18 November 2016
Applications for study in Australia in 2018 through the prestigious Australia Award Scholarships are now open.
The Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for aspiring Papua New Guineans to research and study for an internationally recognised tertiary qualification at an Australian university and to develop professionally.
Australian High Commission Counsellor (Education) Susan Edgecombe said Papua New Guineans who are passionate about making a positive difference and committed to contributing to Papua New Guinea’s development are invited to apply.
The Australia Awards Program is an initiative of the Australian Government. The scholarships provided through the program help to address human resource gaps in key development priority sectors agreed by the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia.
This year, applications will be considered in the priority fields of education, health, governance, law and and justice, transport and infrastructure.
Applications are encouraged from applicants committed to contributing to the development of Papua New Guinea including women, persons with disability and people living and working in the provinces.
“Applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship is a highly competitive process. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Australia Awards – PNG website to complete an eligibility test and access resources to help them submit a strong application,” Ms Edgecombe said.
“Applicants in Port Moresby, can visit the Australia Awards – PNG Information Centre located in Downtown Port Moresby at Port Tower, Hunter Street to browse through institutional handbooks and access computers with internet access to research courses in Australia,” she said.
The Australian Government has provided scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in Australia for over 40 years. Since 1996, more than 2,000 Papua New Guineans have successfully completed their studies in Australia.
Australia Awards provides opportunities for individuals to connect with each other to share knowledge and promote the enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Applications for the 2018 intake are open until 28 February 2017. Further information about Australia Awards Scholarships can be found at: http://www.australiaawardspng.org/scholarships/