Study in PNG

In-PNG Scholarships

Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships are prominent awards offered by the Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea to support service delivery in Health, Education and Transport. Through study and training in PNG, scholarship recipients develop the knowledge and skills to drive change and to make positive contributions to social and economic development.

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.


Scholarship benefits

  • Tuition fees and on-campus accommodation (for those residing on-campus only)
  •  A fortnightly contribution to living expenses
  • A once-off establishment allowance
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation travel to and from province of residence to institution
  • ‘Reunion’ travel for study programs for more than 12 months
  • A health insurance policy for scholarship duration (for the awardee only)
  • A medical kit (for health awards)
  • On-award enrichment programs including support to prepare to enter the workforce on graduation
  • Membership fees (for one year) for the PNG-Australia Alumni Association.

To be eligible you must:

  • Meet the conditions of entry for your preferred institution
  • Be a citizen of Papua New Guinea (and be residing in PNG at the time of application)
  • Not be a dual citizen of Australia, be married or engaged to an Australian
  • Not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • Not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards Scholarship because of misconduct.

Eligibility and selection criteria for individual fields of study will be confirmed once applications are open.


The Australian Government takes a zero-tolerance approach to fraud. All application documents will be verified against applicant’s identity, and fraudulent applicants will be excluded for consideration for this scholarship and any future Australia Awards Scholarships. Fraudulent applicants will be reported to the police instances of any breach to PNG law.

Applications for Intake 2020 will open in mid-2019

Please check back on this page for application opening and closing dates.

In 2019, over 180 scholarships for study in PNG were offered for the following programs and institutions.


Diploma of Nursing

Enga College of Nursing
Lae School of Nursing


Bachelor of Midwifery

Lutheran School of Nursing
Pacific Adventist University
St Mary’s School of Nursing
University of Goroka
University of Papua New Guinea


Maritime Cadetships

PNG Maritime College


Certificate of Elementary Teaching

Enga Teachers College
Melanesia Nazarene Teachers College


Diploma of Primary Teaching

Sacred Heart Teachers College


Diploma of Secondary Teaching

St Peter Channel College

Applications for Intake 2020 will open in mid-2019

Please check back on this page for application opening and closing dates.

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