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 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, and transport and infrastructure.
Australia Awards PNG Stories
“When more men participate in gender-based violence (GBV) counselling, more men will be GBV sensitized and there will be a paradigm shift in men’s worldview on this problem.” Jerom Kendino is a case manager and counsellor at Lifeline PNG in Port Moresby. The...
"There is nothing better than seeing a human being alleviated from emotional, psychological, spiritual, and relational pain," says Jean Kupo, manager of the Family Support Centre (FSC) at Simbu Provincial Health Authority. Jean has trained more than 30 staff and...
“Many of the clients who came to me were traumatized by the experiences of the Bougainville crisis and I saw the need to equip myself with counselling skills,” Donovan says. Meet Donovan Tami, a welfare officer at Child and Family Services in the Autonomous Region of...