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How to Apply

Papua New Guinea's National Scholarships Program (known as TESAS) offers the following categories of awards (1) AES, (2) HECAS, (3) Gender Equity Scholarships, and (4) Post Graduate Scholarships. Papua New Guineans intending to apply can take note of the following: 

AES & HECAS Awards for Grade 12 School Leavers
Grade 12 School leavers should complete and submit the required TESAS Award Application for Grade 12 School Leavers form to their designated teacher at their school within the dated stipulated by their school. Non-school leavers are not eligible to apply for a AES & HECAS Award for their first year of study and therefore need to study as a full-fee paying student.

AES & HECAS Awards for Continuing Undergraduate Students
TESAS Awards are offered for one year only. Undergraduate Awardees and full-fee paying students who are studying programs longer than one year are automatically considered for an AES & HECAS Award to continue their study in the following year.

The allocation of TESAS Awards for continuing students is determined on a merit basis according to GPA. It is therefore possible for:
a) a first year TESAS Awardee to not receive a TESAS Award in their second year of study;
b) a first year HECAS Awardee studying at a university to qualify for an AES award in their second year of study, and vice versa; and
c) a first year full-fee paying student to be awarded a TESAS Award for their second year study, providing they are not receiving another scholarship that duplicates TESAS Award benefits.

Gender Equity Scholarships
Eligible female undergraduates applicants should complete and submit the required TESAS Award Application for Gender Equity
Scholarships form to DHERST within the stipulated date. The applicant’s acceptance letter from their university must accompany this application.
The Scholarship is for one year only. If the Awardee is studying a program that is longer than one year, they will be automatically considered on a merit-basis for an AES or HECAS Award to continue their studies in the following year.
 
Postgraduate Scholarships
Eligible postgraduate applicants should complete and submit the required TESAS Award Application for Postgraduates form to DHERST within the stipulated date. The applicant’s acceptance letter from their university must accompany this application.
The Scholarship is for one year only. If the Awardee is studying a program that is longer than one year, they will be automatically considered on a merit-basis for another Postgraduate Scholarship to continue their studies in the following year.