Non School Leaver Application Forms for Universities in PNG – 2023

 Study in Papua New Guinea : There are eight (8) universities in Papua New Guinea. Only six (6) of these universities accept/ enroll international students.  These universities are

  1. University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG)  - Port Moresby  , NCD
  2. University of Technology (Unitech)   -  Lae, Morobe Province 
  3. University of Goroka (UoG)    - Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province
  4. Divine Word University (DWU) – Madang , Madang Province 
  5. Pacific Adventist University (PAU) – Port Moresby , NCD
  6. PNG University of Natural Resources & Environment (PNGUNRE) – Vudal , East New Britain Province
  7. Western Pacific University (WPU) – Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province
  8. IBS University  (IBSU) (Private)  - Port Moresby, NCD

Note : The universities from 1 – 6 listed above accept international students. 

Application Process

There are two ways applications are accepted by PNG Universities. These are through

  • Non School leavers Applications
  • School Leavers Applications

Non School Leavers

There are four groups of students who can apply through the non-school leavers application for those who wish to study in Papua New Guinea 

  1. Local Students who are not current Grade 12 Students.
  2. PNG Students who are studying overseas 
  3. International Students
  4. Post Graduate Students (Honours, Masters, PhD) 

Method of Application . Online application as well as manual applications are accepted by the universities. 

See the status of Non School leavers Application at the end of this post. 

School Leavers

School Leavers are those currently doing Grade 12 and will complete secondary education at the end of the year. These students DO NOT have to fill the Non school leavers forms. However, the following applications must be filled by the students.  These are

Non School Leaver Forms for PNG Universities – 2023

The following are the status of Non School Leaver forms for PNG universities. Both International Students and local students can download the forms or apply online where applicable.  

Non School Leavers Application Due dates

The Application dues dates for most of these universities are in August. Dates are also shown on the Application Forms. Please follow the links mentioned above to view the due dates. 


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