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BEST Female Students Teacher Education Scholarships 2021

Boosting Education Standards Together in PNG (BEST PNG) Program

Female Students Teacher Education Scholarship Scheme

PUBLIC NOTICE

Scholarships for female students in Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education with specialization in Mathematics and/or Science.

Target Provinces: Western, Gulf, Milne Bay, Oro, West Sepik, West New Britain, Morobe and New Ireland.

About the Scholarship:

The Government of Papua New Guinea through the National Department of Education (NDoE) recieved a grant from the Global Partnership of Education (GPE) www.globalpartnership.org as an Education Sector Plan Implementation Grant towards supporting of Boosting Education Standards Together in PNG (BEST). This grant is implemented by the BEST PNG Program Management Unit (PMU) that is supported by Save the Children in PNG (SCPNG) as Grant Agent. 

Part of the grant proceeds is to support forty (4) female students from underserved target provinces to study Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Education with specialization in Science and/or Mathematics. In addition, Save the Children has mobilized ten (10) more scholarships to be funded by New Crest Mining Ltd (NML). The beneficiaries to the scholarships will be enrolled at identified Teacher Training Institutions recognized by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarship applicant must be a female.
  • For the 40 GPE scholarships, students must be from one of the targeted provinces listed below:
    • Western;
    • Gulf;
    • Milne Bay;
    • Oro (Northern);
    • West Sepik, and;
    • West New Britain (WNB).
  • For the additional ten (10) Scholarships funded by NML, students must be from Morobe and New Ireland.
  • Students must be accepted at one of the following three Higher Education Institutions, referred to as Teacher Education Schools (TES) in the application document:
    • St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Teacher Education (SPCCC);
    • University of Goroka (UOG), and;
    • Pacific Adventist University (PAU).
  • Students should be enrolled for Year One of the Bachelor of Education in their TES in 2021. 
  • Students should be current residents of the provinces supported by GPE and NML.
  • Must have either one natural parent or both parents originating from and/or residing in the target Province.
  • Student study program should include speciality in Mathematics and/or Science.
  • Must have completed Grades 10 and/or Grade 12 in a secondary school in the targeted provinces. Applicants who completed Grade 10 only from the targeted provinces may be considered.
  • Must have completed grades Twelve (12) in 2020, 2019 and 2018 in one of the targeted provinces [School Leavers will be preferred; consideration will be given to those who completed grade 12 in 2019 and 2018].
  • National High School students must have attended Grades 10/11 at a High School in the respective (selected) provinces.
  • Must not be on any other scholarship scheme offered ny DHERST or the Provincial Division of Education (PDoE).
  • Students recieving NML scholarships must be willing to conduct community activities along with NML in their home provinces during school breaks, and participate in visibility events of NML.

Application Process

  1. Qualifying femal students who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply for a study program leading to a Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education with Specialization in Mathematics and/or Science and the following institutions: University of Goroka (UOG); Pacific Adventist University (PAU) and St. Peter Chanel Catholic College (SPCCC).
  2. Students accepted and the above institutions who meet the criteria for the Female Teacher Scholarship Scheme should complete the application form here (or https://web.dherst.gov.pg/students/downloads) or obtained at the respective PDoEs offices and submit to the Scholarship Assesment Committee (SAC) of the respective Teacher Education School (TES) below, with copy to BEST PNG Program Management Unit at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 5th March 2021.
    1. UOG - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. PAU - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. SPCC - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details, please contact BEST PNG Program Management Unit email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 National Online Selection of Grade 12 School Leavers Selection List for 2021 Admissions in HEIs

Professor Fr. Jan Czuba

On behalf of the Minister and the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, I, the undersigned, and DHERST Secretary hereby confirm that the following students, published on this official list are 2020 Grade 12 school leavers selected on academic merit at a tertiary institution of their choice. This list is inclusive of students from the December 22nd 2020 list as well as students offered a spacing through the Admission Pool.

Congratulations to all selected school leavers and TESAS awardees. It is mandatory that all selected and continuing students adhere to and comply with the Admission Policy of the institution selected to. Registration information including compulsory tuition fees must be paid by the student and or sponsor prior to the orientation and registration.

First year students are advised to consult their NOAS MyStatus for information on TESAS Terms and conditions, TESAS components and the Higher Education Loan Program.

I wish you all the success in this Academic year, 2021.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Fr Jan Czuba
Secretary

2021 TESAS Listing for New Intakes (Grade 12 School Leavers)

Press Release for Continuing Students under TESAS

Professor Fr. Jan Czuba

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology wishes to announce the approved list of Continuing Students who are on TESAS attending all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Papua New Guinea.

Be advised that students whose name do not appear on the list should consult your respective HEIs to confirm your progressive status for 2021.

Students who were on self-sponsor last year (2020) but have secured scholarship this year (2021) and need air travel must confirm their nearest and permanent port of travel to DHERST. This information will not be changed within the duration of your studies from that institution.

For those institutions who have not submitted the 2020 Continuing Students GPA lists for 2021 academic year to the department will expect some delays in the students Beginning of Year Travel and TESAS payments. Thus, concerned institutions are urged to provide the needed information to DHERST no later than 31st January, 2021.

For more information contact us on telephone numbers: 301 2070 or 301 2022 or 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. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congratulations and Best wishes in your studies in 2021.

Authorized by
Professor Fr. Jan Czuba
Secretary