Online 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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This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. Anita

    Very interested in online degree program please need those necessary information for applying asap

  2. Julie Kopi

    I am interested in Faculty in Business and Informatic-bachelor’s in business management. Kindly advise when will the application form will be out?

  3. Daniel Waken

    I am interested in the Bachelor of Public Administration course and wish to register ASAP. Kindly forward me the necessary information, requirements and application forms. thank you.

  4. Daniel Waken

    Thank you very much. These information are very helpful, and has enabled me to research the variety of courses offered and apply for the appropriate courses necessary. Looking forward to viewing any update that may become available soon.

  5. Jojofi Fitok

    I am interested in the study of Faculty in Business and Informatic- bachelor’s in business management. Kindly advise where should we get an application form?

  6. Jacksy Weta

    I’m interested in Bachelor of Education ( Primary In service) online. How can I get my application for 2024.

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