Online University Courses Divine Word University

The Divine Word University (DWU) was formerly called Divine Word Institute run by the Catholic mission. DWU got its university status in 1996 and described itself as the ‘ecumenical, coeducational and privately governed [insititution in the country] with government support’. It’s Online University Courses are the best in the country.

DWU is presently the leading online university courses provider in the country. With its Moodle platform for both part-time and full-time students, the university brings to the working class as well as any potential individual ‘the most accessible pathway’ to learning.

The courses are offered both online and on campus. This article provides info for part-time students.

How the online course works

Basically, individuals apply and enrol with the Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) of DWU in any of the 5 centres (see below) in the country for an undergraduate degree or postgraduate programs. The selected student pays K1500 per coursework and does 2 intensive weeks contact with lecturers and complete the rest of the course work online.

The potential students will use their laptops, smartphones or tablets to access, share information and interact with staff members during the learning phases.

The programs offered online culminates in final graduation in person at the Madang campus.

Online University Courses

Students are required to attend an intensive two-three weeks residential period per semester followed by a distance mode of study. There is a requirement for completing two units per semester out of 4 yearly semesters.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Diploma in Justice Administration
  • Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Master of Leadership in Development
  • Master of Public Administration

Faculty of Business and Informatics

  • Graduate Certificate in Data Networking
  • Diploma in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Master of Leadership in Business Administration

Faculty of Education

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary, Inservice)
  • Master of Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

  • Diploma in Health Service Management
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Rural Health, Inservice)
  • Master of Public Health – Health Services Management


Each unit costs K1500 for part-time students. That means that two units per semester will cost K3000 or K12,000 to complete an online degree program at DWU.

Online Course Duration

Five locations/branches of DWU (see below) offer the programs at different times throughout a year where there a cohort of students intake. Check out the location nearest to you. As mentioned earlier, students take two units a semester and complete the program in two years. Students are required to participate in a two-week residential component each semester.

  • Madang
  • Wewak
  • Rabaul
  • Tabubil
  • Port Moresby


At DWUthere are 5 campuses nationwide; 4 semesters, 2 courses per semester per year, K1500 per course unit, 2-week intensive lecture; and 5 faculties and 18 programs under the Flexible Learning option for working-class and interested persons.

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  1. I am Paul Yakira a public servant and wanted to do online Masters Public Administration.

    1. How many courses do I take.

    2. What is the duration of the the courses?

    3. How much is the total cost., I know one Course is K1500 and 2 is equals to K3000 which is equivalent to One semester.

    4. Can it take only 2 years to complete the courses?

  2. I’ve tried several times website to download 2020 enrolment forms for Bachelor of Accontancy and Management but unsuccessful. Pls email me the enrolment forms.

  3. Hi I am interested in Master of Leadership in Business Administration.
    What are the requirements for the course?
    Please kindly send me the application form with the contact details so I can pay full fee for 2 years and accommodation for 2 weeks – 3 weeks intensive residential components fees.

    Thank you

  4. Hi I am interested in the 3 courses listed below. I need more information so that I can chose which one to apply for.
    1.Bachelor of Education (Primary, In service),
    2.Graduate Certificate in Data Networking,
    3.Bachelor of Management

  5. Interested to do Master in Education Leadership through distance mode, but how can I apply? I need an application form for 2020.

  6. The 2 week intensive can be at any of the 5 centres or just the main Campus? I am interested in doing the Diploma in HRM

    • Hi James, the information provided can help you apply for the 2020 course of your choice. Application forms for non school leavers are available at DWU website. So, check there.

  7. I am interested to study bachelor of education leadership and management courses on line. I need information and how to go about it. Thanks

  8. Hi am interest to do the master educational leadership online for the first semester and will complete on Campus.
    Contact me via email.

  9. Will I able to do a Master in International Relations via Online from Pom Campus? Willing to start off by the next year 2020. Kindly waiting for your advice.


  10. My name is Sam Jodi, I’m interested in online study to Bachelors in Education Please advise me how to hook up via the
    Email and contact provided

  11. I am interested with Master of Leadership in Business Administration program but the application is not on the website. Please confirm if the application is already or not.


  12. I’m interested in studying Bachelor in Education. How do I apply?
    Please e-mail me the application form on the email address provided.

    • Shirley, the application is available online at DWU website. You can dowmload the application form there. Or contact the school admin. If you need further help, let me know.

      Thank you.