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 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.

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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:

Equal Opportunity

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.

News & Opportunities

Short Course Awards

Applications Open Now

Australia Awards PNG offers a range of Short Course Awards (SCA) annually supporting the development of Papua New Guineans’ knowledge and skills in priority human resource development areas; and enhancing…

Australia Awards Scholarships

Applications Open Now

Join us for an opportunity to gain a world-class education and become an emerging leader with strong links to Australia. Applications for study commencing in Australia in 2025 are now open.

Alumni Grant Scheme

Applications Closed

The Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) is an initiative of Australia Awards PNG, to support alumni to contribute to Papua New Guinea’s development and maintain connections with Australia.