Welcome to Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea

Applications for In-PNG Scholarships Intake 2021 in midwifery are now open

Due to the State of Emergency declared in PNG related to coronavirus, our office is closed until further notice.

We continue to work remotely and we will post updates on this website.  You can also contact us by email as follows:

Long-term in-Australia Scholarships enquiries: scholarships AT australiaawardspng.org

In-PNG Scholarships enquiries: incountry AT australiaawardspng.org

Short Course Awards enquiries: fellowships AT australiaawardspng.org

PNG Australia Alumni Association enquiries: secretariat AT pngaaa.org

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Australia Awards in PNG

Australia’s international development assistance in Papua New Guinea helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability.

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 in Papua New Guinea

New generation of female scholars making their mark

New generation of female scholars making their mark

When Euodia Mosoro (pictured above, left) decided to develop her public health expertise through post-graduate study in Australia, she was driven by personal connections as much as professional ones. Euodia, from East Sepik, describes herself as a second-generation...

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Graduates giving back for PNG health

Graduates giving back for PNG health

As PNG continues its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Australia Awards Short Course graduates are sharing their health sector expertise around the country – at a time when this is more important than ever. Twenty-three PNG health professionals from 11...

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Skills sharing the main priority for new preceptors

Skills sharing the main priority for new preceptors

Their title might be unfamiliar to some.  But preceptors play a critical – if sometimes lesser-known – role in helping today’s healthcare students become tomorrow’s skilled practitioners. Preceptors are experienced health workers who mentor and assess student nurses...

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