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UPNG Online Application System - Enrollment 2021

Application For Enrollment 2021

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), informs prospective applicants that the Online Application System for receiving applications for Undergraduate, and Post Graduate programs to be offered by the University in the academic year 2021 is now open and will close on the 30th of September 2020.


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

General Criteria for Non-School Leavers 

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 Candidates who have withdrawn or excluded from studies for academic and disciplinary reasons and are eligible to re-enrol in Semester 1/2021.

General Criteria for School Leavers

1. 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 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 to all our programs.
  4. Follow the steps as indicated on the online form, fill in the blanks and submit your application online. No attachment is required in the Online Application.
  5. After submitting your application online, scan your documents into a single compressed PDF file and send: to the school of your choice email address indicated below. For example, if you have applied Online for Science Foundation Year, email your documents to School of Natural & Physical Sciences email. Indicate and label the file appropriately under your name and the specific program applied to before sending/emailing.
School of Business & Public Policy Application: mn_sbpp@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Humanities & Social Sciences: mb_shss@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Natural & Physical Sciences: gv_snps@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Medicine & Health Sciences: rk_smhs@upng.ac.pg
♦ School of Law: mt_sol@upng.ac.pg

6. Successful candidates will be notified through email and by post by Mid-December 2020, together with the successful School Leavers of 2020
7. If your name is not on the Final List, it means that your application for admission in 2021 is unsuccessful.
8. All information regarding 2021 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

School leavers and non-school leavers registration and orientation week

The school leavers and non-school leavers whose names are on the selection list for 2019 would know by now the starting dates for registration and orientation. Take note of the expected day to arrive at the university. 



If you have any questions about the 2021 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 2021.

DHERST would have, also, made all the travelling arrangements and provided needed logistical support. Contact your reliable friends, relatives or university if there is any changes to the dates. 

Generally, all should be according to plan, so arrive at your university at the start of the registration week. For those whose names are on the non-school leavers’ acceptance list for 2019, be reminded of the following starting dates. 

1. UPNG 
University of Papua New Guinea has *not* clearly marked the start of registration and orientation week. PNG Insight understands that all fees are to be paid by 'Monday, 11th February 2019 before you can be cleared for registration.

2. UNITECH
PNG University of Technology first semester, 2019 registration will be conducted from 28th January to 3rd February 2019. You should plan to be on campus for the registration on the morning of 28th January 2019.

3. DWU
Student Registration and Orientation Week commences on Monday 4th February 2019. The first and second year students will commence their Registration process on Monday 4th of February 2019. 

The third and fourth year students will commence registration on Tuesday 5th of February 2019. Registration will be at St. John Paul II Hall. Thus, all student must be on campus by February 3rd, 2019.

4. PAU
Check the Pacific Adventist University website for latest details. No info for 2019 registration was available (or I may have missed it) at the time of this dates compilation. 

Last year (2018) the registration and orientation took place in the second week of February 2018. Please confirm if you need if you still need to know when PAU registration for new and continuing starts.

5. UNRE
PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment registration and orientation start on Monday 25th March 2019. First semester lectures begin on Monday 21st April 2019. 

Students should be at the campus starting Wednesday 20th March 2019.

6. UoG
University of Goroka *orientation* for all new students will be from the 11th -15th February 2019.

*Registration* for all students - both school leavers and non-school leavers - will be from the 18th to the 28th February 2019. 

Late Registration is only on the 1st of March 2019. The fee of K200 is charged for the late registration.

Make fee payments to universities as instructed on letters you may have received. Also travel to the universities on the date given to you. 

It is important that you speak to your universities admin directly if there are any pressing issues needed ironing-out prior to the commencement of the lectures. 


GRADE 12 SLF GRACE PERIOD: How to Adjust Choices on School Leavers Form


The school leavers' choices every Grade 12 student make each year is important. Many good students missed out on being selected, simply because they have not received proper guidance to make the right choice on the School Leavers Form (SLF).

Grade 12 SLF Guide Hint and Tips

I believe if the right direction was provided by the education leaders, students with good marks will increase their chances of entering a higher learning institution.

Good marks are marks with a GPA above the required GPA for higher education entry. For example, one school leaver said:

'I have a GPA of 2.8 and I cannot be offered a space in any of these (higher) institutions...confused?'

A GPA of 2.8 would mean that the student scored Bs and higher Cs. But, why had the student missed the selection to a university, or college, or vocational centre on government scholarship?

There are two important factors that disadvantaged capable students from entering the universities, colleges, or vocational and technical colleges:

1. The increasing number of students passing out of grade 12.

Take a look at the graph and you will realise that the number of students has increased since 2014. By contrast, spaces at tertiary institutions remained relatively low - only 20% of students were selected to continue after Grade 12 each year between 2014 and 2016. 

Unlike the 80s and 90s when there was a handful of National High Schools, today many secondary schools have been established in every province in the country. As the number of secondary schools increases, the number of students also increases. The competition is stiff. 

That is for every space available at a tertiary institution (under HECAS), five students are applying for it. 

2. Students choices on the  SLF

In fact, a 'funnel effect' takes hold where only the student with very good Grade 12 marks and good choices on SLF gets the preference during selections for university or college entries. It is absolutely important that you get both factors (Grade 12 marks +  SLF choice) right. 

Do not let your years of hard work and good marks go to waste. If you are an A, or B or C+ student, follow this rule-of-thumb to get a government scholarship into a tertiary institution:

  • SLF Choice 1 -    University
  • SLF Choice 2 -    College/Technical Institute 
  • SLF Choice 3 -    Vocational/Technical Centre

3. STAT- Test

The third and most important point to consider when applying for UNITECH or UOG is to sit for the STAT-P (aptitude) test if you are a School Leaver; or the entrance exam if you are a non-SL. All principals and deputy principal academic have to ensure their students intending to attend UNITECH or UOG must sit the entry test - it is mandatory.

It is anticipated that the University of Natural Science and Environment will also conduct entry tests in the future. Get more details on STAT-P, click HERE.

For the non-school leavers, avoid putting a university program as your second choice on your SLF - you are NOT going to make it. University choice on the SLF must be choice #1 if you believe that you will 'smash' the end of the year Grade 12 examinations.

Grade 12 Grade Period - Adjusting Choice

DHERST has not given students the opportunity to adjust their choice. The online School Leavers Choice system makes it easy for students to do just that - changing the choice on you SLF. 

This is plus for students as it gives you the best chance to match your Grade 12 final marks to the institutions of your choices as discussed in point 2, above.

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