Applying for a Scholarship

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Applications must be made online at the Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System (OASIS) website.

To apply you need to use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox on a desktop computer not a mobile device when applying on OASIS.

Submit your application two weeks before the deadline to allow AAPNG to check if your application complies with the requirements. Avoid submitting on the last day. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

For instructions on how to complete your online application, please refer to the Applicant Information Booklet, as well as the OASIS Intake 2021 Application User Guide.

Applications open on 1 February 2020 and will now close on 30 June 2020 (midnight PNG time).

Hard copy and emailed applications will not be accepted for Intake 2021.


Application checklist

  • I completed all compulsory questions on the online application system
  • Under Documents tab of application, I have attached:
    • Valid identification documents (NID, birth certificate, passport)
    • A copy of my appropriately certified academic documents
    • Reintegration Plan
    • Academic and employment referee reports
    • Curriculum vitae (using AAPNG template)
  • Research applicants only, I have also attached:
    • Supervisors confirmation
    • Research proposal summary (using AAPNG template)
    • Two academic referee reports
    • Any published articles (if applicable)

Key dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the assessment and selection process for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2021 has been rescheduled to the following dates:

30 June Applications close
17 August – 21 September 2020 Shortlisting of candidates
26 – 31 October 2020 English language tests
26 October – 4 November 2020 Selection panel interviews
7 December 2020 Announcement of provisional awardees
December 2020 – February 2021  Institution placements, health checks and visa processing
11 – 29 January 2021  Pre-departure training in Port Moresby
April 2021 Awardees begin mobilising for Semester 2, 2021 commencement

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