Study Possibilities

Masters by Coursework

The majority of scholarships for PNG awardees are offered for studying a Masters by Coursework.

A Masters by Coursework is a postgraduate degree comprising of core units and elective units of study. It involves attending classes, tutorials, participating in group work, and completing compulsory readings and assessments to an agreed timetable.  

Please use the Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to research your course options. (cricos.education.gov.au)

For more information, please refer to the Applicant Information Booklet.

Research

Australia Awards offer a very limited number of master by research, professional doctorate, and PhD scholarships to support capacity development at PNG higher education and research institutions. (Less than five awards per year.)

Eligibility for research scholarships

  • Currently hold a teaching or research role, and
  • Currently work at a PNG higher education and research institution

For more information, please refer to the Research Scholarship Factsheet.

Undergraduate 

Generally, we do not offer undergraduate (Bachelor level) scholarships.

Undergraduate scholarship awards are only offered in very rare circumstances. Less than five undergraduate scholarships are awarded each year.

Undergraduate awards are restricted to:

  • Topics that cannot be studied in PNG, and/or
  • For people living with disability

All undergraduate applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for scholarships, including at least two years of work experience. School leavers without relevant work experience are not eligible to apply.  

For more information please refer to the Undergraduate Scholarship Factsheet .

Six priority sectors and their possible study topics

Sector and study priorities reflect the priorities of the PNG-Australia Partnership and the PNG Medium Term Development Plan III.
Course preferences must be justified by applicants in their application. Any study topic within the six priority sectors may be considered, but priority study topics are encouraged. Refer to the Applicant Information Booklet for more information.

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Agriculture

Agribusiness
Agricultural economics
Aquaculture and marine studies
Biosecurity
Climate change studies
Conservation sciences
Fisheries
Food security
Forestry
Horticulture
Plant science and technology
Soil Science
Supply chain management, supply chain innovation and logistics studies
Sustainable agriculture

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Health

Audiology
Clinical education
Companion animal studies
Epidemiology
Exercise science
Health
facility/infrastructure management
Family and sexual violence prevention
Family planning
Health economics
Health information management
Health management
Health promotion
Immunology, Infection and Microbiology
Infectious diseases
Logistics management
Mental health
Midwifery
Nutrition and dietetics
Occupational health and safety, and environmental health
Occupational therapy and rehabilitative services
Orthotics and prosthetics
Physiotherapy
Population health
Public health
Sexual and reproductive health
Speech therapy

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Education

Clinical education
Climate Change studies
Dietetics and nutrition (for schools)
Digital learning and technology (for teaching)
Education
Education leadership
Exercise and sports science
Health education
Health Promotion for schools
Human movement (sports teaching)
Mathematics teaching
Nutrition and population health for schools
Outdoor and environmental education
Reading and literacy
Science teaching
Secondary education
Special and Inclusive Education
Sports education
Sustainable Development
Teaching Practice

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Law & Justice

Commercial Law
Criminology and corrections
Cybersecurity/ Cyber-governance
Employment/Labour Relations Law
Environmental Law
Health/Medical
Law
Human Rights Law (including disability)
Forensic science
Intellectual Property Law
Justice and regulation
Maritime policy
Police studies
Security Policy
Security and Strategic Studies
Security management

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Governance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance law
Business
Business economics
Climate change
Disability policy and practice
Economics and public policy
Electronic business/e-commerce
Construction Law
Entrepreneurship
Environmental design
Environmental engineering and pollution control
Environmental governance
Environmental law and policy
Environmental management
Environmental planning
Environmental and resource economics
Environmental risk assessment and remediation
Evaluation
Finance
Governance and leadership
Innovation and Enterprise
Leadership
Mining/Energy/Resources Law
Risk management
Sustainable built environment
Sustainable development
Sustainability and climate policy

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Transport & Infrastructure

Civil engineering
Design Science
Disaster Resilience
Emergency and disaster management
Engineering
Environmental governance
Environmental planning
Facilities Management
Fire Safety and Risk Engineering
Geoscience
Geographic Information Science
Geology and Geophysics
Health management
Hydrology
Infectious disease intelligence
Integrated Water Management
Marine engineering
Marine and logistics management
Mining engineering
Petroleum engineering and geoscience
Planning; Public health
Sustainable Development
Urban, environment and regional planning;
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water Treatment
Water Resource Management

Where Can I Study?

You may choose to study at an Australian institution, which has a course listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website. There are more than 40 institutions to choose from. You must nominate course preferences listed on the CRICOS website. Please also refer to the Study in Australia website.
Possible Australian institutions (in alphabetical order):

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