Papua New Guinea has six universities with equal public and private institutions. Its education system is relatively new, with the first university opening in the 1960s and largely modeled after Australia. Universities offer a variety of programs in fields such as law, medicine and the natural and social sciences and private universities have multiple campuses across various provinces of the country. For more information on the institutions, you can visit: https://web.dherst.gov.pg/
The universities follow the standard Bachelors, Masters and Postgraduate degree structure. The main language of instruction for these programs is English. Students in most bachelors programs complete one year of foundation studies followed by three years of full-time study in their major. A degree in medicine, however, requires five years of study. The entry procedure to Higher Education Institutions is centralized and conducted by an organization by the name of DHERST. Both national and international students applying for any level of study can apply through them. With respect to grades, admission to the bachelors programs usually requires an average of B on the National High School Grade Twelve Examination, or the Adult Matriculation Examination.
The fees for most programs ranges between $2000 to $3440 per annum for local students and $4300 and $5735 for international students. Living cost at university accommodations, inclusive of residence and meals, equals to approximately $2800 a year. The organization DHERST also provides information on scholarships available to national and international students.