Study in PNG

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Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships provide training in priority areas identified by the Papua New Guinean and Australian Governments and are delivered through selected partner institutions in PNG. The Australian Government is committed to promoting gender equity, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and encourages women, people with disability and people from rural and remote locations to apply for an In-PNG Scholarship.

Australia Awards In-PNG Benefits:

  • mobilisation and demobilisation travel to and from your province of residence to your chosen institution
  • medical kit (for nursing and midwifery awardees)
  • ‘reunion’ travel at Christmas if you are undertaking a program of study for more than 12 months
  • all tuition fees, and on-campus accommodation (if you are residing on-campus)
  • a one-off establishment allowance
  • a fortnightly contribution to your living expenses
  • contribution to medical expense for your study duration
  • on-award enrichment programs including support to prepare to enter the workforce on graduation
  • membership for one year as an associate member of the PNG- Australia Alumni Association (on successful graduation)

Passionate to educate

Joshua Yowani saw the lack of teachers in his village as an obstacle to a better future for his people. “I wanted to be a teacher so I could educate students in my society, and they could contribute to developing our province.” Apart from teaching the children, he also wanted to be a role model, opening their eyes to more possibilities for the future.

Commemorating Seafarer’s Day: Celebrating Women in Maritime

Today, on Seafarer’s Day, we appreciate the extraordinary women who are part of the maritime industry, paving the way for aspiring women seafarers. These remarkable individuals are part of the Australia Awards Maritime Scholarship Program for women, an initiative established through…