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In-PNG Scholarships

About 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 awardees 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.

These scholarships are for study in PNG only (not Australia).

Scholarship benefits

  • Course fees and on-campus accommodation
  • A fortnightly contribution to  your 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 awardees)
  • 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 (s)
  • 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.


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

The Australian Government offers scholarships in the following study areas in PNG



Diploma in General Nursing


Bachelor of Midwifery


Maritime Cadetships for Women


Diploma in Primary Teaching


Bachelor of Secondary Teaching

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