Australia Awards Papua New Guinea
Australia Awards PNG
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, awardees develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Papua New Guinea.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and those from the provinces.
Australia Awards – About Us
Australia Awards Papua New Guinea are designed to promote knowledge and leadership, and enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Our goal is to contribute to building a qualified workforce, filling critical human resource gaps, and supporting good leadership in Papua New Guinea, thereby assisting with addressing the nation’s economic and development challenges.
Australia Awards Papua New Guinea offers three study options:
- Australia Awards Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
- Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps; and
- Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short-term professional development study in Australia.
Australia Awards Scholarships
Australia Awards Scholarships aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries. The opportunities provided develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.
Australia Awards are merit-based scholarships. We are committed to ensuring an equal representation of women and men and that persons with disability and people living and working in rural areas are provided fair access to pursuing further studies under an Australia Award.
PNG Priority Sectors
Every year, both the Governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea agree on priority sectors that will target key development areas. In PNG these include: agriculture, education, governance, health, law and justice, transport and infrastructure.
Australia Awards Papua New Guinea Priority Sectors
PNG’s first soft tissue remedial therapist, Brian Kwaragu has achieved many things despite his vision impairment. Supported by Australia Awards PNG, Brian set out to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy) and his profession has created...
Glenda Supring (pictured above, centre) could not contain her excitement as she recounted the details of recent business opportunities that she received after Australia Award PNG published her story and the Australian High Commission posted it on their Facebook page...
Overcrowded classrooms and a scarcity of teachers in the Wapenamanda District of Enga Province means teachers can have classes of fifty students, leaving little time for one-on-one learning. Rachel Koralyo, a teacher aide with a science degree and no teaching...