Poruan Temu from PNG recenly completed his Master of Information Technology at the University of Queensland. Photo credit. australianawardspng.com 

Australia Awards provide Papua New Guineans with the opportunity to study in Australia and obtain tertiary qualifications from participating Australian Institutions.

Australia Awards aims to further develop the skills and expertise of Papua New Guineans so they can contribute to Papua New Guinea’s development. They are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to Papua New G
uinea’s existing and future leaders. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change, influence Papua New Guinea’s development and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.


Before you can apply you must first check you have met the eligibility criteria. Once you have met the criteria you will be required to provide your contact information in order to receive the application form via your personal email address. Go through each of the steps below.

Eligibility – check that you meet the eligibility criteria first before you can apply.
Application process – how to submit my application?

Priority fields of study – what are the areas of priority development that I should know?
Category type – which category can I apply under?

Levels of study – can I study at Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters or Doctorate levels?
Participating Australian Institutions – which institutions can I study at?

Useful websites – where can I access more useful information?

Frequently asked questions – tips to help guide your research when applying.
Resources – informative documents and videos to help applicants submit a strong application.

How to apply

Go to the Official Website on >> Australian Awards for PNG 

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