Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards provide Papua New Guineans with the opportunity to study in Australia and obtain tertiary qualifications from Australian Institutions.

Australia Awards aims to further develop the skills and expertise of Papua New Guineans so they can contribute to Papua New Guinea’s development. They are prestigious awards offered by the Australian Government to Papua New Guinea’s existing and future leaders. Through study and research, recipients develop the knowledge and skills to drive change, influence Papua New Guinea’s development and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Applications for studies commencing in 2019 are now closed.



Poruan Temu recenly completed his Master of Information Technology at the University of Queensland

"I believe that it is very important that our country has qualified, specialist Papua New Guineans, who can make informed decisions on how best to utilise modern technology to deliver effective healthcare to those who need it most. I plan to use the new skills and knowledge that I will gain from my Master’s program to pioneer E-healthcare in Papua New Guinea. "