Update: Intake 2019 is now closed for applications

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships to commence study in 2019 are now open – but the process is competitive so it’s important to start preparing early.

Information sessions will be held in Port Moresby and across the nation. Australia Awards – PNG representatives will be available to ensure potential applicants understand the objectives and application process.

Experienced professionals who are able to demonstrate a contribution in the health, education, governance, law and justice, transport and infrastructure, agriculture or social support sectors are encouraged to apply.

Previous awardees have made invaluable contributions to the advancement of Papua New Guinea and Ms Suzanne Edgecombe, Counsellor (Education) at the Australian High Commission, is confident that successful applicants for Intake 2019 will return from their experience with the tools to become equally great leaders in their fields.

“The Australian Government is working in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea to help build development capacity within the country’s working professionals,” she said.

“Australian Awards alumni are active agents of change and contribute wonderfully to the development of Papua New Guinea.”

“Also,” said Ms Edgecombe, who hopes to motivate an inclusive range of candidates. “Women, people living with a disability and residents of regional provinces are particularly encouraged to consider applying.”

People living and working in remote locations are encouraged to apply. For further information on information sessions in the provinces, you can find a schedule here.

Applications will close 28 February 2018, so start preparing now.