Non-School Leavers Selection Lists 2024: PNG Universities & Colleges

Securing a place in a university or college in Papua New Guinea as a non-school leaver (NSL) requires upgrading marks and navigating the selection and admission processes. It can be daunting and the anticipation to see your name on the selection list is high. This article aims to provide key information on the PNG Universities and Colleges Non-School Leavers Selection Lists 2024 and what to expect between December (this year) and January (next year). We’ll explore the six different lists, responsible institutions, and crucial download locations so that you have an idea of what is happening.

Have You Applied to a PNG University or College as a Non-School Leaver for 2024?

  • Lists to watch: Look for the Non-School Leavers Selection Lists coming out before the third week of January 2024.
  • Where to find the NSL Selection List: Check the website, notice boards, or social media of your chosen university or college.
  • Ask if unsure: Don’t hesitate to contact the admissions department for any questions. Or leave a comment below to get clarification.
  • Scholarship info: The DHERST TESAS Awards Lists in January 2024 will confirm your selection along with your scholarship status.

PNG Unisversities and PNG Colleges 2024 Non school leavers Selection lists

Understanding the Different Selection Lists

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST) and individual institutions play a central role in disseminating information about admission through a variety of selection lists:

  • Re-enrolling Students: For students resuming their studies after dropping out of their university and college studies.
  • Online Student Selection List: For applicants who applied to specific institutions to study online.
  • Non-School Leavers Selection List: This crucial list details NSL placements across PNG’s universities and colleges.
  • Continuing Students Progression List: For existing students successfully transitioning to the next academic level.
  • New Intake (Grade 12 School Leavers) Selection List: For recent secondary school Grade 12 school leavers.

For a more detailed breakdown of these lists, please refer to the PNG Insight Blog.

Accessing the Lists

The channels for accessing these lists vary depending on the releasing authority, the PNG universities and colleges, and DHERST.

1. Colleges and Universities:

The universities and colleges are responsible for the following lists: Re-enrolling Students, Online Student Selection List, Non-School Leavers Selection List, and Continuing Students Progression List.

To access your specific selection list (Re-enrolling Students, Online Student Selection, Non-School Leavers Selection, or Continuing Students’ Progression), visit the official website, notice boards, or social media pages of the institution you applied to. Don’t hesitate to contact their admissions department for any further questions.


The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (DHERST) released two important lists that you should know about:

  • The higher education department published the Grade 12 Selection List (New Intake) on the 23 of December 2023. Check out the DHERST website. or download it here.
  • Also, note that the DHERST TESAS Awards List for 2024 consolidates the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS) awards across all the PNG Higher Education Institutions. The list includes the scholarship status for both the selected School Leavers and Non-school Leavers.

PNG Universities and Colleges Non-School Leavers Selection Lists 2024

As for the exact release date of the PNG Universities and Colleges Non-School Leavers Selection Lists for 2024, it remains uncertain. Different institutions release these lists at varying times between December and January.

However, it is crucial to note that the non-school leavers’ selection lists must be made public before the DHERST TESAS Awards Lists 2024, scheduled for the third week of January 2024. This implies that the acceptance lists for non-school leavers should be available by the end of the third week of January 2024.

Prospective students will then be informed of their TESAS status on the DHERST TESAS Awards Lists just before the end of January or early February.

Key points: 2024 PNG Universities and Colleges Selection

Colleges and Universities release the following selection lists:

Any inquiries should be directed to the specific institution you are applying to for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

DHERST releases the following selection and TESAS awards lists 2024:

Importantly, the DHERST TESAS Awards Lists 2024 consolidate the TESAS scholarship awards’ status for students across different categories, combining selections from both colleges and universities (including the Non-school Leavers) and DHERST Grade 12 School Leavers (New Intake) selections.


In conclusion, regularly check with the respective institutions and DHERST for the latest information. We hope that this article provides some answers to the six different selection lists, expected dates and education organisations involved with the lists.

PNG Insight will also bring the latest information on Education and Development leading up to the start of the 2024 academic year.

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  1. Diba Deba

    Any updates list for Western Pacific university non school leaver

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