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.

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.

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. 

2021 Non-school Leavers Selection Lists : UPNG, UOG, UNRE, PAU, DWU and UNITECH

The 6 PNG Universities application forms for entry into 2021 academic year were available online, or in pdf, mid-year 2020. Many new and continuing students are now awaiting the selection list to come out. The dates for the release of the non-school leavers' selection list for 2021 is usually released by the institution. 

UPDATE: By now many applicants would have applied and waited for a response from the universities. The best place to check the 2021 non-school leavers' selection list is the universities websites. 


2021 Non-school leavers (apply directly to the universities)

Be reminded that at the beginning of the year, many of the undergrad study programs in-country would have been filled by the 2021  grade 12 intakes. That means that any grade 12 students (with good grades, or upgraded grades, who wish to apply directly to the universities) may have to wait until May or June 2021 to apply to the universities for consideration into 2022 academic year.

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The post-grad students - part-time or full-time - have this time before the academic year 2020 starts to apply. To download application forms or apply online to one of the six unis in PNG, follow the quick and direct links.

2021 PNG Universities Acceptance List - General  info

Application info such as the tuition fee and application due dates for 2020/2021 can be obtained from the universities. Check with the university of your choice before for the 2021 non-school leavers acceptance list, admittance, registrations and academic calendar.

Applications for PNG Universities 

Perhaps it is important to note that UPNG is the only university at present that process application online. The other 5 PNG universities accept application in pdf form. Applicants will have to complete the application offline and sent it to the respective universities.

All in all, the list will help applicants access the application forms quick and easy. Leave a comment below if you require assistance. 

PNG Universities information pages 

In response to the requests for NSL and SL selection lists for the 6 PNG universities year-on-year, PNG Insight has included some *new* information about PNG Universities to help. Some useful details include:
  • the academic calendars
  • course information
  • contact numbers
  • schools and faculties 
  • Admission and acceptance listing info
Click on the link to the universities info pages

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

About PNG Insight

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Grade 11 Selection List - updated students information

The Grade 11 Selection List for 2019 PDF files are online. As usual, the list of schools' intakes are arranged by regions and easily accessible via the link below.

NOTE: An updated version of this post is available 2020 GRADE 11 SELECTION LIST NOW OUT
Grade 11 Selection 2019

Info for key stakeholders

Parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders can download the files and check for their children's names. Here is a quicker way to search for the new grade 11 students' names on the PDF file:

1. Download the right regional file

The 2019 Grade 11 selection list is available online at the NDOE (National Department of Education) website. There, you'll find both the secondary and National High schools selection list. Link provided above.

2. Use the PDF search bar

It can take a long time locating a student's name among the thousands of students. To make it easy, type the name of the student in the search bar and click search. If the name is on the selection list for 2019, it will appear in a matter of seconds. Fast.

3. Confirm the name and school

It is important to make sure the selected student from the *feeder* school goes to the right upper secondary school. You can do that by cross-check the selection list or confirm with the school admin.

Grade 11 students things to do before 2019 school year starts...

1. Confirm your name with school list. Important.

This is an ideal time to correct any spelling error or misunderstanding. If it means  calling the school, the new Grade 11 student and parents may have to do that before school starts. Iron out any misunderstanding your may have as the key stakeholder.

2. Visit the school

Many town schools are day-schools but it is better to visit your school before the academic year 2019 starts. This is vital as parents and you may meet the teachers and school admin, and get information prior to starting school. 

3. Prepare for the academic year

Your will need new clothes, uniforms and shoes before p classes commence. But above all, it is a must to have pens (key tools to write with), ruler, bag and calculator (for use in maths lessons). Only buy things you'll need and can think of. Anything you do not need now can be collected later.

4. Prepare your mind

Education is becoming very competitive. If you're a 2019 Grade 11 selected student you must start early by preparing your mind. Set target for the national grade 12 exams and work towards it.  

One thing I must add here is reading - read as many books as you can. Read out loud. Read in silence. Read books.

 You want to be intelligent?

5. Do the extra

The student's whose names are on the 2019 Grade 11 selection list are celebrating. You can celebrate in style too. Do some charity work. Or be a good Samaritan. Do good works in secret and unintentionally. The good you do now will come back to you in amazing ways. Tenfold. 

Hope you have a good and fulfilling year.

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UNITEC Post Graduate Assistant Program applications, info and program list

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.

2019 Application Form

Shown is a list of PNG Unitech invite for applications to admission into the Postgraduate Programs and contact and other application info.

For 2019 UNITECH application form click on this link.

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 

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 

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)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD - Course Work)
a) Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture
b) Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
c) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics

Entry Requirements:

a) An Application for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall have a Master’s degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research. Proven track record of research and working experiences are needed to apply for PhD. Candidates are strongly advised to contact the relevant department before submitting the application.

b) An application for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) shall have either:

i) A Merit degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee, OR 
ii) A Bachelor degree of Honors standard from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee 
iii) Relevant first degree with an industry experience of more than two years.

c) An application for admission to candidature for the Course based Master program shall have either;
i) A Postgraduate Diploma of recognized tertiary institution, OR 
ii) A Bachelor degree of a tertiary institution in a recognized field of study appropriate to the proposed course of advanced study.

d) An application for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall have either:
i) A Bachelors degree of a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed. 
ii) Final year students are also encouraged to apply.

Please visit for a copy of the application form or email:

For any information regarding PG program, email to:

Faxed application will not be accepted. A non-refundable application processing fee of K220 be deposited into; Unitech Trust Funds A/C: 0011188172, ANZ LAE.

Please send in duly completed applications along with copies of certificates, transcripts, and other necessary documents by 15th July, 2016 to the following address or email below;
Mr. Gabriel Paul 
Executive Officer 
Postgraduate Committee 
PNG University of Technology 
Private Mail Bag, Lae 411, M.P. 
Phone: 473 4280/4474 Fax: 475 7667 
Email: or

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