Australia Awards

Australia Awards in 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 in Papua New Guinea offers three study options:

Australia Awards

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.

Visit the global Australia Awards site 

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, 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.

Visit the Global Alumni site

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.

Read the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy

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.

Visit the PNGAAA site

Australia Awards in PNG Stories

Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Tania Areori applied for an Australia Awards scholarship six years ago with the goal of becoming a veterinarian and contributing to animal health care in PNG. Dr Areori is now a qualified vet in PNG, having successfully completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with...

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Health is everybody’s business

Health is everybody’s business

When Dawaleia Norris (pictured above, first on left) completed a Master of Environmental Health with an Australia Awards Scholarship in 2019, dealing with a global pandemic was not in her plans. Fast forward to today, and Dawaleia is at the frontline. As a team leader...

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