Showing posts with label Scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scholarships. Show all posts

2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship - midwifery, nursing, PGDip education

Apply now for a 2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship to study midwifery, nursing, postgraduate diploma in education or a maritime cadetship for women. 

2023 In-PNG Scholarships

Application closing dates have been extended to 8 August 2022!

Check out the other scholarships offered by the Australian Govt to PNG students.

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea study options

The Australian Awards offer three (3) study options for PNG students.

  • Australia Awards Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps; and
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short-term professional development study in Australia.

Visit www.australiaawardspng.org. and apply today.

Source: Australian Awards, australiaawardspng.org

2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship
Image: AA/Facebook


PNG Colleges and universities online application 2023

Many Papua New Guinea colleges and universities are now accepting online applications for their new non-school leavers. 

If you are planning to apply for an opportunity to study in 2023, check out the list of PNG colleges and universities here.

Scholarship for PNG Students to Study in Malaysia (MTCP) 2023 Now Open

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) invites potential candidates who wish to undertake Post-Graduate Masters studies in Malaysia in 2023.

The scholarship program is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. The online application is open from the 16th of June 2022 and will close on the 16th of July 2022.

Subscribe to PNG Insight on YouTube for the latest on education and development opportunities.

Check out the Australian Awards Scholarship updates here.

Post Graduate Masters studies in Malaysia in 2023

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 2022 - online application open
  • 16 July 2022 - application close
  • End of July 2022 - shortlisting
  • Early August 2022 - interview
  • Middle of August - announcement of successful applicants.
PNG students scholarship to study in Malaysia

Apply online

Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION following the link: https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my//INTER/login.php

For further information regarding MTCP Scholarship: https://www.facebook.com/MTCPMalaysia

This scholarship for PNG students was released by DHERST. 


Australian (scholarship) awards

Latest on Australian Awards Scholarship for PNG students.

2023 Australian Awards How to Apply

Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.


Here is the latest information on the 2023 Australia Awards

australian awards 2022/2023


Before you apply for Australia Awards 2023

  • Check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.
  • If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information.

Applying online

Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.

You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.

Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Refer to the Applicant's Online User Manual if you need help.

Applying by mail

If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).

Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.

Supporting documentation

Check your participating country profile to see if your country requires additional supporting documents, such as referee reports (template below).

Source: Australian Awards, dfat. 

Continuing Students Selection List for HEIs Released

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) announced the approved list of Continuing Students on TESAS today, 26th January 2021. The list contains the names and PNG govt scholarship (TESAS) details for the continuing students  (Year 2 - Year 4) attending the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Papua New Guinea.

LATEST ARTICLE: PNG Universities and Colleges 2022 Acceptance List Info, TESAS, HELP Loan and Registration and Orientation - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Here is a post about DHERST Selections that provides information for Schools Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

  • AES - Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • HECAS - Higher Education Contribution Assistance Scheme

TESAS AWARD HECAS AES

 

Students TESAS (Tertiary Education Student Assistance SchemeAward Status indicates the type of PNG govt scholarship offered to students. It is a merit-based award. AES is awarded to the best performing students (with a high GPA).

The number of scholarships available to continuing students (and new intakes) is determined by the availability of govt funding and HEIs GPA cut-off, yearly. Details of funding and GPA for each HEI in the country is the work of DHERST. Here are some guides to TESAS and GPA.


TESAS: AES & HECAS Stats that matter - 2021

We kept some 'stats that matter' based on the TESAS Award list for New Intakes over the years. Here is the stat for the 2021 TESAS Awards for Continuing Students:

  • 82 Continuing students on AES 
  • 6779 Continuing students on HECAS 
  • 6861 Total Students on TESAS

Note: The figures do not include the NEW INTAKES. 

The 2021 DHERST Selection List for New Intakes was released a day after the Continuing Students TESAS Award List. Read about the NEW INTAKES 'stats that matter'

Some HEIs have not submitted their 2020 continuing students GPA to DHERST. Those institutions are not included in the TESAS list released by DHERST.

Download the 2021 Continuing Students List for HEIs

You can view or download the official list on the DHERST website. Here is a quick download link >> DOWNLOAD NOW, PDF.

Some HEIs have not submitted their students' 2020 Continuing Students GPA lists for the 2021 academic year. Students who are attending those institutions will expect delays at the Beginning of Year Travel and TESAS payments.

The students attending those institutions should call the Students' Admin for more information. 

2020 self-sponsored students who have secured a scholarship must make travel arrangements with their universities or higher institution. 

Recommended reading: How to Secure a Govt Scholarship - TESAS 2022

Re-admission and self-sponsored students

The advice from DHERST for students whose names are NOT on the list:

Be advised that students whose name do not appear on the list [ Continuing Students approved list] should consult your respective HEIs to confirm your progressive status for 2021. (DHERST, press release, 26/01/2021)

Why only 6861 Continuing Students on TESAS?

Here is what DHERST said about it...

"The number of applications for TESAS Awards with a qualifying minimum GPA level is typically greater than the number of available TESAS Awards.

It should be noted that some program admission requirements of institutions might include a different weighted consideration of grades and/or prerequisite subjects with minimum grades, due to their particular academic requirements. As such, Awardees are selected within program quotas on a merit basis. This means that not all applicants with a qualifying GPA level will receive an award." (DHERST, website)

Another reason is that the 2021 TESAS award list does not include some HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) who did not submit the students GPA to DHERST. And their students may not have been included in the official list released on the 26 of January 2021.

TESAS PNG Govt Scholarship Funds

TESAS selection continuing students

In a National Newspaper report, the secretary for higher education said that they only received K36 million (out of a K68 million required TESAS funding) for 2021. The question was why half of the required TESAS fund?

In 2020 the PNG govt, through DHERST, implement the students' assistantship scheme - the Higher Education Loan Program, or HELP. The same year, the govt allocated K220 million to fund HELP.

The higher education secretary said

... 6,637 students applied for HELP this year [2020] and K28,109,457 was paid by the Government.

How do students apply for HELP?

HELP APPLICATION FORM

HELP aims to enhance quality at higher education. The studentship program also aims to ensure access to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are available to eligible students.

Firstly, students must demonstrate that they are enrolled in a registered institution in order to apply.

Students who wish to apply for this loan should complete the HELP Application Form. See your HEI/Student Admin for more info. That means all students (both continuing and new intakes) should register at a HELP participating institution.

Then, see your students admin/support staff and complete the application form. The respective HEIs will launch the forms, on your behalf, with DHERST and let you know of the outcome.

Recommended readings for HELP students loan

Here are past news articles and information about DHERST HELP student loan programs that you should know when applying.

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If you have any questions, please comment below and let us know.


Acceptance List: DHERST, Govt, HEIs and Stakeholders Challenges

2022 Acceptance list dherst - Study Online in PNG

LATEST ARTICLE: PNG Universities and Colleges 2022 Acceptance List Info, TESAS, HELP Loan and Registration and Orientation - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

A discussion - Acceptance list for PNG Institutions

In this article about the Acceptance List 2022, we attempt to discuss the nature of the 

  • Grade 12 selections, 
  • the 2022 Acceptance List and
  • challenges of releasing the acceptance list on time. 
The aim is to address many of the 'why' questions (see the comment thread in this article) relating to the (LATE) release of the selection list and acceptance list in 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 2022 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 2022 acceptance list compilation will be the 4rd 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 in the release of the 2020 and 2021 acceptance lists. 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 - Case Example

The 2021 acceptance list will be published before the TESAS Award list. The Post Courier reports on a statement by the higher education department secretary mentioned that the 2021 acceptance list will be published in two parts
  • 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 the 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 was 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 Not Released on time?

Many students, parents and stakeholders were asking the same question, why was the list acceptance list 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 2022 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 2022

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.

We ask that you join us on FacebookTwitter or YouTube for up-to-date education info on tertiary institution selections in the country, as they happen. In addition to PNG Insight Blog, we also run the PNG Insight website and PNG Mathematics Exam Resource website

Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program - PNG Secondary School Students Apply Now

PNG Students Apply Now
PNG Students Apply Now

To be considered for the Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Be a resident in, and citizen of, one of the seven participating Pacific island countries.
Not be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

At the time of application, be enrolled in and attending school. If you are selected, you must continue to attend school until you move to Australia to start your scholarship.

Be at least 15 years of age as at 1 March 2020 and have not turned 18 years of age on or before 31 December 2020. This means you must still be 17 years of age at 31 December 2020.

Have the signed approval of one of your parents or legal guardians and a written report from them explaining how they will support your performance and well being while you are on scholarship in Australia. If you are selected for an interview, you must bring the written approval of both parents or legal guardians.

Submit two written reference reports from your principal and a community representative, and a school report. 

Meet the English language requirements for direct entry to a New South Wales or Queensland state government public high school in Australia. This means you have completed schooling taught in English for a minimum of two years.

If you have not studied under an English language curriculum, you may be required to undertake an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and meet the relevant minimum score, or agree to attend an Intensive English Centre in New South Wales or a High School Preparation Course in Queensland if selected.

Meet any country-specific eligibility criteria, if required.

PNG STUDENTS APPLY NOW

Background 

The new Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program is a prestigious Australian Government financial award. The scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for high performing Pacific island students to attend an Australian secondary school, gain a quality education and develop leadership skills. 

The Program builds on the Australian Government’s strong commitment to deepen education links between Australia and the Pacific.

By completing senior secondary school in Australia, students will have the necessary academic and leadership skills to pursue further education, training or employment pathways upon return to their home country or elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region. 

Students will also develop lifelong connections with Australia and their fellow Pacific alumni.


PNG STUDENTS APPLY NOW

Chinese Government Scholarships for PNG Students

In accordance with the MOU on Educational Cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. The Chinese Government will provide twenty-two (22) full scholarships for Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) full scholarships for Master’s degree for PNG Students to study in China for the academic year.

2020 study in china PNG Scholarship
DHERST | CHINESE-PNG SCHOLARSHIP

Qualification Requirement:

Applicants for postgraduate must be:
  • Be PNG Citizen and in good health
  • Be under the age of 35 with a Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Complete 3-5 years’ work experience

Applicants for graduate/undergraduate program must be:
  • PNG Citizen & in good health
  • Be under the age of 25 with a Grade Twelve (12) Higher School Certificate with good academic performance of 2.5 GPA or above.

Main Requirements:

Applicants are required to submit x2 Certified Photocopies of relevant application documents listed below:
  • Printed Online Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship after the online application
  • Higher School Certificates (Grade 10 & 12 with internal transcripts)
  • Academic transcripts & Certificate (Undergraduate Degree with transcripts)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed Study Plan; 500 words for undergraduate and 800 plus for masters
  • Two recommendation Letters from previous schools
  • A Character Reference Letter from a Parish Priest/Pastor/Church Elder (with valid contact number)
  • X4 passport size photos
  • Birth Certificate, NID card
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current/Valid contact information of Parent/Guardian (separate sheet)
  • Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English


Priority field of study:

The priority areas of study include; sciences, technology, agriculture, medicine, economics, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy.


Specific Instruction to Apply:

For more information regarding the scholarships, requirements and instructions to apply online, visit; http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina.

To apply online visit the following links: www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org 

Click ‘Scholarship Application Online for International Students’. The ‘Program Category’ is: Type A and the ‘Agency Number’ is: 5981

You can also visit DHERST website; www.dherst. gov.pg to download Instructions of the Chinese Scholarship Online Application Information System to guide you.

Completed Online Application Forms must be downloaded and printed out in two copies(x2) including all required documents listed above be sent to:
Department of Higher Education, Research Science & Technology,
Ground Floor, Aopi Centre,
Waigani Drive,
P.O. Box 5117, BOROKO, NCD.
Attention: Manager - Overseas Scholarship

Application Deadline:

The applications should reach the office no later than Friday, 31st of JANUARY. All applicants must apply online and submit two hard copies of the application form. 

Failure to apply online will automatically disqualify your application. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Please take note that:
  • The Under-Graduate program is a FULL Chinese Language study program;
  • The Foreigner Physical Examination Form will only be completed by the short-listed candidates only and;
  • If you do not receive any response from DHERST or the Chinese Embassy in PNG after the 21st of FEBRUARY then please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

For further information, please contact the following telephone numbers: 3012006/2012039 or email: chinese@dherst.gov.pg or visit the website; www.dherst.gov.pg

Australia Awards in PNG Download Application Forms

Australia Awards is seeking suitable applicants to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education short course.

Check out the latest updates on Australian Awards Scholarships via this link.

The course is targeting employees from the Department of Education and other education agencies who are in roles where they have responsibility for teaching, designing and implementing STEM Education policies and programs including at the national, sectoral and provincial levels.

To apply for this short course, applicants must:
  • Demonstrate direct involvement in STEM Education in your area of work
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional teaching or curriculum development experience (which could be in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT, Agriculture, Biology, Fine Arts, Design Technology, Science, Applied Science or Engineering)
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and teacher registration
  • Have a minimum academic English proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 575 (shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a test facilitated by Australia Awards).
  • Have a commitment to prepare and implement an innovative work-based project as part of the course requirement

The applicant must engage actively and foster networks with multiple stakeholders, including in Australia, and to disseminate learning from the course with students, colleagues and peers in your respective organisations.

Applications close in November every year.

Download a Graduate Certificate in STEM Factsheet list below click HERE.

  • Graduate Certificate in STEM Application Form_GoPNG (Word)
  • Graduate Certificate in STEM Application Form_GoPNG (PDF
  • Graduate Certificate in STEM Application Form_Private Sector & Civil Society (Word)
  • Graduate Certificate in STEM Application Form_Private Sector & Civil Society (PDF)


Source: Australia Awards in PNG

TESAS: Grade 12 Guide to Securing a Tertiary Institution Government Scholarship

GPA for  Unitech, PAU, UPNG, UoG, WPU, UNRE, DWU, PAU

You were a Grade 12 student. Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is above 2.00. Yet you were not selected to continue higher education. Potentially, you can enter a tertiary institution in the country.

I do not want to raise your hopes too high. If you have a GPA below 2.00 - 2.50 you will find it very hard to enter a tertiary institution. This post aims to help the Grade 12 students who have a GPA between 2.00 and 3.00 and dropped out of the education system. 

  • If you do not know your GPA, see how to calculate it ⇦. 

In fact, there are many students who tried again and were fortunate to enter universities and colleges in the country. You can also do the same to secure yourself not only space but also a government scholarship - HECAS.

Research the program of your choice thoroughly

First, research the program of your choice thoroughly. The students' services and administration officers will provide the necessary help.  Start with the answers to the following questions before completing and submitting the application form:
  • What is the minimum GPA requirement? This question will help you to identify whether you are a hot, warm or cold applicant.
  • How many spaces are available? Knowing the number of intakes every year gives the applicant a picture of the space there are. According to the 12 Grade stats, five students are applying for every space available under government scholarships.
  • When is the closing date for submission? Getting the time right is important too - your application must not be too early nor too late.
  • What to do when you've made submission? Always follow up with the Students Services or Administration for updates. 
  • What if you are not selected having applied? Do not stop there. If you have done the first three steps properly (and are convinced you are the likely candidate), go to the institution and demand the reason why your application was rejected. This must be done before the start of the academic year.

Make every effort to secure a government scholarship

Second, make every effort to secure a government scholarship for the program on successful application. It is tight to get a Higher Education Contribution Assistance Scheme (HECAS) scholarship especially if you are a non-Grade 12 school leaver. That means that you will have to sponsor yourself during the first year of your study. 

Once the door is opened for you, get in, do well academically and apply for a second-year scholarship. Make no mistake, you must perform well and maintain your GPA in the first year. 

Importantly, on successful completion of semester one ask your lecturers, Admin and Student Services staff for help with completing an application for securing your scholarship. 

Complete the application form for tertiary students scholarship offered by the PNG government and submit the application around May/June to the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) in Port Moresby.

Follow up with DHERST Scholarship Office 

Always follow up immediately and on regular basis to find out about your applications. Thimon is one of the best persons to help you. His email is Thimon.Bune@dherst.gov.pg. 

To ask for application forms call 301 2052  or email ask@dherst.gov.pg. More information on government yearly scholarships ( TESAS, AES, and HECAS) can be found on the DHERST website


About PNG Insight
PNG Insight is an education blog. It aims to highlight the key developments in the education sector in Papua New Guinea. Started in 2014 on Google's blogger (now self-hosted on WordPress), PNG Insight strives to be a platform for critical thinking and discussions; and a source of information.


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GPA: How To Calculate Grade Point Average and Why You Should Know It

I thought it would be a good idea to disseminate this information to students, especially Grade 12 students, at this time of the year. 

Your grades are awarded a number from 0.0 (FAIL) to 4.0 (A). Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the product of grade points and credit points by the total credit Points. 

Here is a post about DHERST Selections that provides information for Schools Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

This may sound complicated but in fact, it is straightforward if you have your transcript ready. 

You can either use online calculators or use the formula to work out your GPA. I prefer to use the formula on an Excel spreadsheet to calculate my GPA.

How to calculate GPA in PNG

Three stand-out reasons why you should know your GPA 

  • if you are looking for a job, it is useful to know your GPA; 
  • or if you are applying for a scholarship, many overseas institutions will ask for your GPA;
  • or as a new student or continuing student, you should be mindful to stay above a GPA of 2.0, in some cases 2.25 - these are magic numbers! Fall below and you are out, or your parent self-sponsor you.

GPA for HECAS

To be eligible for a Higher Education Contribution Assistant Scheme (HECAS), the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) recommends that you score a minimum of 2.0 or higher. UNITECH has raised this to 2.25.

That means that universities are not places for students scoring a GPA below 2. Questions should be asked as to how they get their foot in if they had. 

If you are an academically bright student, you could qualify for the government's rewarding scheme called the Academic Excellence Scholarship Scheme (AES) with a GPA of 3.6 for first-year students. That means that any grade 12 student with straight As is a candidate for AES) or 3.7 for second to final years.  

If you need assistance, talk to your institutions' students service division. 

PNG Unis GPA Info

An updated version of this post discusses the following GPA topics in detail:

  • Calculate Grade 12 GPA
  • GPA for PNG Universities Selection
  • Why you should know the University GPA
  • GPA Uni Entry, Scholarship or Work
  • TESAS Info for Students
  • Grade 12 Guide to TESAS
  • How to apply for TESAS Non-school Leavers
  • Apply for TESAS after admission
Click here for more information.

About PNG Insight

PNG Insight is an education blog. It aims to highlight the key developments in the education sector in Papua New Guinea. Started in 2014 on Google's blogger (now self-hosted on WordPress), PNG Insight strives to be a platform for critical thinking and discussions; and a source of information.

You can follow us on Twitter (@PNG_Insight) for information on Education and Development in Papua New Guinea.