Bachelor of Midwifery

Applications for study in 2021 are now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020


Bachelor of Midwifery

Midwifery scholars and graduates contribute to quality maternal and child health outcomes across PNG

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea will offer scholarships to undertake a Bachelor of Midwifery in 2021 at the following institutions:

  • Pacific Adventist University (1.5 years)
  • St Mary’s School of Nursing (1.5 years, women only)
  • University of Goroka (1.5 years)
  • University of Papua New Guinea (1.5 years)

Women and people living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

This scholarship is for study in PNG only (not Australia), and is open to women and men who hold a PNG nursing qualification.


Eligibility Requirements

  • meet the conditions of entry for your preferred institution(s)
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship for misconduct
  • hold a PNG nursing qualification (Diploma or above)
  • have two years’ minimum recent employment as a practising nurse
  • be fully registered with the PNG Nursing Council
  • if employed in a NGO facility, have endorsement from your employer for leave with or without pay
  • if you are permanent employee of a Government of PNG health service, you must have employer approval via the training committee process in accordance with PNG National Public Service General Order Training

How to apply

  • Download and complete the application form electronically or print off and complete by hand
  • Email your application in PDF format on or before the closing date by email to
  • Alternatively, you can send directly by mail in a sealed envelop. Application enveloped stamped after closing date or received 14 days after closing date will not be considered.
  • You can also submit your application directly to preferred institutions, but you MUST contact Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship Team to immediately register that you have submitted your application
  • Your academic certificates/transcripts must be certified by the Commissioner of Oaths and be dated 2019 or 2020

Additional information

Disability Inclusive Support

People with disability who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants may be able to access additional support to enhance their study experience. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to share information about their disability in their application. Click here to read more


The Australian Government takes a zero-tolerance approach to fraud. All application documents will be verified and if found fraudulent applicants will be excluded for consideration for this scholarship and any future Australia Awards. If application fraud is detected after a scholarship is awarded, the scholarship will be immediately terminated

More Information

For further information contact the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships team:
t: 3211 766 / 7373 3800
m: 7014 1974 or 7275 9270 or 7073 5219 or 7051 1405

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020