Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards provide Papua New Guineans with the opportunity to study in Australia and obtain tertiary qualifications from participating 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 international awards offered by the Australian Government to Papua New Guinea’s existing and future leaders. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change, influence Papua New Guinea’s development and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.



Before you can apply you must first check you have met the eligibility criteria. Once you have met the criteria you will be required to provide your contact information in order to receive the application form via your personal email address. Go through each of the steps below.

    1. Eligibility – check that you meet the eligibility criteria first before registering for the application form.
    2. Application process how to submit my application?
    3. Priority sectors and fields of study – what are the areas of priority development that I should know?
    4. Category type – which category can I apply under?
    5. Levels of study can I study at Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters or Doctorate levels?
    6. Participating Australian Institutions – which institutions can I study at?
    7. Useful websites – where can I access more useful information?
    8. Frequently asked questions – tips to help guide your research when applying.
    9. Resources – informative documents and videos to help applicants submit a strong application.


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

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. "