces available per program of study) at the 6 universities.

Perhaps it is important to know that no significant increase in the number of spaces had been observed across the 6 main universities.

For example, previous records indicated 594 students in 2016, 495 students in 2017 and 599 students selected in 2018 to UNITECH Lae three Campus; and 286 students in 2016, 297 students in 2017 and 280 students in 2018 selected to Divine Word University four campus. In fact, spaces at universities remain relatively the same. 

*Note that this is the online selection done by DHERST - not by the universities. Each selected student will be issued the offer letter and formally invited to the 2018 academic year at the selected university. 

**Also note that figure 3204 does NOT include other tertiary institutions in the country. It is indicative of the 6 universities mentioned here.

  1.    University of Papua New Guinea

Program Name
Total/program
1
BA-Anthropology & Sociology UPNG 1/100
26
2
Bachelor of Law UPNG 1/9
71
3
BA-Creative Arts UPNG 1/101
35
4
BA-English Communication & Literature UPNG 1/102
26
5
BA-History, Gender & Philosophy UPNG 1/103
26
6
BA-Information & Communication Science UPNG 1/104
26
7
BA-Journalism & Media Studies UPNG 1/105
25
8
BA-Linguistic & Modern Language UPNG 1/106
29
9
BA-Political Science UPNG 1/107
35
10
BA-Psychology UPNG 1/108
27
11
BA-Population Studies UPNG 1/109
26
12
BA-Social Works UPNG 1/110
30
13
Dip. in Language and Communication UPNG 1/111
20
14
Foundation of Business Management & Accounting  UPNG 1/112
300
15
Science Foundation UPNG 1/10
300
Total selected for 2018 academic year
1002


  2.    PNG University of Technology

Program Name
Total/program
1
Bach of Eng. in Civil Engineering UOT 6/34
31
2
Bach of Eng. in Electrical & Comm. Engineering UOT 6/35
40
3
Bach of Eng. in Mechanical Engineering UOT 6/2
40
4
Bach of Eng. in Mineral Processing Engineering UOT 6/40
18
5
Bach of Eng. in Mining Engineering UOT 6/52
18
6
Bach of Science (Agriculture) UOT 6/18
31
7
Bach of Science (Applied Physics with E&I) UOT 6/61
25
8
Bach of Science (Forestry) UOT 6/21
26
9
Bachelor of Commerce UOT 6/29
125
10
Bachelor of Geographic Information Science UOT 6/16
22
11
Bachelor of Property Studies UOT 6/4
26
12
Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry UOT 6/22
16
13
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science UOT 6/54
22
14
Bachelor of Science in Food Technology UOT 6/23
16
15
Bachelor of Surveying UOT 6/15
18
16
Bachelor of Technology in Comm. for Development UOT 6/62
20
17
Foundation Year in Architecture & Building UOT 6/10
35
18
Bulolo Campus - Diploma in Forestry UOT 4/24
30
19
Bumbu Campus - Certificate in Solid Wood Processing UOT 5/25
40
Total selected for 2018 academic year
599