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Master of Economic and Public Policy scholarships open

The Master of Economic and Public Policy continues the University of Papua New Guinea tradition of producing high quality graduates – technically skilled and capable leaders who can apply their qualities in a way that is relevant to Papua New Guinea.

Applications extended to
Wednesday 31 October 2018

Applications are now open to working executives and managers for the Master of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy, which will commence in February 2019.

Ten scholarships for the 2019 academic year are available to middle and senior managers in the PNG public service.

The scholarships are supported by the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, a partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and cover tuition costs for successful applicants.

The Master of Economic and Public Policy is designed to develop professionals with the knowledge and ability to create and implement effective policy in the national interest.

It provides an academic platform for participants to boost their skills in economic and public policy analysis, which can be applied to the complex range of challenges in PNG today.

The degree was developed through the Precinct partnership between the University of Papua New Guinea and the Australian National University.

Academics from the Australian National University teach subjects as part of the Master of Economics and Public Policy program and support students with research projects.

Scholarships will be awarded to benefit public servants whose work is focused on economic management and the formulation of government policy. They will be managed by the Department of Personnel Management.

For further information and application forms please contact the School of Business and Public Policy through Lisa Marie Kila – Phone: 3267 299 or 3267 305 | Email:

Online applications are encouraged and must be provided by the close of business on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Application process:

The University of Papua New Guinea has called for applications for the Master of Economics and Public Policy program with the closing date Wednesday 31 October 2018. You must apply and successfully meet the eligibility criteria, screening and selection process and gain acceptance into the degree program in order for you to be considered for a scholarship. UPNG will provide a list of successful applicants to DPM for consideration and the scholarship will be awarded based on merit and subject to DPM criteria. Successful applicants to the course who do not receive a scholarship offer will be eligible to undertake the course as a full-fee paying student.

PLEASE NOTE: Some return of service obligations may apply as a condition to receive this scholarship.

Selection criteria:

Admission to the degree will be only granted to those who are able to benefit fully from an intensive program. To be considered, applicants should:

  1. have a good first degree in Economics/Public Policy from an approved University or equivalent qualification;
  2. have a minimum of two-year management level work experience acquired after first degree; and
  3. be fluent in English and computer literate.