Study at the University of Papua New Guinea

 Welcome to study in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and to study at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). The University of Papua New Guinea is the premier university in the South Pacific apart from Australia and New Zealand. The university is located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Thousands of students both local and international students study at the university every year. 

Study at the University of Papua New Guinea
Study at the University of Papua New Guinea . Photo credit  to UPNG ICT

The university has the following Vision and Mission 

Vision

The Vision of The University of Papua New Guinea is to be the Premier University dedicated to excellence and providing quality education, research, and service to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

 Mission

The Mission of The University of Papua New Guinea is to deliver excellent education and research results for nation building and global advancement towards an innovative and empowered society.


  • Course programs and Admission Requirements at the University of Papua New Guinea 

The University of Papua New Guinea offers some of the top courses from Diploma to PhD programs. The university has five main schools where different course programs are offered  through undergraduate and post graduate studies. Below are the lists of schools within the university. 

  •  School of Business & Public Policy - Course Programs and Entry Requirements 
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences - Course Programs and Entry Requirements 
  • School of Law - Course Programs and Entry Requirements 
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences - Course Programs and Entry Requirements 
  • School of Natural & Physical Sciences - Course Programs and Entry Requirements 

 The entry requirements differ from school to school. Check out admission requirements and course programs for each school on the links available above. 

How to Apply to study at University of Papua New Guinea

There are two processes to apply to study at the University of Papua New Guinea. These are

  • School Leavers Applications 
  • Non School Leavers Applications 

School Leavers : School leavers are for currently Grade 12s who are studying at Secondary Schools and National High Schools in Papua New Guinea. There is no application for this group of students. However, Grade 12 students must fill in the School Leavers Forms both Online (NOAS) and manually. The PNG Department of Higher Education, Research , Science and Technology (DHERST) does the selections annually.  Note:  International students are ineligible for this program. 


Non School Leavers : International Students, Non Grade 12 students and Post Graduate Students must apply through the Non School Leavers application.  The application forms are usually released by the university in July. 

Applications for 2022 are now Open

Services available at the University of Papua New Guinea

If you are coming to study at the University of Papua New Guinea, you expect to find this services at the university campus. 

  • Information & Communication Technology -Wifi, email accounts
  • Library Services
  • Student Services
  • Uniforce Security Services - security 
  • University Bookshop
  • Public Relations & Event Management
  • Physical Facilities Management
  • Health Services
  • Post Office
  • Bank ATMs 
  • Dinning Halls
  • Residential Halls
  • Shop 

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