Welcome to Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea

Australia Awards Scholarships - applications open until 30 April 2021
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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

Going solo no barrier for community-focused Madang midwife

Going solo no barrier for community-focused Madang midwife

Brenda Letag knows a thing or two about professional challenges – and what it takes to overcome them. Ms Letag is the only midwife at the busy Bogia Health Centre in Madang Province. Her skills and judgement are put to the test every day as she works to ensure...

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Six female scholars chart course for maritime career

Six female scholars chart course for maritime career

Six women are charting a course in the maritime sector under a continuing partnership between Australia Awards Papua New Guinea and Steamships/Swire consortium that’s building practical skills and supporting gender equality. The Australia Awards Maritime Scholarships...

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Health Economics graduates making an impact in PNG

Health Economics graduates making an impact in PNG

Health professionals from Papua New Guinea (PNG), who completed a 12-week Graduate Certificate in Health Economics at Griffith University last year, have returned home keen to apply their new skills and make a difference. 23 health workers participated in the study...

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