The Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) released the list of Non-School Leavers and School Leaver’s acceptance lists for PNG tertiary institutions in the country on the 23rd of December 2022. Check out the download link to get the 2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF.

PNG Insight noted that, unlike the past years, the non-school leavers’ acceptance list was published in a Microsoft Excel file. Also, the UPNG NSL list came out before the School Leavers acceptance list. The 2023 UPNG acceptance lists for school leavers and non-school leavers are out.


2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF Download


2023 UPNG Acceptance List Non-School Leavers & School Leavers

Tips for checking your NSL selection status:
  • 1) Visit the ‘download page’ on PNG Insight Blog
  • 2) Download the PDF file
  • 3) In the ‘Find’ bar (smartphones) or ‘Search bar (PC/Mac)m enter your SLF number
  • 4) Hit ‘Enter’ to check your selection status. 
If your SLF number does not appear, it means that you are either in the admission pool or missed out on UPNG selection for 2023.

DHERST’s statement

All the selected students are advised to seek your Admission or Acceptance Letter with the tertiary institution that has selected you. ….by now, most institutions should be posting or emailing you your Admission or Acceptance Letters.

What DHERST said about the School Leavers selections 2023

Post-selection is still in progress through the National Admission Pool. Eligible students who did not secure a space on the selection launching day should check your NOAS account on a regular basis to see whether or not you have been sent an offer by an institution. Should you find an offer in your NOAS account, kindly accept or decline the offer by clicking on the relevant button.


Here is what DHESRT said about the PNG government scholarships, TESAS and HELP
The TESAS list will be published on the 3rd week of January 2023 and the TESAS Scholarship Offer Letter will be provided to the TESAS awardees by DHERST through your respective NOAS account. If you find your name under a TESAS scholarship (AES or HECAS) category, make sure to access your NOAS account to accept the terms and conditions of your TESAS scholarship.
The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is available to all students regardless of whether you are on TESAS or not. To be eligible for the loan, interested applicants must become registered students by complying with the tertiary institutions’ admission or registration policies.
For more information about the selections, HELP or TESAS, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email,; call 301 2000; or visit the office in person at the NSLS Haus, DHERST Ground Floor Office.

2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF Download

Disclaimer: The list was published by DHERST, you can see the original file on the higher education website. PNG Insight makes the file available in PDF for ease of viewing on mobile devices here. If you have any questions, contact DHERST. See the original file here – DHERST website.