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How to Apply to University of Papua New Guinea as a Non-school Leaver for 2024

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is one of the leading universities in the Pacific, offering world-class education to students from all over the world. 

UPNG provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to meet the needs of its diverse student body.

UPNG Non-school Leaver 2024 Application and Selections - upng non school leavers application form 2023

How to Apply to UPNG as a Non-School Leaver

If you are a non-school leaver looking to apply for a program at UPNG, this article will guide you through the application process, including the steps to follow and the requirements you need to meet.

Step 1: Check the Admission Requirements

Before applying for a program at UPNG, it is important to ensure that you meet the admission requirements. These requirements vary depending on the program you want to study. Some of the requirements include:

  • Completion of grade 12 or equivalent
  • Relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Meeting the minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement

You can find the admission requirements for each program on the UPNG website. Here are the direct links to the Undergraduate admission requirements where you can check out the GPA and additional information on selection criteria:

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

All non-school leaver applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee using BSP Pay. 

The application fee is K20.00 for undergraduate programs and K50.00 for postgraduate programs, except for the School of Business and Public Policy, which has a different application processing fee.

Make sure to indicate your name and correct date of deposit on the deposit slip when paying. Keep the receipt with you for verification purposes.

Step 3: Apply Online

To apply for a program at UPNG, you must use the Online Applicant Portal. Note that before applying, ask for the Applicant Portal User Manual and BSP Pay Activation Guide for guidance, and read them carefully before applying. Here are last year's documents to give you some ideas:

Also, look out for the 2024 Non-School Leavers Application Notice. This notice provides instructions on how to apply to UPNG, including the application fees and how to apply using the "UPNG Applicant Online Portal".

Step 4: Contact the Relevant School

If you have any queries regarding your application or online submission, contact the relevant school based on the program you are applying to. The email addresses for each school are:

  • School of Business & Public Policy Application: mn_sbpp@up
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences:
  • School of Natural & Physical Sciences:
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences:
  • School of Law:

The schools can provide you with further information on the program you are applying for and can assist with any questions you may have about the application process.

Step 5: Notification - 2024 UPNG Non-school Leavers List

After submitting your application, successful candidates will be notified by mid-December 2023 or early January 2024 via email and post, together with the successful school leavers of 2023.

If your name is not on the final list, it means that your application for admission in 2023 has been unsuccessful.

Also, DHERST will release the 2024 UPNG Non-school Leavers List before publishing it on its website. So, check out the list to see if you are expecting have applied this year.

Step 6: Complete Registration and Orientation

All information regarding 2024 fees, registration, and orientation will be included in the acceptance letter. It is important to read and understand this information before commencing your studies.

To find out about how to apply to UPNG Open Campus, click here

Apply to UPNG as a Non-school Leaver for 2024 programs

Manual applications for the 2024 non-school leavers undergraduate programs without any record of online submission will not be considered. That means that you will have to submit an online application. 

To maximise your chances, we suggest:

1) submit an online application via the UPNG Applicant Portal,

2) send a copy of the application to the school you are applying to, see the email above, and

3) if you are in Port Moresby, drop off a copy of your application at UPNG's student admin.



Applying to UPNG as a non-school leaver is a straightforward process that involves meeting admission requirements, paying the application fee, applying online, and contacting the relevant school for further information.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of success in gaining admission to UPNG.

Open Campus UPNG Application Form 2023

The Open Campus UPNG Application Form 2023 is now available online, The applications for 2022 Grade 12 School Leavers intake into the open campus across the country closes in 25 days' time. 

Visit your local open college centres for more information on entry requirements. 

You can also get more information about the courses via the UPNG Open Campus via the links below.

UPNG Application form 2023

UPNG Open Campus Programs 2023

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), through its Open Campuses and University Centres in the country, is inviting students who completed Grade 12 to apply for 2023 academic. 

The following programs are offered:

School of Business and Public Policy

  • Business Management Foundation Year (BMFY)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts Foundation (BAF)

School of Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science Foundation Year (SFY)

How to Get the Open Campus UPNG Application Form 2023?

Prospecting students who completed Grade 12 can apply to study at UPNG Open College in 2023. 

If you are interested in enrolling, download the Application form and fill it in and lodge it at your nearest Open College Centre.

Download the UPNG Open Campus Application Form 2023

To get more information online visit the UPNG website via the links. You can also visit the UPNG Open Campus or University Centre in your province.

Click on the active links to get more information about each of the three courses offered at the open campus.

Open Campus UPNG Application Closing Date

Applications for Grade 12 School Leavers close on Tuesday 31st of January 2023

No Late Applications will be Accepted

Contact UPNG Open Campus

For more information, contact the Executive Director of Open College:

  • Phone: 326 7572 or 326 7110
  • Email: or

How to Download UPNG Transcripts

Registered students can Download UPNG Transcripts from the University of Papua New Guinea's University Information System (UIS). The UIS allows student to effortlessly log into their student accounts and retrieve essential academic documents such as course registrations, results, and transcripts. 

In this guide, we will walk you through the simple steps to view and download your UPNG transcripts using the UIS portal.

Step 1: Access the UIS Site

To begin, open your preferred web browser and navigate to the UIS website by typing in the following URL:

upng transcript download

Step 2: Log into the Student Portal

Upon reaching the UIS homepage, you will encounter several options: Applicant, Student, Parent/Guardian, Administrator, and Teacher/Lecturer. 

Click on the "Student" option, which will direct you to the Student Portal Login.

Enter your login credentials, which include your username and password. Once entered, click the "Login" button to proceed. 

In case you've forgotten your password, simply click the "Forgot Password" link. A password reset link will be sent to your UPNG student email. Accessing this link will enable you to reset your password and regain access to your account.

Step 3: Navigate to Examination Documents

After a successful login, you will be directed to your personalized student dashboard. On the left-hand side, you will find a menu of options. Click on "My Academics," followed by the "Examination Documents" link.

Step 4: Download Your UPNG Transcript

Upon clicking the "Examination Documents" link, you will be presented with a list of links on the right-hand side of the page. 

The topmost link represents your most recent transcript. Click on this link to initiate the download of the transcript in PDF format. 

The PDF file will be downloaded to your device, allowing you to view its contents.

Post-grad, graduated and withdrawn students

  • For any inquiries related to transcripts, don't hesitate to get in touch with your respective School Executive Officer.
  • It's important to note that UIS access is exclusively granted to currently registered internal and external undergraduate students, as well as SBPP postgraduate students. 
  • If you fall under the category of other Schools' postgraduates, or if you are an excluded, withdrawn, or graduated student, you will need to contact your respective school or the Student Administration to obtain your transcripts. 
  • External students enrolled in certificate programs should reach out to Open College for transcript-related queries.

Summary (Download UPNG Transcripts PDF)

The University Information System (UIS) at the University of Papua New Guinea streamlines the process of accessing academic information for registered students. 

Remember that while UIS offers a seamless experience for many students, specific cases may require alternative methods for obtaining transcripts. Always reach out to the appropriate channels for assistance in such instances.

Acknowledgement: This article originally appears on Neo Malesa (MEDIUM BLOG). If you are a UPNG student, we recommend that you follow his blog. It has important academic information that can benefit you.

UPNG Non-School Leavers Application 2024

The University of Papua New Guinea, (UPNG) wishes to inform prospective applicants that the Online Applicant Portal for receiving applications for Undergraduate programs to be offered by the University for the academic year 2023 is now open. It will close on the 30th of October 2022.

Applications for Post Graduate programs for academic year 2023 are also open during the same period. Prospective applicants can consult the respective Schools (Program owners) to seek further information on how they can lodge their applications.

UPDATE: Here is the latest on UPNG Non-School Leavers Application for 2024, click here

2024 UPNG Non-School Leavers Application 2023 - online application portal 2023


a.) All applicants for Undergraduate programs are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of K 20.00 using BSP Pay.

b.) All applicants for Postgraduate Diploma and Honors are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of K 20.00 into UPNG General Account No: 1000583572 BSP, (WAIGANI). Make sure to indicate your name and correct date of deposit on the deposit slip when paying. Keep the receipt with you for verification purposes.

c.) All applicants for Masters and PhD (except the School of Business & Public Policy) are required to pay a a non-refundable application fee of K 50.00 into UPNG General Account No: 1000583572 BSP, (WAIGANI). Make sure to indicate your name and correct date of deposit on the deposit slip when paying. Keep the receipt with you for verification purposes.

d.) Post graduate Applicants to the School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) programs must refer to SBPP Post Graduate advertisement for the application processing fee and eligibility criteria. Call Lisa on 3267 299 for more information.

e.) Before choosing your preferred program, please navigate through our admission and eligibility requirements to all our programs. This will inform you of your eligibility for a particular program.

UPNG non school leavers application form 2024


The following links provide useful information you require to guide and assist you to use the Online Applicant Portal to lodge your application. It is important that you must read and understand the notices before you attempt to apply.

After having read the above notices, click on “Applicant portal” to Sign-up and then Apply.

Study at DODL UoT 2024 Application Form, admission and course information

 DODL Application UoT Pathway: The Department of Distance Learning (DODL) at the University of Technology (UoT/Unitech) is an important partway for Non-school leavers who want to pursue a study at UNITECH.

DODL application form 2024

UoT/Unitech Non-school leavers & DODL selections

The grade 12 students and undergraduates selections fall into three main categories of applications: 

  • Grade 12 School Leavers, 
  • Matriculation/DODL, and 
  • Non-school leavers

The School Leavers are the Grade 12 students whose selection is done by DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) and passed onto UoT. 

The non-school leaver's applications are through UoT and done by the university. So, if you are a DODL, students you'll find it easy to apply given that there is a clear pathway to get into a first-year program. 

The Grade 12 school leavers (and non-school leavers) selections for UNITECH happen (around November) of each year based on the result of the Grade 12 national examinations (in October). 

DODL Matriculants Apply to UoT 2024

For the DODL students, apply to Unitech or other tertiary institutions in the country before the due date. Usually, the Grade 12 students' selection takes precedence. (See the links for information about Unitech DODL).

PNG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY has a limited number of spaces given the availability of learning spaces, boarding and lodging rooms, academic resources, etc. This means that the competition for admission to a program of study is usually very high.

Students aspiring to enter UNITECH through DODL must compete against the Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers in the country to secure a space. In order words, DODL students at UNITECH must perform exceptionally well in the national examinations to get a UNITECH placement.

Do prepare well, study hard and apply for further study.

DODL Study Centres in PNG

Currently, DODL has 21  affiliated study centres and Adult Matriculation centres around the country. Check out your location study centres in your province for more information. 

•Bugandi Secondary School •Bulolo Study Centre •Dregerfhen Study Centre •Elison Enterprise •Enga DODL Centre •Gerehu Study Centre •Goroka Secondary School •Hutjena Study Centre•Institute of Continuing and Further Education •Kainantu Study Centre •Kimbe Study Centre •Kundiawa DODL Study Centre •Lae Secondary School •Tusbab DODL Study Centre •Malabunga Secondary School •Malahang Technical High School •Markham Open and Distance Learning Institute •Mogol Secondary School •Mt Hagen Study Centre •Nimamar Franchise University Centre • OTDF Community Education Services •Sepik Matriculation Centre •Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies

Appy to a college in PNG as a non-school leaver - opportunities 

Hope this information helps you to apply to DODL matriculation study centres and complete your education. 

If you are a non-school leaver looking for an opportunity to study in PNG, check out the list of application and admission info.

Here is the page where you can get more information about the 2024 application form. Please, visit the Unitech DODL page here. If you have any questions, leave a comment below. 

How to enrol at FODE?

If you want to upgrade your marks at FODE or at any University Open and Distance Learning Centres, here is some information that you'll find useful. Click on the link to read more. 

Leave a comment and let us know what you think about applying as a non-school leaver or upgrading your marks for next year. 

UPNG Open College Application Form Grade 12 School Leavers

The University of Papua New Guinea, Open College (UPNG –OC) informs 2022 Grade 12 School Leavers, that Applications to the External undergraduate degree programs are open and will close on the 31st of January 2023. 

2023 UPNG OPEN COLLEGE Application: Note that this is an *old* notice. See the latest programs and application form PDF for 2023 > Click Here

If you are interested in enrolling, download the Application form and fill it in and lodge it at your nearest Open College Centre.

Download UPNG application form 2023 PDF - University of Papua New Guinea open college programs, entry requirements and application form PDF - download

UPNG OPEN COLLEGE Application Form 2023

Call for Applications to UPNG OPEN COLLEGE Undergraduate Degree/Diploma Programs 2023 (for 2022 Secondary School Leavers)

Download the application form here.

 Applicants must take note of the following important points

1. Only 2022 Grade Leavers will be considered in this application call.

2. The following programs are on offer; Business Management Foundation Year, Science Foundation Year and Bachelor of Arts – Year 1

3. Science Foundation Year (SFY) is only offered at NCD OC Centre. Applicants must study ALL the following five subjects (L&L, Advance Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology in Grade 12 in order to be considered for UPNG Science Foundation.

4. If you are intending to enrol in any of the Open College Certificate programs, you must go to your nearest OC center with your grade 12 certificate and enquire about the programs on offer and you will be advised accordingly. Do not use this application form.

5. CTCS program will no longer admit new students in 2023 and onwards, only continuing students will enrol in this program.

6. UPNG-OC is no longer offering any upgrading of courses. You are advised to pursue a degree or complete a certificate program.

7. Navigate through our Open College website to confirm the Entry Requirements and Eligibility criteria for the programs.

8. The normal fee for diploma and degree courses in K600 per course per semester. Science practical (Laboratory) based courses fee is K900 per course.

9. If you register at NCD Campus or Morobe University Centre, a compulsory surcharge fee of K60.00 is applicable in addition to your course fee.

10. The decision of the selectors is final. Any appeals will not be entertained.


This announcement was originally published on the UPNG website.

UPNG Online Application System - Enrollment 2023/2024

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.

Click here to get the latest on UPNG Online Application System 2023/2024

2023 UPNG Application NON SCHOOL LEAVERS - UPNG Selection List 2024 PDF

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 the 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:
♦ School of Humanities & Social Sciences:
♦ School of Natural & Physical Sciences:
♦ School of Medicine & Health Sciences:
♦ School of Law:

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

Contact the registrar or visit UPNG's website for the latest information on the Online Application System and  Enrollment for 2023/2024


The University of Papua New Guinea wishes to advise that applications are now open for Lahar, two sessions back-to-back, to be conducted from November 2022 to February 2023.

UPDATED 6TH JAN 2023: The application for UPNG Open College is now OPEN. Click Here for more information.

upng application form 2023 pdf download


UPNG Open College-based Certificate Courses will be available on-demand, where a minimum of 10 students register. 

Continuing CTCS/CTS Students do not need to complete application forms. Please consult your respective study centres.

Continuing Diploma and Degree students and interested applicants who meet the UPNG entry prerequisites can seek further advice, as well as collect, complete, and submit their application forms at any UPNG Study Centre in your locality or near you. 

Completed application forms can be submitted at the same study centre, before the closing date. Separate applications must be lodged if courses are taken from different schools. 

Please note that a student can only enrol for two courses per session. Courses will be offered if there are a minimum of 10 students accepted in NCD and 20 in other centres.


National Capital District (NCD)

Course No   Course Name   Session 1/2

3.20331 Principles of Microeconomics 1
3.20332 Principles of Macroeconomics 1
3.21209 Principles of Marketing 1
3.21208 Sales Management 1
3.21203 Quantitative Method for Business 2
3.21202 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 1
3.31201 Elements of Business Finance 1
3.21207 Office Management 1
3.10301 Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Mgmnt 1
3.40705 Tourism and Hospitality Practicum 1
3.10301 Introduction to Government Management 1
3.33402 Government Budget & Fiscal Management 1
3.33403 Decentralization Policy 2
3.33404 Public Enterprise Management 1
3.43005 Public Service Conflict Management 1
3.43401 Project Management 1
3.43403 Comparative Public Sector Management 2
3.43408 Ethics in Public Sector 2
3.43402 Government Business Relations 2
3.43406 Public Procurement Management 2
3.12204 Introductory Accounting 1
3.22201 Financial Accounting 1 1
3.32203 Quantitative Analysis 1 1
3.32204 Quantitative Analysis 2 1
3.11301 Principles of Human Resource Management 1
3.21301 Introduction to Industrial Relations 1
3.21305 Human Resource Economics 1
3.21305 Human Behaviour in Organisations 2
3.20603 Introduction to Banking 1
3.20605 Introduction to Finance 1
3.40606 Financial Risk Management 1
3.40603 Financial Modelling 1
3.10803 Systems Thinking 1

National Capital District and Kokopo

3.10301 Foundation Economics 1
3.11203 Principles of Management 1/2
3.20801 Business Research 1
3.10801 Principles of Strategy 1


National Capital District (NCD)
Foundation Mathematics 1 1
Foundation Mathematics 2 1
Computer Literacy and Numeracy 1

National Capital District (NCD), and Mt. Hagen

Applied Finite Mathematics 1


National Capital District (NCD) Campus

4.14001 Study of Human Society 1/2
4.14002 Modern PNG Society 1/2
4.17104 Introduction to Media Arts 1/2
4.10602 Introduction to Pacific History 1/2
4.10601 PNG History 1/2
4.14202 Gender Issues in PNG 1/2
4.11801 Logic 1/2
4.13701 Information Literacy 1/2
4.13702 Introduction to Information and
Communication Studies 1/2
4.12801 Mass Communication 1/2
4.11407 Language, Culture, and History 1/2
4.11403 Language, Power, and Development 1/2
4.11404 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 1/2
4.21433 Language, Mind, and Society 1/2
4.11103 South Pacific Literature 1/2
4.10405 Introduction to English Language 1/2
4.15503 Introduction to Government, and Politics 1/2
4.11701 Introduction to Psychology 1/2
4.11702 Developmental Psychology 1/2
4.21702 Learning, and Cognition 1/2
4.21701 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 1/2
4.11001 Community Empowerment 1/2
4.11002 Social Development 1/2
4.41203 Assessment, and Evaluation 1/2
4.41204 Aspects of Classroom Learning 1/2
4.41206 Education, and Society 1/2
4.41207 Instructional Leadership 1/2
4.10407 Communication Skills for SHSS 1/2
4.13902 Communication, and Life Skills 1/2
4.23904 Civics, and Ethics 1/2


National Capital District (NCD)

5.30716 International Law 1
5.40738 International Humanitarian Law 1
5.30717 Criminology, and Penology 1
5.30720 Women, and The Law 1
5.30721 Business Law 1
5.30718 Law of Industrial Relations 1
International Human Rights Law 1
5.40732 Mining, and Petroleum Law 1
5.30717 Maritime Law 2
5.30730 Company Law 2
5.40735 Customary Corporations,
Cooperatives & Public 2
5.40726 Conflicts of Laws 2
5.30722 PLLG & Administrative Law 2
5.30719 Succession Law 2


Applications close: Early October
Registration: Session 1 Mid October
Classes: Session 1 November – December 
Registration: Session 2 January
Classes: Session 2 January – February

FEES & Registration 

For further information contact 3267350/3267110 or email:



Latest on Exam Results and Selections 2024

Latest on Exam Results and Selections 2024