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Applications open for important Australian study opportunities


Aus-PNGTHE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION has invited Papua New Guineans to apply for high-status Australia Awards Scholarships for study in 2015.

The Australia Awards Scholarships provide PNG’s next generation of leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Deborah Stokes, encouraged young Papua New Guineans to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime by applying for an Award.

“You could join more than 1,800 Papua New Guineans who have participated in the program and returned home with new ideas and knowledge and the ability to make a significant contribution to PNG as leaders in their fields,” Ms Stokes said.

“PNG sees the tangible benefits with Australia Awards alumni holding leadership positions in PNG’s public service and private enterprise. Alumni are leading change as senior managers, business owners, and professional throughout PNG.

“I strongly encourage women to apply. Australia is committed to at least 50% of the Australian Awards being awarded to women.

The Australia Awards program aims to contribute to PNG’s long term development needs by awarding scholarships in areas that align with PNG’s development partnership with Australia including health, education and law and justice.

Awardees can gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian university, build links with Australia and develop leadership potential.

The Australia Awards Scholarships are competitive with selection based on academic ability, leadership and employment record, the developmental benefit of the proposed field of study and preparedness to study in Australia.

More than 700 applications were received for last year’s intake of 150 awardees who are this month departing for their study assignments in Australia.

Applications close on 30April 2014. Potential applicants can visit www.australiaawards.org.pg for more information about application requirements. 


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Duli Kumgi

Please could you kindly send me an application form for the Australia Award Scholarship. I am a currently working with Datec (PNG) Limited for two years.

[email protected]

You'll need to contact the Australian High Commission in Port Morfesby, Duli - KJ

Gibson Tate

I really want to apply but how will I lodge my application. is there online application? I try look for the online application but couldn't locate

Jeannie Buga

Would you be able to send me the application via my email.

Jeannie - You need to follow up using the contact information in the article - KJ

Raymond Roy

I am really interested in applying but the problem is how can I download the application as stated in the newspaper. Are there some procedures or steps regarding this? I can't locate the application form.

All I can suggest, Raymond, as the article says, is to visit this site: http://www.australiaawards.org.pg/australia-awards-scholarships/australia-awards-scholarships-how-to-apply/ - KJ

Colin A Aiwara

I really want to apply but how could I lodge my application form. I have searched but could not find. Could you help me?

Go this website to find out more, Colin:

Thomas Ariku

I really want to apply but how will I lodge my application. is there online application? I try look for the online application but couldn't locate

Colin A Aiwara

Hi KJ - Indeed, really having interest to apply and want to lodge an application, how will I access it?

G'day Colin. Go to this story and you'll find the information you need to know - KJ


Jonathan Wama Kindeng

Indeed, really having interest to apply and want to lodge a application, how will I access it?

Contact the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby - KJ

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