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 Global Alumni
Australia’s global alumni community includes people from around the world who engage in an Australian education or training experience in Australia and offshore. It also includes Australians who study, research and undertake professional development overseas.
Celebrating Australian alumni
Australia’s global alumni are highly talented, globally mobile, and empowered by their world-class Australian education. They are current and future leaders, influencers and change-makers. Individually and collectively, Australia’s global alumni are helping to shape the world around them.
PNG Australia Alumni Association
The Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association empowers our members to contribute to the growth and development of Papua New Guinea and to foster productive relationships between Australia and PNG.
Australia Awards PNG Stories
In the ever-evolving digital world, technology is continuously changing our lives and the way we are doing things. This is why mathematics and computing teacher Raphael Ulka (pictured above), is encouraging his students to research and learn as much as they can about...
Challenges in pursuing education is a familiar story across Papua New Guinea. For father of three John Timothy (pictured above), such a story is all too real. Now that he's about to complete his master's degree as an Australia Awards scholar, John looks back on his...
Rose Begani (pictured above) admits she was hesitant at first to get a COVID-19 vaccination but that soon changed after she researched and examined the facts. “I considered that vaccines have saved lives from preventable diseases such as polio, smallpox and TB and...