Welcome to Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea

Australia Awards are an important component of Australia’s investment in education in Papua New Guinea. The awards provide long and short term study and professional development opportunities for Papua New Guineans. The awards aim to develop capacity and leadership skills so that Papua New Guineans can contribute to the development of PNG and also build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels.


Types of Australia Awards

Papua New Guineans are eligible to apply for a number of long and short term Australia Awards for studies both in Australia and PNG.


For studies in Australia there are long term Australia Awards Scholarships and short term Australia Awards Fellowships – PNG. To learn more about Australia Awards and other supplementary awards [click here].


For studies in PNG, long term Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships are offered at selected PNG partner institutions for studies at the following levels:


Australia Awards also supports a competitive small grants program of up to K30,000.00 that is made available to established organisations to build leadership capacity and professional skills in PNG. To find out more about applying for a small grant [click here]

Alumni Stories

Australia Awards Alumni networks facilitate strong and enduring links between PNG and Australia. The networks facilitate the ongoing exchange of knowledge and continuing friendships. To read the success stories of some Australia Awards alumni [click here].


Mary Warus the Library Advisor at the National Library and Archives of the Department of Education provides technical advice to all schools throughout Papua New Guinea. Mary is working to help improve the literacy levels in PNG … read more