Admission Requirements for Pacific Adventist University


Pacific Adventist University welcomes qualified applicants without regard   to race, colour, gender or status. While the Seventh-day Adventist  Church in the South Pacific sponsors and financially supports the University, and the majority of students are Seventh-day Adventists, the University requires no specific religious affiliation for admission. Subject to available space, admission to and continued enrolment at the University is dependent on evidence of good character, intellectual competence and a willingness to respect the faith, beliefs, mission and lifestyle expectations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The Seventh-day Sabbath is observed from sunset Friday evening to sunset Saturday evening. Students are expected to respect this period and refrain from activities that would interfere with the personal and 

organised worship programmes during this period. All students are invited to attend and participate in these worship programmes. Pacific Adventist University is committed to sound scholarship and learning. Each school of the University carefully monitors the level of  academic rigour in each course of study, and aims to follow a programme   of progressive academic assessment designed to teach personal  accountability and responsibility in all academic areas.

Pacific Adventist University provides a balanced educational programme   that fosters the intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual   growth of its students. The University emphasises not only personal and   professional development but also the acceptance of values that motivate 

its graduates toward lives of dedicated service to the glory of God in the  wider community. All students accepted for study at Pacific Adventist University must sign  an agreement that while registered students of the University that they   will adhere to the high moral standards of the university and not consume   alcohol, use tobacco, betel nut and illicit drugs on or off campus or bring  such substances onto the campus.

Applicants for study at the Koiari Park Campus must apply directly to the  University on the official Pacific Adventist University application forms to:

The Registrar

Pacific Adventist University

Private Mail Bag

Boroko, NCD 111

Papua New Guinea

Applications for most courses close on August 31 of the year before  intended enrolment. Applications received after that date will normally   only be considered if they have been post-marked no later than August

31. Applicants from overseas should ensure that they send their  applications by airmail, email or by facsimile. Applications for study   programmes starting mid-year or semester two, close on April 1 of the  year that a student intends to begin the respective course of study. Students who have taken a leave of absence from Pacific Adventist  University and plan to resume study in the second rather than first 

semester must reapply no later than April 1 of the year that they plan to  return. Applications will be considered only if all the required information is   enclosed with the application form. Such information includes official  school reports, appropriate academic awards and academic transcripts  from tertiary institutions where applicable.

Certified copies of documents will only be accepted if signed by officials  such as secondary school or tertiary college principals or academic  registrars. All academic documents must be free from alterations of any kind including whiteouts, hand written additions, or cross-outs. The  submission of a document containing alterations of any kind will be  grounds for rejection of the application. Pacific Adventist University may require the sighting of original documents before confirming an  applicant's acceptance to the University. If subsequently, it is discovered  that the presented documents have been altered or are forgeries, the  University will immediately deregister that student and annul any credits  earned at Pacific Adventist University.

In consultation with the Schools of the University, the Registrar reviews   all academically eligible applicants and selects candidates for admission   to the University. Currently, the Academic Senate sets enrolment quotas   for all University courses and applications may be rejected because there  are more applications than vacancies. The Academic Registrar will notify  all successful applicants.

Applicants must provide the following documents with the Application Form:

  •  An application fee, amount stipulated on the Application Form
  • Certified copies of Academic Results including Diplomas or Degrees
  •  For School Leavers, please submit your latest high school results, and provide the external results as soon as they are available
  •  TWO Character References
  •  For School Leavers, one reference from your school
  •  For Non-School Leavers, one reference from your employer or  Church Pastor
  •  Official College/University Transcripts
  • A Medical Report
  •  Academic Reference (for Postgraduate Research Degrees only)

References are to be sent direct to Pacific Adventist University from your referees. Applications will be considered only if all the required information is enclosed with the application form and the application form is fully completed and signed.

Check out for Admission Requirements of the following

  • Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs at Pacific Adventist University 
  • Admission Requirements for Post Graduate Programs at Pacific Adventist University 
Source : PAU Handbook 2021

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