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[PUBLIC NOTICE] TERTIARY EDUCATION STUDY ASSISTANCE SCHEME (TESAS) STUDENTS FOR 2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

This is to advice all stakeholders particularly students and parents on the following:

1. BEGINNING OF YEAR (BOY) TRAVEL

  • NEW INTAKE STUDENTS
  • Present your original Grade 12 Certificate and/or your student ID at your nearest Air Niugini Office that you indicated on your NOAS MyData “Nearest Airport” account to collect your ticket to travel to your respective selected institution. 
  • CONTINUING STUDENTS 
  • Present your ID Card to collect your ticket (your ticket will be at the nearest Air Niugini Office that you travelled to at the end of 2022 academic)
  • Students who were on Self-sponsor last year, 2022 but have secured scholarship this year, 2023 and need air travel to their respective HEIs must provide their travel itineraries to DHERST.  Students should contact officers responsible on the following contact details: 

Universities: telephone: 301 2070/301 2076/301 2004/301 2053 or email: eiwana.vele[at]dherst.gov.pg or ruth.mokae[at]dherst.gov.pg

Non-Universities: 3012076 or 3012004 or email: nancy.papo[at]dherst.gov.pg 

  • Students are encourage to use the Air Niugini Ticket Sales Group Email on students.dherst[at]airniugini.com.pg  for enquiries /rebooking. Ticketing Officers will respond directly to you with copies of your tickets. This is to avoid long queues at Sales offices for ticket collection. 

2. 2023 TESAS PAYMENTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (HEIs)

The Budget Appropriation of K47, 07 million has been released by the Department of Treasury, an estimate of 19,000 scholarships will be awarded. 2023 first semester payments for all TESAS students will be paid directly to respective HEIs AFTER confirmation of student registration lists are submitted to DHERST.

3. 2022 SEMESTER TWO OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS TO HEIs

The GoPNG has honoured the request made by DHERST through the Department of Treasury to settle 2022 Semester two outstanding payments to HEI's.

 

A commitment of K33.3m will be released in installments and will be paid out to HEIs. The first installment of K3m was released to DHERST to facilitate payments to Institutions who have submitted their semester one Acquittals for 2022.   We expect all outstanding payments to be completed before end of semester one, 2023.

 

Authorised by

 

Dr. Francis Hualupmomi, PhD

Acting Secretary

 

 

2023 NEW INTAKES & CONTINUING STUDENTS TESAS AWARDS

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT
2023 NEW INTAKES & CONTINUING STUDENTS TESAS AWARDS

On behalf of the Ministry and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, I hereby present the following TESAS Awards Lists for the New Intake and Continuing Students for the 2023 academic year. The recipients are students who were selected through the National Online Selection Process on the 23rd of December 2022 and continuing students who have met the GPA requirement.

As the sponsor, the Government expects all TESAS Scholarship recipients of the 2023 academic year, to devote their time and commitment to their studies. Furthermore, all students must comply with the institutional rules and regulations while undertaking studies at their respective institutions. 

All first year students on TESAS Scholarship are advised to access important announcements through their National Online Application System (NOAS) MyStatus page.  

For continuing students, the list will be published officially on the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology website on the 19th of January, 2023.

The Government is committed to increasing access and the provision quality higher and technical education for all Papua New Guinea citizens. Therefore, the Government has established the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) to assist students fund their education.

Students that require financial assistance to help them with their school fees, in the 2023 academic year, are encouraged to apply for the HELP Loan program after they have registered, at their respective institutions. Students intending to apply for the HELP Loan are advised to consult your “Student Data Officer” on campus at your respective institutions, to assist you.

I wish you all the best in your studies for the 2023 academic year.

 

Authorised by

 

Hon. Don. Pomb. Polye, MP

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Sports

 

2023 TESAS AWARDS DOCUMENTS

  1. 2023 MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON TESAS
  2. 2023 TESAS AWARDS - NEW INTAKE LIST
  3. 2023 TESAS AWARDS - CONTINUING STUDENTS

 

Boosting Education Standards Together (BEST) in PNG Programme

The DHERST is pleased to share with you the "Boosting Education Standards Together (BEST) in PNG programme".

About BEST PNG programme

The Government of Papua New Guinea through the National Department of Education (NDoE) received an Education Sector Plan Implementation Grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). This grant is supporting the implementation of the Boosting Education Standards Together in PNG (BEST PNG) programme. BEST PNG is implemented a programme Management Unit within the NDoE with support from Save the Children in PNG (SCPNG) as the Grant Agent and other partners including Newcrest Mining Ltd (NML) and BSP Financial Group Ltd (BSP).

Scholarships

BEST PNG Female Teacher Education Scholarship Scheme

Global Partnership for Education (GPE) [www.globalpartnership.org] and BSP Financial Group Ltd (BSP) Teacher Education Scholarship Scheme is part of comprehensive education Boosting Education Standards Together (BEST) in PNG programme. The scholarship scheme is developed based on the GPE principle of developing and implementing high quality, equitable and efficient education interventions to improve access and learning outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable students. Currently forty (40) female students are being supported by GPE and (10) by Newcrest Mining Ltd (NML). An additional 05 are to be supported by BSP.

For further details about eligibility and the application process, please refer to the document linked below:

BEST_PNG_Female_Teacher_Education_Scholarship_Scheme_BSP__Application_2023.pdf

Scholarships for female students studying a degree in Secondary Teacher Education (Mathematics and Science)

Scholarships for five (05) female students studying a Bachelor of Secondary Teacher Education Degree (Pre-Service) specialising in Mathematics & Science at
St Peter Chanel Catholic College (SPCCC), Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

For further details about eligibility and the application process please refer to the document linked below:

BEST_PNG_FEMALE_SCHOLARSHIP_Final.pdf

 

Approved for Release

Acting Secretary

DHERST 

School Leavers Selection List for 2023

On behalf of the Ministry and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST), I hereby confirm and congratulate the following students published on this list on their selection to their respective tertiary institutions.

All the selected students are advised to seek for your Admission or Acceptance Letter with the tertiary institution that has selected you. Otherwise, by now, most institutions should be posting or emailing you your Admission or Acceptance Letters.

Post selection is still in progress through the National Admission Pool. Eligible students who did not secure a space on the selection launching day should check your NOAS account on a regular basis to see whether or not you have been sent an offer by an institution. Should you find an offer in your NOAS account, kindly accept or decline the offer by clicking on the relevant button.

The TESAS list will be published on the 3rd week of January 2023 and the TESAS Scholarship Offer Letter will be provided to the TESAS awardees by DHERST through your respective NOAS account. If you find your name under a TESAS scholarship (AES or HECAS) category, make sure to access your NOAS account to accept the terms and conditions of your TESAS scholarship.

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is available to all the students regardless of whether you are on TESAS or not. To be eligible for the loan, interested applicants must become a registered student by complying with the tertiary institutions admission or registration policies.

For more information about the selections, HELP or TESAS, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; call 301 2000; or visit the office in person at the NSLS Haus, DHERST Ground Floor Office.

Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best in your tertiary studies in the 2023 academic year.

Dr. Francis Hualupmomi, PhD
Acting Secretary
DHERST

School Leavers Selection List for 2023

2023 Non-School Leavers List for Teachers' Colleges

Balob Teachers' College

Dauli College of Higher Education

Enga Teachers' college

Gaulim Teachers College

Holy Trinity Teachers' College

Madang Teachers' College

Melanesian Nazarene Teachers' College

Reverend Maru Memorial Teachers' College

Sacred Heart Teachers' College

Simbu Teachers' College

Southern Highlands Teachers' College