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

Female maritime cadets aim high on the high seas

Female maritime cadets aim high on the high seas

From Papua New Guinea to Singapore, New Caledonia, Fiji and Australia, five young Papua New Guinean women are following their dreams of becoming future deck officers in the maritime industry – and experiencing new cultures and professional challenges in the process....

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Kumuno fulfils ambition to make a difference as a nurse

Kumuno fulfils ambition to make a difference as a nurse

For Kumuno Cliff, wanting to give back to the community in a tangible way has been a motivating factor for many years – and a key reason why he applied for an Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship in 2018. ‘Growing up, since primary to secondary school I wanted to be a...

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