Study In Australia

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Scholars undertake long-term study and research in priority sectors at universities across Australia.  They develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links between Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Join us for an opportunity to gain a world-class education and become an emerging leader with strong links to Australia. Through the Australian Government’s Australia Awards Scholarships, your career will benefit from new knowledge, leadership skills and the links you create through our global alumni network.

Public category

If you are a public servant, please check with your human resource manager or SD&T officer if you are listed on your organisation’s Learning and Development Plan and are therefore eligible to be nominated for overseas training. If you have further questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Department of Personnel Management on 3276382/358 before registering your interest. Public servants are not allowed to apply under the open category.

Australia Awards PNG does not work through any education agents.


Intake 2023 key dates

Dates are subject to change.
     Important Date               Activity
7 December 2022 – 1 February 2023 Registration of expression of interest
1 February 2023 Applications open
1 February – 31 March 2023 Information session and individual consultation for applicants who registered their interest
3 May 2023

Applications close, 12 midnight PNG time (extended from 1 May)

30 May – 23 June Assessment and shortlisting of candidates
17 – 21 July 2023 Interview of shortlisted applicants
21 – 22 July 2023 Essay and English language tests
Early September 2023 Provisional priority candidates and unsuccessful applicants informed
2 – 20 October 2023 Pre-departure training
November 2023 – January 2024 Institution placement, health checks and visa processing
January 2024 Awardees begin mobilisation to Australia


Intake 2021 Awards for Masters by Coursework


Intake 2021 Awards to Female Applicants


Intake 2021 Awards to Public Sector Employees


Intake 2021 Awards to People Working in the Provinces

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