NOAS application are there to facilitate a pathway for you after secondary school. As a Grade 12 School Leaver, you can now apply online for studies via the National Online Application System (also known as the NOAS or the Common Application System).
This is a new and better method to apply for further studies at any nationally registered university of higher education institution within Papua New Guinea. The NOAS replaces the paper-based School Leaver Application Forms (SLF) thus allowing any Grade 12 student who is registered to sit for the Grade 12 National Exams.
About National Online Application System ( Noas )
NOAS is managed by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology and is still owned by the National Government of Papua New Guinea.
National admissions and selections into PNG’s higher education institutions are facilitated by NOAS. Applications for graduates of Grade 12 are made easier through this platform.
Why should I apply online? Noas Application
All Grade 12 School Leavers are encouraged to apply for further studies through the NOAS as it provides the following benefits:
1) More choices – Grade 12 school leavers can choose up to five (5) preferred programs. (Previously students had two (2) choices of programs)
2) More information – Each program has clear and distinct requirements, preferences and residential options.
3) More time to make a decision – The online application is open for three (3) months. It gives students, parents and schools more time to choose the right program and institution.
4) Program and subject combination match – applications will be matched to chosen program’s combinations.
5) Increased chances for admission through subject combination matching.
When can I apply online?
The National Online Application System (noas application) has been officially opened on the 15th August 2018 at https://apply.dherst.gov.pg
The NOAS application is important for UPNG students,
In the past, Grade 12 students who completed the manual School Leaver’s Form (SLF) did not have the option to amend their selections. The previous students were only given three options rather of five, as is the case now.
First, by displaying (in red) the options that are “ineligible,” the National Online Application System (NOAS) enables students to make the best decision right away. The options cannot be made incorrectly.
The kids get a second set of five options. Thus, there are 5 opportunities to enroll at a university.
Am I eligible to apply online?
To be eligible to apply for further studies through the National Online Application System you have to meet the following requirements:
1) Be a current Grade 12 Student
2) *Be registered by your Secondary School to sit for the Grade 12 National Exams
*Note: This means that Grade 12 students at any registered Secondary School which has submitted its School Information Booklet (SIB) (white copy) to the Measurement Services Division (MSD) of the National Department of Education (NdoE).
Please contact the DHERST Support Service at [email protected] for further details.