Showing posts with label PNG Universities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PNG Universities. Show all posts

How to Get 2022 Acceptance List - NSL, New Intake, Contining, Re-enrolled Students

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) usually releases the acceptance lists after DHERST release the original selection listings. The national event occurs around mid-January every year. 

Last year, UPNG Acceptance List came out on the 19th of January 2021.

2022 UPNG Acceptance list now out
Arrow showing where to get the lists

How to download UPNG acceptance lists

To download the list you can go to the main page. 

Alternatively, click on the links below:

How to find your name?

  • Download the PDF file. 
  • Search the PDF - use your SLF number.

NSL, re-admit and continuing students TESAS status

For the non-school leavers, readmit and continuing students, you'll have to confirm your TESAS status. That means that you need to know if you are either on AES or HECAS.

In addition, you should find out how to apply for HELP - the PNG govt's students loan scheme. 

This article shed some light on TESAS and HELP - you will find the information useful.

If you have any questions, leave a message or comment and let us know what you think.

University of Papua New Guinea New Intake Selection List Now Out

DHERST has released the NEW INTAKE name list for the HEIs including the University of Papua New Guinea's (UPNG) list. Note that the actual  2022 Acceptance List is NOT out yet.

This listing does not show the new students' TESAS statuses. Instead, it only contains the names of the  2021 Grade 12 students who are selected to UPNG and other higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country.

2022 UPNG Selection list


New Intakes, NSL, readmit and continuing students TESAS status

For the non-school leavers, readmit, school leavers and continuing students, you'll have to confirm your TESAS status before the end of January 2022. 

Here is what DHERST said:

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]

In addition, you should find out how to apply for HELP - the PNG govt's students loan scheme. 

This article shed some light on TESAS and HELP - you will find the information useful.

Download UPNG NEW INTAKE List PDF

To download DHERST's New Intake 2022 list you can visit the website. [Source: DHERST, 11/12/2021]

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.

How to find your name?

  • 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)

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

We keep a checklist for the other universities. Find out if the other 2022 acceptance lists are out.

If you have any questions, leave a message or comment and let us know what you think.

2023 DHERST Acceptance List for PNG Universities and Colleges Information

Our readers have asked about the 2023 Acceptance List for PNG Universities, especially the PDF lists for Non-school Leavers, School Leavers and Continuing Students. 

In this article, we provide brief responses to some of the frequently asked questions. The responses will give you an idea about what to expect between now and early February 2023. 

So, read on and be ready as a non-school leaver, school leaver or continuing student.  

Also, check out the RECOMMENDED BLUE LINKS in this article. They give in-depth details to the pressing questions many students and parents are asking at present.

IMPORTANT: The 2023 Acceptance Lists for all the Tertiary Institutions will FIRST appear on the university's website or in the newspapers before they are shared through social media channels and other websites. Be reminded that it is important to check the non-school leavers, school leavers and continuing students' acceptance list from the university's website or in the newspapers. 

2022/2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF - Online MBA Degree

Non-school Leavers Acceptance List

The 2023 non-school leavers' acceptance list contains the names of students who are NOT the 2021 Grade 12 students. This list also includes foreign students and PNG students who apply from the US, NZ, Australia, Singapore or other overseas schools.

The NSL list is usually published by the university of your choice, not DHERST. That means that the universities (that you applied to) will publish the non-school leavers' selection list PDF before the academic year starts. So you must check with the university!

One top tip is to check your preferred uni website for the past year's NSL selection lists if it is still up on their website. 

The publication date will give you a good idea about WHEN they are likely to release the 2023 selection list for the non-school leavers' intake. 

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

2022 UPNG UOG Non school Leavers acceptance list - MBA Online Degree
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GET THE INFO


2023 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 2022/2023 Christmas holiday. It is your responsibility to find out your GPA and possible TESAS Status for the academic year 2023.

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.

2023 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 2021 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 2021. 

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 govt’s yearly sponsorship for students under the AES and HECAS categories, excluding the self-sponsored or corporate and overseas govt 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. 

lae school of nursing application form 2023


What to do as a Self-sponsored student?

Perhaps the important thing is to confirm your PNG GOVT SCHOLARSHIP (TESAS) status on the 2023 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 2023 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 2023 starts to see if you have been offered a placement at a university or college in PNG.

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. 

admission pool 2023 - Online MBA Degree
SCREENSHOT | DHERST NATIONAL SELECTION ONLINE DATA


Registration and Orientation info for new students

Congratulations if you are selected to continue to a tertiary institution in 2023. 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?
  • When is the 2023 REGISTRATION and ORIENTATION WEEK?
  • 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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Read about PNG Insight's *NEW* maths exam resources website for Grades 12, 10 and 8 students in Papua New Guinea. (Plus, lots of students and teachers maths resources, free to download)

UoG 2023 Non-school Leavers and School Leavers Acceptance Info - University of Goroka

UoG Students Acceptance 2023: The information presented below is a compilation of news and instructions about the University of Goroka (UoG) selections. 

The information is for non-school leavers (who have applied to UoG) and school leavers who applied through DHERST's NOAS (National Online Application System). 

2023 University of Goroka Application Form


2023 Univesity of Goroka (UoG) selections info

If you are a non-school leaver and have applied to UoG, the university (UoG) will inform you when you are accepted into their program. For example, if you submitted the 2023 UoG non-school leaver application, you'll hear directly from UoG - 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.

In 2020, the university informed its Continuing Students about their status before they left for the holiday. That was the best thing you had done because reduces the stress on UoG Admin during registration early in 2023.

Acceptance lists for 2023

The University of Goroka offers Diploma, Technical, Bachelor, Bachelor (Professional), Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, and Masters programs.

Here is what UoG says about its programs:

The University of Goroka offers Specialized Degree, and Diploma Programs in the School of Education, School of Humanities, School of Science and Technology, Institute of Technical Vocational Education and Training, Institute of Post Graduate Studies, Institute of Distance and Flexible Learning, and UOG Enga Campus.

The University accepts the:
  • School leavers (Grade 12 school leavers 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.

2023 UoG selections: Grade 12 students SL vs Non-school Leavers

Note that UoG works with DHERST to select Grade 12 students. In fact, UoG sends its *quota* to DHERST which then uses the online school leavers' choices to select the students for the academic year 2023. 

The final selection list is usually published by DHERST. 

So, if you are a Grade 12 student or a student classified as School Leaver, you'll have to check the higher education website.

As for Non-school Leavers, the selection is predominantly done by UoG. Whether you are applying for a diploma, first-degree program or post-graduate program, you'll have to check the UoG website for your name.

UoG Non-school Leavers Acceptance List 2023

Due to limited space and resources, the University of Goroka 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 UoG 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 2023 non-school leavers acceptance list on each university's website. 

If you have any questions about the 2023 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.

School Leavers Acceptance List

As mentioned earlier, the School leavers (Grade 12 Students) 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 2023 school leavers' selection list will be published on the DHERST website like it did in the past unless things have changed. However, it seems that the selection will continue as normal this year. 

Non-school Leavers 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.

You can also find out about the other PNG Universities and their 2023 selections on this information page.

2023 UNRE Application: Part-time Degree and Certificate Bridging Courses Open

UNRE (the University of Natural Resources and Environment), previously called the Vudal Agriculture College in Rabaul, has called for interested students to submit applications for the bridging programs for 2023. 

PNG UNRE's Centre for Self-Education (CFSE) is running an Off-season intensive learning program for students who have passed through the institution or other agriculture and fishery institution in PNG with a diploma. It calls it the Taubar Session. Read on to find out how to apply.

2023 UNRE Application Form PDF

About UNRE Taubar Session 2023

The Taubar session is an off-season (part-time) intensive learning program designed to externalize mainstream graduate programs that the university offers to its undergraduate full-time students. 

The program runs through a 12-weeks period using a modular block approach and can be completed over a period of 2 - 4 years, depending on how the block courses are scheduled for a particular year.

What is the aim of the program?

The intensive part-time program is aimed at providing learning opportunities for potential students who are unable to take up full-time studies at the university. 

The program is facilitated by PNG UNRE CFSE. It starts early in January 2023. 

Part-time intensive Degree and Certificate program

UNRE Taubar Session will have 5 programs running concurrently. 

  1. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Marine and Fisheries
  2. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture (majoring in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship)
  3. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture (majoring in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology)
  4. Certificate in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology
  5. Certificate in Fundamentals of Statistics Research/Experimentation 

2023 UNRE Entry Requirements for part-time programs

  • All applicants to the Bridging to Degree Programs shall possess a diploma (in Tropical Agriculture/Fishery) from PNG UNRE or other recognised institutions. 
  • All applicants to the Certificate in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology shall possess a Bachelor in Tropical Agriculture from PNG UNRE, Bachelor of Agriculture Science and or two years of work experience in a related field. 
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Statistics Research/Experimentation shall possess work experience.

UNRE Application and Admission Contact

If you have any questions about UNRE 2023 application form or any other queries relating to this part-time intensive program, contact the program facilitators directly. 

Ms Stephenie Tringin
Director, Centre for Self Education 
E- stringin@unre.ac.pg
P- 987 1342 / 987 1343 / 987 1344 / 987 1200


2023 PNG colleges and universities application info

Check this link (PNG Universities) and this link (PNG Colleges) for 2023 application requirements, and the selection and admission information.


Online Application for Unversities and Colleges in PNG 2022/2023

2022/2023 Online Application for Universities: Several Papua New Guinea universities are accepting online applications for postgraduates, non-school leavers and discontinuing students. 

Over the years, many students have had difficulty getting a Non-School Leavers Application Form. Let alone applying to universities and colleges in time. This can be a thing of the past as several universities in PNG have gone online.

upng online application form 2023
Check out the link to the online application for 3 PNG Unis

In this article, we provide a snapshot of the Online Application for Universities and NSL application for colleges in PNG.

2023 Online Application for Universities

In the last 4 years, 3 universities are facilitating online applications for their new postgraduates and non-school leavers' intake. 

There is a significant improvement in the design and implementation of the PNG Universities' websites, too. Notably, the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and the University of Technology (Unitech). 

Here is a list of PNG universities that offer online applications for postgrads and non-school leavers. 


SCHOLARSHIP FOR PNG STUDENTS TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA - NOW OPEN


Manual NSL Application Forms

We understand that the other universities and all colleges in PNG are still accepting manual applications. 

If you want more info about application and admission to the universities, click on the links provided: 
  • University of Goroka (UoG)
  • Divine Word Universit (DWU
  • Western Pacific University (WPU)
  • Pacific Adventist University (PAU)
  • University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE)
  • PNG Colleges Application information for new students (Sl and NSL)

 NSL application for colleges in PNG

We researched the information provided by universities and colleges for  Non-school leavers (NSL) and put them here. In fact,

Check this link (PNG Universities) and this link (PNG Colleges) for 2023 application requirements, and the selection and admission information.

Our observation over the year has shown that there is a  demand for students to have the latest information when applying to universities and colleges in PNG. The information provided by most universities and colleges can be coordinated properly. That way the new students/applicants can find it easier to access application forms and apply with ease.

Having said that, several universities in PNG (mentioned) have done a fantastic job with their websites and social media messages.

About us

We are an education blog. We strive to point you in the right direction as you are researching your university or college to study in PNG next year. 

Leave a comment and let us know what you think about the application and admission process of your university or college 

We wish you nothing, but the best in your application!

Unified five-point Grade Point Average (GPA) system for all PNG Universities

All universities in the country will implement a unified five-point Grade Point Average (GPA) system this year, an official says.



Chairman of PNG vice-chancellors Professor Musawe Sinebare said the five-point GPA system was designed to be used by all universities, starting with new intakes this year.

The new system is to replace the four-point GPA system when second-year students this year graduate in 2023.

“The Department of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology is aware of the new system,” he said.

The University of Goroka senate last year endorsed the new GPA system for all new students this year to be assessed under.

It is designed to give students with good grades a better chance of securing scholarships, something not possible with the four-point GPA system. The new system was designed by the vice-chancellors and presidents committee to enable students to move between universities.

Grades earned at one university will be recognised in another university.

“Students who accumulate credits from one or more universities can graduate from another university undertaking programmes of studies in a university because of the common credit points,” Sinebare said.

Source: This report appears in the National Newspaper on the 4th of January 2021

Articles relevant to PNG students and their GPAs


List of Papua New Guinea Universities and Colleges 2023

This is an updated list of universities and colleges in Papua New Guinea. Here you'll find the links and a list of all the colleges and universities in Papua New Guinea. Follow the links to get the latest information on how to apply, and the admission info you need as a non-school leaver.

PNG university and College application form 2023

PNG Insight provides information for some of the universities and non-universities in the country. If you want the latest info on Acceptance Lists and Admissions. Programs to study, history of the institutions, etc., you will find the info via the links.

Click on the links to go to the university or college info page.

List of PNG Business Colleges

1.       Goroka Business College   

2.       International Training Institute (ITI)   

3.       Kokopo Business College  

4.       Port Moresby Business College  

List of PNG Technical Colleges

1.       Don Bosco Technological Institute  

2.       Port Moresby Technical College  

3.       Madang Technical College  

4.       Don Bosco Simbu Technical College   

5.       Mt Hagen Technical College  

6.       Goroka Technical College   

7.       Poly Technic Institute of Papua New Guinea

8.       University Of Technology Bulolo Campus (Forestry)  


List of PNG Universities

List of Nursing PNG Nursing Colleges

What to work in the Health Sector? Find out how to become a health worker in Papua New Guinea.

1.       Arawa School of Nursing

2.       Divine Word University  Health Science   

3.       Enga School Of Nursing   

4.       Highlands Regional School of Nursing   

5.       Kundiawa School of Nursing

6.       Lae School of Nursing   

7.       Madang Lutheran School of Nursing   

8.       Mendi School of Nursing   

9.       Nazerene School of Nursing: Kudjip   

10.   St Benedicts School of Nursing Boram   

11.   St. Barnabas School of Nursing   

12.   St. Marys School of Nursing

Click on the image to find out about GPA and application for Nursing Schools in PNG.


What to work in the Health Sector? Find out how to become a health worker in Papua New Guinea.


List of PNG Teachers Colleges

 Want to become a teacher or education officer in PNG? The best pathway is through one of PNG's Teachers' Colleges, but you must have a GPA above the required threshold. Find out here

Also, click on the blue links to go to the info page where you can get vital information on the Application, Selection and Acceptance list and College Admission.

 

1.     Balob Teachers College   

2.      Dauli Teachers College   

3.       DWU OLSH Kabaleo Teachers College   

4.       Enga Teachers College   

5.       Gaulim Teachers College   

6.       Holy Trinity Teachers College   

7.       Katagu Lutheran Teachers College   

8.       Madang Teachers College   

9.       Melanesian Nazarene Teachers Colleges   

10.   PNG Education Institute   

11.   Rev Maru Teachers College   

12.   Sacred Heart Teachers College   

13.   Simbu Teachers College

14.   Sonoma Adventist Teachers College   

15.   Southern Highlands Teachers College

16.   St Benedicts Kaindi  Teachers College  

17.   St Peter Channel College of Secondary Teacher Education


Other colleges

1. Bomana Police College

2. Aircraft Maintenenace Engineering School, Kainantu

Note: If we miss out on any college in your area, please comment below and let us know so that we can also include your institution in this list.


The Papua New Guinea University of Technology Ranked No 1 in PNG

 The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech, Lae) has been ranked the best university amongst six (6) Papua New Guinea universities according to UniRank. UniRank is an international higher education directory that reviews accredited universities and colleges in the world.

PNG Universities rank 2021


For the University, this is great news since it used to be third and second-best in the last couple of years but made its way to number one in August 2020.

With the current ranking, PNG University ranks are as follow:

  1. University of Technology 
  2. Divine Word University, 
  3. The University of PNG, 
  4. The University of Goroka, 
  5. Pacific Adventist University and 
  6. PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment.

The six universities are ranked based on the criteria that the university is; 

  • being chartered, 
  • licensed or 
  • accredited by the appropriate Papua New Guinean higher education-related organization, offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) and delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

According to the UniRank website, it aims to provide a non-academic comparison of achievements or merits by the higher learning institutions based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

PNG Unitech is also ranked first in the top universities on the Facebook category on UniRank with the most likes at 12, 798 (August statistics) followed by Divine Word University (8,753), Pacific Adventist University (8,462), PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment (7,039), University of Papua New Guinea (5,458) and University of Goroka (5,061).

Source: https://www.unitech.ac.pg/

UPNG Online Application System - Enrollment 2022/2023

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), informs prospective applicants that the Online Application System for receiving applications for Undergraduate, and Post Graduate programs is offered by the University.


www.upng.ac.pg application 2023 - upng application form 2023 pdf download

The University will consider applications from the following categories of candidates:

General Criteria for Non-School Leavers 

  1. Candidates who have completed diploma or degree programs from recognized institutions within the country or overseas;
  2. Candidates who have met the National Matriculation Requirements from recognized National and Secondary High Schools or that equivalent level prior to 2020;
  3. Professional candidates applying to specific programs that are on offer under professional study programs and related to their current job experience and description;
  4. Candidates who have attained a diploma from a recognised college or university under an affiliated program with UPNG;
  5. International and South Pacific Islanders may apply using this form. Admissions to UPNG will depend on the fixed quota that is reserved for such category; and
  6. Candidates who have withdrawn or excluded from studies for academic and disciplinary reasons and are eligible to re-enrol in Semester 1/2021.

General Criteria for School Leavers

PNG citizens completing Year 12 in overseas countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific countries are encouraged to apply. 

If in doubt regarding this arrangement, please seek assistance from the Selection Unit of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST);

Students currently undertaking Grade 12 studies at National and Secondary High Schools in PNG will apply through the DHERST Online application. 

Please see specific eligibility criteria for each program, which are available with the details of each programme.

 Limitation of Admission

Because of limited places and resources, the University can only admit a limited number of new students into various programs of study. As a result, competition is very high and priority is given to those with higher GPAs. Those seeking enrolment must satisfy the admission requirements of the University.

2. Application for Enrollment Instructions

Applicants are hereby requested to take note of the following instructions

  1. Pay a (K20.00 for Undergraduate & Honours) and (K50.00 for Masters and PhD programmes of all schools except for School of Business and Public Policy) non-refundable application processing fee, to UPNG General Account No: 1000583572 BSP, (WAIGANI) before applying online. Make sure to indicate your name and correct date of deposit on the deposit slip when paying.
  2. Applicants to School of Business and Public Polic(SBPP) Post Graduate programs must refer to SBPP Post Graduate advertisement on the UPNG website for application processing fee and eligibility criteria. Call Lisa on 3267 299 for more information.
  3. Before choosing your program of choice, read through our admission and eligibility requirements and criteria for all our programs.
  4. Follow the steps as indicated on the online form, fill in the blanks and submit your application online. No attachment is required in the Online Application.
  5. After submitting your application online, scan your documents into a single compressed PDF file and send: to the school of your choice email address indicated below. For example, if you have applied Online for Science Foundation Year, email your documents to School of Natural & Physical Sciences email. Indicate and label the file appropriately under your name and the specific program applied to before sending/emailing.
School of Business & Public Policy Application: mn_sbpp@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Humanities & Social Sciences: mb_shss@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Natural & Physical Sciences: gv_snps@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Medicine & Health Sciences: rk_smhs@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Law: mt_sol@upng.ac.pg

6. Successful candidates will be notified through email and by post by Mid-December, together with the successful School Leavers.
7. If your name is not on the Final List, it means that your application for admission is unsuccessful.
8. All information regarding Fees, Registration & Orientation will be included in the acceptance letter.
9. Manual Applications without any record of online submission will not be considered.

Authorized by:
The Acting Registrar
Ms. Eshwin Enoch

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