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Higher Education Scholarship TESAS Announcement 2024: New Intakes and Continiung Students

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST) is pleased to officially announce the availability of the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) Scholarship - Tertiary Education Study Assistance Scheme (TESAS) - for the academic year 2024. 

This declaration extends to all 2024 New Intakes and Continuing Students currently enrolled in recognised Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), including all the PNG Universities and Colleges.

To get more information on How to Apply for HELP, click here. You can also get the latest information on PNG govt in-country scholarships here.

TESAS Selections List 2024 PDF download

Continuing Students Self-Sponsored Students TESAS Status

For continuing students not featured on the published list, kindly consult your respective HEIs to confirm your TESAS status for the 2024 academic year. This precise information is crucial for a seamless start to the first semester of this year.

Students who were self-sponsored in the previous year and have been granted a scholarship for the current year are strongly advised to verify their travel itinerary at the nearest Air Niugini Office.

In cases where your name is not found on the travel plan, promptly contact DHERST and request travel information. Travel arrangements will strictly adhere to the destinations specified by respective HEIs in the preceding year.

In a display of confidence and intending to alleviate the financial burden on parents regarding school fees, the GoPNG, through DHERST, has successfully settled all outstanding 2023 TESAS arrears owed to HEIs.

TESAS Payments for Semester 1, 2024

Disbursements for TESAS payments for Semester 1, 2024, are scheduled to be processed promptly after the completion of registration.

Lists will be diligently compiled and submitted to DHERST, ensuring the timely and efficient distribution of financial support to eligible students.

It is crucial to note that Semester 2, 2024 TESAS payments are contingent upon HEIs providing Semester 2 Registration lists and, importantly, the requisite acquittals for Semester 1, 2024. All students must submit the required documentation to secure their govt scholarship and get continued support in their studies.

This also applies to the PNG Govt HELP program, more information here.

For further information or clarification

In conclusion, students are strongly encouraged to channel their focus on academic pursuits. The GoPNG extends heartfelt congratulations on the dedication and hard work demonstrated. Best wishes for a successful academic year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the following telephone numbers: 3012076 or 3012058/3012048/3012070, or via email at

Source: DHERST (PDF, Tertiary Education Study Assistance Scheme, TESAS)

Grade 12 Selection Lists for PNG Tertiary Institutions 2024 DHERST

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST) released the National Selection results for the 2024 academic year on the 23 of December 2023. This marks an important milestone in the selection process conducted through the National Online Selection System (NOSS). The placements for successful Grade 12 school leavers seeking admission to tertiary institutions across Papua New Guinea are now out. 

Note that the Grade 12 selection Lists for PNG Tertiary Institutions 2024 do not have the TESAS status of the students. That means that Grade 12 students will have to confirm the scholarship status in their NOAS accounts. More info is given below.

Download the 2024 Selection List for All Universities and Colleges here.

png tertiary selection list 2024

PNG Tertiary Institutions 2024 Successful Applicants

Here is what DHERST said about the students on the Grade 12 selection Lists for PNG Tertiary Institutions 2024:

  • Seamless Transition: Your application details have been securely transmitted to your chosen Higher Education Institution (HEI), facilitating a smooth onboarding process.
  • Official Admissions Offer: Expect to receive an admissions offer letter directly from your selected HEI outlining acceptance procedures, important dates, and any additional requirements.
  • Potential TESAS Eligibility: Congratulations if your chosen program qualifies for the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS)! Check your TESAS status on the NOAS platform ( by the third week of January 2024 for scholarship details.

For Non-Selected Applicants

  • Admissions Pool Consideration: Your application remains active in the NOSS Admissions Pool. Should any HEIs have vacancies after the National Selections, your application may still be considered. Regularly check your MyStatus section on the NOAS platform from December 2023 to March 2024 for updates.
  • FODE Second-chance Pathway: If your GPA falls below 2.0, consider upgrading your Grade 12 marks and apply as non-school leavers. Remember, the path to tertiary education remains open through the FODE and open learning pathways.

DHERST Grade 12 Selection (NOAS & NOSS)

The Department of Higher Education (DHERST) applauds all successful applicants and encourages those not selected to explore alternative avenues to realise their academic aspirations. 

If you have any questions, you can call our helpline or visit our website for more information.

Best wishes to all new tertiary students embarking on their academic journey in 2024!

Source: DHERST PRESS RELEASE (adapted, 23/12/2023)

DHERST Admission Pool Guide for Grade 12 Selections

The Admission Pool is a crucial part of the Grade 12 selection process, offering a chance for qualified students to secure admission into their desired programs. This guide breaks down the details of the DHERST Admission Pool to help applicants make informed decisions and increase their chances of success.

Understanding the DHERST Admission Pool

The DHERST Admission Pool includes Grade 12 applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for their chosen programs but were not initially offered admission due to limited spaces. 

This pool of students acts as a dynamic reservoir, providing a second opportunity for deserving students to enter their preferred academic paths.

DHERST Admission Pool Grade 12 selection 2024 PDF

Steps for Grade 12 School Leavers in the Admission Pool

1. Regularly Check Your Account: Applicants should consistently monitor their NOAS accounts for updates on their admission status. Respond promptly to any requests for additional information or clarifications.

2. Reactivate Program Choices: Carefully review available program options and reactivate choices that align with the requirements of institutions with unfilled spaces. Strategic adjustments can improve the chances of admission.

3. Be Patient and Persistent: The DHERST Admission Pool is an ongoing process. Applicants should be patient as the situation evolves and remain persistent and hopeful throughout the selection process.

Admission Pool Facts

1. Transparency: The DHERST Admission Pool maintains high standards of transparency, ensuring that the selection process is free from nepotism, bribery, or corruption. Meritocracy is the guiding principle.

2. Efficiency: The system is designed for exceptional efficiency, with student names reaching institutions within seconds. This promptness streamlines the decision-making process for timely placements.

3. Fairness: Every applicant in the DHERST Admission Pool has an equal opportunity to secure admission. The system is unbiased, ensuring a level playing field for all.

Watch this video to know more about the Admission Pool:

PNG Insight has been following the selection process for a long time, offering valuable insights, updates, and resources to empower students, parents, and educators. Our commitment to providing educational information includes the exam results and selections and DHERST Admission Pool.

Note that PNG Insight is an education and development blog, we are not affiliated with DHERST. We aim to help applicants navigate the exam and selection processes with confidence and achieve their academic goals.

If you have any questions pertaining to education and development in Papua New Guinea that you would like us to address, please leave a comment below.

Development and Implementation of DHERST Online Selection - An Effective Solution

The National Online Selection System (NOAS), led by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST), reflects the nation's dedication to a transparent, efficient higher education system. 

Introduced in 2018, this system has changed the selection process, replacing the manual, time-consuming method with an electronic platform. 

The new system empowers students and streamlines administrative procedures, marking a significant shift towards a more accessible and modern approach to higher education selection.

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DHERST Online Selection 2023 - 2024

Changes in Education Sector Demands Proactive Leadership

The PNG education sector is going through major changes in curriculum and structure. These changes affect educational outcomes. Since 2018, DHERST adopted an online application and selection system. This proactive move is invaluable. It ensures the selection process adapts to the evolving needs of the country's education system.

A cornerstone of the PNG Higher Education Selection System is its in-house online platform, fully controlled by DHERST officers. This localised solution, with its dedicated local URL, offers several advantages over outsourced alternatives. 

By maintaining control over the platform, DHERST ensures data security, privacy, and adherence to PNG's education policies. Moreover, the platform's robustness and sustainability have been demonstrated through its resilience in the face of external pressures, such as changes in leadership and increasing numbers of applicants.

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

Development and Implementation of DHERST Online Selection

The development and implementation of the PNG Higher Education Selection System underscore the visionary leadership of Professor Fr Jan Czuba, the Secretary of DHERST. 

Despite facing political challenges that led to his temporary removal from office, the system continued to function, albeit not as effectively as under his direct guidance. 

With his reinstatement following a lengthy court battle, Professor Czuba has reclaimed his position and is committed to continuing his dedication to serving the people of PNG through his role as DHERST Secretary.

NOAS is a Sustainable Online Platform

The PNG Higher Education Selection System stands as a testament to Professor Czuba's well-thought-out, planned, and executed vision. This transparent, effective, and efficient selection system has become an integral part of the PNG education landscape, empowering students and streamlining administrative processes. 

As the country continues to embrace technological advancements, the selection system is poised to evolve further, enhancing its ability to support PNG's aspirations for a world-class higher education system.

In this video, the DHERST secretary gives intricate details of the NOAS: 

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!

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.


How to Apply for DHERST Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)

If you are a student in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and need financial assistance for your higher education, then the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) offered by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) can be a good option for you. 

The HELP program for 2023 application will be open from 20th March 2023 to 31st October 2023. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of applying for the HELP loan program.

Here is the latest article on the TESAS & HELP Student Loan Program

Eligibility Criteria for HELP

Before applying for the HELP program, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a PNG citizen.
  • You must be enrolled and registered at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) recognized by DHERST.
  • The study program undertaken by the applicant is accredited by the National Higher and Technical Education Board (NHTEB) or by another authorised body.

HELP Student Loan Application Timeline

The HELP program facilitates 4 batches every year. If you do not apply or do not submit your loan application in a batch, you have the flexibility to apply in the subsequent batch. The application timeline for HELP 2023 is as follows:

Batch Application Period

  • 1  20th March - 30th April
  • 2 1st May - 30th June
  • 3 1st July - 31st August
  • 4 1st September - 31st October

The last (4th) batch and the HELP application cycle for this year will be closed as of 31st October 2023. 

DHERST will not accept any applications from students who applied and submitted the HELP after this date.

How to Apply for DHERST Higher Education Loan Program HELP 2023

Requirements to Apply for HELP Loan

To apply for the HELP loan program, you need to fulfil the following requirements:

Signed HELP Declaration Form: Enquire about the HELP declaration form from your institution. Fill out the form and submit it to your Registrar and/or Student Data Officer with one of the mentioned ID documents.

ID Document: You need to submit any one of the following ID documents along with your HELP declaration form:

  • Gr 12 certificate
  • Student ID
  • PNG NID/birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Driver's license


Apply for DHERST Student Loan

Your Student Data Officer (SDO) at your institution will issue HELP login credentials to you. If you have forgotten your password, you may check with your SDO to get a new one.

First-year students who had NOAS credentials from 2022 and had their enrollment status confirmed by SDO can use the same credentials to apply for HELP. The same applies to continuing students who previously applied for HELP, they can use the same credential to reapply for HELP this year.

The HELP 2023 timeline will be made available to the HEI through the Registrar's office during the registration period.

Contact DHERST

For further information, please contact the DHERST Support Service at

Or visit HELP login page

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) by DHERST is a great initiative to provide financial assistance to students who want to pursue higher education in PNG. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria and follow the application guidelines, you can apply for the HELP program and avail the benefits of the loan. 

We hope this blog post has provided you with all the necessary information to apply for the HELP program in 2023.

Note: This information appears on DHERST website.

How to Apply to Port Moresby Business College

Port Moresby Business College offers a range of diploma and certificate programs in business studies. For the Grade 12 students or non-school leavers, this article will guide you through the application process. Find out the entry requirements and contact details to ensure a smooth application experience.

Note that the Port Moresby Business College takes in students from the National Capital District and Central Province schools. But, this should NOT stop you from applying if you are coming from a different province but residing in Port Moresby.

Diploma Programs

Port Moresby Business College provides the following diploma programs in Business Studies, certified by the Department of Education (PNG):

1. Diploma in Accounting

2. Diploma in Business Computing

3. Diploma in Management

4. Diploma in Office Management

5. Diploma in Hospitality Management

Diploma Programs Entry Requirements

To be eligible for these diploma programs, you need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12 completion or Certificate Programs from a reputable institution
  • Application forms are available at the college.

How to Apply to Port Moresby Business College - Application Form PDF 2024 Download

Certificate Programs

Port Moresby Business College also offers certificate programs that serve as pathways to diploma and degree programs. The certificate programs are accredited by the Department of Education and include:

1. Technical Training Certificate

2. Certificate in Accounting

3. Certificate in Office Management

4. Certificate in Management

5. Certificate in Business Computing

6. Certificate in Hospitality Management

Certificate Programs Entry Requirements

To qualify for these certificate programs, applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Grade 12 completion or Grade 10 with Matriculation Studies equivalent to Grade 11 and 12.
  • For scholarship applicants, an application form can be obtained from your secondary school.
  • Self-sponsored applicants can obtain application forms directly from the college.

How to Apply as a Grade 12 School Leaver

If you are a Grade 12 student, follow these steps to apply to Port Moresby Business College:

1. Discuss with your school's deputy principal (Academic) and express your interest in studying at Port Moresby Business College.

2. The deputy principal will guide you through completing the online school leavers form via the DHERST National Online Application System (NOAS). You have the option to select Port Moresby Business College as one of your five choices.

How to apply as a Non-School Leaver

Non-school leavers should contact the college directly to obtain an application form and additional information regarding the application process for Port Moresby Business College.

The entry requirements for different programs at Port Moresby Business College are as follows:

  • Technical Training Certificate Programs (Two-Year Program): Grade 10 with credit in Mathematics and English, with no fails in other subjects.
  • Technical Training Certificate (One-Year Program): Grade 12 with credit in Mathematics B, English, and a Business Studies-related subject.
  • Diploma in Business Studies (Two-Year Program): Grade 12 with B passes in Mathematics, English, and a Business Studies allied subject. Grade 10 with credit in Mathematics and English, with no fails in other subjects. Minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

National Qualification Framework (National Qualification Programs)

For base learning, there are no minimum requirements as the assessment is based solely on the student's competency to perform tasks in each module before progressing to the next level of the program.

The minimum entry requirements for short course programs are determined by the college. Contact the college for more information.

How to Apply to Port Moresby Business College

Port Moresby Business College offers a variety of diploma and certificate programs in Business Studies. Whether you are a Grade 12 student or a non-school leaver, understanding the application process and meeting the entry requirements is crucial. 

For the latest information on applications and admissions, visit the college or use the provided contact details below:

  • Port Moresby Business College Address: P.O. Box 5675, Boroko, N C D, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 325 2233
  • Principal: 325 3792
  • Deputy Principal: 325 2356

Grade 12 Selections 2023 for 2024 DHERST NOAS Admission Pool

The Grade 12 students in PNG can check their NOAS selection status to find out if they have been selected in one of their five choices. The Grade 12 Selections 2023 for the 2024 academic year - NOAS Status Check - is live. Also, the DHERST Grade 12 School Leavers selection and Non-school Leavers Selection list are out.

Note that DHERST TESAS (HECAS & AES) Status list will be published on the 3rd week of January according to DHERST. That is the important list that indicates students' scholarship status. Join PNG Insight on YouTube as we bring the latest updates on education and development in PNG.

  • You can check the PNG Universities SL and NSL acceptance lists PDF here.
  • Download the School Leavers (New Intakes) Selection Lists PDF for your teachers' college.

Grade 12 Selections 2023 for 2024 - selection list PDF

DHERST NOAS Admission Pool

It is important to confirm your selection to a higher institution as soon as you can. If you are not selected in one of your five choices, you may be put in the admission pool. 

If you are a student on DHERST's admission pool, you'll have to log in to your National Online Selection Account between now and before the academic year 2024 starts to see if you have been offered a placement at a university or college in PNG.

Students in the admission pool have to hope that they are considered for 6,000+ spaces, formally called quotas.

So, keep checking to see if you are one of the lucky ones from the admission pool admitted to a university or college.

Questions about Grade 12 Selections 2023

Here are some questions PNG Insight receives about selections, GPA and Admission Pool for Tertiary Institutions in PNG. We pick three common questions that many students ask and put answers to them.

Important: Note that the answers are based on experience over the years, intended to give clarity to the questions. It is in no way formal advice.
Q. I am not selected and I was put in an admission pull, will the DHERST select me according to my choices?
Brief answer: If you are in the DHERST Admission Pool, it means that you are likely to be considered IF there is a space available in the institution of your choice. Also, your GPA has to be higher than the other students in the pool to maximise your chance of being selected.

Q. I got a GPA of 2.6 and I was not selected by any of those five institutions where I should have been selected because I know that the nursing school's in the country have a minimum GPA of 2.4 and above. Why can't a GPA of 2.6 can be also selected?
Brief answer: Your GPA doesn't automatically guarantee you a selection to one of your 5 choices. Though it is the main selection criteria, there must be a spot available for you to be selected. Also, there are other students who may have a GPA above 2.6 applying to the same institutions or they may have made your second choice their first choice. They have the advantage over you. In the meantime, login to your NOAS Student Account before the academic year starts to confirm your final selection status from the Admission Pool.

Q. My GPA is 2.4 and yet I applied for teachers colleges in PNG that require a current GPA of 2.4 and above. Why I am not selected with such a GPA?
Brief answer: The current GPA of 2.8 for teachers' college is the threshold which is the borderline GPA. If you have a GPA close to the borderline GPA, you are last in the queue during the actual selection and also last in the queue in the Admission Pool. It's sad but true. Those students who have GPAs higher than the threshold with first-choice preference have a higher chance of being selected than those sitting at the borderline GPA.

Grade 12 Selections 2024 NOAS Status Check

As you read the three questions, you may have realised that the best thing to do is to get the five choices on NOAS right - spot on.

For now, if you are in DHERST Admission Pool, make sure you check your status regularly to see if there are any changes to your selection status. 

Also, check the final lists that come out on the DHERST website. 

The institution you apply to will publish its acceptance lists. You may want to check that too.

All in all, your NOAS student account is the right place to confirm your selection. If you have any questions about selections, please leave a comment below.

Non-School Leavers Selections Lists 2023

DHERST releases the NSL selection list for the Teachers' Colleges and Nursing Colleges on the 21st of December 2023.

We compiled the selection lists which are responsive on mobile and PC. Check out the links for the latest NSL selections list for the institutions in PNG:

Simbu Teachers College 2023 Non-Schools Leavers Selection List

 The 2023 non-school leavers' acceptance list for Simbu Teachers College is out. 

DHERST published the PDF list on the 22nd of January 2022. You can check the original PDF list on the DHERST website.

Alternatively, find your name on the same list below.

Disclaimer: PNG Insight makes the list available here after it has been published on the high education website. If you have any questions please contact DHERST. Contact details are given below.

Download the School Leavers (New Intakes) Selection Lists PDF for your teachers college.
Simbu Teachers College Acceptance list 2024 PDF Download


Simbu Teachers College Non-School Leavers Acceptance List 2023

Other Teachers College Non-School Leavers Acceptance List 2023

Check out the list of other teachers' colleges in PNG for their non-school leavers' acceptance lists.

Contact DHERST 


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DHERST Selection Lists 2024 Release Date [Acceptance Lists]

Grade 12 students are anticipating the release of the DHERST's Selection Lists 2024. DHERST has announced the dates for Grade 12 Grace Period and the selection release date.

The 2023 Grade 12 Students must adjust their School Leavers Choices on DHERST's national online application system (NOAS). Read on to find out about the crucial dates between now and February 2024.

Find out about Tertiary Entrance Rank, here.

DHERST selection list 2023 release date - 2024 acceptance list

What's best about DHERST Grace Period 2023

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) released the dates for the Grace Period and 2023/2024 Selection Lists.

In hindsight, DHERST pegged the Grace Period to Tuesday the 12th of December 2024. It ends on Friday the 15th of December 2023. 

The date for Grace Period means that the Education Department (Measurement Services Division) must release the Grade 12 results before the 12th of December 2023. 

DHERST will not be happy if NDoE delays the Grade 12 results beyond the date they set for the Grade Period.

DHERST Selection Lists 2023 Release Date

The higher education department scheduled the release of DHERST selection lists 2024 to Thursday the 21st of December 2023.

Grade 12 students have 4 days to adjust their school leavers' (SLF) choices to higher institutions. And, wait 10 days before the PNG Universities and Non-universities Acceptance Lists 2024 come out.

Check Grade 12 (and Grade 10 Exam) results 2023


The Grade 12 and Grade 10 exam results will come out on the 8th of December 2023. According to the MSD's Results Portal, the students can check their results from 11 AM.

The release of the exam results and the Grade 12 Grace Period are just a day apart - perfect. DHERST will be happy with the result release date.

So, if you are a Grade 12 student, you must check your online results at the MSD's results portal and adjust your SLF choices at the DHERST NOAS login portal before the end of the Grace Period.

Scholarship for PNG Students to Study in Malaysia (MTCP) 2024

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) invites potential candidates who wish to undertake Post-Graduate Masters studies in Malaysia in 2024.

The scholarship program is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. The online application is open from mid-June 2022 and will close mid-July 2022.

[Check out the latest information on Australia Awards Scholarship for 2024]

Post Graduate Masters studies in Malaysia in 2024

The duration of the program is 12 to 24 months. You must be below 45 years old. The post-graduate scholarship covers tuition fees and monthly allowances.

Key dates

  • 16th June - online application open
  • 16 July - application close
  • End of July - shortlisting
  • Early August - interview
  • Middle of August - announcement of successful applicants.
PNG students scholarship to study in Malaysia - scholarships for png students 2024

Apply online

Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION following the link:

For further information regarding MTCP Scholarship:

This scholarship for PNG students was released by DHERST. 

Australian (scholarship) awards

Latest on Australian Awards Scholarship for PNG students.

2022 DHERST New Intake Selected Students HEIs PDF List

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) announced the 2021 - 2022 students’ intake for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Papua New Guinea. 

But, the higher education department has not published the TESAS Award. All the students will have to wait untill the end of the month to know their TESAS statuses.

2022 DHERST New Intake Selection List

When will the TESAS list be published?

Here is what DHERST had to say:

Be advised that the TESAS list will be published before the end of this month (January 2022). Students whose names do not appear on the TESAS Award list should consult their respective institutions’ directly and confirm their admission status for 2022. [DHERST press release, 11/02/2022]

For more information contact DHERST on 301 7027 or 301 2048 or email Moi at or at

How to find your name?

2022 DHERST Selection list PDF

  • Firstly, go to the DHERST website,
  • Secondly, download the PDF file, it is 139 pages and 5MB. 
  • Then, do a PDF search (use your SLF number or your full name to search and confirm your name on the list)
Note that some smartphone visitors to the DHERST website have difficulty viewing and downloading the New Intake PDF list. If you have the same issue, you can download the list directly from the link below.

Check the DHERST website or download the 2022 DHERST New Intake Selected Students HEIs PDF List 👈via this link.

2024 DHERST Acceptance List for PNG Universities and Colleges Info

Several readers have contacted us regarding the 2024 Acceptance Lists for PNG Universities, particularly the PDF lists for Non-School Leavers, School Leavers, and Continuing Students. This article aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions, giving you a clearer picture of what to expect between now and early February 2024.

So, whether you're a non-school leaver, school leaver, or continuing student, read on and prepare yourself!

We've also included recommended blue links throughout this article, providing detailed information on pressing questions currently on the minds of many students and parents.


  • The 2024 Acceptance Lists for Non-School Leavers, Re-enrolled Students and Continuing Students will first appear on the university's website or in the newspapers before being shared through social media channels and other websites. This also includes Online Students. Therefore, checking the official university website or the newspapers remains crucial for Non-School Leavers, Re-enrolled Students Continuing Students and students enrolled for online studies.
  • Grade 12 School Leavers Selection Lists will appear on the DHERST website. DHERST has scheduled the launching of the 2024 School Leaver Acceptance on the 21 of December 2023. Students can check their NOAS accounts to verify their selection status. At actual publication of the Acceptance and Admission Lists will take place on the 23 of December 2023

2022/2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF - Online MBA Degree

Non-school Leavers Acceptance List

The Non-School Leavers' Acceptance List (NSL) for 2024 features students who did not graduate from Grade 12 in the last five years. This list also includes foreign students and PNG students applying from overseas schools such as those in the US, NZ, Australia, and Singapore.

Important Note: DHERST does not publish the NSL. Instead, each university you applied to will release its own NSL PDF before the academic year begins. So, check the websites of the universities you applied to for the latest updates.

Top Tip: Check the university websites for past year's NSL selection lists. This will give you a good idea of when to expect the 2024 NSL to be released.

Alternatively, PNG Insight keeps a checklist to help you follow up. You can check IF your university's Non-school Leavers Acceptance List has been released yet.

2024 UPNG UOG Non school Leavers acceptance list - MBA Online Degree

2024 Continuing Students Acceptance List

If you are a continuing student, your university will put out the continuing students' acceptance lists at the end of the academic year or over the 2023/2024 Christmas holiday. It is your responsibility to find out your GPA and possible TESAS Status for the academic year 2024.

The best thing to do is to contact the Student Admin or the university or college Registrar and find out if they've released the Continuing Students Acceptance List. And importantly, check to see that your name is on the list. 

The University of Goroka (UoG) did well last year by informing its continuing students about their status before they went home for the Christmas holiday. We hope UoG does the same this year because it helps massively with the registration and orientation of its NEW students.

In fact, the other universities and colleges in PNG should do the same by informing the Continuing Students to avoid the long queues and unnecessary delays during the registration week.

2024 School Leavers Selections Lists - DHERST

The Grade 12 School Leavers Selections is solely done by DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) through its National Online Application System (NOAS) and National  Online Selection System (NOSS).

If you are a 2023 Grade 12 student, your selections and the announcement of your TESAS status will be formally done by DHERST. 

When is DHERST Acceptance List PDF coming out?

By now the Grade 12 Schools Leavers should know whether they are selected to a University or College, or not. 

In fact, the higher education department launched the Grade 12 National Online Selection on the 21st of December 2023. 

But the non-school leavers and continuing students will have to wait until ALL the names (quotas from each university and college) have been confirmed, compiled and released to the general public. 

Only then, the students should be able to know their confirmed SELECTION STATUS, as well as their final TESAS STATUS.

Here is a detailed article about when DHERST is likely to release the Acceptance List for PNG Universities and Colleges

Check out this video info we provided last year - it is still relevant to this year's selections and release of the Acceptance List PDF

Are you on TESAS?

DHERST used different statuses to indicate the TESAS Awards for selected students. 

The awards are based on the PNG government’s yearly sponsorship for students under the AES and HECAS categories, excluding the self-sponsored or corporate and overseas-sponsored students. 

Read this article for the meaning of the acronyms (TESAS, AES & HECAS) and what they mean.

So how will the NSLs, Grade 12 SLs and Continuing Students know if you are on TESAS or not? You can CONFIRM your scholarship status (whether you are on TESAS or self-sponsored) through the final (official) Acceptance List released by DHERST. 

DHERST Acceptance List 2022 for 2023

What to do as a Self-sponsored student?

Perhaps the important thing is to confirm your PNG GOVT SCHOLARSHIP (TESAS) status on the 2024 Tertiary Institution's Acceptance List

As the name implies, if you are a self-sponsored student you'll have to pay your own fees before the registration and orientation. 

If you do not pay the required fees, your place will be forfeited - another student in the admission pool who has the money will take your place.

Check with your university or college to confirm how much you MUST pay to register. In addition, this information will be contained in the Acceptance Letter your institution sends to you. Make sure you read and understand what you must do before admission.

The best tip is to pay only the required amount, register and apply for the PNG govt's HELP program - read how to apply below.

Secure HELP - PNG Govt Scholarship

DHERST will facilitate the Student Loan Scheme (HELP or Higher Education Loan Program). 

If you are a self-sponsored student, you'll have to pay your fee for the first semester of 2024 and apply for the HELP loan.

The Continuing students and School Leavers can apply for the HELP loan program through their university or college. This also includes those who are doing their masters or doctorate studies. 

Check with your institution and ask for a HELP student loan application form. Also, find out about the due date and what to do so that your application is successful.

How to apply for student loan - MBA Online Degree Online

What to do if you are on DHERST's Admission Pool?

If you are a student on DHERST's admission pool, you'll have to log in to your National Online Selection Account between now and before the academic year 2024 starts to see if you have been offered a placement at a university or college in PNG.

To give you an idea, the 2021/2022 selection had:
  • 31, 817 students were nominated to sit the exams; 
  • 26,544 students certified; 
  • 16,171 total HEI quota for 2021; and
  • 10,373 Grade 12 students will NOT be selected for 2022 HEI studies.
The good news is that there are 6,319 spaces (formally called quotas) to be filled via the Admission Pool. 

So, keep checking to see if you are one of the lucky ones from the admission pool admitted to a university or college. Here is a video on PNG Insight YouTube Channel that explains how the QUOTA works.

Registration and Orientation info for new students

Congratulations if you are selected to continue to a tertiary institution in 2024. There are several things that you should find out. 
  • Are you on TESAS (AES, HECAS)?
  • Will you be a SELF-SPONSORED student?
  • When are you likely to see your name on the DHERST selection list?
  • Should you inform your institution that you've accepted that offer?
At least, try to find out the answer to the 5 questions as you prepare to go to your new school. 

Here is an article that can help you prepare for registration and orientation week. It gives details on documents you need to present at registration, fees and what to do to get yourself prepared for the new academic year. 

Recommended reading for NSL, School Leavers and Continuing Students

Additional information for Non-school Leavers, Continuing Students and Grade 12 School Leavers are provided in the LINKS within this article.

Check out the links if you need more information on TESAS (HECAS & AES), how to get the  HELP govt loan or about being a SELF-SPONSORED student.

You can also leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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