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Non-School Leaver Entrance Examinations 2023: PNG University of Technology

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNGUoT) has announced the 2023 Non-School Leaver Entrance Examinations. These exams are your first step towards joining our esteemed institution in 2024. The admission tests will be held from the 28th of November to the 1st of December, 2023, at designated venues. 

Here is some information for PNGUOT Non-school leavers taking the 2023 entrance exam.

Exam Admission Requirements

To enter the exam, make sure you follow these steps:

Bring the Right Documents: You need to show the original letter from the university saying you can take the exam. Also, bring your old school ID, National ID (NID), Passport, or Driving License. Other types of ID won't work.

Pay the Fee: You must pay a K10.00 fee for the exam. Put this money into the University's Account at the BSP Lae Branch (Account Number: 1000 386580). Don't forget to show the receipt at the exam to confirm your payment.

Ask Questions if Needed: If you have any questions or worries, call the Admission Office at 473 4222 / 473 4281 or send an email to They're there to help you.

Please check the link at the end of this article to download the PNGUOT admission test list, and schedules for Lae and other centres.

download the PNGUOT admission test list PDF - NON SCHOOL LEAVERS 2023 - 2024

PNGUOT Postgraduate Acceptance List 2024, available here.

Subject Allocation for Respective Courses

The Examination is set at the Grade 12 Matriculation level and you will be tested on the following subjects that you are short-listed:

  • All Engineering: Language, Maths 3, Physics & Chemistry
  • Business Studies: Language, Maths 1 & Business paper
  • Property & Communication for Development Studies: Language and Maths 1 only
  • Applied Physics and Computer Science: Language, Maths 3 & Physics
  • Forestry & Agriculture: Language, Maths 2 & Biology
  • Surveying/ Geographic Information Science/ Applied Mathematics: Language, Maths 2 & Physics
  • Architecture & Construction Management: Language, Maths 1 & Physics
  • Food Technology: Language, Maths 2, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Applied Chemistry: Language, Maths 2, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology

To help you prepare for the maths papers, check out these FODE/Matriculation maths exam topics on the PNG Insight maths resources website.

Non-School Leaver Entrance Examinations 2023

To sum it up, the PNGUOT Entrance Exams 2023 are a great chance for you to start your academic journey. Follow the rules we talked about for a smooth exam. 

Remember, the exam is like what you learned in Grade 12 matriculation, and you'll be tested on the subjects mentioned. Good luck, and we hope you have a successful exam and a bright future in your education!

SOURCE: If you need more information, check out the PNGUOT website, click here.

2024 Postgraduate Acceptance List UNITECH (Papua New Guinea University of Technology )

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNG Unitech) has officially released the acceptance list for postgraduate programs for the first semester of 2024. This list comprises 113 talented individuals who have been selected to pursue advanced studies in various disciplines.

How to Access Your Acceptance Letter

Accepted postgraduate applicants are advised to check their emails diligently. The acceptance letters will be sent to the email addresses provided during the initial application process. This letter will contain crucial information regarding enrollment procedures, fees, and other important details.

For those eager to see their names on the official acceptance list, PNG Unitech has made it accessible online. You can view the list and download it by visiting UNITECH website: download page.

PNG UNITECH - UoT Acceptance List 2024

Programs and Departments

The School of Postgraduate at PNG Unitech offers a diverse range of programs, reflecting the university's commitment to providing quality education across various disciplines. 

The 113 successful applicants are spread across different departments and programs. Here is a summary of the programs and departments:

Agriculture Department

  • Ph.D. in Agriculture
  • MPhil in Agriculture
  • MSc in Agriculture

Applied Physics Department

  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics
  • MPhil in Applied Physics
  • MTech in Applied Physics
  • MSc in Applied Physics

Architecture and Construction Management Department

  • MArch in Architecture and Construction Management
  • MCM in Architecture and Construction Management

Business Studies Department

  • PhD in Finance
  • MPhil in Economics, Finance, IT
  • EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Check out the latest information on STUDY AT UNITECH
UoT selection list 2024 - PDF download


Civil Engineering Department

  • PhD in Civil Engineering
  • MPhil in Civil Engineering
  • MEng in Civil Engineering
  • MSc.SWRM (Master of Science in Soil and Water Resource Management) in Civil Engineering

Communication and Development Studies Department

  • MCS (Master of Communication and Development Studies)
  • Electrical and Communication Engineering Department
  • MPhil in Electrical and Communication Engineering
  • MEng in Electrical and Communication Engineering

Forestry Department

  • PhD in Forestry
  • MPhil in Forestry

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • MPhil in Computer Science
  • MPhil-Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering Department

  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering Department

Mining Engineering Department

  • MPhil in Mineral Processing
  • MPhil in Mining

Surveying and Land Studies Department

  • PhD in Geomatics Surveying and Land Studies
  • MPhil in Geomatics Surveying and Land Studies
  • MPhil in Surveying Surveying and Land Studies
  • MSc.RS&GIS (Master of Science in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems) in Surveying and Land Studies

Congratulations to all the 113 successful postgraduate applicants, and we wish them a fruitful academic journey at PNG Unitech. May this be the beginning of a promising future filled with knowledge, growth, and success.

Follow the link above to download the 2024 Postgraduate Acceptance List PNG Unitech

UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) Scholarship: Providing Opportunities for Exceptional Graduates

Every year, the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) offers 15 scholarships to exceptional first-degree holders under the Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP). This scholarship program aims to provide opportunities for outstanding graduates to pursue postgraduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in various fields of study. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a stipend for living expenses.

Discover the opportunity to study at UNITECH, the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea, through the Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) Scholarship.

Grade 12 students: To get more information about online studies at UNITECH, click here

UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program Scholarship 2024

Programs of Study

Candidates can apply to any of the following programs of study:

1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD - Research)

  • a) Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
  • b) Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Physics
  • c) Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Sciences
  • d) Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture
  • e) Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
  • f) Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Development Studies
  • g) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Communication Engineering
  • h) Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry
  • i) Doctor of Philosophy in Geomatics
  • j) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • k) Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics
  • l) Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
  • m) Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering
  • n) Doctor of Philosophy in Surveying
  • o) Doctor of Philosophy in Land Studies

2. Master of Philosophy (MPhil - Research)

  • a) Master of Philosophy in Agriculture
  • b) Master of Philosophy in Applied Physics
  • c) Master of Philosophy in Applied Sciences
  • d) Master of Philosophy in Architecture
  • e) Master of Philosophy in Electrical and Communication Engineering
  • f) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • g) Master of Philosophy in Forestry
  • h) Master of Philosophy in Information Technology
  • i) Master of Philosophy in Mathematics
  • j) Master of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • k) Master of Philosophy in Mining Engineering
  • l) Master of Philosophy in Geomatics
  • m) Master of Philosophy in Land Studies
  • n) Master of Philosophy in Surveying

3. Master's Program (Course-Work)

  • a) Master of Science in Agriculture
  • b) Master of Science in Applied Physics
  • c) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • d) Master of Science in Solid Waste and Resource Management
  • e) Master of Science in Forestry
  • f) Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • g) Master of Communication Studies (MCS)

4. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD - Course Work)

  • a) Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture
  • b) Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
  • c) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics

Application Process

To apply for the UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program Scholarship, interested candidates need to complete an application form available on the UNITECH website. 

Alternatively, contact the program officers and ask for the GAP scholarship application form.

Candidates are also required to provide copies of their certificates, transcripts, and other necessary documents.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for each program of study are different. Candidates applying for a doctorate degree should have a Master's degree in a field related to the proposed research, with a proven track record of research and working experience. 

Those applying for a Master of Philosophy degree should have a merit degree or postgraduate diploma from a tertiary institution. The qualification must be approved by the Postgraduate Committee, and with a relevant first degree industry experience of more than two years.

For admission to a course-based Master's program, candidates should have a postgraduate diploma from a recognized tertiary institution or a bachelor's degree from a tertiary institution in a recognized field of study appropriate to the proposed course of advanced study.

Candidates applying for a Postgraduate Diploma should have a bachelor's degree from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed. Final-year students are also encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the PNG UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) Scholarship is usually in July of each year. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline to avoid missing out on this great opportunity.

After submitting an application, candidates will go through a selection process that involves a review of their academic and professional qualifications. 

The selection process is highly competitive, and only 15 exceptional candidates will be awarded the scholarship.

The successful applicants will be notified by email or phone and will be required to confirm their acceptance of the scholarship in writing within a specified period. 

Once the acceptance is confirmed, the scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide a living allowance for the duration of the postgraduate program.

UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) Scholarship

The PNG UNITECH Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) Scholarship is a great opportunity for exceptional first-degree holders who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in various fields. 

With 15 scholarships available every year, the competition is high, and candidates are encouraged to apply early. The scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a living allowance for the duration of the postgraduate program. 

If you have any questions or require more information about the scholarship program, contact UNITECH via the contacts provided.


Please visit for a copy of the application form or email

Executive Officer 

Postgraduate Committee 

PNG University of Technology 

Private Mail Bag, Lae 411, M.P. 

Phone: 473 4280/4474 Fax: 475 7667 

Study at a PNG Universities

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

Unitech’s Online Education Programs Provide More Learning Opportunities

Are you looking for a flexible and convenient way to earn a degree without having to attend lectures in a classroom? Look no further than the online education programs offered by the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, also known as Unitech.

Unitech’s online education program offers seven-degree courses that are fully available in online mode. These courses include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication for Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business in Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Business in Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business in Property Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Unitech Online Education Programs

Grade 12 students: To get more information about online studies at UNITECH, click here

How to Apply and Eligibility Criteria

To apply for these online courses, interested students should visit the Unitech website and follow the application process. 

The eligibility criteria vary depending on the course, but most require a high school diploma or equivalent and a certain level of English proficiency.

Applications for the online education program are typically open during the same periods as the on-campus programs, which are usually advertised in the local media and on the Unitech website.

Advantages of Unitech’s Online Education Program

One of the significant advantages of the online education program is the flexibility it offers to students. 

They can study at their own pace, in their own time, and from any location. This means that working professionals or individuals with busy schedules can earn a degree without having to quit their job or sacrifice their personal commitments.

Also, Unitech’s online courses are designed to be equivalent in terms of content and curriculum to the on-campus programs. This means that students who graduate from the online program receive the same qualifications as those who graduate from the on-campus programs.

Final Thoughts

The online education program offered by Unitech is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are seeking to further their education and obtain a degree but are unable to attend on-campus lectures. 

With Unitech's curriculum, students can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of studying online while still receiving a high-quality education. 

So, what are you waiting for? Check out how to apply and start your journey towards your dream career!

Apply to Bulolo University College - Forestry: Non-School Leaver and Grade 12 School Leaver

Bulolo University College, formally the Bulolo Forestry College, is a campus of the PNG University of Technology. The institution offers programs under the Forestry Department. 

It caters to second and third-year forestry students, providing a Diploma in Forestry for those who don't meet the required grades after completing the third year. 

The college's location in Bulolo creates an ideal environment for forestry studies, fostering the personal development of students physically, spiritually, and mentally.

The Grade 12 School Leavers ONLINE Selection started in 2018. It is the best thing that happens. The online selection helps DHERST, the government and stakeholders know exactly how many Grade 12 students are selected for universities and colleges. 

In a recent media statement, DHERST resorted to also bringing the NON-SCHOOL LEAVERS Selection ONLINE. Universities and colleges are not going to make the selections. So, what does that mean for you as a non-school leaver applicant? Find out here

Programs Offered at Bulolo University College

The Department of Forestry offers a new integrated degree and diploma curriculum at Unitech and Bulolo campuses, respectively. 

The first year is common for both programs and is taken at the Taraka (Lae) campus, providing students with a foundation in basic sciences, study and communication skills, and an introduction to forestry. 

The second year, also common to both programs, takes place at Bulolo campus and focuses on forestry science and basic practical skills. 

The third year involves a semester of supervised industrial work experience, followed by specialisation in diploma and degree courses. 

The diploma course at Bulolo campus covers subjects such as silviculture, forest inventory, forest engineering, and forest policy and legislation. 

The degree program continues at Taraka campus. In 2023, the university college introduced a new program called the Bachelor in Forest Management, which is a four-year full-time program at the college.

Apply to Bulolo University College - 2024 selection list PDF application form

Grade 12 students: To get more information about online studies at UNITECH, click here

2023 Non-School Leavers Application Form

To apply as a non-school leaver, you can download the application form from the university's website. (You can also contact the college via the phone numbers provided below.)

Typically, the application forms are available in May/June each year and the non-school leavers application closes around August. 

Ensure you attach the required documents and submit your application before the due date. The selection process is carried out by the university and its academic committees, with final endorsement by the Admission Committee.

If you have applied, check out the selection list for this year here.

Important Tips for Applicants for the 2024 Academic Year

1. Familiarise yourself with the application requirements and deadlines to ensure a smooth application process.

2. Prepare all the necessary documents, such as academic certificates, transcripts, and other supporting materials, and ensure they are officially certified by a registered Commissioner of Oaths employed by the government.

3. Pay the non-refundable application processing fee. Mobile phone transfers are not accepted.

4. Complete the online application form accurately, ensuring that all required fields are filled in with the necessary details.

5. Upload colour copies of all required documents in PDF format, following the specified file naming format.

6. If you are seeking re-admission, be aware that previous failures in the program may disqualify you from being readmitted.

7. Keep track of communication from the university regarding your application status and any additional requirements.

To check out the GPA and admission info for technical colleges in PNG, click here.

How to Apply as a Grade 12 School Leaver

Grade 12 school leavers, including DODL (Department of Distance Learning), Open Learning, Matriculation, and Overseas students, must apply through the DHESRT's online school leavers system known as the National Online Application System (NOAS). 

The application process is coordinated by the schools, and the final selections are made by DHERST based on student's performance in the national examinations conducted by the National Department of Education in October of each year.

Contacting Bulolo University College

For inquiries and more information about the application form and admission process, you can contact Bulolo University College using the following details, and ask to speak to the Principal or the Administrative Officer:

  • Contact detail: Bulolo University College, P.O. Box 92, Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Phone: 4745226/4745236

By following the provided guidelines, prospective students can successfully apply to Bulolo University College as non-school leavers or grade 12 school leavers and take advantage of the excellent forestry programs offered at the college.

Applicants FAQs

Q1: What programs are offered at Bulolo University College?

A1: Bulolo University College offers programs under the Department of Forestry, including a diploma program and a newly introduced Bachelor in Forest Management program.

Q2: How can I obtain the non-school leavers application form for Bulolo University College?

A2: The non-school leavers application form can be downloaded from the university's website. It is typically available in August each year. Keep an eye on the website for updates and ensure you submit the form with all required documents before the deadline.

Q3: Can I apply online as a non-school leaver to Bulolo University College?

A3: Yes, there is an online application option for non-school leavers. Make sure to convert all required documents into colour copies in PDF format before uploading them. Additionally, you will need to deposit a non-refundable application processing fee into the designated university account.

Q4: How does the selection process work for grade 12 school leavers applying to Bulolo University College?

A4: Grade 12 school leavers must apply through the DHERST National Online Application System (NOAS). The final selection is conducted by DHERST based on the students' performance in the national examinations administered by the National Department of Education.

Q5: How can I contact Bulolo University College for more information?

A5: You can contact the college through the provided phone numbers or by sending a written inquiry to their postal address. The Principal and the Administrative Officer can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the college, application forms, or admission process.

About Bulolo Forestry College

The Bulolo Forestry College, now known as Bulolo University College, was established in 1962 with the aim of training foresters for the forestry sector and other organisations in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

In 1995, the college was amalgamated with the PNG University of Technology and became a campus of Unitech. 

Located in Bulolo, the college benefits from its proximity to a forest plantation, sawmill, and the only plymill in the country, providing students with access to practical fieldwork opportunities. 

Over the years, Bulolo University College has played a significant role in producing human resources for the forestry sector, government departments, and industries in PNG.

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2024 University of Technology Acceptance Lists: Unitech Admissions Update

With the 2024 academic year looming, aspiring students of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) eagerly await the release of acceptance lists. This guide aims to clarify the process and provide you with the key dates, procedures, and essential information concerning the 2024 University of Technology Acceptance Lists.

University of Technology (UoT) Non-School Leavers' selections list 2023

Key Dates

Mark your calendars! On 23rd December 2023, the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) will publish the selection list for Grade 12 School Leavers across all tertiary institutions, including Unitech.

From late December 2023 to early January 2024, Unitech will unveil four distinct acceptance lists for the upcoming year. These include:

  • New Intake (Grade 12 School Leavers) Selection List: Confirms admission for undergraduate studies directly from Grade 12. This will be released by DHERST
  • Online Student Selection List: Identifies chosen students who applied online (non-school leavers and continuing students).
  • Non-School Leavers Selection List: Enumerates accepted undergraduate students who are not school leavers (e.g., mature-aged, transfer students). Released by Unitech.
  • Continuing Students Progression List: Verifies continuation of studies for enrolled students advancing to the next year.
  • Re-enrolling Students: Re-admitted students' names will also be published on the  Students Re-enrollment List.

Note that this is based on past information and may be subject to changes. Visit the Unitech website for the latest information on the University of Technology Acceptance Lists for 2024 Admission. You can also stay updated with PNG Insight on this page.

Accessing Acceptance Lists

Unitech ensures easy access by publishing these lists on their website between late December 2023 and early January 2024. 

To download the relevant list directly, visit the Unitech website and look for the tabs labelled "2024 Acceptance Lists for School Leavers, Non-School Leavers, and Continuing Students" on the homepage. 

Alternatively, the PNG Insight acceptance list download page offers a convenient platform for accessing the lists.

Staying Updated with Scholarships: TESAS & HELP

Non-school leavers, re-admitted, and continuing students must confirm their Tertiary Education Scholarship Assistance Scheme (TESAS) funding status (AES or HECAS) upon acceptance.

HELP Student Loan Scheme: Unitech encourages eligible students to apply for the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) offered by the PNG government.

To stay ahead of the curve, regularly check the Unitech website and PNG Insight for announcements regarding the release of acceptance lists. Additionally, linked resources provide detailed information on TESAS and HELP.

Additional Unitech Admissions Update

For more information about the selections, HELP or TESAS, please do not hesitate to contact DHERST:
  • email,; 
  • call 301 2000; or 
  • visit NSLS Haus, DHERST Ground Floor Office.

As the 2024 academic year draws closer, aspiring Unitech students should diligently follow the outlined dates and procedures. 

Remember to stay updated through the recommended channels, and be mindful that the information provided here is subject to change. Unitech will communicate any official updates through its website and appropriate channels. 

We wish you the best of luck on your academic journey and hope that acceptance into Unitech serves as the gateway to a fulfilling educational experience.

UOG/Unitech Stat P Test Booking 2023

STAT P is a 2-hour, 10-minute exam that assesses verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. Specific subject knowledge is not tested in this exam. For information on how to prepare for the test, refer to the 'Prepare' section of this website.

uog stat p test booking 2023


Stat P test booking 2023 Test Dates

Note that the dates are based on 2019 - 2021 dates, so check your deputy principles for the latest dates

Test Dates 9 - 13 November

Please note, not all locations will run tests on all days.

Test Locations

Alotau, Buka, Daru Island, Goroka, Kavieng, Kimbe, Kiunga, Kokopo, Lae, Lorengau, Madang, Mendi, Mt Hagen, Popondetta, Port Moresby, Vanimo and Wewak.

Stat P Test Fee

K100 (to be paid AFTER booking).

This fee is non-refundable. Payments are due by 25 October 2020. Late payments cannot be accepted.

Payment queries should be directed to the STAT P Officer Queries should include your full name, STAT ID and a photo of your white, printed bank receipt.

Communications with STAT Office

All applicant communications from ACER will be through the ACER Account Messaging System.

Once applicants have created their ACER Account (part of the test booking process) they will have access to this messaging system.

To access 'Messages', login into your ACER User Account and click on the 'Messages' option at the top of the page.

Emails will only be sent if a valid email address has been provided in your ACER User Account. Emails are additional to messages sent to your ACER Account Messaging System. 

You can add an email address to your ACER Account yourself. Please see the Register webpage for details. Email addresses must be successfully validated before ACER will send communications to them. 

When you add an email address to your account, the system will automatically send you an email to 'validate your ACER account'. You must click on the link in the email to validate your account.

Requirements for entry to 2022 courses

  • Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) 2020
The PNG University of Technology (UOT) will only consider applications of Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) who sit the STAT P test in November 2020.
  • Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) 2020 and Pre-Service Non-School Leavers
The University of Goroka (UOG) will only consider applications of Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) and Pre-Service Non-School Leavers who sit the STAT P test in November 2020.
  • A Pre-Service Non-School Leaver is a person who completed grade 12 in a previous year but did not gain a place at any university yet.
This test is not for postgraduate, In-service or PDGE students.

University Admission/Selection Queries

For more information on admission to UOT or the selection process, please contact UOT directly:
Willeanna Gull (STAT P Officer): 
Phone 473 4286 or 473 4289 (8am - 4pm on weekdays) 


For more information on admission to UOG or the selection process, please contact UOG directly:
Yali Negere: Phone 531 1735 or Email:

For information on how to book or 2019 STAT P test results, refer to their website.

PNG 8th Uni: PM Marape Pledges Support for Lutheran University - Press Release

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has pledged Government support for the establishment of the long-overdue Lutheran University in Lae.

Here is the latest update on this story, click here to find out.

png university lutheran
Image: Facebook | PM & NEC page

Key points added for clarity
  • Lutheran Church in PNG, the second largest church behind Catholic Church, does not have a university yet.
  • PNG has 6 operating universities.
  • Two universities are run by the churches in PNG (Pacific Adventist University run by the Seventh Day Adventist Mission and Divine Word University run by the Catholic Mission)
  • UPNG, Unitech, UoG and UNRE are public universities.
  • Western Pacific University in the Southern Highlands Province. Its first intake was in 2020.
Recommended read

How PNG's Social and Economic Development Trends Changed 20 Years after Independence 

Press release cont...

He announced this in front of thousands of Lutheran faithful at the 32nd Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG Synod at Boana in Nawaeb, Morobe, today.

PM Marape urged the Synod to continue working on the concept of the Lutheran university.

"Please refurbish this concept of a Lutheran-based university," he said.
"We have talked about this previously, but it has slowed down.
"The Lutheran University must come to pass, as a memorial of this 32nd Synod.
"I want to throw it on the floor here, that someone in the crowd pick it up.
"Lutheran is the second-biggest church, so I ask you please, let's work on this.
"National Government will pick up the university that the church wants, and we'll get it going.
"Starting 2020, we'll work on it and Hopefully by 2025, when the nation celebrates 50 years of Independence, our Lutheran University can lift its flag up and fly, and take students in by that time.

Prime Minister Marape supported a call by Morobe Governor Hon. Ginson Saonu for the establishment of a Lutheran elementary teachers' college.

He said the Government had allocated K1 million for this. He also told the Lutheran Church to come up with a plan for a university to get Government assistance.
"We will start a 10-year programme that will create the genesis of a Christian-based education system being run in our country.
"To make this country truly identified with Christian principles, our education system must be run by Christian churches,” the Prime Minister said
He (the Prime Minister) called for closer partnership between churches and the Government in education and health.
"The Lutheran Church is the second-largest church in the country," Prime Minister Marape said.
"We (Government) are ready to work in partnership with you in the areas of health and education.
"You are already established in society; you are with the people."Our Government stands ready to embrace churches in the areas of health and education.
"These are two key services in the country that I want churches to play a bigger role in,” PM Marape said.

Source: Facebook, released Sunday 12th January 2020

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

Unitech Application for Re-admission Application

Universty of Technology (Unitech, Lae) 2019 Semester 2 Application for Enrolment now open for readmission of discontinued or suspended or withdrawn students.

Key points:
  • Application for students who are seeking re-enrolment for semester 2, 2019.
  • Non-refundable application fee is K50.
  • Applicatoin for re-enrolment to an undergraduate study closes on 20th APRIL 2019.
  • Apply now
Here is the official letter from the Registrar, UNITECH.

RECOMMENDED READING: The University Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) is a competitive postgraduate Scholarship Program that is available for exceptionally qualified Unitech graduates ONLY to Masters and PhD programs. See the list of programs.

2019 Application form undergraduate
Source: Notice of Re-admission out on the 14th March 2019 | Closing date 20th April 2019

Very important notice

1. Applicants seeking re-admission should take note that:

i. If you have previously failed 2 time in the past year or 3 times in any of the subsequent years of you program of study then you are automatically disqualified from re-admission in that program.

ii. If you have not completed your program of study within the prescribed allowable period of completion (DEGREE PROGRAM – 7 YEARS) then you are automatically disqualified from re-admission in that program.

2. A non-refundable fee of K50 is to be deposited into:

     PNG University of Technology
    Account Number 1000 386581
    Bank South Pacific
    Lae Branch

The original bank receipt must be attached to the application form and sent to:

    The Admission Office (NLS APPLIC)
    Papua New Guinea University of Technology
    Private Mail Bag
    Papua New Guinea

3. Faxed or emailed copies of the 2019 Unitech Application form for re-admission will not be accepted.

4. Application form is available on the PNG UNITECH website (  You can also request for an application from through the email address stated below (9).

5. Application close on the 20th of April 2019. Any application forms received after the closing date will be rejected.

6. Applicants are required to carefully read through the instructions and strictly comply to avoid outright rejection of their application forms.

7. Applicants who are caught with forged/altered documents will be blocked and permanently disqualified from ever applying to any program at UNITECH in the future.

8. The university will not accept two or more applications from an applicant.

9. Any queries regarding the 2019 UNITECH application form for re-admission or the above should be directed to the Admission Office on telephone (675) 473 4289 / 472 4283 / 473 4445 or email

The 2019 application for admission to Unitech program of study Public Notice was posted the 14th of March at the university’s website.



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