The University of Papua New Guinea offers Diploma, Bachelor, Bachelor (Professional), Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master , Ph.D. and D.B.A. programs.
The University selects among the School leavers (Grade-12 passed-outs seeking admission in the next immediate year) and Non-School levers (Grade-12 passed-outs, other than school-leavers) for admission into its Diploma, Bachelor and Bachelor (Professional) programs. School levers are selected based on their options provided through the Department of Higher Education and Non-School Levers are selected based on their application in response to the University’s advertisement every year.
The University advertises for Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma, Master , Ph.D. and D.B.A. programs. Candidates with a good Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for Bachelor (Honours), Post-Graduate Diploma and Master programs. Candidates with good Master degree are eligible to apply for Ph.D. program and D.B.A. program. The University selects the candidates for these programs from among those who apply against its advertisement every year.
The University sends offer/acceptance letters to all candidates selected for various programs in addition to advertising the names of selected candidates for various programs in the prominent newspapers in the Country. The candidates who accept the offer letters are requested to pay the relevant yearly fee in full and register themselves for the program for which they are accepted usually in February of the year concerned. The process of admission ends with the registration of the students for the program for which they are accepted.