Thursday, January 15, 2015

Papua New Guinea Government Scholarships

Students who are awarded PNG government scholarships reside
at the University Campus. Photo: University of Goroka student
residential halls. 
The Papua New Guinea Government provides scholarships for national students.  The scholarship is called  PNG Tertiary Education Study Assistance Scheme (TESAS). This scholarship is available for Papua New Guinea national students only. Papua New Guinea students who have completed Grade 12 level equivalent  overseas can apply for this scholarship if only want to study in Papua New Guinea. 

TESAS scholarships currently available in two categories:

Academic Excellence Scholarship Category (AES) is available to students who are in the top 5% of the institution's academic performance (achieving a semester GPA of 3.6 or more in both semesters). TESAS-AES meets K3, 600 of the fees and students meet the difference in fees.

High Education Contribution Assistance Scheme Category (HECAS) is available to students who are in the next 48% of the institutions academic performance, or have a semester GPA between 2.0 to 3.5. TESAS-HECAS meets K2, 700 of the fees and students meet the difference in fees.
TESAS scholarships are available only to PNG students.  For full details, conditions and requirements about the TESAS scholarships and how to apply, please contact the Office of Higher Education (OHE) or visit their website: 

Scholarships For International Students

Papua New Guinea Government (initiated by Sir Michael Somare) provides K3 million scholarships for Pacific Islands students. Pacific Island students can apply for this scholarships. Students who get scholarships are sent to Papua New Guinea universities such as, Divine Word University, University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology, University of Goroka, University of Natural Resources & Science and Pacific Adventist University. 

How to apply
This scholarship is administered by PNG embassies/High Commissions in each Pacific Island countries. Students should visit the nearest PNG Embassies or High commissions for application forms. 

Other Scholarships in Papua New Guinea

Provincial Government Scholarships
Some provincial governments in PNG provide scholarship and financial assistance to students studying at higher education institutions.  Currently the following governments are providing some financial assistance. 

Enga Province
Morobe Province
Contact your provincial government office for more information