Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 NICTA Girls in ICT Scholarship now open

Here is a great scholarship opportunity for girls to pursue career in Information Communication Technology(ICT). The PNG government through the NICTA has this scholarship to be offered to girls in 2019.



Application Details and Requirements:
Applicant must meet the following criteria –


  • Female student who just completed grade 12 and aims to build a career in an ICT or a related field
  • Achieve “B” grade average and above on her Higher School Certificate (HSC) in a science major stream
  • Selected or accepted for a first degree program in Electrical & Communications Engineering,  Computer Science, IT or an ICT related course at a NICTA recognized tertiary institution in PNG


As per the NICTA Girls in ICT Policy 2013, the tertiary institutions that NICTA recognizes to provide sponsorship to an Awardee are:


  • PNG University of Technology
  • University of Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea University of Natural Resources and Environment
  • University of Goroka
  • Divine Word University
  • Pacific Adventist University
  • Institute of Business Studies
  • And others recognised by the PNG Office of Higher Education (OHE) or the Education Department which have ICT related study activities.


All sections must be completed. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Please use N/A to indicate unable to answer. Leave no blanks.
Applications must be neatly written if hand-written. Otherwise we prefer to be typed or identically reproduced in computer form. The editable version of the form can be found on the NICTA website; nicta.gov.pg
3. Applications must include the following –

  • Completed Application form, including essay
  • Two (2) references (e.g. school teacher, pastor or community leader, etc) with current contact information for each
  • Certified copy of Grade 12 certificate (viewed by Commissioner of Oaths)
  • Copy of acceptance or offer letter
  • Your application requires an essay to be written –


Prepare a one (1) page essay.  Use the following page and clearly type/write your name in the  space provided.  Your essay should be on the theme:  “My Interest in developing a career in ICT (or related field) and WHY the scholarship should be awarded to me”

Download Application Form here

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 4pm , 31st January, 2019.

Note : You must have been accepted for a First Degree program in Electrical & Communications Engineering, Computer Science, IT or an ICT related course at a NICTA recognized tertiary institution in Papua New Guinea.

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