Australian Awards Scholarships : Postgraduate Diploma in Education for PNG

 The Australian Awards Scholarships for in-country for the Post Graduate Diploma in education is now open. The scholarship is ideal for those college/University graduates who wish to obtain a teaching certificate/diploma and join the teaching service in PNG. The scholarship  targets STEM and students who have degree in the science and mathematics are encourage to apply. 

Australian Awards Scholarships : Postgraduate Diploma in Education for PNG [photo by Australian Awards PNG]

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM) graduates will contribute to quality education across PNG.

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of PNG will offer scholarships to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (STEM) in 2023 at:

  • University of Goroka

Scholarship applications for study in 2023 are open.

Women and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

The scholarship is for study in PNG only (not Australia). It is open to both men and women.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements to be considered for a scholarship:

  • meet the conditions of entry for the Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary teaching at the University of Goroka (UoG)
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship for misconduct
  • demonstrate a commitment to working as a secondary science or math teachers in PNG, including in rural and remote schools
  • have already completed an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in a field of science or mathematics (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology/ Earth Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Agriculture) between 2017 and 2021 and achieved a minimum GPA of 2.6.
Scholarship Benefits

Scholarship benefits
Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships provide a comprehensive
package of benefits. If you are offered a scholarship, you will be
supported by Australia Awards PNG throughout your study.
The scholarship covers:
  • mobilisation and demobilisation travel to and from your province of residence to your chosen institution
  • ‘reunion’ travel at Christmas if you are undertaking a program of study for more than 12 months
  • all tuition fees, and on-campus accommodation (if residing on-campus)
  • a one-off establishment allowance
  •  a fortnightly contribution to your living expenses
  •  a health insurance policy for your study duration
  • on-award enrichment programs including support to prepare to enter the workforce on graduation
  • membership for one year as an associate member of the PNG- Australia Alumni Association (on successful graduation). If offered a scholarship, you will be required to meet the following requirements:
  •  have been accepted into full-time study at the institution identified in your scholarship offer
  •  sign a contract agreeing to the scholarship conditions
  •  if required, live on-campus unaccompanied (your family must not accompany you)
  •  meet all other conditions of the award.


How to Apply

The application process for this scholarship is online, however, manual applications can be accepted. simply following the links below to apply. 



Applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022


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