DHERST’s National Online Application System (NOAS) offers Grade 12 students the privilege to make the right choices on their Grade 12 School Leavers. It presents the students with additional choices that past students do not have. Here are the two advantages of NOAS.
- Firstly, the National Online Application System (NOAS) gives the students the right choice upfront by highlighting (in red) the ‘ineligible’ options. There is no room for getting the choices wrong.
- Secondly, the students have 5 choices. That means 5 chances of getting into a tertiary institution.
DHERST National Online Application System (NOAS)
In the past, Grade 12 students did not have the chance to change their choices after they filled out the manual School Leaver’s Form (SLF). Not only did the past students have 5 options, but they were limited to only 3 choices.
Here are the latest dates for DHERST Selection 2023. It provides information for Schools Leavers and Non-School Leavers as well as the crucial dates you should know.
For the Grade 12 students, do make full use of the Grace Period and maximise your chances of securing a space for 2023.
2023 Grace Period – Why it is important
The Grace Period lasts only 5 days. This is the time when you ‘adjust’ your choices. This is the easy part because DHERST should indicate to you on NOAS whether you are eligible for selection or not depending on your examination marks.
Here is what DHERST say about why the Grace Period is important:
”This [Grace Period] is a crucial period where you will start making your choices based on your final grade 12 results hence make sure to access your account during the mentioned dates. If you see the red highlight indicated in any of your five choices under “My Choices”, this means that your final result has not met the minimum program requirement set by the institution. Therefore, you must change the red highlighted choice to a different program that is available in your program list.” DHERST
In 2021, the Grade 12 students in the country had between Tuesday 14th December and Friday 17th December to adjust their choices to the more suitable ones. DHERST did NOT grant access after the due date for making any further changes.
Launching of DHERST 2023 selection lists for universities and non-universities often comes out on Tuesday of the following week. Check this space for any latest on the Grade 12 Grace Period and the launching of 2023 selection lists.
Launching of 2023 selection lists for the 2024 academic year
The online selection via DHERST’s National Online Selections System (NOSS) will kick in and do the magic in 3 days.
In 2021, DHERST planned to launch the 2022 selections for the academic year on Tuesday 21 December 2021. However, there were administrative issues that prompted the Department of Higher Education to re-call, update and republish the selection listing. It worked out well last year 2022 when DHERST released the selection list on time though there were minor hiccups.
If all goes to plan this year (2023), students are likely to see their selection status by the date announced by DHERST – see this article for launching the 2024 DHERST acceptance list.
How to Check Your 2023 Grade 12 Exam Marks
By now, you should know your Grade 12 exam marks. The marks are accessible through the My PNG Exam Results website.
Note that DHERST does not display the Grade 12 students’ exam marks.
The 2023 Grade 12 students should now be able to access their results early in December 2023.
About the National Online Application System (NOAS LOGIN)
NOAS remains the property of the National Government of Papua New Guinea and is administered by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).
NOAS facilitates national admissions and selections into higher education institutions in PNG. This portal facilitates Grade 12 school-leaver applications.
Non-school leaver applicants
Non-school leaver applicants must contact directly the institute of their choice and follow non-school leaver application requirements.
For further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the DHERST Support Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
DHERST National Online Application System NOAS 2023 info links
PNG Insight documented the DHERST selection dates and the release of the universities and non-universities acceptance list 2023 over the years.
You can read about them in the related articles below. Check the articles out!