Showing posts with label non school leavers acceptance list. Show all posts
Showing posts with label non school leavers acceptance list. Show all posts

Acceptance List: DHERST, Govt, HEIs and Stakeholders Challenges

2021 Acceptance list dherst

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 ( 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

UoG Non-school Leavers Acceptance List 2021 - Published

 UOG 2021 non school leavers selection list pdf

The final complete list for 2021 non-school leavers admission to University of Goroka (UoG) was released on Thursday the 7th January 2021. There will be no supplementary or reserve list.

UoG advises that the UOG-Enga and Sepik Campuses admission list will be uploaded onto the website by early next week.

For the status updates of PNG universities acceptance list, click here.

UOG 2021 Acceptance List Non-School Leavers info

  • The selection list for 2021 can be accessed on the UoG website:
  • The Acceptance Letters from the University will soon reach you in time before the 2021 Academic year. 
Please make the necessary arrangements as soon as you confirm your name on the University Acceptance list.

UoG 2021 Registration and Orientation dates 

  • 29th January– 9th February 2021 Students start to arrive on campus. 
  • 29th January 2021 Deadline for payment. 
  • 8th – 9th February 2021 Orientation for all new students 
  • 8th – 9th February 2021 Registration for all New Intakes 
  • 10th -19th February 2021 Registration for Continuing Students
  • 20th February to 5th March 2021 Late Registration Closes [Late Fee of K200.00] 
  • 22nd February 2021 Semester One Lectures Commence

More information on Fee Payment, Travel arrangments, etc are on the non-school leavers' selection list. 

UoG Non-school Leavers and School Leavers List

The University of Goroka (UoG) publishes the yearly acceptance lists in two parts. 

Firstly, the non-school leavers apply for a placing through the university. Therefore, UoG does the selection and publishes it on its website. It is the work of the university. 

Each faculty finalises the non-school leavers’ selections for the university. The university council then approves the listing for publication (and publishes the UoG non-school leavers’ selection list pdf on its website). The link to 2021 NSL admission was released - see link above.

Secondly, the school leavers applications are through the department of higher education, DHERST. Therefore, the listing for all tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea including UoG is the work of DHERST. The list will be published by the higher education department as announced in this article.

RECOMMENDED: We will let you know when the selection lists for Admission to the other universities are published online. Meanwhile, check out the updated checklist of 2021 PNG Universities Selection Lists pdf. We have attempted to do this checklist so that it is easier to track the universities as they release their selection list. Check it out and let us know what you think: >>> updated checklist 

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.

If you have any question in relation to the 2021 UoG non-school leavers selection, contact the university directly; or leave a comment below for discussions.

2021 Acceptance Lists: Non School Leavers, School Leavers and Continuing Students

The table in this article is a checklist of the selection list PDF published by either the universities (non-school leavers' and continuing students lists) or by Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) for 2021 intakes of Grade 12 school leavers in the country. 

Admission list for Uog UPNG pdf

UPDATE: Here is our latest article on 2021 Exam Results and 2022 Selections 

The two groups of new intakes are the Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers, whereas the continuing students are students progressing to years 2, 3, 4 or have continued on from the other programs last year.

The universities also publish the list of post-graduate students on their websites around this time of the year. So be sure to check their websites if you have applied for a post-graduate study.

One important thing to check is the student's status on the selection/admission lists. We mention it because the status indicates whether you are on the govt scholarship (TESAS) or not. If you are indicated as SELF, you are either self-sponsored student, overseas-based student or corporate sponsored. You'll have to make the fee arrangements prior to registering at the university you are selected to attend.

Checklist for 2021 Acceptance List PDF - Published

This table gives the status update. We will continue to update this table as DHERST and the universities publish the 2021 selection list in PDF for download.

2021 Selection

Continue Students

Grade 12 Intake

NSL List






Released internally 




Released internally 




Released internally 






Contact UNRE




Contact DWU



Contact WPU

Contact WPU

There were requests from our readers about when the 2021 Selection Lists for Non-school Leavers, School Leavers and Continuing Students would be available online. 
We hope the 2021 selection checklist table will help you. Let us know in the comment if we missed any checks in this table

The links for downloading the 2021 selection list PDF are given below. Click on the 'blue link' to download the selection list.

Download 2021 Acceptance List PDF

PNG Universities Selection Status Update

  • Divine Word University (DWU) is the first PNG university to release the 2021 continuing students list PDF. UoG was the first to release the non-school leavers' selection pdf list. The lists for continuing students and NSL are, usually, published by the universities, not DHERST. 
  • PAU released the 2021 school leavers and non-school leavers acceptance list.

Many universities will release the Continuing Students List in PDF before the New Students (Grade 12 School Leavers and Non-School Leavers) list for 2021.

From past experience, the next list to come out will be the Grade 12 selection list for the tertiary institution in the country. The list will be published by DHERST at its website. The DHERST selection list contains the names of new intake for the universities and non-universities. A comprehensive list.

The selection list for school leavers to university has not been released by DHERST yet, though they have promised to release it on the 8th of January 2021. Understandably, a public holiday was declared on this day, and we hope DHERST will let the public know about the change of date, soon.

Non-school leavers' selection list 2021

The non-school leavers' selection list is usually published last. If you are a non-school leaver applying to a tertiary institution for 2021 study, do not worry. The list will still come out. 

Perhaps it is important to know that the list will be published by the university of your choice, not DHERST. So you must check with the university!

The universities will publish the non-school leavers' selection list PDF before the academic year starts. One top tip is to check you preferred uni website for the last year's selection list of non-school leavers. This will give you a good idea about WHEN they are likely to release the 2021 selection list for the non-school leavers' intake. 

We are delighted to also know that for the first time this year, Western Pacific University in the highlands of PNG will enrol 240 students in the foundation year. 

The new Western Pacific University in Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, will do the first selection of school leavers this year, 2021. They will not have a batch of continuing students, but likely to have done the selection for both School Leavers and Non-school leavers selection for 2021. We will bring you the updates as they happen.

The new university offers programs in:
  • International Business Management (BA) - 6 Semesters  (3 years);
  • E-Business and Digital Marketing (BA) - 6 Semesters (3 years); and
  • Computer Science (Engineering, BA) - 7 Semesters (3 years).

Recommended articles: Selection Lists for Tertiary Institutions in PNG

In addition to this article, we have some information about selection lists for the Grade 12 School Leavers, non-school leavers and continuing students you might want to read: 

If you have any questions at this time, please leave a comment below.

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 the information on Education and Development in Papua New Guinea.

DBTI Acceptance List 2021 - New Intake

Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI) has released its 2021 Acceptance List for the new intakes of Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers. 

DBTI Acceptance List 2021

The Acceptance List for the *new intake* in this pdf file includes the following selected student's names:
  1. Bachelors of Education 2021 Year 1
  2. Bachelor of Technology 2021 Year 1 
  3. Diploma 2021 Year 1 Selected List 
To check if  you are selected to DBTI Port Moresby, download the 2021 DBTI Acceptance list for non-school leavers and school leavers (Grade 12) intake here >> Download Acceptance List

The *tentative* fees for diploma and bachelor courses at DBTI are shown in the diagram. 

REGISTRATION DAYS: 1st February (Monday) to 5th February (Friday) – 8:30am to 3pm only

  • All acceptance letters and enrolment information will be posted through mail.
  • For information, please contact the Office of the Registrar on contact number: 79122635/3231253 
  • Email: 
  • For continuing students check the DBTI Website and Facebook page.

DBTI Continuing students: Years 2, 3 and 4

The lists for the continuing students have been released with DBTI's Acceptance List 2021. If you have not seen the acceptances lists, here is the link to DBTI's Facebook page.

Download the New intakes acceptance list here (BDTI Grade 12 acceptance list for 2021, 2.3 MB, 5 pages)

Recommended articles: Selection Lists for Tertiary Institutions in PNG

In addition to this article, we have some information about selection lists for the Grade 12 School Leavers, non-school leavers and continuing students you might want to read: 

If you have any questions at this time, please leave a comment below.

Online Application UNITECH Non-school Leavers

Non-school leavers (NSL) can now apply online to UNITECH. Here is the instruction for UNITECH online application.

Before you proceed onto applying online, do ensure you have all required documents and read through the Entry Requirements section.


PDF Colour Copies of Documents

All documents are to be strictly in colour copy converted into pdf before uploading. File naming of each document should be like this:  yourfullname_typeofdocument (e.g) = Samuel Kuri_Grade12 Certificate

Automatic Disqualification 

Applicants seeking re-admission should take note that if you have previously failed 2 times in the first year or a total of 3 times during your program of study then you are automatically disqualified for re-admission into that program.

Application Fee

A non- refundable application processing fee of K 50.00 is to be deposited into: 
PNG University of Technology, 
Account Number: 1000 386581, 
Bank of South Pacific, Lae Branch. 

Mobile Phone Transfers will not be accepted.

Internet banking transaction is allowed and that applicants send a copy of the transaction receipt as part of the documents required to be uploaded at the end of the application.

UNITECH Online Application Requirements 

All required fields having an (*) must be filled in with details – any omission will INVALIDATE this Application.

All academic certificates & transcripts must be officially certified within the current year by a registered COMMISSIONER OF OATHS employed by the government (including district courthouses). 

Statutory Declaration Form will NOT be accepted.

The Commissioner must clearly state on each coloured photocopy that they have inspected the copy of the documents and confirm that: 

(A) the original copy shows no evidence of fraudulent alterations, and

(B) the coloured photocopy is a true copy of the unaltered original. 

NSL candidates can now apply here.

2022 UPNG Non-school leavers and school leavers acceptance (Info)

The information presented below is a compilation of news and instructions from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) website. The information is for non-school leavers (who have applied to UPNG) and school leavers who applied through DHERST's NOAS (National Online Application System). 

Important selections note

If you are a non-school leaver and have applied to UPNG, the university (UPNG) will inform you when you are accepted into their program. For example, you submitted the 2022 UPNG non-school leaver application, you'll hear directly from UPNG - not from DHERST.

The university will directly inform you via the acceptance letter and/or by publishing the acceptance list on their website. Then, you must accept the Offer Letter and let the uni know about your intention to take up the offer immediately.

Acceptance lists for 2022

The University of Papua New Guinea offers Diploma, Bachelor, Bachelor (Professional), Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master, PhD and D.B.A. programs.

The University selects among the School leavers (Grade 12 school leavers seeking admission in the next immediate year) and Non-School leavers (Grade 12 passed-outs, other than school leavers) for admission into its Diploma, Bachelor and Bachelor (Professional) programs.

Non-school leavers acceptance list 2022

Due to limited space and resources, the University can only admit a limited number of new students into various programmes of study. As a result, competition is very high and priority is given to those with higher GPAs. 

Those seeking enrolment must satisfy the UPNG admission requirement.

The Non-School Leavers are selected based on their application in response to the University’s advertisement every year. The university does the selection and informs the students by publishing the 2022 non-school leavers acceptance list on each university's website. 

If you have any questions about the 2022 Grade 12 selection process, PDF list, etc., please leave a comment below or check out this latest update on PNG Universities Non-School Leavers Selection.

School Leavers Acceptance List

School leavers are selected based on their options provided through the Department of Higher Education. DHERST does the selection online and informs the students of their AES or TESAS statuses.

The 2022 school leavers' selection list will be published on the DHERST website like it did in the past unless things have changed. However, it seems that the selection will continue as normal this year. 

So, check this blog post here or the DHERST website for the latest info in regards to the 2022 school leavers online selection list.

UPNG postgraduate programs

The University advertises for postgraduate programs such as Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master, PhD and D.B.A. programs. Candidates with a good Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma and Master programs. 

Candidates with a good Master degree are eligible to apply for the PhD program and D.B.A. program. The University selects the candidates for these programs from among those who apply against its advertisement every year.

Acceptance letters

The University sends offer/acceptance letters to all candidates selected for various programs in addition to advertising the names of selected candidates for various programs in the prominent newspapers in the Country. 

The candidates who accept the offer letters are requested to pay the relevant yearly fee in full and register themselves for the program for which they are accepted usually in February of the year concerned. 

The process of admission ends with the registration of the students for the program for which they are accepted.

If you have any questions about the 2022 Grade 12 selection process, PDF list, etc., please leave a comment below or check out this latest update on PNG Universities Non-School Leavers Selection.

UPDATE August 2021
We have received an overwhelming response in regards to the UPNG NSL application form for 2022. We were able to give a response to individuals who have subscribed to our newsletter. If you have not joined us via our newsletter, please check out this Latest Post on Online Universities Application - UPNG.