The General info for students: Here is information for potential students wanting to enrol at the National Polytechnic Institute of PNG (NPIPNG or Polytec PNG). The academic programs and non-school leavers application processes in this article aim to help applicants as they prepare to submit their 2023 Polytechnic Institute Application Forms.

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Polytechnic Non-School Leavers Application form 2023

Selections for non-school leavers are done at the institution and the names of the successful applicants are notified via their website or Facebook page. A letter of acceptance is also sent out to the new intakes for 2023. If you are in Lae (Morobe Province), check the notice board at Polytech PNG at Eriku.

As mentioned, the Offer Letter for successful applicants will be forwarded to your forwarding address given in the application form. 

You can also collect the offer letter from the Institute Administration, through a valid ID presentation. If forwarding addresses are changed, call the Institute  Care-takers to give your new forwarding email addresses.

School Leavers Application (SL, Grade 12 applicants)

Selection for School Leavers applications is facilitated by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (DHERST) through its Student Support & Scholarship Branch.

It is important to note that DHERST through its Student Support & Scholarship will inform all TESAS awardees through separate offer letters. We wrote this article to give clarity to the process of DHERST selection and TESAS Award. Check them out.

Any selected school leavers who do not receive a TESAS offer letter from DHERST should not consider him/herself to be a self-sponsored student and is subject to all self-sponsor conditions for selected applicants. For queries regarding SL applications, please contact DHERST.

National Polytechnic Institute NPIPNG contact

The offer letters for non-school Leavers and School Leavers go to students’ respective email accounts provided on either the application form (for the NSL) or NOSS (for the SL). That means that applicants to PNG Polytech will receive their Acceptance Letters through the addresses they provided.

If you have not received your offer letter, call or email Polytec PNG on  or

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Academic Programs at The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea

  • Diploma in Applied Science
  • Diploma in Architectural Drafting
  • Diploma in Building.
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Accounting
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Computing
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Management
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Office Administration
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical Training Certificate in Science Technology
  • Technical Training Certificate in Drafting
  • Technical Training Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Certificate in Meat Processing
  • National Certificate in Maintenance Fitting & Machining Level 1
  • National Certificate in Metal Fabrication & Welding Level 1

2023 Enrollment Information for National Polytechnic Institute of PNG

Enrollment for all successful applicants and continuing students usually takes place between January and February 2023. 

Make sure to turn up before the registration closing date. A successful applicant who fails to enrol on the closing day losses his/her space to others students on the waiting list.

Present Original copies of documents on enrollment: 

  • Acceptance Letter, 
  • Certificates and Transcripts and 
  • a full school fee bank payment deposit slip or receipt.

National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea PNG Course Fee

The institution recommends that students (new & continuing) pay the Full Fee before enrolling, otherwise, enrolment will be denied.

  • Full Year Self & Corporate Sponsor fee is K7,300.00,
  • The Boarding & Lodging Component of K2,800.00 is inclusive for boarding students and K4,500.00 and for Day students. 
  • HECAS Student Fee (Parent Component) is K4,500.00.

For the latest information and notes with course fees, please refer to the “Fee Schedule” attached with the Offer Letter posted to you.

Method of Payment

All payments must be made through the bank. The Institute account detail is:

A/C Name: The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea, 

Account No#: 271-385601, Westpac, Lae.

Note: NPIPN requires clear release of all cheque payments students’ enrollment. Students can be denied enrolment while waiting for the cheque to be cleared, therefore it is strongly recommended that all payments must be in cash or bank cheque before the enrolment dates.

Boarding Facilities

Due to the limited accommodation on campus, some HECAS students may miss out on onboarding privileges. Note that the Accommodation for HECAS students is on a “first come first basis”.

Boarding students must provide their own beddings (.i.e mattresses, pillows and linen) and eating utensils (for example cup, fork, and knife).

All other sponsored students will have to find their own accommodation off-campus. The Okari Campus is a church-owned accommodation facility that has been providing off-campus alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students since 2016 and continues to provide alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students. 

The campus is a 15-20 minute walk from NPIPNG. The Assemblies of God Church owns and manage the facilities as well as provides pastoral care and counselling services to the students. 

To apply to Okari Campus boarding space, contact Mrs Norma Kendi at 72455254 or Mr Paul Kilembe at 76218142 or email

Substitute Applicants

NPIPNG does not accept substitute applicants during the enrolment time.

For any queries contact the Caretakers or the Deputy Director-Academic or Deputy Director of Students Services on Phone # 472 2552 /7530/1505 or Fax: 472 1025. Visit our (NPIPNG) website or the Department of Education Website.